Tana 2019 Programme

Below is the full programme of Tana 2019. Click read more to launch the full programme.

Day I: Friday May 3 2019

09.00 – 18.00: Arrival of participants and registration


18.00 – 19.00: Welcome cocktail

19.00 – 20.30: SIDE EVENTS (optional)

20.30 – 20.45: Break

20.45 – 22.45: LAKESIDE EVENTS (optional)

23.00: Departure to hotels

Day II: Saturday May 4 2019

08.00 – 09.00: KEY EVENT: Book Launch at Breakfast

09.00 – 09.15: Break

09.15 – 10.30: KEY EVENT: Meles Zenawi Lecture on Leadership – Tribute to Winnie Madikizela-Mandela

10.30 – 10.45: Break

10.45 – 12.00: Opening Session

11.40 – 12.00: Break (in room)

12.00 – 13.25: High-Level Panel: Peace Prospects in the Horn of Africa

13.30 – 14.30: Lunch

15.00 – 16.15: SESSION I: New Era of Inter-State Engagement in the Horn: Implications for Regional Integration

16.15 – 16.30: Coffee Break

16.30 – 17.45: SESSION II: Emerging Trends in the Horn of Africa: The Case of Migration and Free Movement of People

17.45 – 18.30: CLOSING CEREMONY

18.30: End of the 8th Tana Forum

20.00 – 22.00: Gala Dinner

SUNDAY, 5 MAY 2019: Departure to Addis Ababa

Tana 2019 in the Media

Below are links to stories in the media that appeared in the run-up to, during, and after Tana 2018. Click read more below to access the links to the media stories.

29 August 2018

Kofi Annan’s Unmet Wishes

Sahara Reporters (Nigeria)

31 July 2018

A plan for the free movement of Africans across the continent is being held up by fears of xenophobia

Quartz (US)

29 April 2018

Herman Mashaba’s comments on illegal immigrants trigger negative reactions

Daily Maverick (South Africa)

27 April 2018

Reflections on Tana Forum 2018 and Ethiopia’s new PM Abiy Ahmed

Aljazeera (Qatar)

27 April 2018

In Ethiopia, Decision Makers and Stakeholders Discuss Peace and Safety in Africa

The Nerve Africa (Nigeria )

27 April 2018

Du Financement de l’Union africaine: La proposition du think tank Africa WorldWide Group


25 April 2018

Tana 2018 African Unity in Debate  –  French

Africa News Agency

24 April 2018

Containing new forms of insecurity

Africanews (Congo Brazzaville)

23 April 2018

Mahama takes over as Chair of TANA High-Level Forum on Security

Breaking News Ghana

22 April 2018

The key to stabilizing Africa’s future is financing its own security agenda

Quartz (US)

21 April 2018

Participants of Tana forum urge renewed Afro-Arab unity

Xinhua (China)

21 April 2018

Tana High-Level Forum on Peace, Security in Africa Opens

Ethiopian News Agency

19 April 2018

President of the Republic to Partake in High-Level Tana Forum in Ethiopia

Sudan News

6 April 2018

Tana Forum: Obasanjo says it’s time for Africa to own its security

The Nerve Africa (Nigeria)

6 April 2018

Tana Forum: The road to elections in these African countries are uncertain

The Nerve Africa (Nigeria)

6 April 2018

Leaders, stakeholders to explore African-led security solutions   (Video)

CGTN (China)

2  April 2018 

Tana Forum Reviews Financing and Reforming AU’s Peace Security Agendas

Capital (Ethiopia)

31 March 2018 

AU Reform Tops Tana Forum Agenda

The Reporter (Ethiopia)

30 March 2018

Tana Forum to Consult on Peace and Security in Africa  (Video)

 ENN (Ethiopia )

29 March 2018 

Tana Forum to deliberate on financing Africa’s peace, security

Fana Broadcasting Corporate (Ethiopia)

17 March 2018 

Seventh Edition of Tana Forum to Take Place in Bahir Dar

The Ethiopian Reporter 

08 March   2018

2018 Tana Forum – the Importance to Africa

Actifate (Nigeria)

07 March   2018 

7ème édition du Tana Forum : Le financement et la réforme de l’Union africaine au menu des débats 

Le Soleil Online (Senegal)

06 March 2018

Why the 2018 Tana Forum is important for Africa

The Nerve Africa (Nigeria)

26 February 2018

Rwanda’s President will deliver the Keynote Address at the 7th Tana Forum

The Nerve Africa (Nigeria)

26 February 2018 

Tana Forum to focus on financing, reforming the African Union

Capital (Ethiopia)

23 February 2018

The African Union may be grasping that solutions to security problems must be home-grown

Daily Nation (Kenya)

11 February 2018

Financement de l’Union Africaine : la dure vérité par les chiffres

Financial Afrik (Senegal)

Tana 2019 Discussion Papers

Political Dynamics in the Horn of Africa: Nurturing the Emerging Peace Trends National

Tana 2019

National and regional stability in the Horn of Africa serve as vital components of the sustainable development objectives across the region. Faced with myriad challenges relating to weak governance and state institutions, porous and contested national boundaries, slowing economic growth, and an increasingly tense scramble for resources by major powers, the political and security fault-lines in the Horn of Africa have become both a barrier to nation-building, as well as a source of acute security apprehensions. These issues are also affecting political trajectories in the region and dimming the prospects for robust regional integration.

Tana 2019 Speeches

Tana 2018 Other Documents

Tana 2019 Documents

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