The 9th Tana High-Level Forum on Security in Africa which ran from the 19th to 24th of October 2020 was, for the first time, held in a hybrid format consisting of both face-to-face and virtual interactions. The customary convention of the Forum in Bahir Dar, in the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia had to be forgone in deference to travel, health and safety restrictions necessitated by the Coronavirus pandemic. The hybrid setting was designed to facilitate greater participation from around the world while maintaining the unique feature of the Forum as a high-level networking event. Accordingly, most participants joined virtually and the sessions were live streamed on social media. In addition, participants were physically present at the Sheraton Addis Hotel in Addis Ababa as per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and COVID-19 social distancing guidelines.
Download: Tana 2020 Report