Now in its sixth year, the Tana Forum annual essay competition is now open and inviting applications from qualified African studenst. This contest is aimed at obtaining views from the youth on various peace and security challenges faced across the continent.
The Tana Forum Annual Essay Competitio
Tana Forum, Ethiopia is accepting applications for its annual essay competition from postgraduate students, who aspire for a chance to study at the Institute for Peace and Security Studies (IPSS).
The annual essay competition is aimed at obtaining views from the youth on various peace and se
The Forum complements formal meetings of African heads of state and government by assembling them in an informal, collaborative environment. In the spirit of gatherings taking place under the Baobab tree, the Forum offers room and space for panel discussions, interaction with the floor and bilateral talks to share views and experiences in a time efficient, result-oriented and open manner.
The Tana Forum promotes African-led solutions by holding discussions on the strategic and pro-active management of African peace and security issues driven by the interest to contribute to stronger ownership of these issues.
From the seating arrangements to the dress code, the informal nature of the Forum enables participants to get to the heart of the issue at hand, a truly unique experience for high-level dialogue. Olusegun Obasanjo, Forum Chairperson and former President of Nigeria, famously removes his boubou at the start of the Forum as a gesture to participants to “ditch the tie and roll up your sleeves.“
Furthermore, the Forum is immersive in that it combines the worlds of academia and research with real-world, real-time experience. The result is an action-oriented and policy-relevant discussion.