The Nordic Africa Institute


Current Developments, Peace and Stability in the Horn of Africa

A young Somali girl runs in front of an AMISOM armed personnel carrier in Lido Beach in the Kaaraan District of Mogadishu, Somalia.

A Somali girl in front of an African Union Mission in Somali (AMISOM) personnel carrier, in a first-year anniversary of the forced withdrawl of the extremist group Al Shabaab in Mogadishu, Somalia. UN Photo/Stuart Price.

Time • 8 Sep 2021 09:00 - 9 Sep 2021 17:00
Place • Zoom

The Horn of Africa (HOA) is the most conflict prone region in Africa. It suffers from several inter-related pathologies. They include festering wars, state crisis, environmental degradation, poverty, youth unemployment, migration, exclusion of women and youth, external interventions and democratic deficiency.

The Nordic Africa Institute (NAI) and the Somali International Rehabilitation Centre (SIRC) will host a virtual conference on Current Developments, Peace and Stability in the Horn of Africa. During this a two-day conference, invited participants will discuss current development, peace and stability in the Horn of Africa.

The conference is divided into five plenary sessions on issues relating to the Horn of Africa as well as an opening and closing session. Organised around four themes, we will discuss; border disputes; election related conflicts; ethnic and clan federalism; the Nile and the GERD.


List of Scholars Presenting During the Virtual Conference: Current Developments, Peace and Stability in the Horn of Africa

  • Dr. Biyan Ghebreyesus, Department of History, Cultural Heritage and International Studies, University of Cagliari
  • Dr. Temesgen Tesfamariam, Senior Researcher Research and Documentation Center, Asmara, Eritrea, Lecturer, Department of History, College of Business and Social Sciences (CBSS) Adi-Keih, Eritrea
  • Prof. Salaheldin Abedellrahman Eldoma, Director of the Institute of Strategic Studies and International Relations (Omdurman Islamic University) – Sudan
  • Dr. Linnet Hamasi, Department of International Relations Conflict Strategic Studies, Kenyatta University, Kenya
  • Prof. Kassahun Berhanu, Professor of Political Science & International relations, Addis Ababa University
  • Dr. Mohamed Omar Youssouf, Associate researcher at IEPES (CERD-Djibouti)
  • Prof. Yacob Arsano, Associate Professor of Political Science & International Relations, University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • Dr. Faiz Omar Mohammad Jamie, Associate Professor of Political Science. Former Director, Centre for Peace and Development Studies, University of Bahri. Chairholder of UNESCO Chair of Peace in Sudan
  • Prof. Abdinur Sheikh Mohamud, Independent Consultant and Researcher
  • Ass. Prof. Hodan S. Isse, Assistant Professor of Economics and Finance Emeritus
  • Dr. Shukria Dini, Somali Women Centre, Mary's University, Halifax – Nova Scotia; PhD Women's Studies, York University Toronto
  • Dr. Belete Belachew Yihun, Foreign Policy Expert, Horn Affairs Analyst, Diplomatic Historian, Researcher, Consultant, Author
  • Prof. Asnake Kefale, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science and International Relations, Addis Ababa University

Conference Chair:

  • Prof. Redie Bereketeab, Senior researcher, The Nordic Africa Institute and Associate Professor
  • Prof. Ulf Johansson Dahre, Senior Lecturer at Social Anthropology, Lund University and PhD, Docent, University College Stockholm

Closed conference, by invitation only.

If you are interested in participating, please submit the below form to inquire about participation.

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