The 5th Tana High Level Forum on Security in Africa took place from April 16-17, 2016 under the theme of “Africa in the Global Security Agenda.”
The forum is an informal gathering of a wide spectrum of African leaders and citizens: heads of state and government, leaders of regional organizations, civil society and the private sector, eminent scholars and practitioners, students and youth, and representatives of Africa's global partners. Forum participants are drawn from across the continent and overseas.
The Forum's mission is to further open a vigorous debate on the nature and causes of Africa's
Pressing security threats and, over time, cultivate a distinctively African voice on understanding and confronting the chief peace and security challenges the continent is facing.
Tana Forum Secretariat announced “2016 Tana Forum Universities’ Essay Competition” under the aforementioned theme. The Competition is intended to be part of this consultative debate that is envisioned to contribute to policy building and development.
Around 17 Tana Forum Universities are invited to participate in the essay competition being represented by their masters or PhD Students.
Accordingly, Bahir Dar University is represented by Mesfin Beyene, LLM candidate of Bahir Dar University School of Law. Mesfin’s essay is ranked second next to a student of Nairobi University who is a PhD candidate. Asked to reflect his feeling, Mesfin stated that “Even though it was pain-staking task and responsibility to me to compete with top-ranked continental universities represented mostly by PhD students, finally I did it.” He also acknowledged Law School Administration and academic staff for assistance he received during the competition.
The school of Law boldly appreciates Mesfin Beyene for winning the competition and representing BDU and BDU School of Law in particular before continental forum. Congratulations!
The School also congratulates the entire Bahir Dar University Community for the recorded success.
Finally, we call upon our students to participate in research and community service goals the school wishes to attain.