Former Ghanaian president John Mahama succeeds Olusegun Obasanjo to become the second chairperson of Tana Forum

Former president of Ghana John Dramani Mahama has been appointed Chairperson of the Tana Forum’s advisory board. He succeeds  former president of Nigeria Olusegun Obasanjo, who has held the position since its inception in 2012.

Mahama’s appointment was made known at the 7th Tana Forum which took place last week in Bahir Dar Ethiopia. This appointment, which comes days after he delivered a lecture on ‘Self-Reliance In Africa’s Security Sector’ at the Bahir Dar University, makes Mahama the second chairperson of the forum.

The Tana High-Level Forum on Security in Africa is an annual meeting where African leaders, security experts and African security enthusiasts meet to discuss a way out of the various security issues and conflicts plaguing the continent. The Forum complements the formal meetings of African heads of state and government by assembling them in an informal, collaborative environment

The forum’s ability to combine the worlds of academia and research with real-world, real-time experience also makes the event policy-relevant and action-oriented.