Participants

Where politics meet practice

The retreats attract an illustrious group of senior mediators and other peace process actors who seek to resolve armed conflict through dialogue. Every year, participants are joined by distinguished guests and speakers to engage in honest, issue-focused discussions that go beyond institutional constraints and conventional wisdom. 
All discussions and take place under the Chatham House Rule. Participation is by invitation-only. 

By bringing together key actors from the United Nations, regional organisations and governments, as well as private organisations and noteworthy individuals, conflict party representatives, war correspondents, outstanding analysts, thinkers and experts, the retreats also provide a unique networking opportunity across the entire peace spectrum.

Participants have included Gerry Adams, Kofi Annan, President Martti Ahtisaari, Baroness Catherine Ashton, President Jimmy Carter, President Mohammad Khatami, President Olusegun Obasanjo, Dr Surin Pitsuwan, President Juan Manuel Santos, Dr Javier Solana, Ambassador Thomas Pickering, and many others.

Ambassador
Hiruy
Amanuel
  1. Position / Background: 
    Regional Director for Africa, Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue
Years :
Oslo Forum 2011
Oslo Forum 2010
Oslo Forum 2009
Ms
Rina
Amiri
  1. Position / Background: 
    Senior Research Associate, Princeton University
Years :
Oslo Forum 2015
Oslo Forum 2013
Ms
Ngozi
Amu
  1. Position / Background: 
    Chief, Research and Analysis Unit, United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel
Years :
Oslo Forum 2016
Africa Mediators' Retreat 2011
Oslo Forum 2010
Oslo Forum 2006
Ms
Kjersti
Andersen
  1. Position / Background: 
    Director General, Department for United Nations and Humanitarian Affairs, Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Years :
Oslo Forum 2016
Oslo Forum 2015
Oslo Forum 2014
Mr
Jon Lee
Anderson
  1. Position / Background: 
    Reporter, The New Yorker
Years :
Oslo Forum 2008
Ms
Tinahy
Andriamasomanana
  1. Position / Background: 
    Intern, Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue
Years :
Oslo Forum 2016
H.E. Mr
Joost
Andriessen
  1. Position / Background: 
    Director, Stabilisation and Humanitarian Aid, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Netherlands
Years :
Oslo Forum 2013
Mr
David
Angell
  1. Position / Background: 
    High Commissioner for Canada to Nigeria and Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Canada to the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)
Years :
Oslo Forum 2006
Ambassador
Bente
Angell-Hansen
  1. Position / Background: 
    Secretary General, Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Years :
Oslo Forum 2014
Mr
Clément
Anicet Guiyama-Massogo
  1. Position / Background: 
    Political Counselor, Presidency, Central African Republic
Years :
Oslo Forum 2014

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2nd Oslo Forum Peacewriter Prize

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