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.

Ms
Netsannet
Asfaw
  1. Position / Background: 
    Director, Peace and Security Department, The Intergovernmental Authority on Development
Years :
Africa Mediators' Retreat 2011
H.E. Baroness
Catherine
Ashton
  1. Position / Background: 
    Former High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and former Vice-President of the European Commission
Years :
Oslo Forum 2015
Professor
Scott
Atran
  1. Position / Background: 
    Director of Research in Anthropology, Institut Jean Nicod, National Center for Scientific Research, Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris
Years :
Oslo Forum 2016
Ms
Sabina
Avasiloae
  1. Position / Background: 
    Project Officer, Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue
Years :
Oslo Forum 2014
Oslo Forum 2013
Oslo Forum 2012
Mr
Abdirahman Yusuf Ali
Aynte
  1. Position / Background: 
    Executive Director, Heritage Institute for Policy Studies
Years :
Oslo Forum 2013
Dr
Hakeem
Baba-Ahmed
  1. Position / Background: 
    Executive Vice Chairman, Qura Mandate Consulting Limited, Nigeria
Years :
Oslo Forum 2015
Dr
Eileen
Babbitt
  1. Position / Background: 
    Professor of the Practice, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University
Years :
Oslo Forum 2012
Mr
Benedicto R
Bacani
  1. Position / Background: 
    Executive Director, Institute for Autonomy and Governance (IAG), Notre Dame University (NDU), Cotabato City, Mindanao, Philippines
Years :
Asia Mediators' Retreat 2006
Doctor
Günther
Bächler
  1. Position / Background: 
    Special Advisor for Peacebuilding in Nepal, Foreign Ministry of Switzerland
Years :
Oslo Forum 2007
Ambassador
Atta
Almanan
Bakhit
  1. Position / Background: 
    Assistant Secretary General, Organisation of Islamic Conference (OIC)
Years :
Oslo Forum 2007
Oslo Forum 2006

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Updates

Report - Oslo Forum 2015
The Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue (HD) is pleased to present the 2015 Oslo Forum Report.

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