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.

Rev. Canon Dr
Trond
Bakkevig
  1. Position / Background: 
    Pastor, Church of Norway
Years :
Oslo Forum 2013
Oslo Forum 2010
Ms
Hadiza
Bala Usman
  1. Position / Background: 
    Chief of Staff of the Kaduna State Governor, Federal Republic of Nigeria
Years :
Oslo Forum 2016
Mr
Hrair
Balian
  1. Position / Background: 
    Director, Conflict Resolution Program, The Carter Center
Years :
Oslo Forum 2013
Oslo Forum 2012
Oslo Forum 2011
Mr
Sana Ullah
Baloch
  1. Position / Background: 
    Former Member, Senate of Pakistan
Years :
Oslo Forum 2013
Ambassador
Shukria
Barakzai
  1. Position / Background: 
    Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to the Kingdom of Norway
Years :
Oslo Forum 2016
Dr
Marie-Louise
Baricako
  1. Position / Background: 
    Chairperson, Women and Girls Movement for Peace and Security in Burundi
Years :
Oslo Forum 2016
Mr
Richard
Barrett
  1. Position / Background: 
    Senior Vice President, The Soufan Group, United States
Years :
Oslo Forum 2014
H.E. Mr
Jamal Mohamed
Barrow
  1. Position / Background: 
    Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Federal Republic of Somalia
Years :
Oslo Forum 2013
H.E. Mr
Gebran
Bassil
  1. Position / Background: 
    Minister of Foreign Affairs and Emigrants, Republic of Lebanon
Years :
Oslo Forum 2016
Lieutenant General (Retired)
Gebretsadkan Gebretensae
Bayru
  1. Position / Background: 
    Senior Advisor to the Government of Southern Sudan; Former Chief of the General Staff of the Ethiopian National Defense Forces
Years :
Oslo Forum 2014

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2nd Oslo Forum Peacewriter Prize

The Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue (HD) is launching the second edition of the Oslo Forum Peacewriter Prize, an essay competition seeking bold and innovative responses to today’s peacemaking challenges.