Conference on “Ethiopian Democratic Transition”

September 28, 2018 – September 29, 2018 all-day
Nelson Mandela Building
6 kilo Main Campus

Ethiopia is currently transitioning from authoritarian rule to a substantive democracy characterized by free and fair elections, majority rule and strong minority and civil rights protections. The current administration has taken measures to relax political tension and diffuse the dangers of state collapse. However, the country is not yet securely on course to democracy. In fact, there is fear that the transition could be stalling between a comatose authoritarian system and a distant hope for democracy. 

The Ethiopian Democratic Transition Conference is organized to provide a forum for exchanging views on developing a program for reforming the laws, institutions and conventions of the authoritarian regime and to hasten the march toward democratic rule. A host of experts, scholars, and policymakers will discuss policy, strategy, and social issues to establish a shared vision of a successful transition and ultimately a stable democratic polity.

By addressing an array of topics, the conference is expected to suggest steps that will help put the ongoing transition on an irreversible course. While it is a single conference, it is divided into 4 sessions, each with area experts and appropriate policymakers involved.

Given ongoing dynamics, the Center for Federalism and Governance Studies cordially invite you to a Symposium on “Democratic Transition in Ethiopia”, that takes place in the Nelson Mandella Auditorium, Addis Ababa University on Sept. 28-29, 2018 (GC). The event will bring together distinguished opinion makers, politicians from diverse background as well as researchers to shed light on important governance issues in Ethiopia.

We are looking forward to your participation.