Ambassador to Ethiopian and Permanent Representative to the AU, IGAD & UNECA
Columbus, OH ( HOL) - The Glenn School of Public Affairs at the Ohio State University hosted an event welcoming H.E. Ahmed Abdisalan Adan, the current Somali Ambassador to Ethiopia and the Permanent Representative of Somalia to the African Union, IGAD and UNECA. Professor Trevor Brown, the director of the Glenn School of Public Affairs welcomed the Ambassador and introduced his long professional career as the Ambassador who once served as the Deputy Prime Minister of Somalia in the previous Transitional Government. Professor Brown warmly welcomed the speaker, discussed the importance of the Horn of Africa in global affairs and presented an OSU award to the Ambassador before welcoming him to the podium.
It is key to the support the Somali stabilization process, and ongoing AMISOM military operations by enhancing the capacity of Somali Media towards deepening Peace-building and stabilization process of the country. Therefore, IGAD in collaboration with the Federal Government of Somalia, Ministry of Information and the Ethiopian Communication Affairs Office, with financial support from the European Union has organized a 4 days training and 3 days experience sharing session from the 7th of April, 2014 to the 13th of April, 2014 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.