Tentative Programme

GPS-Justice Plenary Session


Draft Programme


  1. Opening Ceremony


5 minutes:

Welcoming Speech

Dr Gebrekidan Gebreselassie

Chairperson of GSTS


10 minutes

Keynote remarks

HE Dr Debretsion Gebremichael

Vice President, National Regional State of Tigrai


  1. Introduction to the Programme and Rules of the Plenary Session

7 min:


Teshome Beyene

Former Head of Trade Bureau Tigrai


  1. Key Note Presentation

20 minutes:

State of the Region and Scenarios

Dr Mehari Taddele Maru, GSTS


  1. Discussants:

10 minutes

Administration of Justice in Tigrai

Dr Menbereteshai Tadesse

Former Chief Justice, FDRE


10 minutes

Geopolitical developments in the Horn of Africa implications for Ethiopia

Dr Medhane Taddesse

Assistant Professor of Political Science, Mekelle University


10 minutes

Credible election towards legitimacy and democratization

Daniel Berhane, EiC of Horn affairs


10 minutes

Infrastructures for dialogue and peace

Dr Mesfin Gebremichel

Associate Professor, Institute of Peace and Security Studies, Addis Ababa University


10 minutes

History and identity of Tigrai for building public cohesion

Meressa Tsehaye Gebrewahid

Assistant Professor of Political Science, Mekelle University


  1. Closing Remarks from

5 minutes

Dr Aster Gebrekirstos

GSTS Deputy Chairperson