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2020 Global Go To Think Tank
Index Report

The Horn Economic and Social Policy Institute (HESPI)
has been selected as one of "2020 Think Tanks with Outstanding
Policy-Oriented Research Programs" by the Global Go
To Think Tank Index Report published in January 2021.

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AUHIP research validation workshop
on peace, security, stability,
cooperation and development in
the Horn of Africa

On behalf of the AUHIP RWG, HESPI coordinated and organized
second round research validation workshop using the African Union
Virtual Platform on June 10, 2021. The purpose of the validation
workshop was to give input and validate the African Union High
Level Implementation Panel (AUHIP) commissioned peace and
security research.

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AUC & HESPI sign MoU

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) is entered into by
the African Union represented through the African Union
Commission (AUC) and the Horn Economic and Social Policy
Institute (HESPI) on July 24, 2020 in Addis Ababa.

Amb. Peter Robleh (HESPI) and H.E. Mr. Thomas Kwesi (AUC)

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On account of containing the spread of COVID-19 and to ensure safety of its staff members,
The Horn Economic and Social Policy Institute passed Stay-at-Home order as of Mid-March 2020.
The Institute made this decision after assessing the likelihood of getting infected by the Coronavirus
while working in the office setup and while commuting on daily basis in public transportations to and
from the office. In connection, the Institute made modest investments in ICT for the staff members to
maintain the pace of its research activities and ensure reliable means of communication between staff
and management as well as third parties.

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HESPI Board of Directors meeting

HESPI Board of Directors met on February 14, 2020 in Addis Ababa.
The Chairperson opened the meeting with a welcoming remark and
approved the agenda. The management of HESPI then presented reports
on the Institute current working programs and budget. The Board
Directors appreciated HESPI current activities.

HESPI Board of Directors and Staff members

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GEIDCO visit to HESPI

A team from the Africa Office of Global Energy Interconnection
Development and Cooperation Organization (GEIDCO), led by
Dr Xiangda Yan, Senior Manager of Africa Office, visited HESPI
on 21 November 2019. They met and discussed with Dr Gebrehiwot
Ageba, Director of Research of HESPI, and Ato Daniel Fantaye,
Programs Director of HESPI, reaching understanding on potential
collaboration between the two institutions in policy research and
analysis on the Horn of Africa.

GEIDCO Africa Office team visit to HESPI

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HESPI participated at the China Academy
of Social Sciences forum

Mr Wassihun Abate, Member of HESPI Board of Directors, and
Dr. Ali, Managing Director of HESPI, participated at the China
Academy of Social Sciences forum in Beijing on October
30-31, 2019. The forum was on "Community of Shared Future
for Mankind and International Law". Mr. Wassihun and Dr. Ali
had an official meeting with the new Institute of West Asian and
African studies (Chinese Academy of Social Sciences) leadership
at the Institute's head offices.

from left: Ms. Abigail Gao, Mr. Wassihun, Dr. Ali, Dr. Li Xinfeng,
Dr. Liu Naiya, and Dr. Yang Baorong

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