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Kenya National Dialogue and Reconciliation: One Year Later

On 30-31 March, in Geneva, the Kofi Annan Foundation will be hosting ‘The Kenya National Dialogue and Reconciliation: One Year Later’.

Through a number of panel discussions, the two-day meeting will draw lessons from the mediation in Kenya that can be shared with Africa and the wider world.

Under the chairmanship of Kofi Annan, the meeting will bring together key actors who participated in the mediation effort in early 2008, as well as international and Kenyan civil society representatives, academics, analysts and members of the media who were observers of the events during that time or who have since studied the process that led to the National Accord.

The Kofi Annan Foundation will be publishing the main conclusions and recommendations from the meeting.


The Opening Plenary session on Monday 30 March, which will be addressed by H.E. Kofi Annan, and a press conference on Tuesday 31 March are open to the media.

Both of these events will be held at the Intercontinental Hotel in Geneva.

Opening Plenary  14.30 CET, Monday 30 March

Press conference 17.15 CET, Tuesday 31 March


Members of the media who would like to attend the Opening Plenary and Closing Press Conference are requested to pre-register by contacting Dawn Rennie  / +44 20 7842 0113 with the following information:

• Name
• Name of media outlet
• Contact telephone number
• Details of any filming/photography equipment to be brought to the event

**** Please note that pre-registration closes at 12.00 CET on Sunday 29 March, 2009 ****


A live satellite feed of both the Opening Plenary and Closing Press Conference will be available for broadcasters.

If you would like access to this feed please contact Dawn Rennie:  / +44 20 7842 0113, by 12.00 CET on Friday 27 March, 2009


Press releases, speeches from the Opening Plenary, and high resolution images of the conference will be available from 15:30 CET on Monday 30 March at


For media enquiries please contact, Robert Watkinson: +44 20 7842 0149 /