As of April 17th, the event with Alexander Rondos, EU Special Representative to the Horn of Africa, which was due to take place on April 24th at 12.45p.m, is cancelled.
Alexander Rondos, EU Special Representative to the Horn of Africa
Bordering Egypt, the Red Sea, the Sahel and Central Africa, the Horn of Africa is a historical crossroads of culture, politics, trade and conflict. Factors affecting the region such as global economic rivalries, political instability, the surge in both immigration and emigration, and the proliferation of terrorism have attracted the attention of the international community in recent years. As such, this critical part of Africa has been host to increased diplomatic, economic, and security activism – particularly on the part of the EU. In his address to the IIEA, the EU Special Representative to the Horn of Africa, Alexander Rondos, will outline how the Horn of Africa is of strategic interest to the EU, and will discuss how the EU can respond to the opportunities and challenges posed by this region.
About the Speaker:
Alexander Rondos is a Greek national, born in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania. Previously, he has worked as a journalist for West Africa Magazine, has filled senior management positions at the World Bank and Catholic Relief Services, and spent twelve years carrying out humanitarian work. In 1992, Mr Rondos founded the first inter-Orthodox relief agency, International Orthodox Christian Charities. He became an adviser to the Foreign Minister of Greece, counseling and implementing policy in the South-Eastern Europe and the Middle East, and was subsequently promoted to Ambassador of the Hellenic Republic. On 8 December 2011, the European Council appointed Alexander Rondos as the EU Special Representative to the Horn of Africa.