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WANEP-GHANA is a Network of civil society peacebuilding actors in Ghana. Its categories of membership include individual, organizational and affiliate institutions interested in the Human Security of Ghanaians and people resident in Ghana. Membership is put into three categories:

1. Full membership:
Full membership is opened to any national or locally-based organization(s) already in peacebuilding either at thematic or general programming level.

The Conditions for full membership are encompassing and include among others the following:

  • Member Organizations must be actively engaged in peacebuilding activities and designate a representative to attend the programs of WANEP-GHANA.
  • They must be duly registered, office-based, well staffed and are neutral in politics, religion, ideology and ethnicity and above all not -profit making.
  • They should uphold the principle and objectives of West Africa Network for Peacebuilding, Ghana (WANEP-GHANA) as well as eschew violence.

2. Affiliated membership:
Any International and National Non-Governmental Organization(s) with a long-term development commitment to the people of Ghana and ready to uphold the principle and objectives of WANEP-GHANA may become an affiliated member.

3. Individual Membership.
An individual of any nationality resident in Ghana may become a member of WANEP-GHANA if he/she is an active Peacebuilder, a human rights activist, a development or humanitarian practitioner, believe in active non-violence, promote the activities of WANEP-GHANA, willing to accept an observer status and not engaged in partisan politics in Ghana.

The Board

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The Executive Council comprises the following:

  1. Mr. Shaibu Abubakar (Chairman)
  2. Mr. Abadallah Kassim, (Vice Chairman)
  3. Mrs. Catherine Bob-Milliar (Member)
  4. Mr. Martin Alfa (Member)
  5. Pastor Francis Opoku (Member)
  6. Mr. Justin Bayor, (Secretary and National Network Coordinator).


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  • Conflict transformation
  • Conflict resolution
  • Human Security Early Warning and Response

Governance Structure

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The Annual General Meeting (AGM), comprising about 84 members is the highest decision making body of WANEP-GHANA. It is represented by an Executive Council (EC) of six (6) including the National Network Coordinator who acts as the Secretary. The tenure of the EC is two (2) years with a one-time individual re-appointment. The National Network Coordinator is the Administrative Head of the Secretariat, located in Tamale.

Where we Work

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WANEP-GHANA covers the entire country with effective operational structures in six out of the ten Regions in Ghana. The regions are Upper West, Upper East, Northern, Brong Ahafo, Volta and Ashanti.