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Emmanuel Bombande

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Mr. Bombande is a co-founder of the West Africa Network for Peacebuilding (WANEP) and the Executive Director. He is a Peacebuilding Practitioner, International Trainer in Conflict Mitigation and Prevention across Africa and beyond with a strong background in conflict analysis. He has been a lead mediator in many community based mediation efforts in West Africa. He served as a member of the UN Advisory Team in Ghana and advised the Government of Ghana on various conflict prevention strategies including the development of peace architecture for Ghana.

 Mr. Bombande has a Master’s degree in Conflict Transformation from the Eastern Mennonite University-Virginia-USA. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology-Kumasi Ghana and Diploma from Cheik Anta Diop University-Dakar Senegal. Bombande facilitates and teaches various peacebuilding courses in different institutions. They include the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre in Accra-Ghana, the University of Ghana's Legon Centre for International Affairs (LECIA) and the Folke Bernadotte Academy – in Sweden. He also managed a major project with the FAO-Ghana in Natural Resources Conflict Management in a Sustainable Livelihood Programme. While his work has focused on intra-communal conflicts in Northern Ghana, he has among others, promoted collaborative approaches to peacebuilding in West Africa and the Great Lakes Region of Africa. As head of WANEP, he provides leadership for the biggest peacebuilding Network in West Africa with active engagement with various United Nations agencies and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). His working languages are English and French and speak Hausa and several Ghanaian languages.

Mr. Bombande is an Advisor to the Geneva based Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue on Dialogue and Mediation Efforts in Africa and a Fellow of the Society for Peace Studies and Practice (spsp) of the University of Ibadan-Nigeria.