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CJP graduate Emmanuel Bombande, founder of WANEP, appointed to key United Nations post in West Africa

A Center for Justice and Peacebuilding graduate from Ghana who co-founded an influential peacebuilding network in West Africa will continue his leadership in the region through a new position with the United Nations. In October, Emmanuel Bombande, who earned a master’s in conf ...More

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Founder of Messengers of Peace-Liberia to head regional advocacy for the United Network of Young Peacebuilders

Gwendolyn Myers, a graduate of the Women’s Peacebuilding Leadership Program at Eastern Mennonite University, has been appointed regional coordinator for West and Central Africa by the United Network of Young Peacebuilders (UNYP). With two other members of her team, she will monitor and help to coordinate advoc ...More

Women's cohort

Peace-trained alumni in Liberia and Sierra Leone tap local resilience and resourcefulness in curbing Ebola

Ebola is frightening – terrifying even – but bowing to the fear that Ebola can produce invites additional unrest and cultural destruction in societies already reeling from recent civil wars. Instead, a lasting solution will emerge from tapping the resilience and resourcefulness of the people themselves. These are the messages being spread by alumni of the ...More

Women's cohort

First Women’s Peace Leadership Program at EMU’s Summer Peacebuilding Institute

Little more than six months after alumna Leymah Gbowee won the Nobel Peace Prize, Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) has hosted its first participants in a program designed to train more women for leadership roles in peacebuilding. The first group of students in the ...More