Emmanuel Bombande

Emmanuel Bombande

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Executive Director of the West Africa Network for Peacebuilding (WANEP)

In August, 2005, Emmanuel was awarded the Millennium Excellence Peace Award 2005 at a grand ceremony held at the Accra International Conference Center. The award was given in recognition of his dedication “to using peace methods to ensure the co-existence of all in our society.” Receiving the Award, Mr. Bombande said Ghanaians have the alternative choice of non-violence in resolving conflicts. He called on all Ghanaians to work hard to sustain the peace in the country. Mr. Bombande dedicated the Award to the hard working staff of WANEP.

The award recognized Mr. Bombande as a Peacebuilding Practitioner, International Trainer in Conflict Mitigation and Prevention across Africa and beyond with a strong background in conflict analysis. He has contributed relentlessly to conflict prevention and peacebuilding across the sub-region, especially in Ghana . A Ghanaian and a native of Bawku, he plays a significant role in building capacity for community-based conflict prevention, mitigation, management and resolution. Since the 1990s Mr. Bombande has availed his conflict analytical and medication skills to resolving the Northern Ghana multi-ethnic hostilities, the Bawku Chieftaincy crisis, the Dagbon inter-clan disputes and currently, the Nkonya-Alavanyo conflict.

Beyond numerous contributions through media, Mr. Bombande brings to the policy domain, a civil society perspective and expertise to support government’s effort in building peace in conflict-prone communities. He is a member of the Special Committee set up by the Government of Ghana to promote peace in the Northern Region. As his contribution to good governance, he provides objective and insightful analysis on issues of peace and security whenever he is called upon to do so.

Mr. Bombande smoothly blends practice and academia as he teaches at the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Center (KAIPTC), Legon Center for International Affairs (LECIA), the West Africa Peacebuilding Institute (WAPI), and a member of a team of experts conducting training in peace building world with Caritas International.