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Emmanuel Bombande

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.” ...More

WANEP/WAPI, 1998: Keeping Tensions from Escalating into Chaos

The news coming out of Burkina Faso worried Emmanuel Bombande, MA ’02, in late October 2014 as he boarded a flight for Europe. For months, the West Africa Network for Peacebuilding (WANEP) – led by Bombande as executive director for 11 years – had been warning that Burkina Faso sat teetering at the edge of ...More

Emmanuel Bombande: ‘I remember soldiers holding guns, forcing us to sing’

Much of the information on Emmanuel Bombande’s early life was culled from an article by Augustina Tawiah published in The Junior Graphic, 2008. In March 2015, Bombande reviewed and confirmed the accuracy of this recapitulation of his life story. When he was 6 years old, Emmanuel Bombande’s parents sent him from their home in Accra, ...More

United Nations development & reconciliation advisor

Sam Gbaydee Doe, MA ’98, PhD Colombo, Sri Lanka Fourteen years ago, Sam Gbaydee Doe came to CTP from his native land of Liberia, where about 10% of the population had died, or would die, in one of Africa’s bloodiest civil wars, from 1989 to 1996, followed by a shorter war, from 1999 to 2003. ...More