Dr. Amanda Coffie

Senior Research Fellow, Legon Centre for International Affairs and Diplomacy  

University of Ghana, Ghana

E-mail address: acoffie@ug.edu.gh


Dr. Amanda Coffie is a Senior Research Fellow and the current editor for the Legon Journal of International Affairs and Diplomacy (LEJIAD). She teaches International Relation Theories & International Institutions and International Political Development at the Legon Center for International Affairs and Diplomacy, University of Ghana. Dr. Coffie’s research critically interrogates the silences of International Relations and the agency of Non-State Actors particularly in the politics and practices of post-conflict development. Her studies and publications cover African Diaspora, Migrants, and Refugees/Forced Migrants. She holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from Carleton University, Canada. Dr. Coffie was awarded the Cambridge African Partnership for Research Excellence (CAPREx), a Post-Doctoral Fellowship from Cambridge University, England. She is the recipient of research awards from the Social Science Research Council, African Peacebuilding Network, Cambridge-Africa Partnership for Research Excellence, and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.


Professor Emmanuel Debrah

Director, Legon Centre for International Affairs and Diplomacy

University of Ghana

E-mail address: ekdebrah@ug.edu.gh


Professor Debrah is currently the Director of the Legon Center for International Affairs and Diplomacy, University of Ghana. He is an Associate Professor of Political Science. Prof Debrah’s research and teaching focus on Public Administration, Decentralization and Local Government Administration, Public Sector Management and Decentralization, Local Governance and Democratic governance in Africa. He holds a Ph.D., M.Phil. and BA in Political Science from the University of Ghana.



Clara Kowlaga Beeri Kasser-Tee

Lecturer, Faculty of Law

University of Ghana

E-mail address: ckkasser-tee@ug.edu.gh


Mrs. Clara Kowlaga Beeri Kasser-Tee is a lecturer at the faculty of law, University of Ghana, a private legal practitioner, and the founder and head of Chambers of Kasser Law Firm. She is also a member of the Ghana Bar Association. Among other credentials, she holds an LLM in Alternative Dispute Resolution from the University of Ghana, a Qualifying Certificate in Law (QCL) from the Ghana Law School, an LLB and a B.A. in Philosophy with English from the University of Ghana. Mrs. Kasser- Tee has advised, researched, and produced legal briefs for a number of multinational corporations and international law firms in Ghana on corporate and commercial law, taxation, corporate finance, corporate restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, and other topics. She has written articles on Business Law, Institutional Assessment and Anti-Corruption, Oil and Gas law, Ghanaian taxation, environmental law and regulation.


Professor Kwesi Amponsah-Tawiah

Associate Professor, Department of Organization and Human Resource Management

University of Ghana Business School, University of Ghana

E-mail address: kwesi.amponsaht@gmail.com / kamposah-tawiah@ug.edu.gh


Kwesi Amponsah-Tawiah is an Associate Professor at the University of Ghana Business School and currently the heads the Department of Organization and Human Resource Management (OHRM). He is an Applied Psychologist and Occupational Health and Safety specialist with extensive research and consulting experience in Organizational Development and Change Management, Occupational Health and Safety Management, Organizational Behaviour Management, and Psycho-social difficulties at work. Prof. Amponsah-Tawiah has a PhD in Applied Psychology from the Institute of Work Health & Organizations (I-WHO), University of Nottingham. Prof. Amponsah-Tawiah has written widely in international journals in the fields of occupational health and safety, corporate social responsibility, and human capital management as a researcher.




Prof. Philani Moyo

Associate Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology

University of Fort Hare, South Africa



Prof. Philani Moyo holds a Ph.D. in Social Sciences (Politics and International Studies) from the University of Leeds, UK. He is currently the Director of the Fort Hare Institute for Social and Economic Research (FHISER) and also an Associate Professor of Development Sociology at the University of Fort Hare, South Africa. As a researcher, his publications center on climate change, rural and urban migration and food security.



Dr. (Sr.) Jacinta Chiamaka Nwaka

Senior Lecturer, Department of History and International Studies

University of Benin, Edo State, Nigeria



Dr. Jacinta Chiamaka Nwaka is a senior lecturer at the Department of History and International Studies, University of Benin, Nigeria where she teaches Nigerian and African history. Her research interests are in social and religious history, with a particular emphasis on the history of religious conflict and conflict resolution in Nigeria and Africa. Her publications focus on religion, war, and conflict management in Nigeria and Africa.



Richard Alemdjrodo

Lecturer, Faculty of Law

University of Lome, Togo



Dr. Richard Alemdjrodo is a lecturer at the Faculty of Law, University of Lomé, Togo. As a lecturer and previously a research fellow at the University of Paris V, René Descartes, his research interests are law and society, trade, international law and international security. He holds a Ph.D. in Law from the University of Saarland, Germany.


Abosede Omowumi Babatunde

Senior Lecturer, Centre for Peace and Strategic Studies

University of Ilorin, Nigeria



Dr. Abosede Omowumi Babatunde holds a Ph.D. from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. She is currently a Senior Lecturer at the Centre for Peace and Strategic Studies, University of Ilorin, Nigeria. She has also worked as a senior research fellow at the French Institute for Research in Africa (IFRA). Her research and publications interests include conflict resolution, with a focus on conventional conflict resolution approaches; human rights and security; resource governance, peacebuilding, human rights and security, economic governance with justice, and gender mainstreaming.


Ibrahim Bangura

Lecturer, Department of Peace and Conflict Studies

Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone, Sierra Leone



Dr. Ibrahim Bangura is a lecturer at the Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Sierra Leone. He earned a Ph.D. in Economics from the Leipzig Graduate School of Management in Germany. Dr. Bangura’s research interests include a substantial experience in the domains of disarmament, security sector reform, sustainable livelihoods, gender, demobilization, reintegration of ex-combatants and conflict resolution. He also serves as a consultant, monitoring, evaluation and research expert.



Dr. Jimam Lar

Lecturer, Department of History and International Studies

University of Jos, Nigeria



Dr. Jimam Lar is a Lecturer in the Department of History and International Studies at the University of Jos, Nigeria. He has a Ph.D. in African History and Politics, Bayreuth International Graduate School for African Studies (BIGSAS), King’s College, London. His research interests are Intra- and inter-group relations in Post-Colonial Central Nigeria with a focus on conflict and socio-political studies and Security Sector Reform (SSR) in West Africa.


Enock Estomihi Makupa

Lecturer, Department of Geography and Environmental Studies

University of Dodoma, Tanzania

E-mail address: emakupa@yahoo.co.uk


Dr. Enock Makupa has a Ph.D. in Geography from the University of Victoria in British Columbia, Canada. He is among the founders of the Geography department at the University of Dodoma and he is now the department's Chair and lecturer.  Dr. Makupa has worked on a variety of research projects involving, natural resource governance, poverty analysis, community-based conservation, livelihoods, protected areas and poverty reduction, natural disaster assessment, natural resource use conflicts and governance and research knowledge mobilization.



Dr. Joyce Nyalanga Omwoha

Lecturer, Department of Journalism and Media Studies

Technical University of Kenya, Kenya

E-mail address: joyce.omwoha@tukenya.ac.ke


Dr. Joyce Nyalanga Omwoha doubles as a lecturer and the head of the Journalism and Media Studies department, Technical University of Kenya, Kenya. She holds a PhD in Media Studies from University of Witwatersrand, South Africa. Her research interests include media's role in identity creation and formation, media and democracy, gender and representation and gender, and communication and development.



Dr. Eria Serwajja

Lecturer, Department of Development Studies

Makerere University, Uganda

E-mail address: eserwajja@gmail.com


Eria Serwajja is a lecturer at Makerere University's Development Studies Department in Uganda. He teaches and research on the social, economic, and environmental complexities of artisanal and small-scale mining communities in the Karamoja area of Uganda's north-eastern horn. Dr. Serwajja earned a Ph.D. in Development Studies from the University of the Western Cape's Institute for Social Development (ISD) in Cape Town, South Africa. His publications and research focuses on Land tenure, extractive natural resources, gender issues, food security and rural and urban lives.



Dr. Fekadu Adugna Tufa

Associate Professor, Department of Social Anthropology

Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia

E-mail address: fek.adugna@gmail.com


Dr. Fekadu Tufa is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Social Anthropology, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia. He has a Ph.D. in Social Anthropology from Martin Luther University, Halle-Wittenberg, Germany. Dr. Tufa’s research areas are conflict and conflict management, identity studies, borderland studies, pastoralism and land deals. He has also coordinated a number of projects such as "Migration Out of Poverty" in Ethiopia, funded by the Department for International Development (DFID), "Cross-border Economy and the Center-Periphery Relationship" for the Research Evidence Facility (REF) Project, a European Trust Fund Project.