Dr.Emmanuel Kwesi Aning – Chairman
Dr. Emmanuel Kwesi Aning is the Head of the Department of Research at the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC) in Accra, Ghana with a distinguished professional career and academic credentials in security. Prior to joining the KAIPTC, he held several high-level positions with the government of Ghana, the African Union and academia. These positions are: Director, Governance Unit, Institute of Economic Affairs; Expert on Common African Defence and Security Policy and Counter-terrorism, African Union Commission, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; Senior Fellow, Center for Security Studies, Ghana; Research Director, African Security Dialogue and Research, Accra, Ghana; Visiting Professor, European Peace University, Austria; Director, Institute of Economic Affairs, Governance Unit, Accra, Ghana.
Dr. Aning’s rich experience in security issues has been tapped by a number of organizations including the United Nations (UN), African Union (AU), and Economic Community of West Africa States (ECOWAS) where he has held high-level leadership positions. Dr. Aning has written numerous dissertations and books, book chapters, monographs, and articles in several journals. He is currently a member of the Economic Forum’s Council on Conflict Resolution.