Dr John Atibila
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Please feel free to provide a short bio about yourself or the work of your organization (no more than 3 paragraphs)
I have more than 15 years senior level work experience in educational management, decentralisation planning and management and environmental goverance. After being one of Top30 Innovation Finalist organied by the World Bank in April 2010, I am working with team-mates to establish a peace and development-oriented university Ghana Open Technology & Management Sciences University to promote African Inter Regional Peace, Security and Sustainable Development Courses and Programmes.
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individual (professional), university
Please list the countries and/or regions in which you (or your organization) have direct and significant expertise
West Africa (Cote I'Voire, Ghana, Burkina Faso, Togo, Benin and Nigeria); Southern Africa (Malawi, South -Africa, Zimbabwe); Central-Africa (Cameroun, South Sudan).
What is your current country of residence (or location of your organization)?
United Kingdom
What is your current job (and organization) and/or where and what field are you studying?
Director of International Partnerships of Community Development Services Alliance; I am also one of the founding members of Ghana Open Technology & Management Sciences University (GOTEMUS). I have degrees in Biology (BSc), Agroforestry (MSc), and PhD (Environmental Sustainability).
How many years professional experience do you have ?
What is your personal or organizational website?
Which Languages do you speak Proficiently? (note we can not list all languages, only some major world languages or ones related to conflict regions)
Which are your primary sectoral areas of expertise (or the primary sectoral areas of your organization) ?
Alternative Dispute Resolution, Anti-Corruption, Conflict Mainstreaming, Conflict Resolution, Dialogue, Human Rights, Humanitarian Relief, Nonviolence, Peacebuilding, Psychosocial, Social Entreprenuership, Transparency
Which are your primary skills areas(or the primary skill areas of your organization)?
Advocacy, Budgeting, Capacity Building, Curriculum Development, Evaluation, Information Technology, Program Design, Program Implemenation, Research, Training
What are some of your current areas of research (if any)?
(1) Links between history/cultural development and sustainable peace in violence states; (2) Barriers to sustainable peace among ethnic communities; (3) Human rights under miscrocope: neglect of victims of ethnic violence in West Africa; Pathways to sustainable peace in the ECOWAS zone; Peacebuilding among the African Diaspora.
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COMWELLF's Deputy Director On Peace Mission

Posted on August 26, 2010 at 5:32pm 0 Comments

Press Release: Ghanaian selected to be peace pioneer in international youth project

24-year-old Albert Abraham Arhin of Ghana, Deputy Director of Community Welfare Foundation (COMWELF-Ghana), has been selected as one of thirty-five young participants in the 2010 Nkabom Commonwealth Youth Leadership Programme.

Albert, has just completed an MSc Sustainability (Environment and Development) at the University of Leeds, UK is an ardent youth activist. He…


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At 5:09am on August 28, 2010, David J. Smith said…
John - I am interested in your efforts in Ghana in developing a peace program. Hopefully I can lend some assistance. Email me this week at dsmith@usip.org and we can go into some detail.

At 9:05am on July 2, 2010, Sohail Mahmood said…
hello john
how are u doing?
nice connecting here

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