About Us

The Center’s main goal is to help build lasting peace and justice in West, Central and East Africa in particular and Africa in general.

West Africa Center for Peace Studies (WACPS)

an independent, non-partisan, non-profit research and advocacy-based and policy focused organization, based in Accra, Ghana, was founded in 2004 by Africans from diverse professional backgrounds dedicated to the promotion of democracy, good governance, peace and development in West and East Africa. The centre provides research, training and advocacy support in its aim to enhance peace and human development initiatives at all levels in the region in particular and Africa as a whole.

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Who We Are?

Our Mission

The Center’s main goal is to help build lasting peace and justice in West, Central and East Africa  in particular and Africa in general. By combining research, advocacy, education and comparative analysis, WACPS hopes to address the causes and consequences of conflict in Africa and internationally and promote conflict transformation strategies, essentially by aiming to influence policymakers and practitioners involved in peace, conflict and reconciliation issues while enhancing the nature of peace research in the region.

Our Vision

To establish WACPS as an outstanding peace, diplomacy, development and human rights training, research, education and advocacy centre in Africa.

Our Core Values

  • Excellence​
  • Integrity​
  • Professionalism​
  • Accountability​
  • Trust
  • Non-violent
  • Constructive
  • Sustainability
  • Advocacy

The team

The Organisation

The organisation is headed by the Executive Director.
Day-to-day management is by our Senior Management Team and by Programme Managers, assisted by Senior Advisors who are experts in their field.

Migyikra Erasmus Ndemole — Executive Director.

Migyikra Erasmus Ndemole (M.E.N.) is an international civil servant, solicitor and barrister-at-law (an advocate of the High Court of Kenya), social worker and a founding member of the West Africa Centre for Peace Studies in Ghana.  He currently works as a Child Protection Advisor with the United Nations Mission in South Sudan.

Meet The Team

Ms. Akos Euphamia Dzathor

Operations Manager

She is a Development Practitioner with expertise in the areas of Women’s Empowerment, Gender, Peace and Security.

Mr. Denteh Kwaku Daniel

Research and Advocacy Manager

He represented WACPS in various international conferences in Cote Ivoire, Angola, Benin, Ghana, Ethiopia and UK.

Ms. Caroline Kisato

Network and Partner Relations Coordinator

Caroline is a peace and security practitioner with expertise in bottom up approach in addressing societal conflicts.

Ms. Freda Atsunyo

Communications and Knowledge Management Coordinator

 Freda excels in brainstorming ways to build the individual brand into surprising, yet relevant event effects

Ms. Alberta Horlu

Finance & Administration Officer

She is an experienced Social Worker with competence in evaluations, relationship building, critical thinking, empathy, bookkeeping and administration.

Ms. Rebecca Ama Ampaw

Gender Policy and Children’s Rights Advisor

She is an active member of a working group on women, peace and security, Ghana. Her research interests include impact of educational migrants on the country of origin.

These are our top notch resource persons

  • Prof. Augustine Yao Dzathor
  • Dr. Antonina Okuta
  • Dr. Inusah Abdul-Nasiru
  • Dr. Abiodun Onadipe
  • Ms. Euphemia Akos Dzathor
  • Lt. Col Alex Cann
  • Ms. Rebecca Ama Ampaow
  • Ms. Caroline Kisato
  • Ms. Peggy Ama Donkor
  • Ms. Alberta Horlu
  • Ms. Julie Kiwanuka
  • Ms. Maria Nakabiito
  • Mr. Migyikra Erasmus Ndemole
  • Mr. Sam Korutaro Muhumure
  • Mr. Kwame Dwamena-Aboagye
  • Mr. Denteh Kwaku Daniel
  • Mr. Eugenio Rugbua Justin Filbert
  • Mr. Alex Anongo Aper