Management

Dr. Chukwuemeka B. Eze 
Executive Director

Dr. Chukwuemeka B. Eze is the Executive Director of West Africa Network for Peacebuilding; the largest peacebuilding network in Africa with offices in all the ECOWAS member states and headquarters in Accra Ghana. Before now, he served as the Program Director at the WANEP Regional Office for 5 years and as National Network Coordinator for WANEP-Nigeria for 7 years. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and Master’s and Doctorate Degrees in Peace and Strategic Studies. Between 2016 and 2017, he served as Senior Adviser on Mediation and Political Dialogue to the Special Representative of the UN Secretary General in Guinea Bissau.  He is the lead interface between WANEP, African Union and ECOWAS and developed the Early Warning System for the Peace Commission of the Government of South Sudan. Eze has 20 years’ experience in peacebuilding practice, political dialogue, early warning and conflict assessment. He is the pioneer Deputy Registrar and Fellow of the Institute for Chartered Mediators and Conciliators, a Fellow of the Society for Peace Studies and Practice (SPSP), and Fellow of the Danish Fellowship program in Copenhagen Denmark. He teaches peacebuilding practice at University of Utah in USA, Kofi Anna International Peacekeeping Training Centre and West Africa Peacebuilding Institute and he is a resource to the United Nations Development Program, Wilton Park in the United Kingdom and has serval journals, articles and books to his credit 

 

Levinia Addae-Mensah
Programs Director

Levinia Addae-Mensah is a peace and security practitioner with close to twenty years experience in Conflict Prevention, Conflict Management and Peace Support Operations. Her passion in peacebuilding has driven her to work in extremely dynamic and volatile contexts such as in Rwanda, Burundi, Liberia, and Cote d’Ivoire. In addition, she has extensive experience working in different capacities on projects in Nigeria, Togo, Ghana, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea, The Gambia, Senegal, Belgium, France, Germany, Switzerland and Denmark.
Her vast experience comes from working with various peace and security organisations and institutions and as an independent consultant. Her professional career began with International Alert in the UK where she worked in different capacities on projects and programmes in Europe and in the Great Lakes of Africa. She then joined the West Africa Network for Peacebuilding (WANEP) for 5 years initially as the Special Projects Coordinator and then as the West Africa Regional Coordinator of WANEP’s Active Non-violence and Peace Education Programme, a programme she pioneered in 8 countries in West Africa. After moving to Botswana and working as an independent consultant for 3 years, she joined the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC) in May 2008. At KAIPTC, she worked as the Programme Coordinator of the Small Arms and Light Weapons Control Programme within the Research Department, then became the Course Manager with the Training Department, then Head of Programmes and finally as the Director of Policy, Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation.
Levinia re-joins WANEP after having broken the glass ceiling as the first and only female member of the Executive Management Committee of KAIPTC and with diverse competencies including developing and managing projects, monitoring and evaluation, designing, developing and delivering training, strategic planning and organisational development. She is fully bilingual in French and English.

Mrs. Esther Gordon-Mensah 
Administrative Manager

Mrs. Esther Gordon-Mensah is presently the HR / Administrative Manager of the West Africa Network for Peacebuilding (WANEP) responsible for ensuring the smooth, efficient and effective operation of the regional secretariat of the West Africa Network for Peacebuilding. She has worked with WANEP since its inception in 1998. Esther Gordon-Mensah holds a first degree in Economics with Geography;  has a certificate in Comparative Development Studies from Trent University, Canada (a joint programme with the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA), Ghana; Certificate in Peacebuilding from summer peacebuilding course at the Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, Virginia USA. She also holds a Professional Certificate in Human Resource Management Practice and is a Member of the Institute of Human Resource Management Practitioners, Ghana (IHRMP, Ghana).

She possesses excellent Interpersonal, Verbal and Written Communication and Analytical skills. She has remarkable experience in procurement, planning and developing Human resource policies. She is hardworking, reliable, a good team player and has exceptional skills in events management. She has lectured at different fora on Events Management, Administrative and Human Resource issues.

Raymond Asiedu Darko
Accountant

Raymond Asiedu Darko is currently the Accountant. He worked as an Accounts Officer at WANEP during the 4 years that the Finance Department was outsourced to Winimax Financial Services. Before his work at WANEP however, he worked with International Marine & Dredging Consultants (Consultants for the Korle Lagoon Project) as an Accountant for 8 years. Raymond has a degree in Commerce (B.COM) from the University of Cape Coast and is currently writing the final level of ACCA.








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