Samuel Mondays Atuobi is a Senior Research Associate and Head of the International Institutions Program at the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC) in Accra, Ghana, where he is responsible for the implementation of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Conflict Prevention Framework. He also supports research activities on issues related to peace and security in Africa. Prior to joining the KAIPTC in June 2007, Mr. Atuobi worked in an unofficial capacity as a Research Assistant to a lecturer at the Department of Political Science, University of Ghana. He also consulted for the UN Office for Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in Dakar, Senegal in 2009. His research interests are in governance and security. He has written several articles and made presentations in the areas of elections, corruption, transnational security challenges, responsibility to protect, and mediation. He is also the lead facilitator on negotiations and mediation skills at the KAIPTC. Mr. Atuobi holds an MA in International Affairs from the Legon Centre for International Affairs at the University of Ghana, a BA in Political Science, and a Post Graduate Certificate in Peacekeeping and International Capacity Building from Bradford University, UK. He has a working knowledge of French and holds a ‘Diplôme de Langue Française’ from Alliance Française d’Accra.


Library Articles

This policy brief explores the concept of civilian protection and how it applies to the ongoing Ivorian crisis, and conflict situations broadly. Specifically, it discusses the challenges of promoting civilian protection in La Cote d’Ivoire and suggests ways of dealing with it. We argue that there ...
In this second policy brief on the situation in La Côte d’Ivoire a calling for enforcement action led by the United Nations Operations in La Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI) to stop the fighting, protect civilians and restore stability to the troubled country. It is argued that given the extent to which ...
This paper discusses the political deadlock in La Côte d’Ivoire, cautions against the use of force, and calls on the international community to explore options for negotiated settlement. It argues that the use of force in the Ivorian situation will be a zero sum game in which the civilian populat...
Post-conflict peacebuilding demands concerted efforts from all stakeholders to ensure its success; particularly, civil society must complement the capacity of the conflict-weary state. A successful peace-building, however, requires a harmonious relationship between the state and civil society. This ...
Several initiatives have been undertaken by ECOWAS to promote conflict prevention since it was founded in 1975, it is important to raise a number of questions with regard to the ECPF. First, how relevant is the ECPF in respect of conflict prevention? Second, how different is it from existing initiat...

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