John Pokoo

John Mark Pokoo is the Head of the Small Arms and Light Weapons Program at the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC) in Accra, Ghana. At KAIPTC, he has coordinated the design of four inter-related training courses in small Arms foundation, stockpile management, marking and training and border security management. In addition, he teaches, facilitates and offers training support for other KAIPTC programs. Prior to joining KAIPTC, Mr. Pokoo worked with the Canadian High Commission and was a news reporter for the Daily Graphic, Ghana’s largest circulation newspaper. He holds an MA in Contemporary War and Peace Studies from the University of Sussex, Brighton, United Kingdom, a BA (Hons) in Political Science, University of Ghana, and a Diploma in Journalism. In addition, Mr. Pokoo has a Professional Certificate in Management (Distance learning) from the Open University, United Kingdom. He has consulted for the Ghana National Road Safety Commission, Basic Needs-a mental health NGO, and the  West Africa Network for Peace building. He has written and published numerous research articles and reports and facilitated a number of conferences and workshops.