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Ernest Ansah Lartey

Ernest Ansah Lartey is the Head of the Conflict and Security (CS) program at the KAIPTC. He also provides teaching support to other Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC) training programs and is the author of several publications. Mr. Lartey holds an M.Sc in Humanitarian and Refugee Studies from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, a B.Sc in Development Policy Planning from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Ghana. Prior to joining the KAIPTC in April 2007, Mr. Lartey worked with several organizations and institutions. These include the Institute of Human Settlements Research (IHSR) - KNUST (November 2004 - August 2005), where he was a Research Assistant, and the Centre for Security Sector Management (CSSM), Cranfield University, United Kingdom, where he served as the Program Manager, Africa (November 2007 – April 2008). Mr. Lartey has also worked as a Technical Officer (Project Position) on Security Sector Reform for the United Nations Office for West Africa (UNOWA) from September – November 2008. He also served in another project position as the Elections Security Monitor for the Centre for Democratic Development (CDD – Ghana) from October 2008 – January 2009.

Expertise

  • Conflict

Education

  • M.Sc (University of Ibadan, Nigeria)

Library Articles

Policy Brief : Democratic Transition and Electoral Security in Ghana

"In Ghana,the Fourth Republican Constitution of 1992 makes provision for a smooth alternation of political power between political parties through free and fair elections supervised by an independent electoral commission. The Constitution,also, provides ample guidelines that direct the conduct of the security agencies in promoting democracy in Ghana. This makes the Fourth Republican...

Policy Brief : The Challenges of Restoring Stability to Fragile States in West Africa

"The West African sub-region has since the early 1990s, been devastated by armed conflicts that have led to large-scale atrocities, mass displacement of populations and a general sense of insecurity. In what has been subtly referred to in most security discourses as fragile states in West Africa, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Côte d’Ivoire were the most affected states by these conflicts....