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Ferdinand Kwaku Danso

Ferdinand Kwaku Danso is the Head of the Training for Peace Program at the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC). Kwaku’s key publications include: EU and AU Operations in Africa: Lessons Learned and Future Scenarios’ in Pirozzi, N. (ed.) Ensuring Peace and Security in Africa (Rome: IAI, May 2010, with Dr. Kwesi Aning); Envisioning a Future African Union: Exploring Collaborative Ventures with the EU and the UN (Forthcoming, ISS, Pretoria, with Dr. Kwesi Aning); and  Africa’s Emerging Security Architecture: Prospects for Human security (Forthcoming, KAIPTC, Accra). Kwaku holds an MSc in African Studies from the University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom, and a BA (Hons) in Political Science from the University of Ghana, Legon. His research interests include political violence, human security, conflict transformation, and Africa’ emerging security architecture. Prior to joining the KAIPTC, Kwaku served briefly as a Volunteer Trainer with the Darfur Training Committee, a UK based NGO, where he worked actively with colleagues to organize in the UK, the first conference aimed at finding a political settlement to the Darfur crisis. He also worked as a Tutorial and Research Assistant at the Political Science Department of the University of Ghana.

Expertise

  • Political violence
  • Human security
  • Conflict transformation

Education

  • MSc (University of Edinburgh)

Library Articles

The Human Being as a Commodity: Responding to the Trafficking and Trading of Persons in West Africa

"This Policy Brief examines the trafficking and commoditization of humans in West Africa, focusing on its nature, risk and fueling factors. It further highlights various responses of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and its Member States to this cancer. The trafficking in persons (TIP) from Africa to Europe alone has a turnover in excess of $300 million per annum. Most...