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Naila Salihu

Program and Research officer
Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Center (KAIPTC)
Nationality: Ghana

Naila Salihu is a Program and Research officer at the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Center (KAIPTC). She holds a Master of Philosophy Degree (International Affairs), from the Legon Center for International Affairs, University of Ghana. Her research interests are in peace and security in Africa, particularly conflict analysis, peacekeeping, civilian protection, governance, conflict prevention, conflict management, and human security. She has authored and co-authored several book chapters, and articles on conflict, peace and security in Africa. 


  • Peace and Security in Africa
  • Conflict Analysis
  • Peacekeeping
  • Civilian Protection
  • Governance
  • Conflict Prevention
  • Conflict Management
  • Human Security


  • MPhil (University of Ghana)

Library Articles

The Center Can Hold: Towards a Regional Approach to Combating West Africa’s Terrorists

This brief, examines challenges and prospects of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Counter-Terrorism Strategy and Implementation Plan. This resulted in the ECOWAS Counterterrorism Strategy and Implementation Plan. In this brief it was argued that terrorism in West Africa poses a potential regional security predicament. Many factors such as weak states, porous borders,...

The Center Can Hold: Towards a Regional Approach to Combating West Africa’s Terrorists

In several West Afican countries, terrorist activities have assumed an alarming dimension. Various measures by states and international actors have achieved minimal success in the fight against terrorists. This brief calls for effective implementation of the ECOWAS counter-terrorism strategy which provides a set of measures and strategic policy directions to contain the threat posed by terrorism...

Do Institutions Matter? Managing Institutional Diversity and Change in Ghana's Fourth Republic

"After several years of political instability and socio-economic decline partly caused by endemic militarization of politics and society, and since the inauguration of the Fourth Republic in 1992, Ghana has become a relatively stable democracy. This brief examines how the governance process in Ghana has evolved, especially the role of institutions, specifically political parties, the...

Protecting Civilians in La Cote d’Ivoire: Addressing Unanswered Questions

"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 is the need for the international community to pay particular attention to the issue of...