12 July 2016

Mahama appoints Bombande as Deputy Foreign Affairs minister

bonbadePresident John Mahama has nominated a security expert Emmanuel Bombande as a deputy Foreign Affairs minister, state broadcaster GBC has reported.

Widely known in Ghana for his views on conflict resolution, Emmanuel Bombande is co-founder of the West Africa Network for Peacebuilding and worked as its Executive Director for 10 years.

He resigned in 2015 to take up a diplomatic appointment as a Head of the United Nations Office for West Africa  and consequently a Special Assistant to the UN General Secretary’s Special Representative to West Africa.

His appointment was announced, Monday.


Bombande has been a lead mediator in many community based mediation efforts in West Africa, served as a member of the UN Advisory Team in Ghana and advised the Government of Ghana on various conflict prevention strategies including the development of peace architecture for Ghana.

Mr. Bombande facilitates and teaches various peace building courses in different institutions. They include the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre in Accra-Ghana, the University of Ghana’s Legon Centre for International Affairs (LECIA) and the Folke Bernadotte Academy – in Sweden

Mr. Bombande has a Master’s degree in Conflict Transformation from the Eastern Mennonite University-Virginia-USA. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology-Kumasi Ghana and Diploma from Cheik Anta Diop University-Dakar Senegal.

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