Dr. Festus Kofi Aubyn is a senior Researcher and Lecturer, focusing on the dynamics of contempora

Ndéye Amy Ndiaye has got a Phd in international criminal law. She has been teaching international humanitarian law, gender and post conflict reconstruction, human rights law and international criminal justice at the Institute of Human Rights and Peace at Cheikh Anta Diop University in Dakar. As member of the Women’s Peace and Security Group in West Africa, Dr. Ndiaye is passionate about security and international justice research. She has published several research articles and/or policy briefs in this regard :

– The African contribution of women in peacekeeping missions, CODESRIA in progress

– Gender and Online Fraud, CODESRIA, 2022

– The Hissene Habre Trial, “A Trial Between Africa and International Criminal Justice”, Oxford University, 2020

– Major innovations of the International Criminal Court, European editions, 2018.

– Inclusive approach to security in West Africa” co-authored with Professor Thierno Mouctar Bah, PWA, 2014.

– Dialogue as a tool for conflict resolution in West Africa, PWA, 2016.

An  international consultant on gender, peace and security, Dr Ndiaye is the gender focal point of the Timbuktu Institute, principal researcher of the Elsie Senegal programme, editor of the gender policies of the gendarmerie and armies and in charge of the gender audit of the national police.

President of IRA THINK THANK, she is also in charge of the protection of women, children and vulnerable persons within the INDH of Senegal.

Dr. Ndiaye has also conducted several communications including

-Women, youth and defence forces in West Africa (Cote d’Ivoire – Mali)

-Women and humanitarian law (University of Chambery, France)

-Impact of COVID 19 on women (Centre des Hautes Etudes de Défense et de Sécurité du Sénégal) etc.

ry conflict and peace in Africa, peace operations, terrorism, violent extremism, and emerging security threats. He is currently the Regional Coordinator, Research and Capacity Building at the West Africa Network for Peacebuilding (WANEP). He leads the design, development, and implementation of all WANEP research activities and capacity building programmes. Before joining WANEP in November 2020, he worked with the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC) in Ghana as a senior Research Fellow for almost a decade.  Dr. Aubyn is also an Adjunct Lecturer at the KAIPTC, Webster University Ghana and the Ghana Armed Forces Staff and Command College, with several scholarly publications to his credit.  His most recent publications are – “ECOWAS Sanctions Against Mali Necessary, but May be Counter-Productive” (published by the International Peace Institute, New York, 2022); and “The Risk of Violent Extremism and Terrorism in the Coastal States of West Africa: Assessing Ghana’s Vulnerabilities, Resilience and Responses” (published in ACCORD Conflict Trends, 2021).