Dr Gani Joses Yoroms, Phd
Dr. Yoroms, Gani Joses, is currently Chief Research Fellow with the Department of Defence and Security Studies, Centre for Strategic Research and Studies at the National Defence College Nigeria. He holds a Bachelors degree in International Studies at the Ahmadu Bello University, Nigeria (1985) M. Sc Political Science, University of Ibadan (1987) and a PhD Political Science, Ahmadu Bello University Zaria (2002). He served as Head of Department of Defence and Security Studies from 2005 -2013 when he voluntarily resigned to concentrate on his academic work.
He was a Visiting Scholar at the prestigious Watson Institute of International Studies, Brown University, Rhode Island, USA and has also been to the University of Wits, South Africa where he got a certificate in Defence Management. In 2011 he attended the Defence in Wider Security Management Course (DWSMC) at the UK Defence Academy/Canfield University. He was instrumental in working with the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung for the establishment of the West African Network on Security and Democratic Governance in West Africa (WANSED) and the Nigeria Network on Security and Democratic Governance (NINSED).
Dr Yoroms was also one of the regional experts that developed and harmonized the concept for the deployment of peacekeeping forces to Mali under AFISMA and has been involved in teaching and research at the National Defence College, Abuja. He was also one of the experts involved in working with the African Union for the development of African Standby Force, with Kofi Annan International Peace Training Centre (KAIPTC), Accra, Ghana for developing a synergy between security sector Reform and Protection of Civilians in Peace support Operations.
His area of research interests is on International Relations and Comparative Politics with focus on Security, Conflict, Defence and Development studies ; civil-military Relations, Security Sector Reform, Regional Security integration and social Formations in Africa. He is currently the Editor of African Strategic Review, a policy journal of National Defence College Nigeria; and the African Foreign Affairs Journal publish by the Adonis Publishers London.
DR Yoroms has served as a member of the Nigerian Vision 2020 Security Thematic Group in 2009
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Isaac Terwase Sampsons
Ms Julie Gwangmwa Sanda
Dr Chinedu S. Udeh
Chinedu Simplicius Udeh was born on 03 March
CS Udeh’s professional qualifications include certificates in Disarmament, Demobilisation and Reintegration (DDR) from the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Centre, Ghana, Peace Support Operations for Senior Leaders and Defence and Security Management. He also holds certificate in Lessons Learned Course from the Centre for Army Lessons Learned, United States Army and certificate in Strategic Economic Needs and Security Exercise (SENSE), US Institute of Peace, Washington DC.
Dr. Udeh worked as a Reporter with the defunct Sentinel Magazine, Kaduna and a Research Fellow at the International Training Institute of Peace. He is a Research Fellow at the Centre for Strategic Research and Studies and a Directing Staff at the National Defence College, Nigeria. He is an ECOWAS Election Observer. Udeh facilitates courses at the National Open University and Institute for Security Studies Abuja.
Dr. Udeh has published some scholarly papers in books and journals covering issue areas such as peace, security and conflict resolution. He has participated in several national and international conferences. He is a member of some professional associations including the Nigerian Political Science Association, Nigerian Institute of International Affairs, Society for Peace Studies and Practice and Stabilisation and Peacebuilding Community of Practice (SP-CoP). Dr. Udeh has travelled a bit around Africa, Asia, Europe, Middle East and North America.
Dr C. Nna-Emeka Okereke
Freedom C. Onuoha
Dr Freedom C Onuoha hails from Umuawa-Alaocha, in Umuahia North Local Government Area of Abia State. He had his primary education at Enugu Road Primary School, Nsukka, and his secondary education at Boys Secondary School, Nru, Nsukka, both in Enugu State, Nigeria.
He received his B.Sc (Political Science) in 2000; M.Sc (Political Economy) in 2007; and PhD (Political Economy) 2013, all from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. Dr Onuoha joined the Centre for Strategic Research and Studies (CSRS), National Defence College, 2006. In January 2014, he was appointed the Head of Department, Conflict, Peacekeeping and Humanitarian Studies, at the CSRS. He is currently a participant of National Defence College Course 23.
In November 2010, he was among 17 young policy analysts from Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East, selected and trained by the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung on Understanding the United Nations, during its fifth Fall Academy for Young Policy Analysts. In 2010 and 2011, he was among over 10,000 experienced academics and experts from 130 countries selected by the Thomson Reuters Global Institutional Profiles Project to participate in the prestigious Times Higher Education World University Rankings for the 2010 and 2011 ranking of the top Universities across the globe.
His broad research interests centre on conflicts, security studies, climate change and development studies, with particular focus on human security. He is regularly invited to give speeches and lectures in the US, Europe and other countries on terrorism, extremist movements, maritime security and organised crime, among others. Dr Onuoha has equally participated in several local and international conferences, roundtables, seminars and workshops. He consults for reputable international and national organisations such as the Al Jazeera Centre for Studies, Qatar; Institute for Security Studies, South Africa; and CLEEN Foundation, Nigeria, among others.
Dr Onuoha has contributed several dozen articles and essays in both reputable local and international journals and books, encompassing a wide variety of subjects such as piracy, terrorism, militias, religious extremism, disasters, gender, small arms proliferation, and organized crimes, among others.
He is a member of various professional bodies such as the Nigerian Political Science Association, Nigerian Institute of International Affairs, and American Political Science Association. He is also a member of the Nigerian Red Cross Society.
Dr Onuoha is happily married and blessed with three children. His hobbies include listening to music, reading and debate.
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