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DAAD Alumni serving as peace advocates in the African Community

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DAAD Alumni Events are bi- or multi-lateral events that bring together various alumni groups as well as scientific, political, social, cultural, and economic institutions for the purpose of topical or scientific exchange and networking. These events also foster collaboration and relationships between the alumni with Germany and support the exchange of experiences between alumni and prospective students as well as future scholarship holders. The DAAD is also particularly interested in supporting events that contribute to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Development can only happen in a peaceful environment. Management and resolution of conflicts are key condiments for peace in our homes, communities and workplaces. This Alumni event brought together 25 DAAD Alumni from different parts of West Africa to receive a 3-day training on topics related to peace and conflict management under the sponsorship of DAAD. Participants learnt the art and science of mediation, causes, types and effects of conflicts and their management strategies. The second phase of the program took the participants to visit Danfa Traditional Council, Adentan Municipal Assembly and Adenta Divisional Police Headquarters to receive first-hand information on how conflicts are managed by traditional and government authorities. Facilitators for the program were drawn from the Ghana Police service, Ghana Bar Association and National Peace Council who were all experts in peace keeping and conflict management. Participants were tasked to practice what they had learnt in their respective environments.

It’s indeed an unforgettable experience for me as a first-timer participant of the DAAD workshop series. Kudos to the planning team Dr Ben & Amanda, and everyone behind the scene. It was such a brilliant event planning. Special thanks to our facilitators.

Emmanuel Adegbaju - DAAD Alumnus, Nigeria

God bless us all especially the organizers and DAAD for an exciting workshop. We hope to make DAAD happy by utilizing all that we learnt from the workshop. God bless us all, and see you soon.

Abdul - Hamid Abdulai - DAAD Alumnus, Ghana.

It was a great program indeed. Thanks for organizing it.

Love Odunlami - DAAD Alumnus, Nigeria

It was nice partaking in this workshop. I’ve been attending DAAD programs but I’m glad to join this cell. Thank you Dr Danso for inviting me. Please let’s keep networking.

Dr. Bernard Effah - DAAD Alumnus, Ghana

Thank you all for the opportunity to learn from your experiences and expertise. Special thanks to Dr. Danso and his team for the well-organized workshop. Special thanks also to our facilitators for revitalizing my knowledge in peace and conflict studies. May we continue to meet again.

John Peter Okoro - DAAD Alumnus, Ghana

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