Dr. Afua Boatemaa Yakohene


Afua Yakohene is a Research Fellow and focus person for training at the Legon Centre of International Affairs and Diplomacy (LECIAD), University of Ghana, Legon, where she teaches Africa In World Politics, Gender and International Relations and Research Methodology. She was educated at the University of Ghana (BA and MPhil) and the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna di Studi Universatari e di Perfezionamento, Pisa, Italy (Ph.D). Her research areas are Peacebuilding, Governance and Gender issues in Africa. She also has experience in training, workshop facilitation, teaching and research on diverse areas of peace and security. Afua has had the privilege of being a part of various African Union trainings, workshops and rostering exercises geared towards establishing the African Standby Force.



Yakohene, Afua Boatemaa, ‘Pursuing Development in Post-Conflict Sierra Leone’ in Gebe, Boni Yao (Ed.), Constitutionalism, Governance and Inter-State Relations in Africa, Accra, Black Mask Limited, 2015, ISBN 978 – 9988-2-2668-8.

Yakohene, Afua Boatemaa, ‘Rising Insecurity in West Africa: Boko Haram in Focus’, in ‘Recent Challenges to the International Community: Innovative Ideas on how to Deal with Them’, International Training Programme for Conflict Management Commentary, Vol. XIII No. 39 July 2015, accessible http://www.itpcm.dirpolis.sssup.it/files/2014/12/39-RECENT-CHALLENGES-TO-THE-INTERNATIONAL-COMMUNITY-July-2015.pdf.

Darkwa, L., Attuquayefio, P. and Yakohene, A., Peacemaking in Ghana: Lessons Learnt, Options for the Future, 2012. Accra, Imagine

‘What Education for Liberia’s (Human) Development’ in Research Outputs as Policy Inputs: Human Rights, Democracy and Development Promotion, International Training Programme for Conflict Management Commentary, Vol. IX, No. 33, July 2013, accessible <http://www.itpcm.dirpolis.sssup.it/files/2013/12/COMMENTARY_RESEARCH_ISSUE_JULY_2013_FINAL.pdf >.

Darkwa, Linda and Yakohene, Afua Boatemaa, ‘Surge in Civilian Expertise in Complex Peace Support Operations: Prospects and Challenges for Sustainable Regional Training’, African Peace Support Trainers Association, June 2007, accessible <http://www.apsta-africa.org/posts/peacekeeping-this-month-june-2007>.