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Ansoumane Samassy Souare

Former Southern Voices Network for Peacebuilding Scholar


April 1, 2024 — June 30, 2024

Professional affiliation

Program Officer, West Africa Network for Peacebuilding (WANEP)
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  • Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding
  • Democracy
  • Governance

Wilson Center Projects

Implications of Self-defense Groups and Private Security Agents' Operations on Peace and Security in the Central Sahel Region

Full Biography

Ansoumane Samassy SOUARE is a Program Officer in charge of Early Warning and Conflict Prevention at West Africa Network for Peacebuilding (WANEP). Mr. Ansoumane has a master’s degree in international Affairs from the University of Ghana and a Bachelor of Art in Political Science from Genegal Lanssana Conté University of Sonfonia in Guinea. For the past decade, he has been working with community-based organizations across the 15 countries of West Africa on issues relating to communal conflicts prevention and peacebuilding. He has facilitated trainings and coaching of community conflicts monitors of WANEP on early warning data gathering, conflict analysis and peacebuilding. In addition to the above, he has many years of experience in community peacebuilding including dialogue, and mediation. He also manages the WANEP Peace Monitoring Center (PMC), a Center where early warning data on conflicts in West Africa are received. Mr. Ansoumane has written several articles on conflict prevention and peacebuilding in West Africa. He has a strong interest in democratic governance, climate changes and civilian protection.