David Zounmenou is currently a senior researcher for West Africa in the Africa Conflict Prevention Program (ACPP) at ISS. He was appointed as senior researcher in the African Security Analysis Program at the ISS Tshwane (Pretoria) office in July 2007. Dr. Zounmenou is a graduate from the Ecole Nationale d’Administration (ENA-BENIN) - option Diplomacy and International Relations. He joined Wits University where he completed his postgraduate studies (BA Honors, MA Cum Laude and PhD) in International Relations. His areas of interest include Foreign Policy Analysis, Contemporary Development Issues, Democracy and Good Governance, Armed Conflicts and Human Security. Dr. Zounmenou tutored at Wits University and lectured at Walter Sisulu University before joining the ISS.