Dr. Chukwuemeka B. Eze is the Executive Director of West Africa Network for Peacebuilding, the largest peacebuilding network in Africa with offices in all the ECOWAS member states and headquarters in Accra, Ghana. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and Master’s and Doctorate Degrees in Peace and Strategic Studies. Eze has 20 years’ experience in peacebuilding practice, political dialogue, and early warning and conflict assessment. He is the lead interface between civil society organizations’ early warning systems, the African Union, and ECOWAS, and developed the Early Warning System for the Peace Commission of the Government of South Sudan. Eze is the pioneer Deputy Registrar and Fellow of the Institute for Chartered Mediators and Conciliators, Fellow of the Society for Peace Studies and Practice (SPSP), and Fellow of the Danish Fellowship program in Copenhagen, Denmark. Between November 2016 and May 2017, he served as Senior Adviser on Mediation and Political Dialogue to the Special Representative of the UN Secretary General in Guinea Bissau. He teaches peacebuilding practice at the University of Utah in the United States, the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Center Ghana, and the West Africa Peacebuilding Institute. He is also a resource to the United Nations Development Program, Wilton Park in the United Kingdom, and has several journals, articles and books to his credit.