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Prof Kenneth Omeje

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Prof Kenneth Omeje


Kenneth Omeje is Director, Manifold Crown Consulting Services in
Bradford, UK; Visiting Professor,  Institute for Peace and Security Studies
(IPSS) in Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia; Research Fellow, Centre for
African Studies, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South
Africa; Senior Research Associate, Faculty of Humanities, University of
Johannesburg, South Africa; and Visiting Professorial
Fellow, Department of Political Science and Defence Studies, Nigerian
Defence Academy, Kaduna, Nigeria. With over 25 years of professional
academic experience, Kenneth holds a PhD degree in Peace Studies from
the University of Bradford and MA degree in Peace & Conflict Studies from
the European University Centre for Peace Studies in Stadtschlaining,
Austria. He has previously held the position of Senior Research Fellow at
the John and Elnora Ferguson Centre for African Studies, University of
Bradford, UK (January 2014 – December 2017); and Professor of
International Relations at the United States International University in
Nairobi, Kenya (January 2009 – December 2016).

Kenneth is the author of High Stakes and Stakeholders: Oil Conflict &
Security in Nigeria (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2006); Extractive Economies and
Conflicts in the Global South: Multi-regional Perspective on Rentier
Politics (ed. Ashgate, 2008); State – Society Relations in Nigeria:
Democratic Consolidation, Conflicts and Reforms (ed. London: Adonis &
Abbey, 2007); War to Peace Transition: Conflict Intervention and
Peacebuilding in Liberia (ed. Lanham-Maryland: University Press of
America, 2009); Conflict of Securities: State and Human Security in
Africa (co. ed. London: Adonis & Abbey, 2010); Conflict and Peacebuilding
in the African Great Lakes Region (co. ed. Indiana: Indiana University
Press, 2013), The Crises of Postcoloniality in Africa (edited, Dakar:
CODESRIA, 2015), etc. He has more than 80 publications, including books,

book chapters, contributions to international encyclopedias and articles in
well regarded peer-reviewed journals.

With a strong inclination to policy research and training, Kenneth has
developed and implemented diverse externally-funded conflict intervention
and peace education capacity-building projects in various African countries,
including Sierra Leone, Liberia, Nigeria, DRC, Kenya, Uganda and South
Sudan. He has served as grantee or consultant to projects funded by the
British Council, DFID, UNDP, MacArthur Foundation, among other
international agencies. Kenneth has previously held visiting research
fellowship positions at the Centre for African Studies, University of Florida,
Gainesville, USA (Spring, 1992); the Law Department, Keele University, UK
(Spring, 2000), Institute of Higher Education, Comprehensive University of
Kassel, Germany (Summer, 2000), and Department of International
Politics, University of Wales, Aberystwyth (Spring, 2001); and Georg Eckert
Institute (GEI) in Braunschweig, Germany (Autumn 2014). Furthermore,
Kenneth is a Fellow of the West Africa Institute (WAI) in Praia, Cape Verde
and a member of the Advisory Board of the African Peacebuilding Network
(APN) of the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) of New York.
Email: komeje@manifoldcrown.org