conflict & communication online, Vol. 12, No. 2, 2013
ISSN 1618-0747




Bukari Kaderi Noagah
The peace process in the Bawku conflict in Ghana: Challenges and prospects

Many conflict resolution measures have been used and continue to be used in order to bring peace to Bawku, but the area does not yet experience lasting peace. This paper examines the challenges and prospects of the peace process in the ethnic conflict in the Bawku Traditional Area, in the Upper East Region of Ghana. As part of this, the study also examines the mechanisms used to resolve the conflict by both government and CSOs/NGOs and how the conflict can be resolved to enhance peace in the area. The study reveals that the Bawku conflict needs to apply a more participatory approach to resolving the conflict than the current ad hoc approaches do.


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The author:
Bukari Kaderi Noagah is a Ghanaian by birth and was born on November 12th, 1983 in Sandema in the Upper East Region of Ghana. He had his basic education at the Sandema Preparatory Primary School and Junior High School from 1990 to 1996 and 1997 to 1999 respectively. Then he proceeded to Navrongo Senior High School from 2000 to 2002 where he obtained his Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSSCE). He holds a Bachelor of Education in Arts (English) and Master of Philosophy in Peace and Development Studies from the University of Cape Coast, Ghana. Currently he is a doctoral candidate at the Center for Development Research (ZEF) at the University of Bonn, Germany. His research interests include conflict, ethnic conflicts, peace and conflict resolution and development studies.

Address: Center for Development Research (ZEF), Walter-Flex-Str. 3, 53113 Bonn, Germany.