Amb William Awinador-Kanyirige
Ambassador Awinador-Kanyirige is a retired diplomat and currently a consultant, specializing in research in the areas of governance, strategic planning, diplomacy, peacebuilding, youth mentorship, regional integration and development. He holds a B.A. Combines Degree in French and Spanish and an M.A in International Affairs (Legon Centre for International Affairs), both from the University of Ghana as well as an MA (Diplome) in International Relations from L’Institut Inter-national de L’Administration Publique/Ecole National d’Administration (IIAP/ENA), Paris.
He has served as Ghana’s Ambassador to Ethiopia, Permanent Representative to the Africa Union and UN Economic Commission for Africa, High Commissioner to the Federal Republic of Nigeria and Permanent Representative to ECOWAS. In his long career as a diplomat and international public servant, Ambassador has worked additionally in several capacities and between 2002 and 2008 worked as Chief of Staff at ECOWAS, Member of the Executive Board of the West African Network for Peacebuilding (WANEP) and Bureau of the United Nations Commission on Population and Development (2011-2012). He is currently a Fellow of the Society for Peace Studies and Practitioners (SPSP), Nigeria; Member, Board of Directors of FERAM and assumes membership of the Board of Directors of the West African Civil Society Institute effective May 2019.
He has published on peace and conflict issues and international affairs.