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Colins Imoh Edozie, Ph.D

Ambassador Nigeria and Coordinator Africa

Colins Imoh is passionate on social action, nonviolent movement, peace education, diversity, democracy and good governance; capability and peace building.

Professionally, he holds a Ph.D. from the University of Toledo. Additionally, he holds an MA in Conflict Transformation from Eastern Mennonite University, Virginia, USA and MPhil from the University of Cape Town, South Africa in Environmental Management. As well as graduate certificate in Advanced Study of Nonviolent Conflict from the Fletcher School, Tufts University, Boston, USA.

He has worked for various organization including working from the International Secretariat in Netherlands as the coordinator of the Africa Network of Young Peace Builders, a strong network of about 200 youth based organisation and individuals involved in Peace building, human rights and good governance working.

He is the author of various articles and book chapters.

He has consulted for various organization globally on peacebuilding, development and governance.

He sits in various boards including International Consultancy Panel of the Mediators Beyond Borders; Advisory Board Member of International Institute for Peace Education (IIPE), Board of Experts, One Humanity Institute, Children of the Earth Board and International Steering Committee Member of the African Peace Fellows –California State University, Sacramento among others.

He was the pioneer Partners for Peace Project Manager, a network whose mission is to build social capital around peacebuilding. He is the technical advisor for Centre for Social Transformation and Human Development (CHDST), an organisation involved in democracy, good governance, human rights, peace & development programmes in the communities.

In recognition of his contributions, he has received numerous awards including Open Society USA award as a Visiting Scholar, to Institute for the Study of Human Rights at Columbia University, New York, USA. The Winston fellowship to attend Eastern Mennonite University, Virginia, USA; MASHAV Fellowship to attend Negev Institute for Strategies of Peace and Development, Beer Sheva, Israel. Rotaract Club Award of Merit for International Service among others. He is listed among 100 Nigerians who inspires others to greatness.