WAI Fellows

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WAI works together with a set of external WAI Fellows who support the institute in its research and dialogue activities. The current WAI Fellows are:


Prof. Naffet Kéïta

Lecturer at University of Literature and Social Sciences (ULSH – DER of Sociology-Anthropology) de Bamako, Mali 

Capacity Development

Prof. Dr. Wanyama Masinde

Expert in Regional Integration Policy and Strategy, Senior Lecturer and Director of Institute for Regional Integration and Development (IRID), The Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA), Nairobi.


Prof. Denis Acclassato

Professor of Economics at the University of Abomey-Calavi, Benin.

Mr. Adebayo Sunday Adedokun

Assistant Lecturer at the University of Lagos, Nigeria

Prof. Damien Agbodji

Professor of Economics at the University of Lomé, Togo.

Prof. Terhemba Nom Ambe-Uva

Professor of Economics at the National Open University of Nigeria.

Dr. William Baah-Boateng

Economist with special interest in economics of labour and development, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Economics, University of Ghana.

Prof. Simona Beretta

Professor of International Economics at the Università Cattolica del Sacre Cuore of Milano, Italy.

Dr. Sanoussi Bilal

Head of Economic Governance, Trade & Regional Integration Programmes at the European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM), Brussels, Belgium. 


Emeritus Professor Badar Alam Iqbal
Professor Iqbal is the Chairman to the Institute FBIAR (Ghana) & IUBAT (Dhaka), Co-Editor-in-Chief (JAMSIS), Canada
Consulting Editor (GER) Scopus Journal, Editor-Special Issues (JRGE) Scopus Journal
Associate Editor JBMA (ISI) Journal

Prof. Jérôme Joubert

Professor of Economics at the University of Avignon, France.

Dr. René N’Guettia Kouassi

Director of the Department of Economic Affairs of the African Union Commission

Mr. Beejaye Kokil

Director of the Economic & Social Statistics Division (ESTA.1) of the African Development Bank

Prof. Philippe de Lombaerde

Deputy Director at the United Nations University Institute on Comparative Regional Integration Studies (UNU - CRIS), Bruges, Belgium.

Prof. Dr. Matthias Luecke

Senior Researcher at the Kiel Institute for the World Economy and Lecturer and Adjunct Professor at Kiel University, Germany

Dr. Degol Mendes

Macro-economist / Consultant at the ECOWAS Commission

Prof. Volker Nitsch

Professor of Economics at the University of Darmstadt, Germany.

Dr. Félix Fofana N'Zue

Head of Unit for political and ecomonic analysis at ECOWAS Commission  Abuja, Nigeria

Prof. Olusegun Omisakin

Professor of Economics at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria.

Dr. Joseph Ayoola Omojolaibi

Lecturer and Consultant of Economics at University of Lagos, Nigeria

Dr. Emmanuel Ating Onwioduokit

Deputy Director of Financial Integration at the West African Monetary Institute (WAMI)

Prof. Mama Ouattara

Professor of Economics at the University Félix Houphouët-Boigny in Abidjan, Côte d´Ivoire.

Prof. George Owusu

Professor of Economics at the University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana.

Prof. Isabelle Rabaud

Associate Professor of Enocomy at University of Orléans

Mr. Quentin de Roquefeuil

Senior Consultant für SAANA Consulting in London.

Prof. Gervasio Semedo

Professor of Economics at the University of Tours, France.

Prof. Diery Seck

Director of the Center for Research on Political Economy, Dakar, Senegal.

Prof. Gnanderman Sirpe

Professor of Economics at the University of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. 

Prof. Jeggan C. Senghor

Senior Researcher at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, University of London, United Kingdom




Mr. Andreas Blom

Lead Economist in the World Bank’s global practice for Education with a focus on Africa, Washington DC, United States of America

Director in charge of education, Department of Social Developement, WAEMU Commission, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

Prof. Dr. Julio C. de Carvalho

Professor of Doctoral Studies at University of Phoenix and Walden University

Mr. Arun Sharma

Founder and Managing Director of Infinite Potentials Consulting and Managing Director of  Next Einstein Forum (NEI), Berlin, Germany

Environment - Renewable Energy

Dr. Adebayo Agbejule

Associate Professor at the Departement of Mechanical & Production Engineering Vaasa University of Applied Sciences, Finnland

Prof. Dr. Yao Azoumah

Head of solar energy and energy savings laboratory at Foundation 2iE, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

Mrs. Charlotte King

Research Analyst with focus on sub-Sahara Africa at the Cross Border Information, United Kingdom

Dr. Rose Mensah-Kutin

Director of the Accra-based West African Regional office of the Women Rights Organisation "ABANTU" for Development, Expert in Energy and gender Studies, Ghana

Dr. Emmanuel Ndzidah

Post-Doctoral Researcher in Industrial Management Unit, Department of Production, Faculty of Technology, University of Vaasa, Finnland

Mr. Jonathan Dagadu Quartey

Lecturer specialized in Environmental and Natural Resource Economics at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, Ghana

John Kwasi Yeboah

Renewable Energy Junior Project Officer at ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE), Praia, Cabo Verde


Dr. Joseph Kofi Teye

Senior Lecturer at Department of Geography and Resource Development, University of Ghana

Prof. John Igué

Geography Professor, National University of Benin, Scientific Director of the Laboratory of Regional Scientific Analysis and Social Expertise, Cotonu, Benin.

Professeur de Géographie, Université Nationale du Bénin, Directeur Scientifique du Laboratoire d'Analyse Scientifique Régionale et d'Expertise Sociale (LARES), Cotonou, Bénin.


Prof. Tony Chafer

Professor of Contemporary French Area Studies at the University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom

Prof. Abderrahmane N’Gaïdé

Historian, essayist, novelist and assistant Professor at the History Department of the Faculty of Humanities at the University Cheikh Anta Diop of Dakar, Senegal


Prof. Dr. Ademola Abass

Head of Peace and Security Programme and Research Fellow at the United Nations University Comparative Regional Integration Studies (UNU-CRIS), Bruges / Belgium

Prof. Dr. Koffi Ahadzi-Nonou

Rector of the University of Lomé, Togo

Mr. Manuel Guilherme Júnior

Lawyer and the Director of the Centre of Studies on Regional Integration (CEDIR) and of the Southern African Development Community (SADC)

Prof. Dr. Christian König

Director at the Center for European Integration Studies (ZEI) and Professor of Law at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-University, Bonn.

Mr. Charles Edward Minega

Lecturer at the Faculty of Law at the Eduardo Mondlane University in Maputo, Mozambique, WAI-ZEI Research Fellow and Programme Manager for the Regional Africa Programme - CEDIR/RWI (Centre of Studies on Regional Integration and SADC Law/Raoul Wallenberg Institute)

Prof. Omourou Touré

Professor of Law at the University of Bamako, Mali.

Prof. Samuel Priso-Essawe

Professor of Law at the University of Avignon, France.

Prof. Dr. Emmanuel Kam Yogo

Lecturer at Faculty of Law and Political Sciences of the University of Douala, Cameroon


Political Sciences and International Relations

Prof. Dr. Kocra Lossina Assoua

Prof. of Political Science at the University of Bayreuth, Germany

Prof. Rainer Eising

Professor of Political Science at the University of Bochum, Germany.

Prof. Dr. Stefan Fröhlich

Professor of International Politics at the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany and currently guest lecturer at the Collège d’Europe in Bruges & Natolin (Warsaw), at the Center for European Integration Studies in Bonn, the University of Innsbruck and the University of Zurich.

Dr. Johannes Gabriel

Founder and Director of Institute für angewandte Foresight Intelligence and Fellow by the Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi), Germany

Mr. Solomon Gebreyohans Gebru

Lecturer at the Department of Political Science and Strategic Studies at Mekelle University, Ethiopia

Prof. Dirk Leuffen

Professor of Political Science at the University of Konstanz, Germany.

Prof. Dr. Joao Santos

Associate Professor (Tenured), International Studies, Bentley University, USA

Prof. Dr. Michael Staack

Professor of Political Sciences with focus on International Relations, Director of the Institute of International Politics, Helmut Schmidt University, Hamburg, Federal Republic of Germany.

Mr. Ed Stoddard

Reasearch Area: International relations, International Political Economy, University of Portsmouth, United kingdom

Prof. Dr. Kebede Kassa Tsegaye

Lecturer / Academic Counselor at Addis Ababa University (AAU) and St Mary's University (SMU) and Consultant/Advisorat the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), Ethiopia

Prof. Dr. Odair Bartolomeu Barros Lopes Varela

Member/Research Associate of the Interdisciplinary Center for International Development and Society (CIRDIS) at the Université du Quebec à Montreal (Canada).


Prof. Kenneth Omeje

Prof. of International Relations at the United States International University (USIU) Nairobi, Kenya

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 Prof. Dr. Harlan Koff - University of Luxembourg - Université du Luxembourg

Faculty of Languague and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education, Université du Luxembourg, Luxembourg