Edwin N. Njonguo graduated egregia cum laude from Salisbury University, Maryland, U.S.A., in May of 2015 with a Master of Arts in Conflict Analysis and Dispute Resolution (M.A. CADR). Prior to his M.A. in CADR, Edwin pursued a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Political Science, with specialization in International Relations, at the University of Buea, Cameroon. He enrolled in the INCM Ph.D. Program at Kennesaw State University, Georgia, U.S.A., to further research and propagate Alternative Dispute Resolution as a genuine alternative to the default power-based approaches to conflict, which continue to plunge the world into increased turmoil. He has been deeply involved in, and would like to continue researching, practicing, training and teaching Conflict Management and Peace Building.
Edwin's research interests include unequal power relations in the international geopolitical system, extremism and counter terrorism strategies, (un)constitutional political power change and the democratic process, intergovernmental and multi-lateral organizations, structural and systemic dispute systems design, human rights advancement and the rule of law, multi-track diplomacy, transitional justice, gender, conflict prevention, peacemaking (negotiation, mediation, facilitation, intervention), peace building, peace keeping, conflict spoilers, transnational migration, African traditional methods of conflict resolution, non-proliferation of small arms in Africa, and post-conflict reconstruction and development.
Having served in various capacities with the nonprofit sector and the academia, Edwin holds over ten years of working experience. Amongst others, he holds dual certification in Advanced Mediation from Salisbury University and Community Mediation Maryland, certificate in Conflict Analysis from the United States Institute of Peace, and a certificate in Human Rights Leadership from the UNESCO Chair and Institute of Comparative Human Rights at the University of Connecticut at Storrs. Edwin N. Njonguo speaks four languages - English, French, Pidgin and M'muock.