Current Holder of the Claude Ake Visiting Chair
Professor Kwesi Aning is the 2022 Claude Ake Visiting Chair, jointly hosted by the Department of Peace and Conflict Research, Uppsala University, and the Nordic Africa Institute (NAI).
Kwesi Aning is Professor and Director, Faculty of Academic Affairs and Research (FAAR), Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre since 2007.
He served as the African Union’s first expert on counter-terrorism from 2005-2007. In 2021, he served as a senior consultant on the Independent Project Evaluation on Support to the Maldives on Counter-terrorism, and in 2022 appointed as a UN Expert on evaluating the EU’s Counter-terrorism interventions in Sri Lanka.