Council ChairmanMr. Yakubu John Sulley
North East Regional Peace Council
The North East Region covers an area size of 9,072Km2 and shares borders with Upper East Region on the north, on the east by Togo, on the south by the Northern Region, and on the west by the Upper West Region. The Region has six administrative districts.
In terms of peace and security, the Region is stable and relatively peaceful amidst pockets of localised violence due to the numerous unresolved chieftaincy and land disputes. In most of the communities, tensions are high and could degenerate into violence considering the context and dynamics of the disputes. Given the contestations of land, chieftaincy titles and ethnic identities in the region, security experts have warned that, if intensive interventions are not directed at changing the mindsets of the people from using violence to non-violent conflict management approaches to address grievances, the Region could experience several violent conflicts.
In terms of growth and development, the Region has the potential to grow and develop in the area of tourism, agriculture, education, trade and health.
In terms of resilience, the Regional Peace Council has the potential and capacity to collaborate with key stakeholders to promote peace and security in the Region. The Council started operations on 1st November, 2022 with two technical staff, and was dully inaugurated on the 18th of May, 2023 with thirteen eminent members appointed by the National Peace Council.
Ag. Regional Executive Secretary
Mr. Ibrahim Haruna
Mr. Ibrahim Haruna is currently a Principal Programmes Manager at the National Peace Council and the Ag. Regional Executive Secretary of the North East Regional Peace Council.
Mr. Ibrahim holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Behaviour and Conflict Management (BA) from the University of Cape Coast, Ghana in 2017. In addition to this, he obtained Master of Arts Degree in Conflict, Peace and Security (MA) from the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre, Ghana in 2019.
Mr. Ibrahim Haruna is a programmme management specialist with over 15 years’ experience in progressively responsible roles in project management, coordinating consortium operations in governance, and rapid response. He has extensively collaborated with key partners in building resilience in fragile communities in Ghana.
Mr. Ibrahim has a specialty background in Prevention of Violent Extremism (PVE) in Africa, particularly in the Sahel Region.
Before diverting his carrier path to conflict, peace and security, Mr. Ibrahim was trained and licensed as a Community Health Nurse in 2006 and a Technical Officer (Community Mental Health) in 2011.
Before joining the National Peace Council, Mr. Ibrahim was the Municipal Coordinator for Mental Health and Disabilities in-charge of Savelugu Municipal in the Ghana Health Service from 2012 to 2015.
Mr. FADIL ALIDU
(ASST. PROGRAMMES MANAGER)