Professor David J. Francis
|Position||Director of the John & Elnora Ferguson Centre for African Studies (JEFCAS), Commonwealth Scholarship Commissioner|
|Location||Ashfield Building TO.1a (JEFCAS)|
|Department or Division||Peace Studies and International Development|
|Telephone||+44 (0) 1274 23 5298|
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Research Interests (key words only)
Ebola Virus Disease: securitization and political economy analysis; Social Reintegration of Child Soldiers in Africa / Children in Armed Conflicts; Economic and Security Regionalisms in Africa; Conflict Analysis, Peacebuilding and Post-conflict Transition Societies in Sub-Saharan Africa / North Africa; African Security Studies; Economic Opportunism of Jihadi Extremist / Terrorist Groups in Mali, Nigeria & Somalia; Policing in Transition Societies in Africa; Geographic Focus: Sub-Saharan Africa & West Africa.
Knowledge Transfer Activity
- Education for peace capacity programme with 21 Universities in African Countries (See JECAS webpage)
- Development of BA, MA, &PhD degree programmes, staff development & Teaching materials
- Policy Advisory & Consultancy services for : UNDP, ECOWAS, African Union, Government of Ethiopia & Government of Sierra Leone
- Priscilla Ateyo- Commonwealth Scholar
- Joseph Kormoh- Commonwealth Scholar
- Jeneba Macassey- Boimah
- Kudakwashe Chirambwi
- Barry Katu
- Julius M. Bio
Teaching and Supervisory Responsibilities
- African Security Studies (MA Module: SP-7007D)
- Introduction to Peace Studies (MA module: SP-7008D)
- Regional & Global Security politics (MA Module: SP-7015D)
Head of Peace Studies
- 1998: PhD University of Southampton, United Kingdom
- 1995: Diploma in Law, Development and Social Justice, Institute of Social Studies, The Hague, The Netherlands
- 1994: Diploma in Human Rights, Raoul Wallenberg Institute, Lund University, Sweden
- 1993: BA (Hons.) Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone
Ebola Virus Disease in West Africa: Securitization and political economy
UNESCO Chairs &UNITWIN Network
- The south Sudanese conflict: the failure on the international community and a plan for the nation-building. NOREF, March 2014
- The regional impact of the armed conflict in Mali and French military intervention in Mali Oslo: NOREF, April 2013
- When War Ends in Africa: building peace in divided communities Ashgate: May 2012 (edited)
- Policing in Africa Palgrave /Macmillan, April 2012 (edited)
- National States and the Challenges of Regional Integration in West Africa Paris: Karthala, December 2011 (ed.) (UNESCO – SHS MOST Project)
- US Strategy in Africa: AFRICOM, Terrorism and Security Challenges Routledge, Feb. 2010 (Edited)
- Peace and Conflict in Africa (ed.) London: Zed Books, September 2008 (Translated into Arabic in May 2010 by the Egypt-based Arabic Translation Institute)
- Uniting Africa: Building Regional Security Systems, Aldershot: Ashgate January 2006.
- Civil Militias: Africa’s Intractable Security Menace? (ed.) Aldershot: Ashgate, 2005.
- Dangers of Co-deployment: UN Cooperative Peacekeeping in Africa Aldershot: Ashgate, December 2004 (co-authored with Mohamed Faal, Alex Ramsbotham & John Kabia)
- The Politics of Economic Regionalism: Sierra Leone in ECOWAS, Aldershot: Ashgate, December 2001.
- Stolen Childhood: Social Reintegration of Child Soldiers in Africa (2015)
- Education for Peace In Africa (2015)
- “Peacekeeping in a bad neighbourhood: ECOWAS in Peace & Security in West Africa’ African Journal of Conflict Resolution Vol. 9, No. 1, 2009
- ‘”Paper Protection”’ Mechanisms: Child Soldiers and the International Protection of Children in Africa’s Conflict Zones Journal of Modern African Studies Vol. 45, No. 2, Winter 2007
- “Linking Peace, Security and Developmental Regionalism: Regional Economic Integration in Africa” Journal of Peacebuilding and Development Vol. 2, No.2, 2006.
- “Diamonds and the Civil War in Sierra Leone,” The Courier No.187, July-Aug 2001, pp.73-75.
- David J. Francis & Mohamed Kamanda: “Politics of Language and Education Planning in Sierra Leone” African Studies Spring 2001.