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Name

Dr. Ndifon Neji Obi

Department

Political Science

Designation

Lecturer II

Email

[email protected]


About Dr. Ndifon Neji Obi

Dr. O. N. Neji is a researcher, chartered mediator, consultant in peace conflict matters and trainer. He holds a PhD and Master of Arts (M.A) degrees in Peace and Conflict Studies from the University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria and a Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree in Political Science from the University of Calabar, Calabar, Nigeria. He has five professional certifications from the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) and Peace Operations Training Institute (POTI) USA in the following areas; Negotiation and Conflict Management, Conflict Analysis, Interfaith Conflict Resolution, Implementation of the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 (2000) in Africa and Principles and Guidelines for United Nations Peacekeeping Operations. Neji is a facilitator with the Naval War College (NWC) Nigeria, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Alternative Dispute Resolution Department, National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) etc. Before joining the University of Calabar in 2017 as Lecturer II in the Department of Political Science, Neji served as the managing consultant of Contacts and Partners Ltd where he worked as a consultant to the USAID supported Catholic Relief Services (CRS) and conducted a Peace and Conflict Risk Assessment for the CRS SMILE project in Benue and Nasarawa States, Nigeria. He also consulted for organizations including the International Republican Institute (IRI), European Union/International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) and Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). His research interest covers the broad spectrum of Peace and Conflict Studies, Civil Society Organizations, Peacebuilding, Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Conflict Sensitivity, political behaviour, election, religion, development and conflict. Neji is a member of the Society for Peace Studies and Practice (SPSP), Chartered Institute of Mediators and Conciliators (ICMC), Nigerian Political Science Association (NPSA) and Global Ministries and Infrastructures for Peace (GAMIP). He is a Fellow with the Institute for French Research in Africa (IFRA) and has published in local and international journals. He subscribes to the philosophy of continuous improvement.


S/N Qualification School Atttended Started Finished
First School Leaving CertificateGovernment Primary School, Atu, Calabar, Cross River State19841990
SSCE (Senior School Certificate Examination) Hope Waddell Training Institute, Calabar, Cross River State19911996
Bachelor of Science (BSc) Political Science University of Calabar, Calabar, Cross River State (2002)19982002
Master of Arts (M.A) Peace and Conflict StudiesUniversity of Ibadan, Ibadan Nigeria, (2007)20052007
Ph.D. (Peace and Conflict Studies)University of Ibadan, Ibadan Nigeria, (2017) 20092017

S/N Publication
Obi, Ndifon Neji (2021). Managing Workplace Conflicts Through Self-Mediation in Mehdi Khosrow-Pour (Ed) Encyclopaedia of Organizational Knowledge, Administration and Technology. 1(1) 1953-1969
Obi Ndifon Neji and Ken Henshaw (2021). “Insecurity in Cross River State: Issues, Actors and Solutions” in Terila M. Ebiede, Celestine O. Bassey and Judy B. Asuni (Eds) Emerging Threats in Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Cross River, Delta, Edo and Rivers States. 1(1) 167-232
Antonia Taiye Okoosi-Simbine and Ndifon Neji Obi (2020). Women in political Parties in Africa in O. Yacob-Haliso and T. Falola (Eds) The Palgrave Handbook of African Women Studies. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham: Springer Nature 1(1)1-20
Obi, Ndifon Neji (2019). “Examining Threats to Peace in the 21st Century”. In Elias Suleiman Bogoro, Matt Meyer and Nathaniel D. Danjibo (Eds) Readings in Peace and Conflict, Essays in Honor of Professor Isaac Olawale Albert. Ibadan, Society for Peace Studies and Practice, Institute for Peace and Strategic Studies, University of Ibadan. 1(1) 498-507
Obi, Ndifon Neji (2018), “Civil Society Organizations and peacebuilding in the Niger Delta: Towards a partnership for effective civic engagement” In Mathias Jarikre, Nsikanabasi, U. Wilson and Abiodun J. Oluwadare (Eds) Governance, Security and Peacebuilding in the Niger Delta. Essays in honour of Kinsgley Burutu Otuaro. Ibadan, Zenith Book house Ltd. 1(1) 271-287
Obi, Ndifon Neji & Immaculata Ofu Obaji-Akpet (2018). “No Exit without Strategy: Examining the role of Women in Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding in the Mano River Union”. Calabar Journal of Politics and Administration. 5(1) 287 – 310
Obi, Ndifon Neji and Eteng Patrick Otu (2018). “Civil Society Organizations, Peacebuilding and Local Ownership: A Framework for Action” In N.D.Danjibo and Adeola Adams (Eds) Interagency Cooperation for Peace and Security in Nigeria. Ibadan, John Archers Publishers. Society for Peace Studies and Practice. 1(1)101-121
Obi, Ndifon Neji (2018). “Mainstreaming Conflict Sensitivity in Election Programming in Nigeria” Journal of Nation-building & Policy Studies (JoNPS) 2(1) 49-71
Obi, Ndifon Neji (2018). “Hands Behind their Backs: Making a Case for a Region-centered Restructuring Framework” In Atelhe, G.Atelhe, D.U. Williams, M. A. Coker, C. N. Odock and J. Okoro (eds) Calabar Journal of Politics and Administration 1595-0107.4(1)
Obi, Ndifon Neji (2018), Civil Society Organizations and Peacebuilding: A Functional Perspective. International Journal of Social Sciences and Management Research 2545-5303. 4(6)
Obi, Ndifon Neji (2018), Civil Society Organizations and Peacebuilding: A Functional Perspective. International Journal of Social Sciences and Management Research 2545-5303. 4(6)
Obi, Ndifon Neji (2018). “Domestic Terrorism and Inter-Group Relations in Nigeria”. Veritas Journal of Religious Studies (A Biannual Publication). Abuja, Veritas University. Maiden Edition. 66-80.1(1)
. T. Simbine & Obi, Ndifon Neji (2018), “The Niger Delta Crisis: Perspectives of Its Domino Effect on the Gulf of Guinea (GoG)” Journal of Political Science and Leadership Research. 57-75. 4(2)
Obi, Ndifon Neji (2018). “Mainstreaming Conflict Sensitivity in Election Programming in Nigeria” Journal of Nation-building & Policy Studies (JoNPS) 2(1) 49-71
Obi, Ndifon Neji & Immaculata Ofu Obaji-Akpet (2018). “No Exit without Strategy: Examining the role of Women in Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding in the Mano River Union”. Calabar Journal of Politics and Administration. 287 – 310. 5(1)
Obi, Ndifon Neji (2018). “Hands Behind their Backs: Making a Case for a Region-centered Restructuring Framework” In Atelhe, G.Atelhe, D.U. Williams, M. A. Coker, C. N. Odock and J. Okoro (eds) Calabar Journal of Politics and Administration 1595-0107.4(1)
Obi, Ndifon Neji (2018), Civil Society Organizations and Peacebuilding: A Functional Perspective. International Journal of Social Sciences and Management Research 2545-5303. 4(6)
Obi, Ndifon Neji (2018), Civil Society Organizations and Peacebuilding: A Functional Perspective. International Journal of Social Sciences and Management Research 2545-5303. 4(6)
Obi, Ndifon Neji (2018). “Domestic Terrorism and Inter-Group Relations in Nigeria”. Veritas Journal of Religious Studies (A Biannual Publication). Abuja, Veritas University. Maiden Edition. 66-80.1(1)
. T. Simbine & Obi, Ndifon Neji (2018), “The Niger Delta Crisis: Perspectives of Its Domino Effect on the Gulf of Guinea (GoG)” Journal of Political Science and Leadership Research. 57-75. 4(2)
Obi, Ndifon Neji & Immaculata Ofu Obaji-Akpet (2018). “No Exit without Strategy: Examining the role of Women in Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding in the Mano River Union”. Calabar Journal of Politics and Administration. 287 – 310. 5(1)
Obi, Ndifon Neji (2017), “The invincible invisibles: Rethinking the democracy, gender and peacebuilding trilogy” In Isaac Olawale Albert, Sharon Adetutu Omotoso & Alero Akeredolu (Eds) Gender-based Violence in Contemporary Nigeria: Essays in Honour of Professor Alake Bolanle Awe. Ibadan: Institute for Peace and Strategic Studies. John Archers Publishers Ltd. 1(1) 415-433.
Obi, Ndifon Neji (2015). “Domestic Terrorism: Rethinking the role of Islam in the emerging Boko Haram phenomenon in Nigeria” in Scholarly Journal of Scientific Research and Essay (SJSRE) Vol. 4(3), 47 -57
Obi, Ndifon Neji (2015). “Domestic Terrorism: Rethinking the role of Islam in the emerging Boko Haram phenomenon in Nigeria” in Scholarly Journal of Scientific Research and Essay. 47 -57. 4(3),
Obi, Ndifon Neji (2015). “Domestic Terrorism: Rethinking the role of Islam in the emerging Boko Haram phenomenon in Nigeria” in Scholarly Journal of Scientific Research and Essay. 47 -57. 4(3),

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S/N Conference Description Started Finished
Nationalities, Identities and Terrorism: The Nigerian Experience. A 2-Day Annual Summit 5th - 6th November, 2012 Nil2012-11-052012-11-06
Defining and Rethinking Peace and Security Systems in Transitional Democracies. 7th Annual International Conference of the Society for Peace Studies and Practice (SPSP) held at Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State, Nigeria 25th – 27th March, 2013 No Exit without Strategy: Examining the Role of Women in Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding in The Mano River Union (MRU)2013-03-252013-03-27
Rethinking Post-Election Peacebuilding in Africa. 9th International Conference of the Society for Peace Studies and Practice (SPSP) held at the University of Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria 10th – 12th August, 2015Mainstreaming Conflict Sensitivity in Election Programming in Nigeria2015-08-102015-08-12
urbing Corruption and Building Sustainable Peace. 10th International Conference of the Society for Peace Studies and Practice (SPSP) held at Grand Hotel, Asaba, Delta State 15th – 17th August, 2016Rethinking Civil Society Participation in the implementation of the United Nations Convention against corruption in Nigeria2016-08-152016-08-17
tate, Governance and the Regional Integration in Africa. 31st Annual Conference of the National Political Science Association (NPSA) hosted by the Department of Political Science, Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki, Ebonyi State 26th-29th March, 2018Peace and conflict Risk Assessment as a Mechanism for Effective Peace Governance in Katsina-Ala Local Government Area, Benue State, Nigeria2018-03-262018-03-29
ADR Workshop on Negotiating with Violent Extremists: Strategies and Challenges and Application of ADR to Electoral Disputes in Nigeria. Abuja, 10th July, 2018Nil2018-06-102018-06-10
Violent Conflicts and the Challenges of Peacebuilding in Contemporary Nigeria. 12th Annual Conference of the Society for Peace Studies and Practice (SPSP) hosted by the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), Abuja, Nigeria 9th -11th July 2018ivil Society Organizations and the Challenges of Countering Violent Extremism in Nigeria2018-07-092018-07-11
Workshop on Research Methodology organized by the Department of Political Science, University of Calabar, Nigeria 2nd august, 2018Nil2018-08-022018-08-02
Ethnicity, Democracy and Political Stability in Nigeria. 3rd National Conference of the National Political Science Association NPSA (South-South) Zone hosted by the Department of Political Science, Delta State University, Abraka, Delta State 14th -17nsecurity in the Niger Delta: A Report on Emerging Threats in Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Cross River, Delta, Edo and Rivers States. A study sponsored by the European Union and facilitated by Academic Associates PeaceWorks (AAPW) and the Niger Delta Dialogue (NDD)2021-04-142021-04-17
Democracy and Development in Nigeria’s Fourth Republic: Issues and Challenges. 33rd Annual Virtual Conference of the National Political Science Association (NPSA). 25th -27th May. 2021 hosted by the University of Ilorin, Kwara State. Nil2021-05-252021-05-27