Combatting Disinformation: Empowering African Youth for Peace and Security


January 18, 2024

The Africa Center for Strategic Studies and the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC) held an academic webinar to increase awareness and knowledge among African youth about disinformation and its effects on security in Africa. For purposes of these webinars, “youth” refers to professionals under the age of 35.

Webinar Objectives

  • Increase awareness and understanding of disinformation challenges among African youth.
  • Discuss the prevalence and impact of disinformation on African youth.
  • Explore strategies to identify and combat disinformation.
  • Foster a collaborative approach to disinformation mitigation.

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  • Mr. Edmund Akoto Bamfo
    Senior Program Officer (Youth), KAIPTC
  • Mr. ‘Kunle Adebajo
    Investigations Editor and Head of Internal Fact-Check, HumAngle
  • Ms. Vanessa Mannessong
    Investigative data analyst and researcher in the ANCIR iLab team at Code for Africa
  • Ms. Harriet Ofori
    Research and Project Manager, Penplusbytes


  • Dr. Mark Duerksen
    Research Associate, Africa Center for Strategic Studies