Beatrice Anowah Brew is an international development practitioner specialising in peace and security in West Africa and has over 10 years of experience as a researcher, trainer, course content developer and facilitator in conflict prevention and peacebuilding. Her interests include violent extremism, conflict and fragility, conflict mapping and analysis, transnational organised crime, human security and migration- exploring the effects of knowledge asymmetry on peacebuilding processes ,and how multistakeholder appproaches and local ownership contribute to sustainable peace.
Beatrice has expertise in policy-oriented research; security policy development; academic and training curriculum development; institutional capacity development and strengthening; strategy and advocacy; partnership/stakeholder management/ engagement; technical advisory services; and knowledge management. She also has experience undertaking country risk and vulnerability assessments.
Over the years, she has facilitated a number of local to global processes bordering on monitoring and mitigating conflict and insecurity towards engendering a culture of peace. She has contributed to conducting and implementating policy-oriented research and conflict mitigation roadmaps which not only gained traction at global and regional levels but saw its adoption and implementation at country level. These include research projects on thematic areas such as violent extremism, Responsibility to Protect (R2P), Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and African Union Continental Legal and Normative frameworks.
She has facilitated various meetings/workshop/conferences, delivered speeches and presented papers at conferences and other public fora at local, national, regional, continental and international levels towards enhancing strategic interventions in peace and security. She has also contributed to processes towards the establishment and strengthening of Infrastructures for Peace (I4P) in West Africa as well as the development of policy and training manuals and frameworks on conflict sensitive journalism, violent extremism, Gender, Youth, peace and security, humanitarian assistance, human rights and related thematic areas mainly in West Africa.
Beatrice has served as focal point for WANEP’s partnership/ engagements with the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping (KAIPTC), Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC), National Peace Council of Ghana (NPC) and other relevant partners and stakeholders. She has served as coordinator, West Africa Peacebuilding Institute (WAPI), 2015-2020 and the (GPPAC) Regional Liaison Officer for West Africa.
She has served as resource person, trainer/ facilitator for various training and sensitisation workshops for youth, women, community leaders, religious and faith-based groups officials of AU, ECOWAS, State actors, CSO actors, Academia and private sector. She presently serves as a course facilitator for KAIPTC providing training and content development services in conflict mapping and analysis , peacebuilding and other conflict prevention thematic areas. She has also served as a resource person on youth and career development for the Ghana Netherlands Business and Culture Council (GNBCC).
Beatrice is presently the Co-Director of the Women of Color Advancing Peace and Security, and Conflict Transformation (WCAPS) Ghana Chapter, and a WCAPS Pipeline Fellowship Mentor. She has worked with the Council on Foreign Relations-Ghana, West Africa Network for Peacebuilding (WANEP), Legon Centre for International Affairs (LECIAD , and Brands and Products (now Verdant Zeal).
Beatrice holds a BA Geography & Resource Development and Psychology , University of Ghana, and an MA in International Affairs from the Legon Centre for International Affairs (LECIAD), University of Ghana.