CORN West Africa 2023 Election Violence Research Colloquium

CORN West Africa 2023 Election Violence Research Colloquium

CORN West Africa is a knowledge platform for researchers based in institutions in West Africa who are working in the field of peace, security, and political violence. CORN West Africa has more than 150 members across 35 institutions in West Africa. The Network mobilizes its members to conduct cutting-edge research on peace, security, violent conflicts, and political violence, and create avenues for the off-take of research outcomes by policymakers and advocacy groups.

The Election Violence Research Colloquium brings together researchers within CORN West Africa and beyond who are working on issues related to election violence in Nigeria. The colloquium provides an opportunity for scholars to communicate their research to the academic, policy, advocacy and diplomatic community as Nigeria approaches the 2023 general elections.  The colloquium provides a platform for evidence-based discussions and analysis on political violence and its impact on the 2023 elections in Nigeria.  The colloquium starts on the 1st of November and will continue on a biweekly basis until the 7th of February. It would be rounded up with a Media Conference presenting the key issues emerging from the discussions.





Online/In Person

1st November 2022

The 2022 Electoral Act: What are the Implications for Curbing Violence in the 2023 General Elections?

Jaye Gaskia


15th November 2022

Preventing Violence in the 2023 General Elections: The National Peace Committee, INEC and Political Parties

Fr. Atta Barkindo, PhD

Matthew Kukah Centre & National Peace Committee


29th November 2022

Ballots and Bandits: How will Armed Banditry and Counter-insurgency Campaigns Affect the 2023 Elections in the North West Region of Nigeria?

Dr. Ahmed Rufai, confirmed

Uthman Dan Fodio University, Sokoto


6th December 2022

Godfathers and Transport Unions in South-West Nigeria:

Implications for Voter Participation in the 2023 General Elections?

Dr. Daniel Agbiboa

Harvard University


20th December 2022

Election Violence and Women‘s Participation in the 2023 general Elections

Dr. Olajumoke Yacob-haliso

Babcock University


10th January 2022

Elections Amid Terror: Terrorism and the 2023 Elections in the North East

Babayo Sule, confirmed

Federal University Kashere 


24th January 2023

Voting in the Creeks: Armed Militants and the 2023 General Elections in the Niger Delta

Dr. Tarila Marclint Ebiede

Conflict Research Network West Africa


7th February 2023

Sit at Home? Secessionist Tensions and 2023 General Elections in the South East  

Dr. Michael Ugwueze

University of Nigeria, Nsukka


21st February 2023

CORN West Africa Press Briefing