Membership of CORN West Africa is free, voluntary and open to interested subject matter researchers. The Network currently has the following category of membership:

Associate Member

Associate Members are individuals without any expertise in conflict research, but would like to identify with CORN West Africa.


An individual who possesses a PhD, is an academic researcher in a university or a research focused organisation, and has published a minimum of three refereed publications, at least one of which must be on conflict in a West African state.

Affiliate Member

An individual currently studying for a PhD/Master’s degree who is conducting research on a topic related to conflict in a West African state.

Honorary Members (invitation only)

An individual who possesses a PhD, was a senior academic, but is retired. Members in this category must have made substantial contributions to the literature on violent conflicts and peace building in West Africa.

Applicants for the Associate Member category should click on the Registration link below and register. Applicants for the Member and Affiliate Member categories should submit a cover letter and CV to the email: [email protected]. Upon review of the application, the applicant will be informed of the decision.