In order to secure the resources the organization needs to exist and carry out its mission and work effectively and efficiently, we have established a vital organizational structure.
The structure of ICERMediation includes the management and advisory levels, membership, administration and staff, and their interconnections and inter-responsibilities.
ICERMediation’s long term goal is to create and build an international network of peace advocates (Global Peace and Security Council), effective and efficient Board members (Board of Directors), elders, traditional rulers/leaders or representatives of ethnic, religious and indigenous groups around the world (World Elders Forum), vibrant and engaging membership, as well as functioning and active staff, spearheading the implementation of the organization’s mandate from the secretariat in collaboration with partners.
Global Peace and Security Council
The Global Peace and Security Council was recently created by the International Center for Ethno-Religious Mediation (ICERMediation), New York.
Our primary goal is to repair toxic divisions in our societies. We are driven to end ethnic, racial, religious, sectarian, and caste-based violent conflicts in our various countries.
The Global Peace and Security Council is a multinational group of leaders from various countries and sectors around the world.
Global Peace and Security Council members are carefully selected to represent ICERMediation in their countries as Peace Ambassadors.
Members of the Council are committed to the mission of building civic bridges worldwide.
Members seek to build partnerships for human and social security, inclusion, justice, sustainable development, and peace.
The role of the Global Peace and Security Council is similar to that of the United Nations General Assembly.
Council members meet annually in New York in the third week of September.
Council members are also encouraged to participate in the Annual International Conference on Ethnic and Religious Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding held in New York during the last week of September.
Group of leaders nominated to represent their country in the Council must be ethnically, racially or religiously diverse and gender balanced.
All Council members must sign up for the ICERMediation’s Backer Membership.
Leaders from the private and public sectors who wish to represent their country in the Global Peace and Security Council are invited to complete the nomination form below.
Individuals or organizations that want to nominate up to four leaders to represent their country in the Global Peace and Security Council can also complete the nomination form below.
Global Peace and Security Council Nomination Form
Board of Directors
Yacouba Isaac Zida, Former Prime Minister and President of Burkina Faso
Anthony ('Tony') Moore, Founder, Chairman & CEO at Evrensel Capital Partners PLC
The appointment of these two leaders was confirmed on February 24, 2022 during the leadership meeting of the organization. According to Dr. Basil Ugorji, President and CEO of the International Center for Ethno-Religious Mediation, the mandate given to Mr. Zida and Mr. Moore is centered on strategic leadership and fiduciary responsibility for the sustainability and scalability of the conflict resolution and peacebuilding work of the organization.
Building an infrastructure of peace in the 21st century requires the commitment of successful leaders from a variety of professions and regions. We are thrilled to welcome them into our organization and have high hopes for the progress we will make together in promoting a culture of peace around the world, Dr. Ugorji added.
Headed by the President of the Organization and the Chief Operating Officer, ICERMediation’s Secretariat is divided into nine departments: Research, Education and Training, Expert Consultation, Dialogue and Mediation, Rapid Response Projects, Development and Fundraising, Public Relations and Legal Affairs, Human Resources, and Finance & Budget.
President of the Organization
Basil Ugorji, Ph.D., President and CEO
- Ph.D. in Conflict Analysis and Resolution from Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA
- Master of Arts in Philosophy from Université de Poitiers, France
- Diploma in French Language Studies from Centre International de Recherche et d’Étude des Langues (CIREL), Lomé, Togo
- Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from University of Ibadan, Nigeria
Permanent Mission of ICERMediation to the United Nations
The International Center for Ethno-Religious Mediation (ICERMediation) is one of the few organizations that have been granted Special Consultative Status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).
Consultative status for an organization enables it to actively engage with the United Nations ECOSOC and its subsidiary bodies, as well as with the United Nations Secretariat, programs, funds and agencies in a number of ways.
Attendance at Meetings and Access to the United Nations
ICERMediation’s Special Consultative Status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) entitles ICERMediation to designate official representatives to the United Nations Headquarters in New York and the United Nations offices in Geneva and Vienna. ICERMediation’s Representatives will be able to register for and actively participate in events, conferences and activities of the United Nations, as well as sit as observers at public meetings of ECOSOC and its subsidiary bodies, General Assembly, Human Rights Council and other United Nations intergovernmental decision-making bodies.
Meet the Representatives of ICERMediation to the United Nations
Editorial Board / Peer Review Panel
Peer Review Panel
- Matthew Simon Ibok, Ph.D., Nova Southeastern University, USA
- Sheikh Gh.Waleed Rasool, Ph.D., Riphah International University, Islamabad, Pakistan
- Kumar Khadka, Ph.D., Kenneshaw State University, USA
- Egodi Uchendu, Ph.D., University of Nigeria Nsukka, Nigeria
- Kelly James Clark, Ph.D., Grand Valley State University, Allendale, Michigan, USA
- Ala Uddin, Ph.D., University of Chittagong, Chittagong, Bangladesh
- Qamar Abbas, Ph.D. Candidate, RMIT University, Australia
- Don John O. Omale, Ph.D., Federal University Wukari, Taraba State, Nigeria
- Segun Ogungbemi, Ph.D., Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba, Ondo State, Nigeria
- Stanley Mgbemena, Ph.D., Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka Anambra State, Nigeria
- Ben R. Ole Koissaba, Ph.D., Association for the Advancement of Educational Research, USA
- Anna Hamling, Ph.D., University of New Brunswick, Fredericton , NB, Canada
- Paul Kanyinke Sena, Ph.D., Egerton University, Kenya; Indigenous Peoples of Africa Coordinating Committee
- Simon Babs Mala, Ph.D., University of Ibadan, Nigeria
- Hilda Dunkwu, Ph.D., Stevenson University, USA
- Michael DeValve, Ph.D., Bridgewater State University, USA
- Timothy Longman, Ph.D., Boston University, USA
- Evelyn Namakula Mayanja, Ph.D., University of Manitoba, Canada
- Mark Chingono, Ph.D., University of Swaziland, Kingdom of Swaziland
- Arthur Lerman, Ph.D., Mercy College, New York, USA
- Stefan Buckman, Ph.D., Nova Southeastern University, USA
- Richard Queeney, Ph.D., Bucks County Community College, USA
- Robert Moody, Ph.D. candidate, Nova Southeastern University, USA
- Giada Lagana, Ph.D., Cardiff University, UK
- Autumn L. Mathias, Ph.D., Elms College, Chicopee, MA, USA
- Augustine Ugar Akah, Ph.D., University of Kiel, Germany
- John Kisilu Reuben, Ph.D., Kenyan Military, Kenya
- Wolbert G. C. Smidt, Ph.D., Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Germany
- Jawad Kadir, Ph.D., Lancaster University, UK
- Angi Yoder-Maina, Ph.D.
- Jude Aguwa, Ph.D., Mercy College, New York, USA
- Adeniyi Justus Aboyeji, Ph.D., University of Ilorin, Nigeria
- John Kisilu Reuben, Ph.D., Kenya
- Badru Hasan Segujja, Ph.D., Kampala International University, Uganda
- George A. Genyi, Ph.D., Federal University of Lafia, Nigeria
- Sokfa F. John, Ph.D., University of Pretoria, South Africa
- Qamar Jafri, Ph.D., Universitas Islam Indonesia
- Member George Genyi, Ph.D., Benue State University, Nigeria
- Hagos Abrha Abay, Ph.D., University of Hamburg, Germany
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