Anna Edna Esi Mensah is an associate researcher with UNIDIR’s Conventional Arms and Ammunition Programme (CAAP).
She focuses on regional and national approaches to weapons and ammunition management (WAM) and regulating arms transfers and preventing their diversion. She conducts research and supports the design, coordination and implementation of research activities under these work streams.
Prior to joining UNIDIR, Ms. Mensah worked on a United States (US) Department of State technical assistance programme focused on capacity-building and training activities for criminal justice and law enforcement officials in Africa.
Anna holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and French from the University of Ghana and the University of Strasbourg and a master’s degree in international relations and political science from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva. She is fluent in English, French and four Ghanaian languages.
- Burkina Faso
- Central African Republic
- Côte d'Ivoire
- Democratic Republic of the Congo
- Sierra Leone
- The Gambia
- Western Africa
- DDR planning
- DDR processes, programming and support
- DDR-related tools
- International intervention
- Legal and normative frameworks for DDR
- National and local ownership
- Political context of DDR
- Regional and subregional actors in DDR
- Security sector reform and DDR
- The United Nations and DDR
- Women, gender and DDR