Emmanuel Ivorgba Ande, PhD
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A Success-driven visionary with over 10 years of experience driving dramatic results in the nonprofit sector, Educator, Community Builder, Peace Activist and Conflict Resolution Practitioner with many years experience conducting mediation, training and facilitation in West Africa, Dr. Emmanuel Ivorgba is recipient of the2014 Unsung Heroes of Compassion Award in San Francisco, CA, USA for his service to humanity and his peacebuilding efforts, especially in his native country, Nigeria.
Dr. Ivorgba holds a PhD in Philosophy and Religion, specializing in Metaphysics and Comparative Religion. Dr. Ivorgba also holds Certificates in Principles and Guidelines for UN Peacekeeping Operations at the Peace Operations Training Institute (POTI) as well in Conflict Analysis at United States Institute of Peace (USIP), Washington DC., in addition several other professional trainings. Emmanuel is Convener/Director of the Annual International Conference on Youth and Interfaith Dialogue which holds every October in Nigeria. He has traveled widely and presented papers at conferences, seminars and workshops Nigeria and abroad.
He is the founder in Nigeria of the leading-edge Creative Minds International Academy, Nigeria (K-12). Dr. Ivorgba serves as Africa Program Director for Project Happiness, West Africa Representative for United Religions Initiative, Global Study Circle Coordinator for The Dalai Lama Foundation, Council Ambassador to the Parliament of the World’s Religions, and presenter of “Projecting the Real You Workshops” and counselling sessions tailored to help people achieve their dreams and highest purposes. Nearly monthly Emmanuel adds contributions in the fields of Philosophy, Religion, Youth Empowerment, Interfaith Dialogue, and Peace Education, in Nigeria and around Earth. Ivorgba lives what he professes as a dedicated teacher and social innovator. He has authored several books, including Anatomy of Religious Violence, An Appraisal of the Significance of Meditation to Human Development, among others.
Dr. Emmanuel Ivorgba is a stellar-human being whose personal example and real-life social models have far-reaching effects crossing international borders, influencing numerous communities and nations for good and whose work in conflict resolution and peacebuilding has directly impacted youth in Nigeria, strengthening their emotional, spiritual and social maturity. Locally in Nigeria, Emmanuel’s activities establish cross-cultural teams of at-risk young men and women focusing on skill building that helps them emerge from dysfunctional families and a drug influenced life on the streets.