Agape Kanyiri Damwah

I studied general Arts both at the ordinary and advanced Levels at Wa Secondary school in Ghana. I hold a Bachelor of Education Degree (History and the study of Religions), and a Master of Philosophy degree in History, both from the University of Cape Coast, Ghana. I have 13 years experience in teaching History at the Senior High School in Ghana.
Currently I am a PhD student of the University For Development Studies under the project Society and Change in Northern Ghana: Dagomba, Gonja, and the Regional Perspective on Ghanaian History.
Over the past couple of years, i have been engaged as a data collector and as a master trainer in the USAID sponsored program in Ghana on Early Grade Reading Assessment in English, Mathematics and the Home Language. I have also worked for the Center for Conflict Transformation and Peace Studies, carrying out research on the prevalence of ethnic conflicts and chieftaincy disputes in Northern Ghana.

As a PhD candidate, my research is on The Samori invasion of Western Gonja 1895/6: War, Diplomacy and migrations. It focuses on the nature of military diplomacy during the late 19th century upheavals in Northern Ghana. It examines how the Samori invasion of western Gonja profoundly altered the social and political relations of the people of the area.

Affiliate member
University of Development Studies, Ghana