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Wendyam Hervé Lankoandé

Giustra Fellow,West Africa

Crisis Group Role

Wendyam Hervé Lankoandé is Crisis Group’s Giustra Fellow for West Africa.

Professional Background

Prior to joining Crisis Group, Wendyam worked in research and analytical capacity for a wide range of organisations, including Clingendael, Swisspeace, Interpeace, the Institute for Peace and Security Studies, and the Group for Research and Information on Peace and Security. Wendyam holds a BA in European and International Studies from Sorbonne Nouvelle and a MA in Strategic Studies from Paris 13 University.

Areas of Expertise

  • West Africa
  • State building
  • Peacebuilding
  • Regional Integration


  • English (fluent)
  • French (fluent)
  • German (basic)
  • Mooré (native)

Select Publications

  • “Burkina Faso at crossroads”, Swisspeace, March 2019;
  • “Escaping the Fragility Trap: The Imperative of Nation Building in Fragile Contexts”, Swisspeace, May 2019
  • “Burkina Faso’s rocky road to democratic consolidation”, Clingendael Institute, April 2020
  • “Burkina Faso: Casting a shadow over the polls? The role of vigilante groups in the 2020 election”, Clingendael Institute, May 2020

Latest Updates

Q&A / Africa

Retour de Laurent Gbagbo en Côte d’Ivoire : une nouvelle occasion de réconciliation

Acquitté le 31 mars 2021 par la Cour pénale internationale, l’ancien président Laurent Gbagbo est libre de retourner en Côte d’Ivoire. Dans ce Q&A, l’expert de Crisis Group Wendyam Hervé Lankoandé analyse les enjeux et les conditions de ce retour, prévu le 17 juin.

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