Realizing that lasting peace is only possible when people have access to education that includes peaceful alternatives to conflict, live in stable environments, and have clear prospects for a meaningful future, 72 Africa’s model consists of three pillars: 1) provision of mediation and other conflict resolution services; 2) education and research in conflict sources and resolution and; 3) local economic development.
Headquartered in Northern Virginia, USA, 72 Africa’s main operational components are based at the Center for Conflict Transformation and Peace Studies (CECOTAPS) in Damongo, Northern Region, Ghana. 72 Africa is led by its co-founder and President, Reverend Doctor Clement M. Aapengnuo, who was instrumental in the founding and currently serves as the Director of CECOTAPS. 72 Africa’s co-founder, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Timothy R. Sample, is responsible for the overall governance and management of the organization. Mr. Sample has extensive experience in analysis and negotiations, and has served in senior positions in the Executive and Legislative Branches of the U.S. Federal Government, as well as senior management positions in business.