Boris Somé is Peace Insight's Burkina Faso Local Peacebuilding Expert. He has been the National Coordinator of WANEP-Burkina Faso since September 2014, where he has also worked as the manager of its National Early Warning System. Boris trains local peacebuilders and has wide experience in advocacy and research, including publishing a book on peacebuilding in Burkina Faso. He holds a Master's in Ethics and Governance from the School of Political and Moral Sciences of West Africa, in Abidjan.

Latest from Boris Somé

Who guards the guardians in Burkina Faso?

Civil society has played a key role in Burkina Faso’s transition to democracy. But independent organisations must stay independent for real change Read more »

11 July 2016

Military coup in Burkina Faso: report from the ground

Peace Direct's Local Correspondent for Burkina Faso, Boris Some, reports from the ground on the military coup Read more »

18 September 2015

The changing of the guard: Burkinabé civil society says no to coup by stealth

Boris Somé reports on political drama and the role civil society is playing in ensuring a peaceful democratic transition in Burkina Faso Read more »

25 February 2015

Politics, protest, peace: preparing for elections in Burkina Faso

Boris Somé discusses an initiative being developed to ensure a peaceful general election in Burkina Faso next year. Read more »

22 December 2014

Back to the future in Burkina Faso

Boris Somé introduces Insight on Conflict’s new Burkina Faso section. Read more »

28 November 2014