Wale Adeboye is the West Africa focal representative, Africa Working Group of the Global Action Against Mass Atrocities initiative. Adeboye founded the West Africa Responsibility to Protect Coalition (WAC-R2P), an independent multi-disciplinary research and cooperation think tank that he leads to create awareness and advocate positive change on issues of national and sub-regional security relating to the protection of civilians. He is also a 2019 Rotary Peace fellow at Chulalongkorn University, Thailand. From 2016 to 2017 he was a Global Peace Index Ambassador for the Rotary International and the Institute for Economics and Peace. His work focuses on Counterterrorism, the Responsibility to Protect, and peace negotiations. He regularly travels to different states in Nigeria to engage with parliamentarians, senior civil servants and civil society organizations in peacebuilding and atrocity threats analysis. He volunteers as the Country Coordinator for the Terrorism Research Initiative and has interviewed a number of Boko Haram terrorists. Adeboye has a B.A. degree in Mass Communication, an M.A. degree in Peace and Conflict studies, a certificate in Genocide Studies & Prevention from Keene State College, USA, and is completing a PhD on the Nigerian military operations against Boko Haram. He is an alumnus of the Kofi Anan International Peacekeeping Training Centre and the African Leadership Forum and the West Africa Civil Society Institute, in Accra, Ghana.