James-Emmanuel Wanki enrolled on the Masters by Research in Politics and Public Administration at the University of Limerick as Irish Aid Anna Lindh Scholar in June 2007. He is now currently in the advanced stages of his doctoral Research on The European Union and the Prevention of Conflicts in West Africa: An Analysis of the Principle of Local Ownership, under the supervision of Professor Tom Lodge.
He holds bachelors of science double majors degrees in Sociology and Anthropology (1st Class Hons) and Women and Gender Studies (1st Class Hons) from the University of Buea-Cameroon; and MA in Globalisation, Development and Transition (1st Class Hons.) from the University of Westminster London. He also holds specialized professional certificates in the interrelated areas of peacekeeping, peace building, conflict management, elections observation, and humanitarian intervention, including: Enhancing Human Security in the Practice of Peace Operations, jointly organized by the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), & The Finish government's Centre for Crisis Management (CMC) Kuopio, Finland (2010); Mission Preparedness: The Psycho-Social Dimension, jointly organized by the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), & Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna di Studi Universitari di Perfezionamento, Pisa, Italy (2010); International Humanitarian Law and Policy [online] Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts USA: Programme on Humanitarian Policy and Conflict Research: (2010); Elections Observation (Training Programme on Peace building and Good Governance for African Civilian Personnel, Legon- Ghana), organized by LECIA, University of Ghana & ITPCM, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Pisa - Italy(2008); Civilian Peacekeeping and Peace building (CPPC), organised by African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (ACCORD -South Africa) and the Royal Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, within African Union and ECOWAS Training for Peace (TfP) Framework, Abuja, Nigeria(2008); Leadership Education and Innovation Training on Conflict Prevention, Conflict Resolution and Peace Building, TPO, Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina(2007); Gender, Conflicts: Human Rights and Transitional Justice, jointly organized by the United Nations Affiliated University for Peace (UPEACE-Costa Rica) and Femme Africa Solidarite (FAS) Pan-African Centre for Gender, Peace & Development (Dakar-Senegal)(2007); Pan-African Leadership Programme (InterAction), organized by The British Council and UK-based international leadership consultancy Questions of Difference (QoD). Yaoundé, Cameroon & Port Louis, Mauritius (2006-2007). Etc.