Abdul-Jalilu Ateku has a PhD in International Relations. He was a 2014 Commonwealth Scholar from Ghana. His PhD in International Relations was carried out at the Centre for Conflict, Security and Terrorism, School of Politics and International Relations, University of Nottingham.
His research focuses on peacebuilding, peacekeeping, human security, post-conflict Reconstruction, human rights, TRCs and transitional justice, and African peace and security. Jalilu taught in the Department of Political Science/ICDE at the University of Ghana. He also served as the Senior Programmes Manager in charge of Research, Monitoring and Evaluation at the National Peace Council of Ghana