Peter Chonka

Peter Chonka

Fellow

Peter Chonka is a Lecturer in Global Digital Cultures at King’s College London (UK). His research focuses on communications technologies and political change in the Horn of Africa. He completed his PhD at the University of Edinburgh’s Centre of African Studies and previously worked as an interpreter for the Somalia Delegation of the International Committee of the Red Cross. Before that, he was employed by the University of Hargeisa. His peer-reviewed publications are available on his personal website (www.petechonka.com) and he is contactable at peter.chonka@kcl.ac.uk.

Mohamud Garre

Mohamud Garre

Fellow

Mohamud Garre is a social policy fellow with Somali Public Agenda. His research interests lie in the areas of education, health/social care, human rights, forced migration, and youth unemployment. Mohamud is a doctoral candidate at the University of Nottingham. He has recently been researching about social development issues that affect the poor and marginalized communities in Somalia.

Partha Moman

Partha Moman

Fellow

Partha Moman is a peace-building and governance practitioner with a focus on civic engagement, social accountability and social research. He currently works as an independent consultant focusing on working with local Somali civil society to deliver impactful civic engagement, policy dialogue and advocacy programmes and research at both the local and national level, including the Somali Youth Development Network (SOYDEN) and the Somali Non-State Actors. Previously, he worked at Africa’s Voices Foundation where he built a programme of work in Somalia that cut across local governance, humanitarian response and durable solutions to find innovative solutions to connect citizens and decision-makers through research, media and technology. Partha has a broader background in policy research, political and conflict analysis having worked as a Programme Assistant at the Africa Programme at Chatham House, and as a Research Assistant at the Centre of Governance and Human Rights, University of Cambridge. He holds an Mphil in African Studies from the University of Cambridge and a BA (Hons) in History from the University of Durham.

Tobias Hagmann

Tobias Hagmann

Fellow

Tobias Hagmann is an associate professor of international development at Roskilde University in Denmark. He is a multilingual political analyst with a PhD in public administration from the University of Lausanne, Switzerland. He has researched and published on local and national politics in the Horn of Africa, in particular Somalia and Ethiopia, since 1998. His work and analyses have been published by leading academic journals, various news outlets and think tanks including the New York Times, International Crisis Group and the Rift Valley Institute. See: www.tobiashagmann.net

Sahra Koshin

Sahra Koshin

Fellow

Sahra Ahmed Koshin is the Founder and Director of the Somalia Gender Hub and the Puntland Women Writers Association. She is currently working as an independent gender consultant with Africa Development Bank Group. She has published a number of Somalia-wide research studies focusing on gender and women’s participation in higher education,social and political life. She has over 18 years of professional work experience with the Somali government and (I)NGOs such as AFDB, World Bank, INASP, AuthorAid, ADRA Somalia, Save the Children, UNDP Somalia, Care International, research & policy analysis, and knowledge management. She has worked in Somalia, Kenya, the Netherlands, South Sudan, Sierra Leone and Zambia, to mention but a few. Sahra is a World Bank Certified ToT Trainer in the ‘Business Edge Training Toolkit’ which focuses on gender, enterprise development, innovation and technology. She is a trainer at the Puntland Women Business Umbrella. Sahra is also the winner of several poetry awards such as the Dutch ECHO and Dutch Rabobank Poetry Award for Literature for her poetry.

She is currently a PhD Candidate at UPeace – the UN Mandated University for Peace. She also has an Advanced MA degree in Advanced Development Studies from Radboud University in Nijmegen and a MA degree in Cultural Anthropology from Leiden University both in the Netherlands.