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 a humanitarian/development expert with over 18 years of professional work experience in research and policy development, program management and institutional capacity strengthening, gender mainstreaming and women’s empowerment program delivery. Sahra led over a dozen knowledge and research studies in Somalia focusing on gender and women in Somalia. She has lived and worked the past  13 years in Somalia with government institutions, research think tanks, and civil society. She is a PhD Candidate studying Somali Diaspora Humanitarianism in Complex Crises at the University of Copenhagen. Sahra has double MA degrees in Advanced Development Studies and in Development Sociology from the Netherlands. Sahra is a blogger, poet and an accomplished author having published 3 literary books and won international literary awards such as the Dutch Rabobank Poetry Award. Her writings can be found on her Google Scholar profile Google Scholar.

Ahmed M. Musa

Ahmed M. Musa

Fellow

Ahmed M. Musa is a postdoctoral researcher at the Diaspora Humanitarianism in Complex Crises research project. He completed his PhD at the University of Nairobi’s College of Agricultural and Veterinary Science. His PhD research focused on institutions in livestock export trade in the Berbera corridor. He has over eight years research experience in the Somali region. Ahmed has several peer-reviewed publications. Besides research experience, he has held management positions at various organizations in Somaliland. His areas of interest include governance, institutions, pastoralism, economic corridors, political economy and diaspora humanitarianism. He can be reached at ahmedbrown.musa@gmail.com or ahmedm.musa@outlook.com.