Peter Chonka

Peter Chonka

Fellow

Peter Chonkais 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 Garreis 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 a multilingual political analyst and an associate professor of international development at Roskilde University in Denmark. Tobias holds a PhD in public administration from the University of Lausanne, Switzerland. He has followed, researched and published on politics in the Horn of Africa, in particular Somalia and Ethiopia, since 1998. His academic and policy analyses has appeared in leading academic journals, newspapers including the New York Times and research organizations such as the International Crisis Group and the Rift Valley Institute. See: www.tobiashagmann.net