PhD Researcher, Peace Studies, University of New England

I am a conflict management practitioner, and author with more than a dozen years of experience in field-based conflict mapping and analysis, capacity building training in conflict management, grassroots and national dialogue; negotiation & mediation support capacity building, programme development & management, organisation capacity development and peacebuilding grants management. I am also a researcher with interest in international politics and its linkage to peace, security and development. I am a pre-vetted Conflict Prevention and Recovery Expert with membership in the Experts Roster for Rapid Response at UNDP’s Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery. I am also retained by the International Peace Institute as a core expert in their Providing for Peacekeeping Project wherein I developed and maintain the Kenya Country Profile on peacekeeping.

Experience

  • 2016–present
    PhD Researcher, University of New England
  • 2015–2016
    Coordinator, Peacebuilding Unit, African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (ACCORD)

Education

  • 2011 
    University of Nairobi, MA (International Studies)

Publications

  • 2017
    Ahere, J. Davies, O. & Limo, I. 2017. ‘Recounting the African Union’s efforts to protect civilians in Darfur: from AMIS to UNAMID’, in J. M. Okeke & P. D. Williams (eds), Protecting civilians in African Union peace support operations: key cases and lessons learned, Addis Ababa, African Union, African Union
  • 2013
    The Paradox that is Diplomatic Recognition: Unpacking the Somaliland Situation, Anchor Academic Publishing
  • 2012
    Kenyan Elections, 2013: Can the Precipice Be Avoided?, Africa Peace and Conflict Journal, Vol. 5, No. 2, pp.27-40