Tarila Marclint Ebiede is a PhD Candidate at the Centre for Research on Peace and Development (CRPD), KU Leuven. Tarila Marclint Ebiede was previously a researcher at the Centre for the Study of Economies of Africa (CSEA), Abuja and worked as a field researcher for Stakeholder Democracy Network (SDN), Port Harcourt, Nigeria. His research focus and interest is on the reintegration of ex-combatants in post-conflict societies, non-state armed groups, the impact of violent conflicts on local governance, youths in conflict affected societies, informal institutions and peacebuilding and peace and security architecture in Africa. Tarila Marclint Ebiede is a 2012 Marie Curie Pre Doctoral Fellow for Sustainable Peacebuilding, a 2015 Africa Workshop Fellow of the American Political Science Association (APSA) and a 2016 visiting researcher at the European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM), Maastricht, The Netherlands. Tarila Marclint Ebiede is a peace and security expert for the Brussels based African Caribbean Pacific (ACP) Young Professionals Network (YPN).