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Ibrahim Bangura

The Expert has worked extensively in the fields of Transitional Justice, Disarmament, Demobilisation and Reintegration of Ex-Combatants, Security Sector Reform, Sustainable Livelihoods, Gender and Conflict Resolution in Africa.

He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and History and a Master’s degree in Gender Studies from University of Sierra Leone; another Master’s degree in International Development Studies from the University of Amsterdam; and a Doctorate degree in Economics from the Leipzig Graduate School of Management in Germany.

He currently lectures at the Peace and Conflict Studies Programme, Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone, and he is also a senior partner at Transition International, a consultancy firm based in the Netherlands.

Name
Ibrahim Bangura
Occupation
Consultant
Expertise

Human rights, transitional justice, security sector reform, LGBTQ, Child abuse, sexual abuse/assault, gender-based violence/domestic violence, child soldiers, forced marraige, trafficking, FGM/FGC, forced conscription, ex-combatant reintegration, criminal deportees, risk of destitution/homelessness, land tenure disputes, ethnic, religious, or tribal discrimination or persecution, torture/risk of political persecutin/risk from state actors, risk from non-state actors, risk of retaliation, safe internal relocation

Experience

The Expert has worked as a researcher with Haitian refugees, immigrants, and diaspora; They have written grant reports and academic manuscripts on such research; The Expert has taught college courses on immigration practices and policies.

Publications

Bangura, I. (Ed.). To be published soon. Youth Led Social Movements and Peacebuilding in Africa. Routledge, UK.

•             Bangura, I. 2021. Livelihoods in Conflict Affected Settings. In Routledge Handbook on Livelihoods. UK.

•             Bangura, I. 2021. Young People, Music and Socio-Political Change in Post-War Sierra Leone. In: (edit) Ugor., Levering Expectations: Young People and Popular Arts Culture in Africa. University of Indiana Press.

•             Bangura, I. 2021. Trapped in Violence and Uncertainty: Patriarchy, Women, and the Conflict in Somalia. African Conflict & Peacebuilding Review 10, no. 2 (Spring 2021), 80–103.

•             Bangura, I. 2021. Young People, Music and Socio-Political Change in Post-War Sierra Leone. In: (edit) Ugor., Levering Expectations: Young People and Popular Arts Culture in Africa. University of Indiana Press.

•             Bangura, I. 2021. Leaving Behind the Worst of the Past: Transitional Justice and Prevention in Sierra Leone. International Center for Transitional Justice, USA.

•             Bangura, I. 2020. Africa-EU Relations and the Politics of International Development. In: (edit) Omeje., 2019. From Africa Rising to How Africa Can Arise: Exploring the Governance, Security and Development Nexus. New York: Routledge.

•             Bangura, I. 2020. Regional Trade and Security Cooperation: A Case Study of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). In: (edit) Omeje. K., 2019. From Africa Rising to How Africa Can Arise: Exploring the Governance, Security and Development Nexus. New York: Routledge.

•             Bangura, Ibrahim. 2019. Resisting War: Guinean Youth and Civil Wars in the Mano River Basin. Journal of Peacebuilding and Development, Vol. 14(1) 36-48.

•             Bangura, I. 2019. Promoting Greater Youth Inclusion and Participation for Better Peacebuilding in the Mano River Basin. Policy Brief. Vol. 13. Issue 06, Institute for Peace and Security Studies, University of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

•             Bangura, I. 2018. Bridging the Gulf: Civil Society and the Quest for Peace and Security in Sierra Leone. Journal of African Peace and Security Vol. 1, pp. 36-50

•             Bangura, I. 2018. Peacebuilding in Sierra Leone One and a Half Decades after the Civil War: At what stage does a war-affected country cease to be post-conflict?  In: (edit) Omeje, K., 2018. Peacebuilding in Contemporary Africa: In search of Alternative Strategies. New York: Routledge, pp. 91-110.

•             Bangura, I & Lau, S., 2018. Obstacles to Peace and Security in North Africa”. In: (edit) Omeje, K., 2018. Peacebuilding in Contemporary Africa: In search of Alternative Strategies. New York: Routledge, pp. 166-184

•             Bangura, I. 2018, Young People and the Search for Inclusion and Political Participation in Guinea. African Conflict & Peacebuilding Review 8, no. 1, 54–72.

•             Bangura, I. 2018, Democratically Transformed or Business as Usual: The Sierra Leone Police and Democratic Policing in Sierra Leone. Stability: International Journal of Security & Development, UK.

•             Bangura, I. 2017. A Call for Constructive Engagement: Youth, Violence, and Peacebuilding in the Mano River Basin Area. Special Issue: African Youth—Generation Next for Peacebuiding?  Kujenga Amani, African Peacebuilding Network, USA.

•             Bangura, I and Söderberg Kovacs, M. 2017. Competition, Uncertainty and Violence in Sierra Leone’s Swing District. in Mimmi Söderberg Kovacs (ed.), Elections Related Violence in Africa, London: Zed Books.

•             Bangura, I and Söderberg Kovacs, M. 2017. Shape Shifters in the Struggle for Survival: Warlord Democrats in Sierra Leone. In Anders Themnér (ed.), Warlord Democrats in Africa, London: Zed Books.

•             Bangura, I. 2017. The Gradual Emergence of Second-Generation Security Sector Re-form in Sierra Leone. Center for Security Governance, Canada.

•             Bangura, I. 2016. Assessing the Impact of Orthodox Security Sector Reform in Sierra Leone. Center for Security Governance, Canada.

•             Bangura, I. 2016. We Can’t Eat Peace: Youth, Sustainable Livelihood and the Peacebuilding Process in Sierra Leone. Journal for Peacebuilding & Development, 11:2, 37-50.

•             Bangura, I. 2013. Book Review: The Limits of Democracy and the Postcolonial Nation State: Mali’s Democratic Experiment Falters, While Jihad and Terrorism Grow in the Sahara. Book authored by Robin Edward Poulton and Raffaella Greco Tonegutti.

•             Bangura, I (2013): The Grip of Death: Stories of Children and the Conflict in Sierra Leone. Miraclaire Publishing House, USA.

•             Poulton, R. and Bangura, I. 2013. Child Soldiers – Reintegrating Boys and Girls Who are Victims of War (April 10, 2013). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2658764

•             Bangura, I and Specht, I. 2012. Work not War: Youth Transformation in Sierra Leone and Liberia. Conciliation Resources, UK.

•             Bangura, I. 2011. A Critical Assessment of Development Views of Gender in Africa. Africa Peace and Conflict Journal Vol. 14: 2: 54-65.

•             Bangura, I. 2011. Liberia: The Transition from Destruction

to Post-War Reconstruction. Wittenberg Center for Global Ethics, Discussion Paper, Lutherstadt-Wittenberg, Germany.

•             Bangura, I. 2011. Higher Education and Economic Development in Sierra Leone. Wittenberg Centre for Global Ethics, Germany

•             Bangura, I. 2010. Making Peace Work: A Case Study of Women Engaged in Peacebuilding Activities in Kailahun. University of Amsterdam, Netherlands (Unpublished thesis).

•             Emerging Issues: Youth, Gender and the Changing Nature of Armed Conflict. Peacebuild, the Canadian Peace Building Network.

 

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Islam and Christianity
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