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Experts on countries of origin by country

Allo, Dr. Awol

Specialist in political violence, human rights, rule of law, democratization, and security and justice with a particular expertise on social/ethnic/political groups at risk of persecution in Ethiopia, Eritrea, Somalia, Sudan, and South Sudan. Experience in writing expert reports for asylum cases. 

Occupation: Lecturer
Countries of expertise: Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia, South Sudan

Anyangwe, Carlson

Occupation: Professor emeritus of Law, former Rector of Walter Sisulu University, and COI expert
Countries of expertise: Cameroon, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan

Arapiles, Dr Sara

Dr Sara Arapiles is a Teaching Associate in EU Law and Public Law at the School of Law of the University of Nottingham where she previously completed her PhD research on ‘Slavery in Refugee Status Determination Procedures in Europe: A Comparative Socio-Legal Study of Approaches to Eritrean Protection Claims’. Dr Arapiles has extensive knowledge of and experience in researching and writing about refugee rights, with an emphasis on the human rights situation in Eritrea and matters relating to the persecution of Eritreans and their international protection needs. She is also engaged with exiled Eritrean human rights organisations and supports their capacity building. Dr Arapiles earned her PhD and MA in Socio-Legal Studies from the University of Nottingham, her LLM in International and European Law from the Institute for European Studies of the Free University of Brussels, and her Law Degree from the University of Salamanca, and is a member of the Spanish Bar Association.

Occupation: Teaching Associate in Law, University of Nottingham
Countries of expertise: Eritrea

Bekalo (MEd, PhD), Dr Samuel Ayele

Freelance Horn of Africa advisor/consultant.  Produced over 100 country reports (on Ethiopia, Eritrea, Somalia, The Sudan) for various organisations and legal firms.

Occupation: Freelance Horn of Africa Countries Advisor / Consultant
Countries of expertise: Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia, Sudan, United Kingdom

Dupuy, Kendra

The Expert is a social science researcher and Assistant Professor of African politics. She has expertise with quantitative & qualitative research on energy, climate change, environment, natural resource management, democracy, human rights, civil society, education, and forced migration. She is a certified project manager, technical writer, and program & project evaluator. She has has deep expertise in the African region and specifically on countries in West Africa, East Africa, southern Africa, and the DR Congo.

Occupation: Senior Researcher and Assistant Professor
Countries of expertise: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Congo (Republic of), Cote d`Ivoire, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Nigeria, Norway, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, United States of America, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Iwilade, Dr Akin

Lecturer in African Studies at the University of Edinburgh with extensive experience researching and writing about violent social groups and discrimination in selected African countries.  

Occupation: Lecturer in African Studies, University of Edinburgh; Editorial Board Member of Critical African Studies, Review of African Political Economy and Canadian Journal of African Studies; Book Reviews Editor African Affairs
Countries of expertise: Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Jourdan, Luca

The Expert (PhD) is Full Professor of Social and Political Anthropology at the University of Bologna. Member of the Italian Ethnological Mission in Equatorial Africa, since 2001 he has carried out a field research on youth and war, childhood crisis, informal economies and the frontier in North Kivu (Democratic Republic of Congo). He is currently carrying on a research on Eritrean refugees in Kampala and on the conflict between central government and traditional kingdoms in Kasese district.

Occupation: Senior Professor
Countries of expertise: Democratic Republic of Congo, Eritrea, Uganda

Ngade, Ivo

The Expert is a social anthropologist with special interest on Anthropology and ethnography in Africa.

Occupation: Research fellow (qualitative), London South Bank University, visiting professor of Anthropology and Ethnography in Africa, Ghent University, Editorial Board member, Afrika Focus Journal (Brill).
Countries of expertise: Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Eritrea, Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa