Biography Conference Speakers

Prof. Fatuma Ahmed Ali

United States International University – Africa (USIU-A) & Universitat Jaume I, Castellón, Spain.

Prof. Fatuma Ahmed Ali is an Associate Professor of International Relations at the United States International University – Africa (USIU-A), Nairobi, Kenya. She is also a Visiting Faculty and an External researcher of the Interuniversity Institute for Social Development & Peace (IUDESP) of the Universitat Jaume I, Castellón, Spain. Her areas of specialization are in the field of International Relations, Peace, Conflict and Development Studies, Post-colonial Studies, Security and Gender Studies. Her research interest include, Gender and Violent Extremism, Preventing/Countering Violent Extremism (P/CVE), Women and War, Women Economic Empowerment (WEE), Peace Education, Peace Culture, Indigenous Conflict Transformation and Peacebuilding Models, Social Development, African-Islamic Feminism, Women´s agency, Politics, Elections, Peace Settlements and Migration/Displacements in the Horn of Africa, Gender/Child Protection of Refugee and Conflict related sexual violence (CRSV). Dr. Ali has been involved in curriculum development, review/accreditation, program review, and as an external examiner locally and internationally. She has facilitated training for regional diplomats in East Africa, Security sector and Police Officers in both Kenya and Spain. Also, she has professionally worked as an independent consultant with International NGOs, UN agencies, Kenyan Government and the Commission for University Education (CUE). She is a Board member of the NGO Coalition of Violence Against Women (COVAW) and the Nairobi Patron of the Community based organisation Sisters with a Mission. Dr Ali is peace researcher, African-Islamic feminist, Pan-Africanist, mentor and an academic activist in the area of Violence against Women. She has edited, written a book and published articles in peer reviewed academic journals in both English and Spanish languages.

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