Dr Guy Lamb is the BA International Studies Programme Leader within the Political Science Department at the University of Stellenbosch (South Africa).
He also serves as a commissioner with the high-level National Planning Commission (Presidency of the Republic of South Africa) where he chairs the Commission’s Justice, Crime Prevention and Security Task Team. Between 2012 and 2020 he was the Director of the Safety and Violence Initiative at the University of Cape Town. Prior to this he was a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Security Studies (2006-2012), and Senior Researcher at the Centre for Conflict Resolution (2000-2005).
He is a National Research Foundation rated researcher and has undertaken research and published on crime and violence reduction, urban safety, policing and peace-building issues in Africa for more than 25 years. He has worked with numerous governments and various United Nations agencies on peace and security issues.
Dr. Lamb holds a Ph.D. in Criminology and a master’s degree in International and Comparative Politics from UCT.
To read more about Guy Lamb, kindly visit: https://www.sun.ac.za/politicalscience/people/academic/dr-guy-lamb/
- Democratic Republic of the Congo
- South Africa
- South Sudan
- Armed conflict (causes, dynamics, prevention)
- Armed groups
- Community violence reduction
- DDR planning
- DDR processes, programming and support
- DDR-related tools
- Demobilization and reinsertion
- Disarmament and weapons and ammunition management
- International intervention
- Organized crime and DDR
- Police roles and responsibilities
- Political context of DDR
- Regional and subregional actors in DDR
- Security sector reform and DDR
- The United Nations and DDR
- Women, gender and DDR
- Youth and DDR