Ibrahim Bangura is a senior partner of Transition International Netherlands, and he is also a senior lecturer in the Department of Peace and Conflict Studies, Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone.
He has over 18 years’ experience in the fields of socio-economic reintegration of ex-combatants, transitional justice, security sector reform and human rights. He has worked on both long and term assignments in countries such as South Sudan, Sudan, Somalia, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Central African Republic and the Democratic Republic of Congo. He also serves as a facilitator for institutions including the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC) in Ghana.
Additionally, since 2010, Ibrahim has been serving as a Result Oriented Monitoring (ROM) consultant for European Union (EU) funded projects and programmes. He has monitored and evaluated EU funded projects and programmes in more than 30 countries in Africa.
Ibrahim holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and History; and a Master’s degree in Gender Studies from University of Sierra Leone; a Master’s degree in International Development Studies from the University of Amsterdam; and a Doctorate in Economics, from the Leipzig Graduate School of Management in Germany.
His most recent publications include an edited a volume published in 2022 by Routledge titled “Youth-Led Social Movements and Peacebuilding in Africa”; “When children become soldiers, can sport help them to find a way back?” published in 2022 by the Association of Commonwealth Universities; “Corruption, Underdevelopment and the Complicity of the Masses in Africa.” co-published with Temitope Oriola and Henry Mbawa, and published in 2022 by the Brazilian Journal of African Studies, Porto Alegre, v.7, n.13: pg. 81-104. In April 2023, Routledge will publish his edited volume titled “Disarmament, Demobilisation and Reintegration of Ex-Combatants in Africa”.
- Central African Republic
- Côte d'Ivoire
- Democratic Republic of the Congo
- Sierra Leone
- South Africa
- South Sudan
- United Kingdom
- Western Europe
- Armed conflict (causes, dynamics, prevention)
- Armed groups
- Armed groups and armed conflict
- Community violence reduction
- DDR planning
- DDR processes, programming and support
- DDR-related tools
- Demobilization and reinsertion
- National and local ownership
- Prevention of (re-)recruitment/recidivism
- Regional and subregional actors in DDR
- The United Nations and DDR