Major (Rtd) Patrick M. Musibi, OGW is a practitioner/scholar in military transition, specifically working on release and reintegration of children associated with armed forces and armed groups (CAAFAG), the broader area of children and armed conflict, and on the socio-economic reintegration of military veterans.
Major (Rtd) Musibi has served with UNICEF South Sudan as a Child Protection (CAAFAG) Specialist where he was responsible for the release and reintegration of children associated with various non-state armed groups, as well as those associated with the national army. He is currently serving with UNICEF Cameroon as a Child Protection Specialist, supporting UNICEF’s child protection interventions in the Anglophone Crisis. He is at the tail end of his UN service.
Major (Rtd) Musibi holds a BA in Development Studies from the Kimmage Development Studies Centre, Ireland and an MA in International Studies from the University of San Francisco in the US. For his undergraduate degree, he researched on the challenges facing ex-child combatants in their efforts to reintegrate back into their communities. For his graduate degree, he researched on cooperatives as a viable reintegration strategy for military veterans.