Pelumi Obisesan

Pelumi Obisesan is a PhD Candidate at SOAS, University of London and a Visiting Researcher at the Centre for Democracy and Development Studies.

Her research interests include the dynamics of conflicts and crises in Sub-Saharan Africa and their impact on women on girls. An Associate Fellow of the West Africa Think Tank (WATHI), Pelumi has been published by WATHI, ISS Africa, Business Day and Social Good Lagos.

With her professional experience spanning across research, facilitation, and policy development, Pelumi has worked with different international organizations including DAI Global LLC, Global Affairs Canada and the Foreign and Commonwealth Development Office and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Her current research focuses on women’s experiences and perspectives of transitional justice measures implemented against the background of the Boko Haram crises in the Lake Chad Basin.

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