Singo Stephen Mwachofi is a Lecturer in Political Science and Public Administration at the University of Nairobi, Kenya.
He is also Deputy Director at Security Research and Information Centre (SRIC), a Kenyan civil society organization that researches on the phenomenon of Small Arms and Light Weapons proliferation, and advocates for disarmament and arms control. SRIC is a member of the Africa Policy Cycle (APC). From 2007-2014, he served as Director for Peace and Security at the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) based in Burundi, where he coordinated Peace and Security programmes in 12 member states of the ICGLR.
He is a member of the Editorial Board of the Arms Trade Treaty Monitor (ATT) based in London, UK, and Associate Research Fellow at the Horn International Institute for Strategic Studies, where he is co-chair of the Maritime Working Group. He is involved in regional and global processes on arms control and management.
Singo is a trainer and facilitator at the International Peace Support Training Centre (IPSTC) based in Nairobi, Kenya where he trains on Conflict Analysis and Prevention, Dialogue, Negotiation, and mediation (DNM), DDR, SSR among others. He has researched and published on Small Arms and Light Weapons proliferation, the regional dimensions of conflict and peacebuilding, disarmament and arms control, terrorism, and governance.
Mr. Singo is currently a Carnegie Foundation PhD fellow in Public Policy at the University of Nairobi. His research is focused on Security Policy.
- Central African Republic
- Democratic Republic of the Congo
- Eastern Africa
- South Sudan
- Armed conflict (causes, dynamics, prevention)
- Armed groups
- Climate security, natural resources and DDR
- Community violence reduction
- Cross-border population movements
- DDR processes, programming and support
- Disarmament and weapons and ammunition management
- Organized crime and DDR
- Police roles and responsibilities
- Political context of DDR
- Regional and subregional actors in DDR
- Rule of law, transitional justice and DDR
- Security sector reform and DDR
- Terrorism, violent extremism and DDR
- Women, gender and DDR