I am an experienced researcher and practitioner with a demonstrated history of research and project management. I hold a PhD in Sociology/Political Science from Wageningen University & Research, Masters in Environmental Science and Technology from IHE Delft, and Bachelor of Science in Natural Resources and Environmental Studies – Forestry from University of Juba. My research interest revolves around Governance, Conflict Studies, and Land Tenure in Africa.

I have contributed to academia by publishing peer-reviewed articles in various academic journals and chapters to edited volumes (see publications). Alongside my research works, I have contributed to practice by consulting for various international nongovernmental organisations and research institutions in South Sudan, the East African Region and Europe. My consultancy roles for these organisations covered the different aspects of the project management cycle. I designed projects; managed project resources and funds; identified, recruited, trained and managed project staff; and designed tools for project Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E). I wrote periodic reports to my superiors and assisted them in writing quarterly and annual reports for clients.

I am proficient in English, Arabic, Dutch and a few languages in South Sudan. I also enjoy a wide range of professional networks with several academic institutions and aid agencies in South Sudan and elsewhere in the region.