Patrick Stephenson is an economic consultant with experience in economic, financial, and public policy analysis, with a keen interest in the development of Africa. He has consulted for institutions in the private sector, NGO and INGO space (World Bank, UNDP, OSIWA, IHS Consulting (now IHS Markit), Media General (Ghana), DANIDA, among others on a wide range of issues including; private sector development strategy for Ghana, management of petroleum revenues and governance in Ghana, cross border trade facilitation across West Africa, election campaign promises feasibility, emerging growth sectors of the Ghanaian and African economy), and currently is the Head of Research at Imani Centre for Policy and Education, where he has been involved with a wide range of projects, subjecting African government’s policy propositions to rigorous tests for value for money and rational choice.

Tyrus Muya Kamau is an Information Security professional with 13 years of experience in the field. He is a Principal Consultant at Euclid Consultancy Ltd, a cybersecurity company which he started 3 years ago where he runs it full time. He specializes in Signaling security, Penetration Testing, and Research & Development in Cyber Security, Training and Awareness and Compliance. Prior to starting his own company, Tyrus held various leadership positions in the industry including the Africa Head of IT Security; Airtel Money at Bharti Airtel and Group Head of IT Security at Cellulant Group. He was a key consultant in the development of the National Cyber Security Master Plan (NSCMP) working with Booz Allen & Hamilton and the former ICT Board. His input saw him work with various intergovernmental bodies in line with the country’s Vision 2030. The Master Plan was launched by H.E Uhuru Kenyatta, in February 2014.

Dr. Eugene Arnaud Yombo Sembe is an expert in security and conflict resolution. He is a Policy Analyst with the Governance and Democracy Initiative at the Nkafu Policy Institute, a think tank housed at the Denis and Lenora Foretia Foundation in Cameroon. He is an assistant lecturer at the University of Yaoundé II, Department of Political Science. He holds a Masters in political science (University of Yaounde II) and another Masters in Governance (Panafrican University Institute of Governance, Humanities, and Social Sciences). He has published more than twenty articles related to the domains of Governance, Politics and International Relations like in elections, migrations, geopolitics, geostrategy, conflict management and public policy. He has worked on several projects with different international organizations like UNDP, AU, EU, International Crisis Group and ECCAS.