Adeoti Dipeolu is a research associate at the African Leadership Centre (ALC), King’s College London. She is also the coordinator of the ALC’s Leading Practitioners that convenes senior practitioners in the field of peace, security and development, and the Leading Feminist Voices in Africa project. She holds a PhD in Leadership Studies with reference to security and development from King’s College London, and an MA in Public Policy from the University of East Anglia. Her research interests include diaspora, migration, peacebuilding, peace and security.

Emmaculate A. Liaga holds a doctorate degree from the University of Pretoria. She is a post-doc researcher at the Institute for Pan African Thought and Conversation, University of Johannesburg. Her research investigates the peacebuilding strategies employed by both local and international organizations of peace operations in post-conflict communities. Her research interests include peace and security, conflict resolution, agency of communities in policymaking, and international relations theories.