Wanjiru Njoroge is a young business lady, leader and African youth enthusiast. She is passionate about peace and security issues especially Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) and peace building diplomacy. She has a background in International Relations and Diplomacy with a focus on governance, peace and security. Wanjiru is the founder of thepanafricanistdiary.com a blog that serves as a platform for African youth to contribute to discourse on the future of Africa development and be inspired to take interest in African unity. Currently, she is a member of the National Steering Committee of the localization of United Nation Security Council Resolution 2250 together with other key youth policy shapers. She is also on the Compact Team for the Eastern Africa Youth Coordination Centroid (EAYCC); a youth coordination system which covers over 14 counties in Eastern Africa. EAYCC unites youth from organizations and individuals promoting peace and security within these countries. She is a member of Amani Women Network (AWN) is a coalition of women organizations, groups and individuals from Kenya that are actively involved in advocacy and work towards peaceful coexistence in the country.

Segun Awosanya (SEGA) is a Civil Rights and Social Justice Advocate. He is the President/Founder of Social Intervention Advocacy Foundation (SIAF) geared towards strengthening Institutions and creating a platform for social integration in Nigeria. He is the convener of the notable #EndSARS #ReformPoliceNG campaign against police brutality in Nigeria. Tessa

Tessa Diphoorn is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Cultural Anthropology at Utrecht University, where she currently conducts a research project on policing in Kenya. Previously, she has conducted extensive ethnographic research about private security in South Africa, and her book, Twilight Policing: Private Security and Violence in Urban South Africa, was published by the University of California Press.

Kwoh B. Elonge is a Cameroonian writer, researcher, political blogger and commentator. His work has been published in several magazines and journals including African Arguments, This is Africa, Bakwa Magazine and many more. He runs the socio-political blog “Unfiltered” and is a co-host on the Cameroonian socio-cultural show “Freaky Table”. He works as bureau head for communication with Cameroon’s elections management body, Elections Cameroon and is currently completing a PhD. He is passionate about politics, arts and culture. When he is not writing, he googles Wole Soyinka.

Captain Augustine Lokwang Ekitela (Rtd) is a peace and security expert in the Horn of Africa. He possesses academic and professional experience gained over sixteen years of working in government, private and humanitarian sectors in the region. He is involved in researcher and has been involved in security, peace and governance projects with Kenyan, German and Japanese academics. He as well consults for International Organizations both in Kenya and South Sudan.