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Efetobor Stephanie Effevottu is a doctoral researcher at the Department of History (Development Studies), University of Ibadan, Nigeria. She holds a B.A and M.A degree in history from the University of Benin and the University of Ibadan, respectively. She is an alumnus of the Social Science Research Council’s Next Generation in Africa Fellowship Program (Next Gen Dissertation Proposal 2020). Her research interests lie in the areas of migration, peace, security, and development studies, with her thesis focused on examining religion’s role in post-civil war peacebuilding. She has published several book chapters and journal articles in reputable publication outlets. Apart from her academic engagement, she also has practical experience in conflict prevention, peacebuilding, and civil society engagement, which have enabled her to gain insight and expertise in advancing solutions to fostering women’s and youth’s engagement in peace, security, and development issues. She also has a blog/website (https://stephanieeffevottu.com/), where she discusses topical issues around peace and development.