Ibrahim Bangura

Ibrahim Bangura is a lecturer at the Department of Peace and Conflict Studies, Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone. He has worked extensively in the fields of disarmament, demobilization and reintegration (DDR) of ex-combatants, security sector reform, and sustainable livelihoods. Ibrahim holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and History, a Master’s degree in Gender Studies from the University of Sierra Leone, a Master’s degree in International Development Studies from the University of Amsterdam, and a Doctorate degree in Economics, from the Leipzig Graduate School of Management, Germany. Ibrahim’s main research interests are in the fields of youth and peacebuilding in Africa, DDR of ex-combatants, and security sector reform. His 2016 publications include: "We Can’t Eat Peace: Youth, Sustainable Livelihoods and the Peacebuilding Process in Sierra Leone," in the Peacebuilding and Development Journal of the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies, University of San Diego; and "Assessing the Impact of Orthodox Security Sector Reform in Sierra Leone" and "The Gradual Emergence of Second Generation SSR in Sierra Leone," published by the Center for Security Governance in Canada. He is a 2016 recipient of the Social Science Research Council's African Peacebuilding Network's Individual Research Grant.