Maurice Ogbonnaya

Maurice Ogbonnaya is a senior fellow at the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), Kuru, Nigeria. He also doubles as the Programme Officer at the Political Parties’ Leadership and Policy Development Centre of the National Institute. He had previously worked as Security and Policy Analyst at the National Institute for Legislative and Democratic Studies (NILDS), National Assembly, Abuja, Nigeria. A Laureate of the VII South-South Institute jointly organized in 2014 by the International Development Economic Associates (IDEAs), Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) & Latin American Council of Social Sciences (CLACSO) in Bangkok, Thailand, Dr. Ogbonnaya holds a PhD in Political Science from University of Uyo, Nigeria. With research interests in security and strategic studies, conflict management, policy analysis and legislative practice, Dr. Ogbonnaya has served as research consultant to several local and international governmental and non-governmental organizations; Partners West Africa Nigeria (PWAN); Policy and Legal Advocacy Centre (PLAC), Abuja; the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF); Small Arms Survey (SAS), Geneva; UN Women, and the Institute for Security Studies (ISS), Pretoria, South Africa, among others. He is a 2020 African Peacebuilding Network (APN) Individual Research Fellow.