The project “Security on the Move” is organised by Dr Jutta Bakonyi, Dr Kirsti Stuvøy, Mr Abdirahman Edle and Dr Peter Chonka.
Dr Bakonyi is the Director of the Durham Global Security Institute, Durham University. Her research interests are the causes, actors and dynamics of violence and war, orders of violence beyond the state, state dynamics and international interventions. She has extensive experiences from Somalia, including from field research, project manager and project evaluator.
Dr Stuvøy teaches in the field of international relations and development studies (Department of International Environment and Development Studies, Noragric) at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences. Her research focuses on the fields of security theory, including feminist and practice approaches; state-society relations in post-socialist Russia; and urban violence in a global perspective.
Abdirahman Edle is the Project Coordinator of the South West Livestock Professional Association (SOWELPA) based in Southern Somalia. He has over 15 years of work experience in the field of Development and Project Management. He holds an MSc Development Studies from Jomo Kenyatta University and a BA in Political Science & Sociology from University of Nairobi, Kenya.
Dr Chonka is a postdoctoral researcher at Durham University. His focus is on Somali-language media and the relationship between communications technologies and political or security related change.
UN-Habitat has joined this project under DGSi leadership to build the body of knowledge on durable urban solutions and to facilitate practical research on the ground through their presence in Somalia. The research in Somalia is conducted by SOWELPA, under the lead of Abdirahman Edle.