About Us

The project “Security on the Move” is organised by Dr Jutta Bakonyi, Dr Kirsti Stuvøy, Mr Abdirahman Edle and Dr Peter Chonka.

e: jutta.bakonyi@durham.ac.uk

Dr Bakonyi is Associate Professor for Conflict and Development at the Durham Global Security Institute, Durham University. Her research focuses on the causes, actors and dynamics of violence and wars. She has studied orders of violence beyond the state, state dynamics and international interventions and is currently focusing on urbanization and displacement. She has extensive experiences from Somalia, including from field research, and through peacebuilding and development work.

e: kirsti.stuvoy@nmbu.no

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.

e: manedle100@gmail.com

Abdirahman Edle is currently a researcher working with PRIO on the Refugee Education: Building Durable Futures (REBuilD) project. He was 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.

e: peter.chonka@kcl.ac.uk

Dr Peter Chonka has been working as a researcher on the ‘Security on the Move’ project, looking at displacement and urbanisation in Somali cities. He currently works in King’s College London’s Department of Digital Humanities. His wider research focuses on media technologies and politics in the Horn of Africa. He previously worked for the International Committee of the Red Cross in the region, and for the University of Hargeisa.

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.