Dr Marco Jowell, Director

marcoMarco Jowell has substantial experience and expertise in international affairs, policy analysis, project management and African politics. He is a leading expert in the politics, political economy and security dynamics of East and Central Africa with a broad background in policy advice with governments, international organisations (including a range of UN agencies), international and local NGOS, and the private sector.

Marco has held positions with the United Nations Group of Experts for the Democratic Republic of the Congo, was Senior Research Analyst at the UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), was head of applied research at the International Peace Support Training Centre (IPSTC) in Kenya and was Director of Research for the Great Lakes Centre for Strategic Studies (GLCSS) in Rwanda.

Marco has a PhD in Politics & International Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, as well as an MSc in African Politics also from SOAS.