Mid-level Expert Position
Hawa brings in over a decade experience in human security research, peacebuilding programming and strategic communication. She worked for the Institute for Security Studies (ISS) and consulted for various agencies such as UN Women, UNDP, Kenya National Counter-Terrorism Centre (NCTC), Global Community Engagement and Resilience Fund (GCERF), Building Resilience to Civil Society (BRICS), Royal United Services Institute (RUSI), the Global Network of Religions for Children (GNRC), Life and Peace institute (LPI) and the International Peace Support Training Centre (IPSTC). She has also held teaching responsibilities at the University of Bremen, Jacobs University and the University of Nairobi and was a visiting scholar at the Department of African and Afro-American Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her latest assignment was research on processes of joining al-Shabaab in Somalia by Kenyan individuals.