Florence Kayemba IbokAbasi is a Harvard trained leader and organizer with 20 years’ work experience in the media and the development sector in East and West Africa where she has also consulted for international organizations on a range of subjects such as tobacco control; resource governance; environmental justice and; security.
She is a Program Manager and a Certified Anti-Terrorism Specialist (CAS) with specific research interests in reventing/Countering Violent Extremism ; Counter Terrorism; Mass Atrocity Prevention; Disarmament, Demobilisation and Reintegration (DDR); Children and Armed Conflict; transitional justice and; Security Sector Reform in Sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East & North Africa (MENA) region. She is currently a member of an international working group on Children and Violent Extremism; an associate member of the Security Institute in the United Kingdom and; a member of the RESOLVE network which is a global consortium of researchers and practitioners seeking evidence-based strategies to prevent and counter violent extremism.
She is one of ten national group experts who put together the Disarmament, Deradicalisation, Rehabilitation and Reintegration (DDRR) Framework and implementation plan for Nigeria which has been shared with select members of the international community. She holds an Msc in Security, Conflict and International Development from the University of