Researcher at NAI from April 2012.
Peacebuilding, Mediation, Conflict Minerals, War Economies, Economic Actors in Conflicts, Rebels, Militia, Youth, ex-Combatants, Disarmament, Demobilisation and Reintegration (DDR), Security Sector Reform (SSR), Political Parties, Election Violence, Liberation and Post-liberation Movements, Democratic Transformation, Hybrid formal/informal forms of Governance.
Geographical areas: Zimbabwe, Angola, Uganda, South Afric a
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Eldridge Adolfo is a researcher for southern Africa in the Conflict, Security and Democratic Transformation Cluster, at the Nordic Africa Institute. He has worked with political affairs and conflict issues at research, policy and implementation levels. He has recently returned from working with the United Nations Peace building Office in Sierra Leone (UNIPSIL), where he was Youth and Conflict Advisor. For different organisations he has worked with peacebuilding, mediation and socio-economic integration in Southern, Eastern, Central and West Africa. Eldridge holds a Masters Degree in Political Science and International Relations from Stockholm University. He has published research on peacebuilding in post-modern conflicts; on the proximate security risks in Sierra Leone and Liberia; on the regional security dynamics in West Africa; and the conflict management challenges facing SADC, within the Zimbabwean crisis.
Eldridge Adolfo began his work at NAI in April and belongs to the conflict cluster. He has recently returned from working with the United Nations Peace building Office in Sierra Leone (UNIPSIL), where he was Youth and Conflict Advisor.
– Democracy has increased in Africa the last 20 years, but we also witness more violence before, during and after elections. How is that possible? My research shows that the violence normally has little to do with elections as such, but instead relates to structural problems within the country, says Eldridge Adolfo.