MaryAnne Iwara is a Jennings Randolph Senior Fellow on the Countering Violent Extremism Programme at the United States Institute of Peace. Her work highlights community perceptions on the reintegration of women and children associated with Boko-Haram. Miss Iwara is also a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution, Nigeria, where she provides insights and policy solutions to capacity development challenges related to peacebuilding in Africa.
MaryAnne was a Regional Advisor to the German Development Cooperation’s Regional Peace and Security Programme in Ghana, where she supported the Kofi Annan Centre design peacekeeping and peacebuilding trainings. Until recently, she researched on pastoralism, peace and security in the ECOWAS region as a Policy Leader Fellow at the School of Transnational Governance, European University Institute, Italy.
MaryAnne who is currently a PhD. student, holds an M.A. in African Peace and Conflict Studies and a B.A in History and international Studies.