Tigranna Zakaryan is a research consultant specializing in forced displacement and migration policies. Her work focuses on the Great Lakes Region of Africa, particularly Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Tigranna has held various positions supporting the work of the World Bank’s Forced Displacement Program in Uganda, the International Refugee Rights Initiative, as well as the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance. Her publications and research interests include land rights in Uganda’s Acholi subregions, the political and civic engagement of refugees and asylum seekers, in addition to projects supporting various inter-agency inititatives seeking to bridge humanitarian and development interventions for refugees and their host communities in Uganda. Her currently academic interests examine military diplomacy and security sector reform in the Central African Republic.