Folahanmi Aina

Folahanmi Aina


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Research interests

Leadership in national security policy decision making, grand strategy, radicalization, extremism and terrorism, military operations and interventions, peace, security, and development nexus. Geographical areas of interest are the Lake Chad Basin area and the Sahel region in West Africa. 

Biographical details

He has worked as an Independent Consultant for the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) London, on Boko Haram in the Lake Chad Basin and as a Research Analyst for the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) London. He is also a Senior Research Consultant for the Geneva Centre for Security Governance (DCAF) on security in West Africa. He is also a non-residential Hans. J Morgentau Fellow on Grand Strategy at the Notre Dame International Security Center, Univeristy of Notre Dame, U.S.A.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

African Studies, Master in Science, University of Oxford

3 Oct 201627 Jul 2017

International Development Policy, Master of Arts, Seoul National University

1 Sept 201230 Sept 2013

Political Science, Bachelor of Science, Ahmadu Bello University

1 May 200530 Nov 2009


  • JZ International relations


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