Habiba Dahir (Kenyan)
Ms Habiba Dahir holds a Master’s Degree and Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from United States International University (USIU). Before joining the fellowship, she was a program officer for the Women in international Security – Horn of Africa (HoA). She has also previously been part of the EU funded programme “Strengthening Resilience to Violent Extremism in the Horn of Africa” (STRIVE). In 2016, Habiba was trained by United States institute of peace (USIP) in Washington DC on Empowering communities- strategies of fostering resilience. Her research interest is broadly on the role of women in the peace and security arena, with a particular focus on the interventions by women in violent extremism prevention in Kenya and Nigeria.