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Dr. Mulanda ‘Jimmy’ Juma

Dr. Mulanda Jimmy Juma is from the Democratic Republic of Congo. He is a holder of a doctoral degree (PhD) in Politics, Human Rights and Sustainability from Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Italy. He also holds a master’s degree in Peace Studies from the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa and another master’s in Electoral Policy and Administration from Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Italy. Dr. Mulanda is the Country Director of the Mennonite Central Committee in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Angola.

He is also a Research Fellow for the Department of Systematic Theology, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa and part-time lecturer for the master’s program in Electoral Policy and Administration (MEPA) at Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Italy. He is the former Coordinator of Dag Hammarskjöld Center for Peace, Good Governance and Human Rights in Zambia, former Coordinator of Africa Peacebuilding Institute, former Southern Africa Peace Coordinator for MCC and former Coordinator of Peace Studies and Senior Lecturer in Applied Ethics at St. Augustine College in South Africa.

Dr. Mulanda has lectured at various Universities in Africa, Canada and the USA as a visiting Lecturer. He has more than 10 publications in peer review journals and book chapters in the areas of peacebuilding, conflict resolution and elections. Working with others, Dr. Mulanda has introduced many practical peace initiatives in Africa, including peace clubs in Zambia and Women’s Situation Rooms in Congo. He has also led the development of many peace studies curriculum in Africa.  Email: ellwamba@gmail.com

Dr. Mulanda “Jimmy” Juma | Africa Peacebuilding Institute


Peaceful Elections

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