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AFA’ANWI MA’ABO CHE is the Deputy Director Higher Degrees and Research at Kampala International University (KIU). He is enthusiastic about teaching and research in Peace & Conflict Studies, possesses quantitative analytical skills, and has 9 years’ relevant international experience. He previously served as a Postgraduate Tutor at Swansea University in UK, a Lecturer, Dean of Student Affairs, and Director of Research at Kwararafa University, Nigeria and is currently a Senior Lecturer and Deputy Director of Postgraduate Studies at KIU. He practices a student-centered, problem-solving and project-based approach to lecturing.
Afa’anwi holds a PhD and a Masters degree with emphasis in International Relations, Conflict Analysis, Democratization Processes, and Quantitative Research Methods from Swansea University, UK and a Bachelors in Political Science from the University of Buea in Cameroon.
He is a winner of the 2019 China-Africa Research Initiative's research fellowship at Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies. He also participated in and presented at conferences like the 2019 China-Africa Research Initiative 5th Annual Conference on “Catalysts, Competition and Learning: Knowledge, Skills, and Technology Transfer in China-Africa Engagements” by the School of Advanced International Studies at the Johns Hopkins University in Washington, DC, the Roundtable on the Africa-U.S.-China Trilateral Cooperation jointly organised by the Stimson Center, the Carter Center, and SAIS-CARI in Washington-DC in 2019, and the 24th Annual National Conference on ‘The Domestic Environment and Nigeria’s Influence in Global Affairs’ organised by Obafemi Awolowo University in Ile-Ife-Nigeria.
His areas of research interest include Peace and Conflict Studies, China-Africa Relations, International Relations Theory, Global and Regional Integration, Democratic Peace Theory and Democratization Processes, and Quantitative International Relations. His Country and regional interest lie in Cameroon, Africa, China, UK, and Europe.