Dekha Ibrahim Abdi
Dekha Ibrahim Abdi "is currently based in Mombasa, Kenya as an Independent Consultant with CamelBell Ltd., working part time with Coalition for Peace in Africa (COPA) as Policy and Learning Advisor and the remaining time with Development Alternatives, Inc. as Regional Conflict Advisor for the cross-border conflict in Kenya, Ethiopia, and Somalia. She is an associate with Responding to Conflict, a UK-based international organization, where she was a Trainer and Learning Coordinator from 1999 to 2001. Ms. Abdi is a founding member of the Wajir Peace and Development Committee, Coalition for Peace in Africa, and ACTION for Conflict Transformation – a global coalition for peace. She has worked as a consultant trainer on peacebuilding and pastoralist development with many local and international agencies in Cambodia, Somalia, Sudan, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Germany, Ethiopia, South Africa, Netherlands, Zimbabwe, the United Kingdom, Uganda, Ghana, and Kenya. Ms. Abdi is a Board Member of NOMADIC, as well as a patron of Peace Direct – a UK-based peace charity, and is also on the Advisory Board of INCORE University of Ulster. She participated in the Reflecting on Peace Practice project (ROPP) in many capacities, including as steering committee member and author of case studies."