Centre for Pan African Studies

Dr Abdul Wando

Key information

Department of Politics and International Studies Postdoctoral Research Fellow
PhD African History and War Studies (King's College London)
MA International Political Economy (King's College London)
BA (Hons.) Politics with International Relations (University of York)
Russell Square: College Buildings
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Abdul Hafiz Wando is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow for the Pan-African frontiers project hosted by the department. He is a specialist in humanitarianism, development, and security in Africa, particularly in the Lake Chad Basin region of West-Central Africa in response to Boko Haram and other violent groups.

Abdul completed his PhD in African History and War Studies at King’s College London (2022). His thesis focused on humanitarian aid in Borno, Nigeria in response to Boko Haram’s insurgency. While there Abdul also worked as a tutor in World History.

Prior to his PhD, he worked as a Programme Officer in Neem Foundation, a humanitarian and development-focused non-governmental organisation (NGO) operating in Borno State and across Nigeria. This role prominently included him leading the establishment of early warning systems in rural communities in North-Eastern Nigeria that had been affected by the insurgency.

Key publications

Halting the Kleptocratic Capture of Local Government in Nigeria

Page, M. T., and Wando A. H., 2022, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Research interests

  • Post-conflict aid
  • African Development
  • Boko Haram
  • International development policy
  • Modern African history


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