The climate adaptation needs of Africa are not being met and a lack of affordable and consistent finance is a key cause. Between 2019-2020, Africa…
Areas of expertise
Peace and security, peacekeeping, humanitarian intervention and economic development
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Ameer Chughtai is a research assistant in the Africa programme at the European Council on Foreign Relations. His work mainly focuses on peace and security in the Horn of Africa and Sahel, UN/AU peace operations, and development.
Previously, he worked as an analyst for the Carter Center’s Sudan conflict resolution programme and provided data analysis on its Youth Citizen Observer initiative. He also gained professional experience at UNICEF’s Office of Emergency Programmes.
Chughtai holds a master’s degree in international security, with concentrations in Africa studies and methods (statistics) from Sciences Po’s Paris School of International Affairs, and an MA (Hons) in economics and international relations from the University of St. Andrews, UK.
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