Ashad Sentongo, Affiliated Faculty

Ashad Sentongo, Affiliated Faculty

Ashad Sentongo is a lecturer at Makerere University in the Master’s in Conflict and Peace Studies program. He holds a PhD in conflict analysis and resolution (George Mason University) and an MA in coexistence and conflict resolution (Brandeis University). He has supported many trainings on international dialogue and mediation training at international institutions such as the United Nations. He has been a visiting lecturer at Keene State College on crisis and conflict in Africa and regional mechanisms for mass atrocity prevention. He was the Druchie French and Cumbie Fellow on power sharing and ethnic conflict in Africa and coordinated the Darfur Peace Building Project in Italy mediating rebel groups in Darfur. He is currently the president of the Africa Working Group on Prevention of Violent Extremism in Africa at the Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliation. Ashad has also been engaged with the United Nations Development Program in developing a strategy on preventing and countering violent extremism in Uganda and the United States Agency for International Development in developing the SAFE Program. At the National Defense University’s Centre for Technology and National Security Policy, Ashad was a chief analysist for post-conflict reconstruction programs and lessons learnt from Iraq and Afghanistan. He has also worked with the East African Community (EAC) Secretariat in Arusha, Tanzania, on structural vulnerability assessment on the state of peace and security in the EAC states.