Sia Iscandari is a Doctorate student with the African Leadership Centre, King’s College London. She has a background working in International Development and Finance. She has worked in West Africa in various capacities which focused on economic development and capacity building programs to support rural communities’ resilience and strengthening with an emphasis on vulnerable populations (children, women and youth).
Most recently, during the Ebola crisis, she worked in Sierra Leone to support the emergency (health/food aid) and recovery (social protection/private sector) efforts. Her research studies the transition of developmental models for low income countries in West Africa; to what extent does economic growth “Africa Rising” translate into progress for socioeconomic and human development outcomes. She holds an MSc in Information Systems from Brunel University and an MBA from the Nottingham Business School.
• Development States
• West Africa’s economic development
• State Fragility and Nation-building