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Sylvanus Wekesa

Sylvanus Wekesa

  • Research fellows

Research Associate

Research subject areas

  • International development
  • Conflict
  • Security

Contact details


Sylvanus Wekesa is currently a Research Associate and acting head of the Peace and Security Fellowship programme with the African Leadership Centre (ALC). He holds a BA in History and Political Studies from Kenyatta University and a MSc in Security, Leadership and Society from King’s.

Sylvanus also writes for a personal blog ( on topical leadership issues in the East African region.


  • Examining the role of the East African Community (EAC) in promoting peacebuilding and security
  • Kenya’s foreign policy and its regional implications
  • Leadership and post-conflict peacebuilding
  • Borderland communities and regional integration

Sylvanus’ research interests include examining the role of regional economic groups in promoting peacebuilding and security, non-institutional or alternative approaches to peacebuilding and security sector reform in post-conflict societies.