Olinda Mabunda

Senior Researcher

Ms. Olinda Mabunda is currently researching the security provisions at Africa’s major sea ports, especially how well public institutions are prepared to prevent or protect against attacks or sanctions violations by international proliferators of WMD.
As a Peace, Conflict, and Security professional with experience in peacebuilding, mediation, and conflict analysis and as a Legal Assistant at the Instituto do Patrocínio e Assistência Jurídica in Maputo, Mozambique, she has implemented human security programs, for example where she mediated local conflict parties while also organizing human rights education workshops in underserved communities. Her mediation and peace building experience extends internationally, for example to her role as a Neighborhood Revitalization Coordinator at Tri-County Community Action in Harrisburg, USA, where she worked on Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) projects through a Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) Grant
Her research interests range from general human security frameworks to counter-terrorism research in Mozambique’s Cabo Del Gado province and related peacebuilding strategies, and restorative justice management of regions with natural resource endowments with exposure to violence.
In addition to her BA in Peace and Conflict Studies, with a minor in Education and TESOL from Messiah University in Mechanicsburg, USA, she is currently also pursuing her Masters Degree in Global Leadership and Peacebuilding at King’s College London, African Leadership Center.