Asha Ali

Junior Research Fellow

Asha Ali is a Junior Research Fellow in the Research Group on Peace, Conflict and Development where she focuses on climate, peace and security, the effectiveness of peace operations and African-Nordic multilateral cooperation

Asha earned a master’s degree in Social and Public Policy from Cardiff University focusing on the development of welfare policies in East Africa and the impact of loan conditionalities from development banks on these policies. Asha has a bachelor’s degree in Law from Queen Mary University of London. She has a background from the British Institute of Human Rights working on human rights law in the United Kingdom as well as a research background from the Norwegian Council for Africa focusing on the inclusion of women in the informal sector in trade policy. 

Her main research interests are climate, peace and security, human rights and the inclusion of women and youth in peace processes


2020-2021 Master of Science from Cardiff University

2017-2020 Bachelor of Law with Honours from Queen Mary University of London

Work Experience

2021 Norwegian Council for Africa

2019-2020 British Institute of Human Rights

2014-2016 Faculty of Educational Sciences, University of Oslo

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