Dr. Alex Sivalie Mbayo is a lecturer in the Department of Peace and Conflict Studies at Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone. He received his PhD in Gender and Peacebuilding from Hiroshima University, Japan, a Masters in Gender and Peacebuilding from the UN Mandated University for Peace, Costa Rica, and a Bachelor of Arts with Honors from Fourah Bay College. Dr. Mbayo teaches courses in gender and peacebuilding. He has worked for UNHCR as assistant protection officer in Sierra Leone, and for the EU as an assistant political and elections expert in Sierra Leone. He also does consultancies for various organizations on issues relating to peace.
Publications by Dr. Mbayo include, “Gender Equality—A Cornerstone for Development: Notable Insights from the Sierra Leone Case” in IPSHU English Research Report Series No. 27 (2012), and “The Consequences of Women’s Marginalisation and Exclusion from Peace Processes on Sustainable Peacebuilding in Africa: An Examination of the Sierra Leone case” in Journal of International Development and Cooperation (2011).