Jacqueline Owigo is a PhD candidate at the United States International University –Africa. Her research interests include forced migration, return migration and repatriation, and postcolonial and feminist theory. She holds a Master’s degree in international studies with a research focus on United Nations charcoal ban in Somalia and its implication on terrorism. As part of her professional experience, Owigo has worked on migration policies and programmes in Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia on refugee protection, return and (re)integration, migrant smuggling, and human trafficking. She is a 2019 recipient of SSRC Next Generation’s Doctoral Dissertation Proposal Fellowship and 2018 PhD Scholar at the Mawazo Institute, Nairobi.