Sylvanus Wekesa is currently a Research Associate with the African Leadership Centre (ALC), King’s College London where his duties include research and supporting the Peace and Security Fellowship programme. Wekesa holds a Bachelor’s degree (BA) in History and Political Studies from Kenyatta University and a Master’s degree (MSc) in Security, Leadership and Society from King’s College London. Currently, he is pursuing his Doctorate in Leadership Studies with reference to Security and Development at King’s College London where he is working on a thesis provisionally titled ‘’ Regional Intervention in Africa: The East African Community’s effort at leading regional peace and security processes in the case of Burundi. This looks at the leadership role of the EAC in security and conflict intervention in the East African region. Wekesa’s other 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.