Alagaw Ababu is a research associate at the African leadership Centre. His research interests include securitization discourses; security and development in Africa; state and peace building; political economy of (in)security regimes; and non-state conflicts and their termination.
In his capacity as Research Associate at the ALC, Alagaw has been part of ALC’s collaborative research on ‘Reframing Narratives of Peace Building and State Building in Africa’ funded by International Development Research Centre, Canada. He has also been a member of the Ethiopian team of the project as part of which he co-produced a baseline study and a final research report entitled ‘Trajectories of Peace Building and State Building in Ethiopia: The Role of Political Settlements. Under the supervision of the principal investigator Alagaw prepared a course narrative and module outline on the theme of ‘reframing theories of peace and state building in Africa’. He is also currently working on traditional mechanisms of conflict resolution and localized conflicts in Africa that will constitute a chapter in a book entitled ‘Outliers in Peace Building’.