Ifesinachi Okafor-Yarwood is a Doctorate student with the African Leadership Centre, within International Development Institute, Kings College London. Her research seeks to explore the human security (food, economic and environmental security) implications of illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing in the Gulf of Guinea and whether that impact threatens the national security of countries in the region. She is also an African Leadership Centre (ALC) Associate. Her most recent degree is an M.A. in Conflict, Security and Development from King’s College London. Okafor-Yarwood also has a B.A. in International Relations and Peace and Conflict Studies, from London Metropolitan University.
Ifesinachi has over 3years experience in the academic research and NGO sector, and trained as a facilitator with the Three Faith Forum, United Kingdom. She recently completed an assignment for the Transparency International, as an expert reviewer for its 2015 Defence and Corruption Index. She is also published in peer-reviewed journals, with a forthcoming publication on the Guinea-Bissau–Senegal maritime boundary dispute, Marine. Policy (2015.
- Maritime security
- Human security (food, economic and environmental security)
- National security
- Gulf of Guinea
- Illegal unreported and unregulated fishing
- Depleted uranium weapons
- Landgrabbing in Africa