Researcher with the African Futures and Innovation Programme in Pretoria (Institute for Security Studies (ISS) )
Ciara Aucoin joined the ISS in April 2016 as a Researcher with the African Futures and Innovation team. Before that she was a Senior Researcher and Project Manager for the Armed Conflict Location and Event Dataset Project (ACLED). Until July 2014, Ciara was the Africa Programme Coordinator at the Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum at the Social Science Research Council in New York where she coordinated and facilitated high-level briefings for the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations, the Department of Political Affairs and a number of field missions. She has a MSc in Development Practice from Trinity College Dublin and University College Dublin with a Master’s thesis on decentralization and political participation in Rwanda.