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Leena Koni Hoffman

Associate Fellow Africa Programme – Chatham House

Dr. Leena Koni Hoffmann is an associate fellow of the Africa Programme. She is the lead researcher for the Social Norms and Accountable Governance (SNAG) project at Chatham House and is also currently leading a research programme on citizen-security relations in West Africa, which is funded by the US Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labour and coordinated by NULAI Nigeria. Leena’s research broadly focuses on Nigeria’s political and social history; democracy, corruption and governance; cross-border cooperation and regional integration; and gender, food security and trade in West Africa. From 2016 to 2020, Leena was a technical adviser on food security and agricultural policy to the Permanent Inter-State Committee for Drought Control in the Sahel (CILSS). She has worked as an investigator for Nigeria’s Anti-Corruption Commission, and she was a Marie Curie research fellow at the Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research (LISER) from 2013 to 2015. She received her doctorate in African Studies from the University of Birmingham, MA in International Relations from the University of Lancaster and BSc. in Sociology from the University of Jos, Nigeria. 

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