Programme Head, Dakar office of the Institute for Security StudiesSenegal
Fonteh Akum is head of the Lake Chad Basin programme in the Dakar office of the Institute for Security Studies. He joined the ISS in 2017 as a senior researcher in the Peace and Security Research Programme in Pretoria, after which he moved to ISS Dakar as a senior researcher. Before joining the ISS, he worked for the United States Department of Defense, the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa, and the Africa Program of the United Nations University for Peace. Mr. Fonteh’s research covers violence, governance and human security in the Lake Chad Basin. He has a PhD in Politics and International Studies from the University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies.