Dr. Ndubuisi Christian Ani is a Senior Researcher and Project Coordinator in the ENACT Programme at the Institute for Security Studies (ISS) Abuja, Nigeria. Prior this role, Christian served as the Senior Regional Advisor at the GIZ support project to the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC) in Ghana. Christian also held a research role at the ISS in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and at the African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (ACCORD) in Durban, South Africa. Christian holds a PhD in International Relations from the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. His current research interests include issues relating to the dynamics of regional response, violent extremism, and transnational organized crime in Africa.