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Ahmed Idris

Head of Policy and Advocacy at ICHA

Ahmed holds a LL.M in International Law from University of Nairobi, a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy in the US as well as a B.A (Political Science), Bachelor of Laws. He has been a Fulbright Fellow and a Fletcher Board of Overseers Scholar at the Fletcher School and is currently a Ph.D Candidate specializing in International Law.

Ahmed is a member of the International Bar Association (IBA), The American Society of International Law (ASIL), International Law Association (ILA) and The International Association of Professionals in Humanitarian Assistance and Protection (PHAP). He has professional interests in Public International Law, International Humanitarian Law, Ethics in International Relations and Negotiations. 

Ahmed has been involved in peace negotiations between various communities in Northern Kenya which has resulted in atleast two peace pacts. He has contributed to the development of the International Humanitarian Law as an Instructor with the Kenya Police and Department of Defense. He also sat in the National Committee on Implementation of International Humanitarian Law. 

He has an interest in teaching international law and politics where he has taught various courses in International Law in Kenya and outside including Tufts University in the US. He is currently the Governance Support Manager at Kenya Red Cross. He is also a trainer with the Department of Defence. 

Ahmed has published articles and authored chapters in two books. He is also an External Editor of the Resilience: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Science and Humanitarianism Journal. He is currently writing a book under the working title “Whose Citizen? A century State Impunity in North Eastern Kenya”