Sarah Njeri is an Academic Researcher currently at the African Leadership Centre, King’s College London. Sarah’s academic research is informed by her experience as a humanitarian aid practitioner and a landmine campaigner. Before joining academia, Sarah worked with humanitarian organisations in Eastern Africa, during which time she got involved in the International Campaign to Ban Landmines as a campaigner. She was also a Landmine Monitor researcher until 2004.

Sarah has a PhD from the Peace Studies Department at the University of Bradford where she also studied for a masters in Conflict Resolution. Sarah has remained engaged in Mine Action related research: her PhD thesis, completed in May 2015, was titled, ‘A minefield of possibilities; the viability of liberal peace in Somaliland with particular reference to mine action’. She also contributed to key policy publications such as the Global Survey on Explosive Remnants of War and Mines Other Than Anti-Personnel Mines’.

More recently Sarah has been working on an EPSRC Global Research Challenges Fund project, ‘A Clear Road Ahead- Developing a Combined Technological and Socio-Economic Approach to Freeing Affected Communities from Anti-Vehicle Landmines (2017-2019)’. She was also recently involved in the research on The Socio-Economic Impact of Anti-Vehicle Mines in Angola through the Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining (GICHD) and in collaboration with SIPRI. This research was enabled through financial support from Irish Aid, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Ireland.

She is the co-editor of a volume on humanitarian disarmament published by Palgrave; ‘Global Activism and Humanitarian Disarmament’ and has authored several academic articles and reports.