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Background

Anícia Lalá is Security Sector Reform Advisor at the International Security Sector Advisory Team in the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF).  She has worked in the field of international security cooperation for 15 years and has combined practitioner and academic experience in the fields of international politics, conflict resolution, development, and security. 

She is a founding member of the African Security Sector Network and has served on its Executive Committee for a number of years.  Previously she was Deputy Director for Africa at the Global Facilitation Network for Security Sector Reform, when the project was based at Cranfield University in the UK.  Earlier posts include a lecturing position in Conflict and Peace Studies at the Higher Institute for International Relations (Mozambique) and a civil servant placement at the National Directorate for Defence Policy in the Ministry of Defence of Mozambique. 

Anícia holds an MSc in peace and development studies, from the University of Gothenburg, and has published in the fields of conflict resolution, democratisation, post-conflict reconstruction and security sector reform.