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Alex Mvuka Ntung (COD/GBR)
Security analyst and international relations expert
„I always try not to make judgements based on my previous experiences.“
Alex is one of the biggest experts on political and security risks in the Great Lakes region of Africa. He coordinates European negotiations on the Congo and Burundi where he involves scientists and other professionals in solving conflicts and humanitarian crises. He lectures all over the world on the issue of war, world security and cultural insensitivity in solving conflicts. He speaks five languages and is the author of the book Not My Worst Day.
Alex was born in the Congo and grew up in a family of cattle-herders. During adolescence he was exposed to constant conflicts in the country and lost many members of his family. At the brink
Alex was born in the Congo and grew up in a family of cattle-herders. During adolescence he was exposed to constant conflicts in the country and lost many members of his family. At the brink of adulthood, he fled to Rwanda where he witnessed the genocide in 1994. He then escaped to Great Britain, where he graduated: he received a Master's degree in Anthropology of Conflict and Violence at the University of Sussex; at Brighton University he continued his postgraduate studies in Management Studies. Today he helps and advocates diplomatic solutions to humanitarian crises and armed conflicts in the African Great Lakes region. He is a recognized expert on migration policy.
Alex worked in the International Action Network on Small Arms (IANSA), a global movement against arms trade. He wrote the book Not My Worst Day about his personal experiences in Africa. He publishes professional studies and lectures. Alex has earned several awards for his work.