Jawhratelkmal Kanu is a program officer for the nonviolent action team at the U.S. Institute of Peace. She leads the implementation of USIP’s nonviolent action programming in East Africa, mainly in Sudan, South Sudan, and Ethiopia. Her thematic focus is on the design and implementation of strategic nonviolent action and peacebuilding programs.
Prior to joining USIP, Kanu worked on supporting Sudan’s post-revolution transitional period through her role with the Strategic Support Unit of the British Council in Sudan. From 2015 to 2018, she was involved in building capacities of women and youth civic activists in Sudan and East Africa through assignments with the British Council and the French Embassy in Khartoum.
Jawhratelkmal is a political economist and holds a master’s degree in economics from the University of Bradford (UK).