Ola Mohajer is a senior program officer in the Africa Center. She joined USIP after working for government in Canada as a senior policy advisor on matters of international trade and government transparency. Mohajer has worked for the United Nations, consulting on barriers to refugee employment in Jordan, and as an officer focused on strategy and coordination in Zimbabwe. Her main areas of interest include participation and inclusion in policymaking, peace processes, and programming.

Mohajer holds a master’s in international affairs from Columbia University and two bachelor’s from the University of Calgary. 

Publications By Ola

South Sudan’s people have spoken on peace. Is anyone listening?

South Sudan’s people have spoken on peace. Is anyone listening?

Friday, April 16, 2021

By: Ola Mohajer;  David Deng

The United States played a key role in the emergence of South Sudan as an independent state 10 years ago. Yet today, U.S. policy toward the country is insufficient to address the continued violence or promote sustainable peace. Even so, it is not too late for U.S. policymakers to embark upon a renewed push for peace. To move forward, they should listen to what South Sudan’s people said in the recently concluded National Dialogue and incorporate its recommendations in diplomatic, humanitarian and development strategies for the country.

Type: Analysis and Commentary

Mediation, Negotiation & Dialogue

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