Ola Mohajer is a senior program officer in the Africa Center at USIP.

Prior to joining USIP, she worked for government in Canada as a senior policy advisor on matters of international trade and government transparency. Mohajer has also 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 are civic inclusion in peace processes and the future of peacebuilding.

Mohajer holds a master’s in international affairs from Columbia University and two bachelor’s degrees 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

Mediation, Negotiation & Dialogue

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