Hany Wahila


Hany Wahila is a researcher and advocate working on peace and security matters in Africa. Her expertise is on peace and security issues facing the Horn of Africa, particularly Ethiopia and the African Union’s (AU) intervention in conflict. Prior to joining Amani Africa, Hany worked with Crisis Action – African Union Liaison Office where she primarily focused on the AU Political Affairs Peace and Security Department's effort to engage Civil Society Organizations on peace, security, and governance issues impacting the region. Beyond that, she worked closely on conflict portfolios across the continent including Ethiopia, Sudan, South Sudan, Mozambique and the Sahel. Hany is a former Peace Corps Volunteer (RPCV). She served with the U.S. Peace Corps for two and half years in Govi-Altai, Mongolia designing and implementing community-based projects in the development sector of education and health. In the past, she has spent most of her time reconciling the East African communities in the diaspora serving as an East African Community Outreach and liaising between the various East African Communities in the city of Minneapolis.

Hany holds an MSc in International Relations (African Politics) from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) – University of London and a bachelor’s degree in political science and public health from the University of Minnesota.