Edward Kingston Jombla is a Regional Conflict Analyst with focus on organised crime and violent extremism in the Early Warning Department of the West Africa Network for Peacebuilding (WANEP). He is responsible for periodic provision of thematic in-depth conflict analysis that informs policy actions by WANEP and its primary clients including but not limited to the African Union, ECOWAS and its member states. Prior to joining the WANEP Regional Team, he was the National Network Coordinator of WANEP Sierra Leone where he managed the country office and carried out several tasks including network coordination, peacebuilding, proposal writing, project and grant management, monitoring and evaluation. He has also worked at Search for Common Ground/Talking Drum Studio as Assistant producer, New and Features. Edward has co-authored a number of articles and policy briefs published by WANEP as well as newspapers in Sierra Leone. He holds a Master of Arts degree in Gender Studies and a Bachelor of Arts (with honours) in Mass Communication from Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone. He also earns a Diploma in Peace and Security in Africa (International Training Program), Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden; and a Certificate in Negotiation and Mediation as an Instrument for Conflict Resolution (organised by Clingendael, Netherlands Institute of International Relations, Clingendael, The Hague, Netherlands.