Eloïse Bertrand, C0-Director
Eloïse is a PhD candidate in politics and international studies at the University of Warwick working on political opposition in hybrid regimes, focusing on sub-Saharan Africa. She holds an MSc in African Politics from the School of Oriental and African Studies and has worked extensively in West Africa (Burkina Faso, Niger, Chad, Togo and Mali) for Search for Common Ground and Y Care International, primarily on initiatives to promote peace-building, justice and youth engagement. She is fluent in French and English and has been published in Africa in Fact Magazine, African Arguments, L'Afrique des Idées, and the East African on democratic movements and party politics in Burkina Faso and Uganda. Eloïse is based in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, and travels regularly to East and West Africa.
Jamie Hitchen, C0-Director
Jamie holds an MSc in African Politics from the School of Oriental and African Studies. He has extensive experience researching, carrying out analysis and writing on governance, urban development, politics and peace-building in Uganda, Sierra Leone, Ghana and Nigeria having held roles with Africa Research Institute, Westminster Foundation for Democracy, Transparency International and Refugee Law Project. Jamie has been published by Africa in Fact, The Washington Post and World Politics Review and regularly provides media commentary to outlets such as BBC, Reuters, AFP and Radio France International. Jamie is based in London.