Tinashe Jakwa is a PhD Candidate in Political Science and International Relations at the University of Western Australia. She holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of International Relations (with Distinction) from the same institution. Her research interests include peacebuilding in Africa, with a focus on Western actors’ “democracy promotion” and aid provision initiatives on the African continent.

Tinashe’s research explores the causes of state instability and peacebuilding policy failures in African states, including the ways in which liberal institutions contribute to conflict escalation. She is a political and security risk analyst who has written extensively on geopolitical developments on the African continent. She has also appeared on various news platforms providing commentary on political developments on the African continent. As a member of the African-Australian diaspora, Tinashe also writes short stories and poetry on the frustrations and joys of diasporic life. Her short story, “No Child of One’s Own”, was published in the Margaret River Press and Centre for Stories 2017 short story anthology, Ways of Being Here.


Saturday 20th, 9:00am-10:00am

Learning to fly: The value of mentoring

Rafeif Ismail, Tinashe Jakwa and Jay Anderson in discussion with experienced mentor Ken Spillman.
Venue: Centre for Stories
Tickets: Free event, RSVP required
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