Programme Officer: Peacekeeping Unit
Barbara Mohale is a Programme Officer in ACCORD's Peacekeeping Unit. She is currently doing her Masters in Peace and Security studies with the University of the Free State. She hold an Honours degree in Political Science from the same university. She has been with ACCORD since January 2013. Her responsibilities include supporting the senior programme officer in meeting the objectives of the unit.
Prior to joining ACCORD, Barbara was a junior political science lecturer and she was also a coordinator for the university's extended student programme for the Department of Governance and Political Studies. She was part of the Executive Committee of the Student Representative Council (EC SRC) of Transformation at the University of the Free State, she also held the position of executive chair of one of the campus political organisation, which has dealt with issues of transformation and other political and social affairs. Her research interest are in peace and security studies, humanitarian interventions, and human security. She has gained research experience in different political science fields such as public policy formulation and analysis, including research background on foreign policy. In addition she has been involved in youth developments, both as a researcher and team leader.