Professor Martin Revayi Rupiya, PhD is the former Innovation and Training Manager with ACCORD. He was also the Co-Editor of the African Journal on Conflict Resolution after joining ACCORD from a background of teaching, research, analysis and extensive publications on Africa’s peace and security challenges. Rupiya has a PhD in History & Military Studies (University of Zimbabwe (UZ) 2001; a Masters in War & Strategic Studies, Kings College London (1989-90); a BA Honours in Economics & History (1987-89); and a (Merit) Diploma in War & Strategic Studies (UZ), 1983-4).
In his working career, has been associated with the following institutions: The Institute for African Renaissance Studies (IARS), University of South Africa (UNISA) as a Visiting Fellow and Associate Professor, (2014-2018); Visiting Professor, Institute for Peace & Security Studies, University of Addis Ababa (2012-2015); Director of Research Africa, Centre for Security Sector Management, Cranfield University, United Kingdom (2008-9); Senior Researcher/MILAIDS Project Manager, Institute for Security Studies (ISS), Pretoria (2003-2008); Assoc Prof, Department of International Relations, Witwatersrand University (2002-03); Director, Centre for Defence Studies & Senior Lecturer, Department of History, UZ (1990-2002).
Rupiya is Editor and Board Member to several local and international publications including: Member of Editorial Board, Journal of African Military History, USA (2017); Advisory Board Member, International Journal of African Studies, Centre for African Studies, University of Porto, Portugal (2018); Editorial Board Member, African Journal of Political Science & International Relations, firstname.lastname@example.org (2018).
Martin was born on 1 April 1953 in Chinhoyi, Zimbabwe. He is married to Prisca (nee Sibusiso Nyathi) and they have three children.