Angela Muvumba Sellström

Dr. Angela Muvumba Sellström is a Senior Researcher at the Nordic Africa Institute (NAI), Uppsala, Sweden and has contributed to policy research in Africa, Sweden and internationally for over 20 years.

At the university, she carried out multiyear research on conflict-related sexual violence, focusing on preventive approaches taken at the level of armed actors and organizations in Africa. She also taught on post-settlement implications of amnesties; active listening and ethical approaches to peacebuilding; and designed and convened the Department’s post-graduate course on gender, war and peace.

She is one of the 250 scholars that jointly authored the 2018 report Rethinking Society for the 21st Century, of the International Panel on Social Progress (IPSP), contributing to the chapter on violence, on the topic of sexual and gender-based violence.

At the Nordic Africa Institute, she leads research on the United Nations (UN) Security Council, focusing on its elected member states and how African and Nordic governments can influence outcomes in favor of Africa’s Peace and Security Architecture (APSA) and the women, peace and security (WPS) agenda.

Dr. Sellström is on the Advisory Council of the non-governmental organization, Fight for Humanity; a member of the Board of Directors of the Life and Peace Institute (LPI); and a non-resident fellow of the International Peace Institute.

Geographic expertise

  • Eastern, Southern and Central Africa (regional perspective)
  • Burundi
  • South Africa
  • Uganda.

Topical expertise

  • The UN Security Council processes
  • The African Union and regional economic communities/mechanisms
  • Peacekeeping
  • African militaries
  • Armed actors and organizations
  • Conflict-related sexual violence
  • Women, peace and security


  • Swedish
  • English


How can the EU, Sweden and FBA strengthen Moldova?

Following the war in Ukraine, defense and security issues are high on the agenda for the Swedish EU presidency. A process has been launched to investigate how the EU can contribute to strengthen resilience in the neighboring country of Moldova. Hear more about the country's challenges directly from Minister of the Interior Ana Revenco, who visited FBA in January.

2023-02-01 10:01

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