Nadia Iya is a political analyst with a background in research, strategy, and stakeholder relationship management in Francophone Africa (West and Central). She has worked with key Pan African institutions including the Pan African Parliament and the African Union. Prior to joining TrustAfrica, Nadia worked with the Institute for Security Studies coordinating early warning and research on Central Africa. She also worked with Africapractice, providing communications and strategic advisory services to a wide range of clients from the public and private sector. Nadia has lived in Cameroon, Ethiopia, Kenya, South Africa, and Switzerland and is fluent in French and English. She studied at Rhodes University in South Africa and at the Centre for African Studies of the University of Basel in Switzerland. She is passionate about Africa, the rights of the vulnerable (especially women and children) and conflict resolution. This passion is reflected not only in her professional work, but also in her role at the Bokamoso Leadership Forum whose primary aim is to give young Africans a voice in spaces where they are often ignored.