Anícia Lalá is a Senior Security and Justice Sector Reform Advisor and has worked in the field of international security cooperation for more than 15 years. She has combined practitioner, policy researcher, and academic experience in the fields of international politics, conflict resolution, development, and security. She is a founding member of the African Security Sector Network (ASSN) and has served as a member of its Executive Committee until recently joining the International Security Sector Advisory Team at DCAF. Previously she was Deputy Director for Africa at the Global Facilitation Network for Security Sector Reform, when the project was based at Cranfield University in the UK.
Earlier posts include a lecturing position in Conflict and Peace Studies at the Higher Institute for International Relations (Mozambique) and a civil servant placement at the National Directorate for Defence Policy in the Ministry of Defence of Mozambique. Through her extensive work experience Anicia has developed skills in political, conflict, security and governance analysis, programme management, delivery of training, applied research and organisational building. Anícia holds an MSc in peace and development studies, from the University of Gothenburg, and has published articles in the fields of conflict resolution, democratisation, international security, post-conflict reconstruction, and security sector reform.