I am a Research Officer providing support to the Sub-Saharan Africa portfolio at Search for Common Ground. As part of the Institutional Learning - Strategy alignment Department, I support critical research practices and agendas, and reflection for program quality. I am based in Niamey, Niger. I have more than eight years of experience in the peacebuilding sector, having held numerous positions and completed various assignments for Search for Common Ground in Madagascar, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Ethiopia, Mali, Niger, Burkina Faso, CAR, Rwanda, Burundi, Kenya, etc. I am skilled in research, monitoring, evaluation and learning, with specific expertise in areas including conflict analysis, participatory action research (community-based and community-driven), conflict-sensitive program management, and adaptive management. I have supported multi-donors and large scale programs in diverse areas: governance, sustainable business practice, security sector reform, and youth engagement. Passionate about sustainable business practice and its links with social development and impact, Sedera is a recipient of the Australia Award for specialization in “local economic and social development in extractives” at the University of Queensland, Australia. I am the co-author of Search’s guidance on Monitoring and Evaluation for Social Accountability Programs. He holds Bachelor and Master in Social Sciences and Communication.