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Misbah Omar

Associate Junior Researcher

Current Affiliation: Mentorship Programme – Dialogue Platform for Libya’s Future project

Misbah Omar is a Libya-based junior associate researcher at the Mediterranean Platform at Luiss School of Government in Rome. He has over seven years of experience in peacebuilding, reconciliation, and youth empowerment in Libya through dialogue, mediation, and policy research. He has previously worked as a junior analyst at the European University Institute, Italy, and as a reporting officer at Peace Makers Team, Libya, focusing on policy research, mediation, and peacebuilding projects.

Misbah has contributed to various initiatives, such as the Libyan Social Contract for equitable prosperity and the Libyan Constitution Drafting Authority for political collaboration. He has also worked as a consultant at Dialogue Advisory Group, Amsterdam, facilitating political dialogue to reduce violence in Libya.

Misbah is one of the authors of “Violence and Social Transformation in Libya” (Hurst Publishing), set for publication in June 2023, and has authored numerous policy papers. He holds an MSc in Electronic Engineering (Telecommunication Systems) from the Technical University of Malaysia. Earlier in his career, he served as a lecturer and director of the scientific Affairs’ office at the Higher Institute of Science & Technology in Sirte, and as an assistant lecturer at the Faculty of Computer Science, Bani Walid University, Libya.