Fred Bidandi holds a PhD awarded from the School of Government, University of the Western Cape, South Africa. He is a post-doctoral research fellow at the Centre for Humanities Research, University of the Western Cape, under the CHR Post-Doctoral Fellowship. His research centres on migration violence, urban policy and Planning, urban migration, housing, water/sanitation and infrastructure development.

He has published in reputable local and international journals and currently working on a manuscript titled “Understanding political violence on the Great Lakes region in East Africa and the need for dialogue.”