Dr Alex Ntung

Country of Origin Expert - Great Lakes Region of Africa

Dr Alex Ntung is an independent research consultant with over ten years of experience. He specialises in the Great Lakes Region of Africa (DRC – Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and South Sudan).

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Dr Ntung is a multi-lingual independent research consultant with over thirteen years of experience in conducting research in governance, political risks, and political economy analysis. Dr Ntung has led research projects, scoping studies and evaluations for a wide range of agencies including the International Rescue Committee (IRC), United States Aid (USAID), the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) and various other international donors and NGOs. Dr Ntung is particularly interested in the politics of identity, political economy, governance, and geopolitics (in particular, concerning Africa’s Great Lakes Region). While his research has focused on these countries, he has significant field experience in many countries across Sub-Saharan Africa and the Horn of Africa. Various donors and international development agencies recognise his research and advisory services as a highly effective resource to enhance their capacity in making action-led decisions and policy development. His research and consultancy are based on an in-depth understanding of the cultural settings of the above regions.

Dr Ntung is frequently commissioned by the courts to produce country expert witness reports for litigation purposes. He is also an experienced trainer and workshop facilitator using culturally relevant, creative, problem-solving and theory of change approaches in his work on diversity, conflict, and African cultures.  He holds a PhD in International Conflict Analysis, an MSc in International Conflict Analysis, an MA in Anthropology of Conflict, Violence and Conciliation, and a BA in social and development studies. He speaks five languages fluently.

Experience of giving evidence

Dr Ntung has given oral evidence on numerous occasions. He has appeared in court on matters relating to ethics and due diligence, socio-culture, and politics in Sub-Saharan Africa. As a researcher in African affairs, he understands the social and cultural contexts of many African countries. He has produced more than 400 country expert witness reports.

He is registered and fully vetted by several expert witness agencies in the UK. These organisations act as a voice for the Expert Witness community; promote expert service standards; and support experts from all professional disciplines, including lawyers, who use the services of experts. Dr Ntung is experienced in speaking in public, and agencies who have instructed him have highly recognised his competency and ability to provide verbal and written statements.

Cases undertaken

Dr Alex Ntung has undertaken more than 400 written and verbal expert witness reports.


Dr Ntung has good availability, he requires the instruction in advance.

Languages spoken

  • French – Fluent
  • Lingala – Fluent
  • Swahili – Fluent
  • Kinyarwanda (Rwanda) – Fluent
  • Kirundi (Burundi) – Fluent
  • English – Fluent
  • Luganda (Uganda) – Understand
  • Kifuliru (DRC) – Understand

Qualifications & Professional memberships


  • 2018-2022 – University of Kent – Undertaking PhD in International Conflict Analysis (IR) at University of Kent.
  • 2018-2029 – University of Kent – Msc in International Conflict Analysis
  • 2006-2008 – Sussex University – Masters in Anthropology of Conflict, Violence and Conciliation
  • 2003-2005 University Centre Hastings-  Post-graduate Diploma in Management Studies
  • 2002 – 2005 Sussex University – Community Development Studies
  • 1995 – 1996 National University of Rwanda – Undergraduate degree in Social Sciences


  • Your Expert Witness – registered and fully vetted.
  • Expert Immigration Network – registered.
  • UK Institute of Migration Research – research associate.
  • Royal Society of Arts – fellow
  • Expert Court Reports – Registered
  • Great Lakes Region Resource Centre – registered


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