Ingvild Gjelsvik

contributed to ICT4COP’s Work Package 7: Africa, studying police reform, people-centered policing and the implementation of two state-initiated COP initiatives in Kenya. Her work, which highlights locally initiated bottom-up approaches to improve police-public trust, is based on fieldwork in urban and rural parts of Kenya, focusing on local experiences and perspectives on police-public relations and central factors hindering the successful implementation of the two COP initiatives. 

Ingvild Magnæs Gjelsvik is a research fellow and PhD candidate in the Research Group on Peace, Conflict and Development at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI) and at the Research Department at the Norwegian Police University College. She is also affiliated with the Center for Research on Extremism (C-REX) at the University of Oslo (UiO). Gjelsvik takes her PhD Political Science (UiO) studying the roles and work of the police to prevent violent extremism. Her main research areas are police reform, community and proximity policing and prevention of radicalization and violent extremism. Gjelsvik previously worked in UNDP Somalia and has carried out research in Somalia, Kenya, Norway and Colombia.