Joseph Hammond is an award-winning journalist, managing editor of New Africa Daily, researcher, and consultant whose career has spanned four continents.
As a journalist, he has reported from four continents on a variety of issues from the Arab Spring to the M23 rebellion in the Eastern Congo. He was Cairo correspondent for Radio Free Europe in 2011. His reporting has been published in a number of publications including The Economist, Newsweek, Forbes, Anthony Bourdain's Parts Unknown (CNN), U.S. News and World Report, EuroNews, France 24(TV), Al Arabiya, Deutsche Welle (Qantara), International Business Times, and international editions of Rolling Stone and Esquire.
As an editor with the publication Energy Year he worked in Turkey, Qatar, and Indonesia. He is a former Fulbright Public Policy fellow where he worked with the Ministry of Mines, Energy, and Natural Resources in Malawi. He has also worked on emerging markets, energy and extractive industries with Politico Infocus and the Oxford Business Group. Indeed as a consultant, Mr. Hammond has worked with Global Integrity on transparency issue and government agencies in Ghana and Bangladesh.
Hammond has worked on countering violent extremism (CVE) issues on four continents. He is currently an iDove Fellow with the African Union. He moderated a panel on the topic at the African Union’s Headquarters in Addis Ababa during the 2nd U.S.-Africa CVE Week at the African Union that was funded by the U.S. State Department.
He is also communications director Commonwealth Africa Initiative. In this latter role, he has moderated panels and organized events in London, Toronto, and New York that have included a number of distinguished speakers including the former President of Ghana (John Mahama), members of the British Parliament and the former deputy prime minister of Spain among other luminaries.
He is a non-resident fellow with Agora Strategy Group and a fellow of the Royal Society for Arts, Manufactures and Commerce. Hammond has also been a recipient of fellowships from several think tanks including the National Endowment for Democracy, the Atlantic Council of the United States, International Center for Journalists, the Heinrich Böll Stiftung North America Foundation and the Policy Center for the New South's Atlantic Dialogue. He is currently a board member of the Center for Media and Peace Initiatives and the ASEAN-Caribbean Business Council.