Following the completion of my MPhil in African Studies (Peterhouse, 2012) I established a private consulting firm (B. Bianchi Consulting) that specializes in post-crisis, security sector reform, and democratic governance. I am putting into use my nearly ten years of experience with African issues to the service of electoral, gender and youth, economic development, and human rights projects by IGOs and NGOs such as the European Union, the World Bank, and France terre d'asile. I have also taught courses on African history and on the geopolitics of conflict in Africa for institutions of higher learning and governmental bureaus. I am presently seeking new opportunities for helping develop strong democratic structures and economic opportunities in Africa, for Africans. I hope to be able to continue my collaboration with IGOs, NGOs, and national governments to this end. It is also my wish to expand my area of expertise to the Southern Cone of Africa, and South America.