Ahmed Idris is currently Coordinating Research and Policy at Kenya Red Cross. He is also an advisor to the Vice President of the International Federation of the Red Cross (IFRC). He holds a Masters of Laws (International Law), a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy (MALD), a Bachelors of Laws (LL.B) and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. He specialises in the place of international Law in humanitarian work, more specifically in International Humanitarian Law (IHL) and International Disaster Response Laws (IDRL). His current research is on resilience of nomadic-pastoral communities in East Africa and the role of government policy in enhancing resilience. He also has interest in advancing protection of the vulnerable through humanitarian diplomacy and other strategies on reshaping the core meaning of human rights for purposes of norm internalization.