Yarik Turianskyi

Yarik Turianskyi is the Deputy Head of the African Governance and Diplomacy Programme at SAIIA.


Work Title
Deputy Head: African Governance and Diplomacy Programme
SAIIA Programme
African Governance and Diplomacy
Areas of Expertise

African governance
Multi-Stakeholder Initiatives




Yarik Turianskyi is the Deputy Programme Head for African Governance and Diplomacy at the South African Institute of International Affairs. He joined the Institute in 2008 after completing a Master’s degree in Political Science from the University of Pretoria, which assessed the African Peer Review Mechanism as a standard for good governance on the continent. While completing his studies Yarik also lectured in Political Science and International Relations. During his time at SAIIA Yarik authored over 12 research papers, focused on governance, technology and gender, and over 30 opinion articles on various governance themes. He has been to and conducted research in 10 African countries and is the co-editor of a book ‘African Accountability: What Works and What Doesn’t’. Yarik has also been involved at various South African radio stations as both a presenter and correspondent since 2002. You may follow him on twitter: @Yarik_T

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