Professor Abdalla Bujra, is a scholar and academic, from Lamu, Kenya. He studied at the School of African and Asian Studies, University of London, from which he obtained a PhD in Social Anthropology. Prof. Bujra has taught in various universities around the world. He has written or edited several books and is the author of many articles.
He is a founder of the Dakar based Council for the Development for Social Sciences in Africa (CODESRIA). He was its first fulltime Executive Secretary from 1975 to 1988. He has also participated in and managed several major high level Pan-African Panels and Committees linked to the African Union (AU) as well as Pan-African Independent Research Organisations.