Yarik Turianskyi is the Deputy Programme Head for Governance and African Peer Review Mechanism at the South African Institute of International Affairs. He is a Ukrainian national who has been living in South Africa since 2001. He holds a Master’s degree in Political Science from the University of Pretoria. He is the co-editor of a book ‘African Accountability: What Works and What Doesn’t’ and the author of over a dozen research papers of governance in Africa. Yarik has also been involved at various South African radio stations as both a presenter and correspondent since 2002.