Tarek Megerisi is a political analyst and researcher who specialises in affairs of politics, governance and development in the Arab world. Based between London and Libya. In November 2012 he joined Libya’s first independent think-tank, the Sadeq Institute, as a Research Fellow for political affairs. During his time at the Sadeq Institute he also worked as a consultant with various international organisations including IREX, the UNDP and most notably Democracy Reporting International. During these consultancies he colluded with a range of international experts in assisting Libya’s democratisation efforts through: Analysing and advising the General National Congress (GNC) on their internal rules of procedure with a European Parliamentarian; analysing key pieces of legislation for stakeholders with legal experts from various fields; designed a working-model for Libya’s Constitutional Assembly; co-authored a training curriculum to train Libyan journalists for conflict-sensitive reporting; and co-authored a briefing paper exploring Libya’s different options for de-centralisation intended to objectively inform and enhance the Constitutional Assembly’s upcoming debate on this highly sensitive topic. In early 2014 he left the Sadeq Instiute to work as a freelance analyst providing policy briefs for a more diverse range of publications and as a freelance consultant working with various organisations on his areas of expertise. He obtained a Master’s degree in Near & Middle Eastern Studies from the University of London’s School of Oriental & African Studies (SOAS).