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Monalisa Hazarika


Monalisa Hazarika


Monalisa Hazarika is an intern in the SIPRI Dual Use and Arms Trade Control program. Her focus is on small arms and organized crime, especially improvised and craft-produced firearms and their trends in illicit manufacture and trade, and previously worked on the correlations between the illicit trafficking of small arms and narco-insurgency in South and Southeast Asia. She also is interested in the nexus between emerging technologies and conventional weapons with regards to 3D printing.

Monalisa is one of the #Leaders4Tomorrow and Leaders2theFuture under the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs’ #Youth4Disarmament initiative. She was invited to present youth recommendations and practical steps to strengthen diversity in the disarmament field at the “A.I.M (Advocates in Motion) for a Way Forward” event, UNODA’s official side event held on the margins of the first Preparatory Committee meeting for the 2026 RevCon to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) at the UN Office in Vienna, and to the UN headquarters in New York to present her project “ACROSS THE CHICKEN NECK”, at the First Committee Side Event held on October 2022. She is a 2023-24 Emerging Expert of the Forum on the Arms Trade, part of the Emerging Voices Network of the British American Security Information Council (BASIC), and a 2023 SIPRI Armament and Disarmament Summer School graduate.

Subject expertise

Arms Trade Treaty, Small Arms and Light weapons, Additive Manufacturing, Organized crime

Regional expertise

South and Southeast Asia

English, Assamese, Hindi, Bengali

BA in Sociology, Northeastern Hill University, India

MA in Conflict Management and Development, Banaras Hindu University, India