Rift Valley Institute Sudan and South Sudan Course 2020

from Rift Valley Institute
Registration deadline: 17 May 2020 Training date: 31 May 2020 to 05 Jun 2020 More Information

The Sudan and South Sudan course covers all areas of Sudan, South Sudan, and the borderlands between them. It analyses the causes of current conflicts in the Sudans and the prospects for resolution. The 2020 Course will be directed by Alden Young and Nicki Kindersley, along with a team of leading specialists.

Highlights of the syllabus

DAY 1 Modern history and social worlds

DAY 2 State formation and resistance

DAY 3 The extractive state and local livelihoods

DAY 4 Contemporary conflicts and political change

DAY 5 Interventions, agreements and future prospects

RVI's three field courses offer a unique opportunity to spend an intensive week with leading experts and fellow participants, away from routine distractions. The courses are designed for policy-makers, diplomats, investors, development workers, researchers, activists and journalists—for new arrivals to the region and those already working there who wish to deepen their understanding. This year all three courses will be taking place in Kenya in June.

Sudan and South Sudan: 31 May – 5 June
Horn of Africa: 14–19 June
Great Lakes: 21–26 June

Fee information:
The cost of the course is USD 4,250. The fee covers tuition, special events, local transport, advance course literature, and six nights’ full board and accommodation.
How to register:

To obtain further information on courses, teachers, and locations—please visit RVI's website. Places are limited but there are a few places remaining on each course. You can apply online here. Applications will be considered in order of receipt.

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