Rift Valley Institute Horn of Africa Course 2020

from Rift Valley Institute
Registration deadline: 31 May 2020 Training date: 14 Jun 2020 to 19 Jun 2020 More Information

The Horn of Africa Course examines the Somali-speaking lands, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti and northern Kenya. It explores the historical and contemporary features that make the Horn the world’s most crisis-ridden region. The 2020 course will be directed by Ken Menkhaus and Michael Woldemariam, along with a team of leading specialists.

Highlights of the syllabus

DAY 1 Geographies, People and Cultures of the Horn

DAY 2 Political history and state formation in the Horn

DAY 3 Mobility, migration and urbanization

DAY 4 The Horn in an era of change

DAY 5 Security and development

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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