East Africa

Interested Scholars

The following scholars are interested in this topic:

Chiletso Kumadzi Msang’azi, UN-World Food Programme-Ethiopia. Experienced program professional with a demonstrated history of working in Education and Humanitarian sectors. Skilled in School Feeding Programme, Supplementary Feeding Programmes, General Food Distribution, Early Childhood Development, Livelihood and Resilience, Community Engagement, Children’s Rights, Teaching and Monitoring and Evaluation in the context of Humanitarian Crisis.

My main research interests are political economy, comparative politics, and methodology with specialized concentrations in game theory, formal modeling and econometrics. More specifically, I study revolutions, economic development and state repression within countries of the Global South.

Djamiou Ohounko has nine years of experience enjoying market research and management.
Particularly, he creates, evaluates and executes projects within organizations and also as an external
partner in West Africa. He constructed frameworks for 5+ surveys across key sectors, then trained 200+
surveyors and supervised fieldworks with a cumulative sample of 5,000+ respondents. In addition, he
analyzed data and written many reports for polls as well as managed disseminations.

Besides, serving
his community and promoting sustainable development goals, led him to co-found an environmental and
community based association “La Brigade Verte” (Benin) in 2017. He is in charge of communications
and created awareness for 1,000+ people, managed 3 projects as well as trained 350+ pupils on
environmental issues including climate change. Furthermore, he was part of the team that identified
solutions to improve resilience.

Djamiou holds a Bachelor’s degree in management of organizations and
he is an MBA candidate of African School of Economics. His goal is to pursue a PhD in finance to go in-depth on how financial inclusion foster climate resilience in Africa.

As a global historian of Africa, Marcia C. Schenck is committed to the study of Africa and Africans as an integral part of writing global history. Her research interests follow this concentration, focusing on the nexus between migration, labor, and development between Africa and the world. Her background lies in African Studies and African and global history. Her areas of specialization include the history of southern and Lusophone Africa from the late 19th century to the present, and global history 1850 to the present.

At Princeton University, Schenck defended her dissertation titled Socialist Solidarities and Their Afterlives: Histories and Memories of Angolan and Mozambican Migrants in the German Democratic Republic, 1975-2015 in September 2017. This social history draws on oral histories of Angolan and Mozambican men and women who worked across various industries in the German Democratic Republic (GDR) during the 1980s. Framed by the chronology of the migrants’ life histories, the project discusses the reasons for leavening and returning home, lived experiences regarding production and consumption, integration and exclusion in the GDR, and the present-day legacies of the migration processes in Angola and Mozambique. Schenck is currently transforming her dissertation into a book and publishing on related projects about African migrations during the Cold War period.

Schenck’s latest research project The African Refugee Regime in Global Perspective 1963-1984 traces the historic genesis of the OAU Convention Governing the Specific Aspects of Refugee Problems in Africa within the context of debates about decolonization, pan-Africanism, and the Cold War in Africa.This political and legal history analyzes the history of international organizations such as the UNHCR and the OAU with regard to the formulation of the African refugee regime. The implications of the convention in question, however, cannot be understood without taking into account the formalization of a European refugee regime after the Second World War or considering the discussions about a Latin American regional refugee complex in the early 1980s.

Trained in higher education in emergency settings, Schenck has taught refugee learners in Kakuma refugee camp in the north of Kenya in connection with Professor Jeremy Adelman’s Massive Open Online Course Global History Lab. Schenck remains involved in projects that contribute to redefining access to university level history learning in non-traditional settings. In this context, she is currently reflecting upon the role of humanitarian history-in-action (different from the history of humanitarianism).

I am a Lecturer in International Development and Economics at the University of Westminster. Before this, I held a post-doctoral research position at the University of Oxford’s Department for International Development, where I was involved in a EU FP7-funded project seeking to investigate the impact of Foreign Direct Investment on local development in Ghana. I have also worked as a research consultant for a number of organisations, including Oxford Policy Management, UNU-WIDER, the World Food Programme, and UNDP.

My research is divided into three strands: one examines the impact of FDI in low-income countries, with a specific field focus on Ghana; another one is broadly concerned with social policy in low-income countries; with a more recent focus on health policy and health systems reform in Sub-Saharan Africa; finally, the last strand develops the work on instability and development, which Istarted as part of my doctoral research a few years ago.

Senior Lecturer and Head of the Department of African Literature, University of the Witwatersrand South Africa Academic Discipline: Anthropology, Cultural Studies, Drama, Theatre, Music, Geography, History, Political Science, Sociology Interests Keywords: gender and sexualities; affect; intimacy; ritual practices/ performances; performance studies; consumption; narrative; pedagogy, women About me: Sustainable Development Goals: Clean Water and Sanitation, Decent [...]

I am a Sociologist-turned Anthropologist (additional training) with interests in Gender and Sex Studies. I focus on representations of men and boys, sexual cultures (intimacies, desires, eroticism, pleasures), sexual health, and queer sexuality. I have secondary interests in families and relationships studies. Last few years, I have been preoccupied with trying to understand masculinity and sex in West Africa. My current research, for example, makes links with how men talk about local aphrodisiacs use (e.g., herbal bitters) and notions of manhood, including issues related to men’s insecurities and vulnerabilities about hegemonic masculine ideals and women’s power in sexual relationships. I am an editorial member and reviewer of some renowned journals in the humanities/social sciences including Men and Masculinities (Sage); Reproductive Health Matters (Taylor & Francis); Culture, Health and Sexuality (Rutledge); PLOS ONE, Journal of Homosexuality (Taylor and Francis), Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare (Elsevier), and others. In addition, I examine for leading universities in Africa such as the University of Cape Town in South Africa. I am also engaged in advocacy about non-binary and gender-variant lives in Ghana. I have won grants/fellowship from notable institutions namely: International African Institute, UK; American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS), USA; Population Association of America, USA; the French Institute for Demographic Studies (INED), France; African Studies Association (ASA), USA; Association for the Study of Sexuality, Culture and Society (IASSCS); Trojan® Brand; CODESRIA; and Ghana Studies Association, USA. I am an AHP Fellow and a double recipient of the World Social Science Forum Fellowship Award supported by the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC). A Senior Lecturer in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Cape Coast, I founded the Centre for Men’s Health and Sex Studies; a not-for-profit organization to promote and gain support for work on men in Ghana.

Currently, am an executive Director of a research based NGO that focuses on Ageing & Dementia in East and Central Africa. Our mandate is to contribute to the knowledge base as well as policy in advancing the key issues that pertain older persons in later years.

I have the expertise, research in ageing, dementia,leadership, training and motivation necessary to successfully carry out the proposed research projects. I have a broad background in Nursing, with specific training aging and demography, public health, health systems management and policy. I have participated in teaching and supervision of undergraduate Nursing students. I possess ten years’ experience in both public health and local health systems (LHS) Management, health systems and policy

Currently Associate Professor at the Department of Political Science and International Relations, Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa Ethiopia. I have teaching courses in International Relations Theories, Politics of Africa, International Human Rights, International Law and Organizations, Democracy and Development, Contemporary Global Politics and Transnationalism. My current research interests in the main, migration, human rights, conflict resolution, transnational involvement in the Horn of Africa, political communities in Africa.

A Poland and Germany trained legal academician, since five years in East Africa. Interested in comparative research on all areas of constitutional law and law of regional integration. And in Public International Law.

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