Editor’s Note: This informative piece is published with kind permission of Connor Clerke (Programme Officer Rift Valley Institute). Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dear Friends and Colleagues,
As an Alumnus of SOAS, University of London, and having participated in the Rift Valley Institute (RVI), Horn of Africa Course 2016 as Guest Lecturer, I am privileged to share yet another interesting opportunity with RVI. Most applicants hear about these interesting courses from friends of the institute and past participants, and I am delighted to share the RVI 2018 Sudan and South Sudan courses.
The 2018 courses will survey the changing faces and underlying continuities of the two nations, including prospects for sanctions, national dialogues and arms embargo, and offers a unique opportunity to spend an intensive week with leading scholars and practitioners, away from routine distractions. This year, all three courses (Sudan and South Sudan, Horn of Africa, & Great Lakes) are scheduled to take place in Sagana, Kenya in May and June where teachers and participants will meet to examine the history and contemporary politics of; (Sudan and South Sudan: 20 – 25 May), (Horn of Africa: 27 May – 1 June), and (Great Lakes: 3 – 8 June).
These courses draw participants from Government, multilateral organisations, NGOs and civil society, researchers, and private sector organisations, and offers a dawn-to-dusk programme of instruction and discussion designed to bring depth to the understanding of the sub-regions of Eastern and Central Africa, and builds on a wealth of experience of scholars and practitioners globally. The RVI adopts robust methodologies including lectures, seminars, panel discussions, debates, special events, and local excursions to make the courses informative, enlightening, and comprehensive.
The Rift Valley Institute (RVI) is an independent, non-profit organisation working in eastern and central Africa. The aims of the Institute are to advance understanding of the region and its diverse communities, connect local knowledge to social and political action, defend freedom of information on and promote social justice. RVI programmes include action-oriented research, field-based training, digital archives, distance learning and open-access publishing.
Indeed, “Our future growth relies on competitiveness, skills and productively… and these in turn rely on the education of our people” – Julia Gillard.
Good luck in advance.