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Rift Valley Institute field graduate student level courses 2012 (Africa: Horn, Sudan & South Sudan, Great Lakes)


Rift Valley Institute Field Courses 2012 - Horn of Africa, Sudan and South Sudan, Great Lakes - Apply now

Applications for the Rift Valley Institute 2012 annual field courses are open.

The three courses offer an immersive, dawn-to-dusk programme of seminars, lectures and panel discussions, examining the historical, environmental and cultural features of specific subregions of Eastern and Central Africa. Taught by teams of leading international and regionally-based experts, they provide the basis for an understanding of current political and developmental challenges.

Great Lakes Course
The Great Lakes Course covers Rwanda, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The 2012 course focuses on the roots of conflict and challenges to institutional reform in the region. It will be held in Bujumbura, Burundi, from 7 to 13 July 2012. The application deadline is 30 April 2012.

Horn of Africa Course
The Horn of Africa Course covers Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti, Somalia, Somaliland, Puntland and Northern Kenya. The 2012 course examines why the Horn remains the world's most crisis-ridden region. It is held in the vicinity of Mombasa, on the Kenyan coast, from 16 to 22 June 2012. The application deadline is 16 April 2012.

Sudan and South Sudan Course
The course covers all areas of Sudan and South Sudan, with a special emphasis on the borderlands between the two countries. It is held in Rumbek, in Lakes State, South Sudan, from 26 May to 1 June 2012. The application deadline is 30 March 2012.

For more information about the courses, please see the attached course prospectus. Alternatively you can visit www.riftvalley.net/courses or write to courses(at)riftvalley.net. You can apply online or via www.riftvalley.net. Applications will be considered in order of receipt.

N.B. RVI monitors closely the security situation in the region and in specific course locations. Applicants will be kept advised of developments and courses will be relocated if necessary.

The RVI annual field courses are filling up and applications will be closing in a few weeks. The final application date for the Sudan and South Sudan course is 30 March; for the Horn of Africa course, 16 April; and for the Great Lakes course, 30 April. Applications after the deadline for each course will be considered only if there are cancellations. For more information please download the course prospectus, apply online - or contact courses(at)riftvalley.net.

The Institute's annual field courses offer an intensive, graduate-level approach to the history, culture and political economy of three subregions: Sudan and South Sudan; the Horn of Africa; and the Great Lakes. The courses consist of a six-day dawn-to-dusk programme of lectures, seminars and panel discussions, led by international specialists and scholars and activists from the region. Dates and locations are as follows:

- Sudan and South Sudan Course, Rumbek, S. Sudan, 26 May-1 June

- Horn of Africa Course, near Mombasa, Kenya, 16-22 June

- Great Lakes Course, Bujumbura, Burundi, 7-13 July
For further information (or to request the application form as a Microsoft Word document), email courses(at)riftvalley.net. (See below for French version of this article/Voir ci-après pour une version française de cet article.)

This material is cross-posted from the Peace and Collaborative Development Network, http://internationalpeaceandconflict.org

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