Rebecca is a Project Manager based in the Nairobi office; currently supporting Samuel Hall’s work on the GCRF-funded South-South Migration Hub project, a World Bank project examining the social dynamics between refugees and hosts in Ethiopia, and the awareness raising component on safe migration of the EUTF Better Migration Management programme in Sudan, Ethiopia, and Kenya, implemented through local civil society organisations. Rebecca has over 10 years combined multi-country experience in research and evaluation planning, execution, analysis, project management, training design, and facilitation. As an anthropologist, her expertise in qualitative, highly participatory, research approaches was demonstrated in a recent UNICEF project on the decision-making processes around school retention and drop-out in Zambia. Rebecca received the prestigious Fulbright award to complete her dissertation research on urban refugees in Lusaka, Zambia. She holds a PhD in Cultural/ Social Anthropology from American University in Washington, DC.
RESEARCH & ONGOING WORK
GIZ, EUTF - BMM, Component 4: Working with local civil society organisations to raise awareness and build community dialogue on alternative livelihood options, including safe migration within targeted locations in the East and Horn of Africa.
World Bank Ethiopia: Study on Social Dynamics between Refugees and Hosts in Ethiopia: Case studies from Addis, Gambella, and Jigjiga.
GCRF-funded South-South Migration Hub project, under Work Package 2: Children, migration, and inequality within the three migration corridors of Burkina Faso – Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia – South Africa, and Egypt – Jordan