Academic Network

RWI Regional Africa Programme 2017- 2023

Academic Network

The Academic Network is a collective of academic institutions across the continent brought together under the Regional Africa Programme to generate research and resources, build capacity, and develop spaces for inter-sectoral dialogue in collaboration with implementing partners and regional and sub-regional Courts, the African Union (AU), and Regional Economic Communities (RECs).

Goal

To facilitate the development and dissemination of evidence based, collaborative and/or policy-oriented research; capacity building; inter-sectoral platform and spaces; resources and tools for the advancement of access to justice and implementation of human rights commitments, including gender equality, in Africa.

Strategic objectives

Research and Dissemination

Promote and disseminate evidence-based, collaborative and/or policy-oriented research, scholarship and education able to contribute towards the improvement of access to justice and implementation of human rights commitments in Africa.

Capacity Building

Enhanced capacity of the academic network, partners and stakeholders to advance access to justice and the implementation of human rights commitments, including gender equality.

Academic Resource and Tools development

Facilitate the development of evidence based, policy oriented and/or academic tools for the advancement of access to justice and implementation of human rights commitments, including gender equality.

Inter-Sectoral Spaces and Platforms

Convene, promote and/or further develop academic based inter-sectoral platforms and spaces for collaboration and cooperation towards the advancement and generation of knowledge and capacity building in access to justice, including implementation and enforcement of human rights commitments in Africa

Memberships

Additional members may join the network as the program progresses. RWI will play a coordinating role, supporting network activities and building synergies between the network and other partners within the Programme as well as with other RWI offices with academic cooperation programmes.

The Programme is financially supported by Swedish Development Cooperation.

Get in touch

Gilford Kimathi

Gilford Kimathi

Programme Officer

Phone: +254 770 023 777
E-mail: gilford.kimathi@rwi.lu.se

Gilford Kimathi is a Programme Officer at the Nairobi Office supporting the Regional Africa and Ethiopia programmes. He brings a decade of experience in programme management, where he has also contributed to research and human rights capacity development. Before joining RWI, Gilford worked five years with the Network for African National Human Rights Institutions, through which he has gained extensive experience with African human rights mechanisms and frameworks.

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