Together with Congolese thriving youth, we created a Congolese non-profit organization, led by Congolese youth and trained by African economists, themselves trained at the African School of Economics and supported by international scholars at Berkeley and the Institute of Development Studies of the University of Sussex. The organization gathers talented Congolese youth of the Kivus based on relationships I have worked with since 2010 in order to provide reliable logistics in the DRC. Marakuja was created in 2015 and draws on 5 years of experience of international researchers and more than 100 Congolese youth. The organization specializes on data collection in the conflict zone and was born out of my own research agenda needs, but works across the country with a large number of international donors for external projects, which includes research in the field as well as inside the administration.

Marakuja Kivu Research