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Africa’s digital revolution; Politics of international intervention in Africa; Sudan and South Sudan politics; Political violence and armed conflict in the Horn and East Africa; Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS); Centre of Governance and Human Rights (CGHR); School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Dr Sharath Srinivasan is a Lecturer in Governance and Human Rights in the Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS), the Director of Cambridge’s Centre of Governance and Human Rights (CGHR) and a Fellow of King’s College. 

Sharath’s current research follows two core themes: the politics and ethics of external intervention in civil conflicts with a focus on Sudan and South Sudan and the role of new information and communication technologies in political change with a focus on sub-Saharan more broadly. His work involves active collaboration with researchers in Africa - including Professor Christof Heyns (University of Pretoria; UN Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial Killings, Summary Executions) and Professor Winnie Mitullah (Director, Institute for Development Studies, University of Nairobi) – and was the starting point for Africa’s Voices. Africa’s Voices is a non-profit research organization that leverages new opportunities created by new digital communications to amplify and elevate the voices of Africans – in all of their diversity – to the levels of development and governance actors.

The knowledge generated by Sharath's research, namely through the analysis of digital, citizen-data generated data by Africa’s Voices, can impact the lives of the world’s poorest 3 billion people.

Cambridge Global Challenges is a Strategic Research Initiative of the University of Cambridge that aims to enhance the contribution of its research towards addressing global challenges and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.

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