RLO Study: Research Lead, Kenya
Andhira Kara is the Kenya Lead Researcher for a collaborative research project by the Local Engagement Refugee Research Network (LERRN) and the Refugee Studies Centre (RSC), University of Oxford, examining the nature and impact of refugee-led organizations in East Africa and the Middle East. Andhira is originally from Sudan but lives in Kenya as a refugee. She has four years of experience working with local, regional and international organizations, gaining experiences in areas such as research, communication and peace building.
Andhira holds a BA in International Studies from University of Nairobi and an MSc in International Development from the University of Edinburgh as a Mastercard Scholar. She has been recognized by IPHRD-Africa in 2018 as Young Woman Mediation Ambassador for her work in peacebuilding and youth empowerment. She was also among the most influential 20 women of 2020 at the University of Edinburgh. This experience has emboldened her to stand-up for the rights of displaced people, including as a member of the Youth Advisory Committee for the Displaced and Refugee Youth Enabling Environment Mechanism (DREEM) project.