East Africa Fellowship at Rako


East Africa Fellowship Program

In the year 2024, Rako established a program that reflects its unwavering dedication to fostering a vibrant academic community. The program aspires to offer scholars from all corners of the globe with the opportunity to spend anywhere between one month to one year at Rako and partake in a diverse range of activities that are designed to enrich their academic pursuits. We offer comprehensive local guidance, access to fieldwork, and a platform for relevant scholarly engagements through workshops and networking opportunities.

• Conducting scholarly and policy research on social, economic, environmental, and communication matters
• Sharing the outcomes of research through publication, holding events, presentations, and media debates in multiple relevant languages, and distributing them on various platforms
• Offering training and capacity building.

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Current research engagement

Amal Ali has joined the East Africa Fellowship at Rako. She is the founder and principal lawyer at AQN International Law Firm, where she provides legal consultation and representation to various clients. Ali is also engaged in academic roles, including lecturing and supervising research projects. Her recent research focuses on education for sustainable development, intersectionality, and human rights, with a particular emphasis on the Horn of Africa region.

How it work

To deploy the open bank project(OPB) API middleware, banks usually follows a 3-step process:

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    Deploy middleware internally and customise according to the bank’s requirements.
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    Write the set of adapters connecting the OBP middleware with the bank back-end.
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    Opening up an initial subset of APIs to a limited number of trusted partners.

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