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Email: crisrodrigues70gmail [dot] com
Cristina Rodrigues is an Angolan researcher, specialised in African Studies focusing in the Portuguese speaking African countries and particularly in Angola. She conducts academic research as well as consultancies in several areas since 1995, having therefore acquired a solid knowledge of the Angolan social, cultural and economic context. She has conducted field research in the majority of the Angolan provinces.
Dr Jon Schubert
Dr Inge Amundsen
Email: inge [dot] amundsencmi [dot] no
Dr Inge Amundsen is a Norwegian researcher and political scientist focussing on political economy, democratization and human rights. His main country expertise is on Malawi, Bangladesh, Angola, Ghana, Nigeria, and francophone West Africa and his main research topics are democratic institutionalisation, parliaments, political parties, political corruption, and natural resources (petroleum resources management and revenue management). Amundsen made his PhD in comparative African studies at the University of Tromsoe (Norway) in 1997. He was Director of the U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre (hosted at the Chr. Michelsen Institute, CMI, in Bergen, Norway) from 2002-2006. He has coordinated three CMI institutional cooperation programmes, and is currently the coordinator of the research group Democracy and Governance at CMI.
Virginie Tallio (FGM/C)
Dr Virginie Tallio is an anthropologist who has worked on Angola since 2003 in several provinces and in Luanda where she has gathered extensive experience of social, political and human rights conditions. For her reasearch, she has worked on refugees and returnees, the health system, non-State actors development policies and projects and the issue of identity documentation for Angolans who have lost their I.D. Dr Tallio has written expert reports for the Southern Refugee Legal Aid Network (SRLAN) and for different UK and USA legal aid clinics, solicitors and NGOs, especially regarding FLEC members or their family members, single women, unaccompanied minors and health-related issues.
She holds a Ph.D from the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (Paris, France) and a Master of Advanced Studies in Demographic Economy from the Institut d'Études Politiques (Paris, France). She is fluent in French, English and Portuguese.