EHTZ welcomes Dr. Yvette Ruzibiza
Everyday Humanitarianism in Tanzania is excited to welcome Dr. Yvette Ruzibiza as part of our team.
Yvette is a Postdoctoral researcher at the Copenhagen Business School and a visiting scholar in the department of Medical Anthropology at the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research, University of Amsterdam (UvA), where she obtained her PhD degree. Her PhD focused on understanding how young refugees navigate sexuality and relationships in the Mahama refugee camp, in Rwanda, and the Nakivale refugee settlement, in Uganda. She will continue her work with Burundian and Congolese refugees within EHTZ.
She is an ethnographer interested in people’s interaction with the contexts they live in, from both a community and individual point of view. To understand behaviour in contexts, she applies both gendered and anthropological theories around individual decision-making.
Yvette also holds extensive experience within the development sector, with practical experience in building bridges between national authorities, the private sector, and civil society. Her past work within the civil society sector in East Africa focused on various youth and women empowerment-related themes including sexual and reproductive health and rights, gender equality, youth economic empowerment, youth financial inclusion, migration, gender-based violence, etc. She closely follows East Africa's political developments, regional conflict dynamics, and international relations.