RUB Research School


Name Biira , Catherine
Research field /
Career stage doctoral researcher
Home university/institution Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB)
Department/Research unit at home university/institution IEE
Chair/Working group at home institution /

International activity

Country Uganda
Location Entebbe
University /
Fund Research School PR.INT
Type of activity field research
Period No dates specified
Keywords /
Report With funding from the RUB Research school plus, between February and May 2014, I traveled to East Africa for a second round of field work to collect data for my PhD Project. I reviewed internal reports and other documents of the East African Community (EAC) and conducted in depth interviews with the lead negotiators of Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania in the negotiations of the East African Community Common Market Protocol. Given the bureaucracy and apparent sensitivity, without the possibility to physically visit the institutions of interest, access to internal reports and connection with respondents would have been very difficult.