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Rift Valley Institute

Making local knowledge work

Dr Jama Musse Jama is an ethno-mathematician. He holds a PhD in African Studies specialising in Computational Linguistics of African Languages and has authored several books, including on traditional African games and education. A cultural activist, Jama is the founder of Hargeysa Cultural Centre, a long-term partner of RVI, and the annual Hargeysa International Book Fair. He was the host of the 13th International Congress of Somali Studies International Association in Hargeysa in 2018 and is currently President of the Somali Studies International Association.