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Rift Valley Institute

Making local knowledge work

Margie Buchanan-Smith is a freelance consultant with over thirty-years working experience in Sudan, particularly in Darfur, South Sudan, Kenya and Ethiopia undertaking policy research on livelihoods, food security and humanitarian aid. She has been a Research Fellow at the Institute of Development Studies in Sussex, Head of Emergencies at ActionAid, Coordinator of the Humanitarian Policy Group at the Overseas Development Institute (ODI). She has authored numerous scholarly and policy publications on humanitarian action, Darfur and migration. Margie is currently a Senior Research Associate with ODI and a Visiting Fellow with the Feinstein International Center of Tufts University. She became a Trustee of the Rift Valley Institute in September 2019.