Doing research, taking action: from humanitarian aid to Oxford, and vice versa

François Sennesael studied Law and International Affairs at UCLouvain (Belgium) before moving to Central and Eastern Africa in 2016, where he worked for the Embassy of Belgium in Uganda and for Médecins Sans Frontières as humanitarian affairs advisor and senior advocacy manager. Moreover, he has written long-form articles on East Africa for various newspapers. He got to know the diplomatic community in Uganda, experienced the South Sudanese civil war and influenced HIV/TB policies in DRC, before coming to Oxford for an MSc in African Studies. He is currently doing a DPhil at the Department of Politics and International Affairs (DPIR).