Local companies, institutions, and communities
Explanation of Our Values
IRICA values interdisciplinary research because of the complexity of social issues facing the region, one-sided approaches are often insufficient if not deficient. This is why research initiated by IRICA is built around a multidisciplinary approach that promotes exchanges and collaborations between researchers from different fields.
IRICA values studies that contribute to the sustainable development of the people of the Horn of Africa. To this end, we will mobilize hydrologists, geologists, chemists, biologists, anthropologists, geographers, sociologists, historians, linguists, lawyers, and all specialists in the natural sciences and social sciences to understand the realities of the Horn of Africa, grasp the changes that are taking place, and imagine alternative future pathways.
Climate Change and Globalization
IRICA values research that addresses the challenges implied by climate change and globalization in order to maintain strength and consistency in these changing environments and avoid potential social breakdown, increase population resilience.
Local Companies, Instituations, and Communities
IRICA values research in local companies, instituations, and communities. These organizations face critical issues, especially related to energy, water, food, health, education, leadership and culture. These issues are at the heart of development and "wellbeing" of the Horn, and IRICA intends to contribute according to our abilities.