Born and raised in Nairobi, Kenya, Kush Raithatha is a MA candidate at Aalborg University, Copenhagen in Development and International Relations with a major in Global Refugee Studies. Prior to this, he graduated with a BA of second class honours in International Relations from the United States International University-Africa. As a vice chairman of the inter-university delegation team, Kush led an inter-university diplomatic negotiation that focused on poverty eradication, human rights and armed conflict in Africa. Kush has experience working with several research and development organisations like the Department for International Development (DFID), where he started off as an intern, and Tethered Up, a Kenya based American consultancy that connects potential entrepreneurs in war zones like Somalia and Sudan to development partners like the IOM and USAID to build resilience and courage. Kush also writes monthly humanitarian papers and opinion polls for a student-run Irish news agency called STAND.
Updated May 2020
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Presenting the Podcast Series: 'Stories From the Unity of the Realm'
In this podcast series the 2020 Copenhagen Fellows delve into some of the topics covered in the 2020 Copenhagen Fellowship. Find out more about the podcasts here.
'Stories From the Unity of the Realm' - Episode 5: 'Climate Change - Hot or Not'
In this podcast 2020 CPH Fellows Kush, Lucia, and Safaa investigate the impact COVID-19 has had on climate change. The episode 'Climate Change - Hot or Not' is part of the Copenhagen Fellowship 2020 podcast series.
Humanity in Action Denmark Announces the 2020 Danish Fellows Cohort
From a competitive pool of applicants, 24 Fellows from Denmark were selected to join the 2020 Humanity in Action Fellows cohort.