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Simon Rahn

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Research Fellow + PhD Student; Coordinator ADAPTED

Institute of Development Research and Development Policy
Ruhr-University Bochum
Universitaetsstr. 105, Room 2.02
44789 Bochum

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Phone: +49 (0)234 / 32-19004

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Research Interests

  • International Relations
  • Development Policy
  • Regional Governance
  • Social Protection


10/2017 ‑ 06/2021:   Master of Arts (International Relations and Development Policy) – University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
10/2013 ‑ 09/2017:   Bachelor of Arts (African Studies) – Leipzig University, Germany
10/2012 ‑ 03/2017:   Bachelor of Arts (Political Science) – Leipzig University, Germany

Previous Experiences

Since 11/2021:   Research Fellow and PhD Student at the Institute of Development Research and Development Policy (IEE), Ruhr University Bochum
02/2020 ‑ 10/2021:   Project Assistant for Publication Management at the Centre for Global Cooperation Research (KHK/GCR21), University of Duisburg-Essen
05/2019 ‑ 08/2019:   Intern at the Department for Southern Africa/ South Africa at the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development in Bonn
04/2018 ‑ 03/2019:   Research Assistant at the Chair of International Relations and Politics in Africa, Prof. Dr. Christof Hartmann, University of Duisburg-Essen
09/2017 ‑ 12/2017:   Short Term Consultant for the GIZ Project Support to the Pan-African University (PAU) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia


  • Summer Term 2022, 22 August – 2 September: Social Science Perspectives on Development. Master Programme in Development Management, University of the Western Cape, South Africa, with Prof. Dr. Christof Hartmann

How to contact us

Institute of Development Research and Development Policy
Ruhr University Bochum

Room 2.04
Universitaetsstr. 105
D-44789 Bochum

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Phone:   +49-(0)234 / 32-22418
or   32-22243
Fax:   +49-(0)234 / 32-14-294

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Latest Publications

Dumbuya, F. S.,  Löwenstein, W., Sadik-Zada, E. R, Modernization through solar off-grid electrification? A mixed picture for rural Sierra Leone,
The Electricity Journal
available online

Sadik-Zada, E.R., Deep-sea fisheries as resilient bioeconomic systems for food and nutrition security and sustainable development, October 2023
available online

Paris, R.G, Using geospatial data to identify land grabbing. Detecting spatial reconfigurations during the implementation of the Nacala Development Corridor in Mozambique with remote sensing and land conflicts databases, June 2023
available online

More information: "Publications / New Publications"

IEE on Tour

Nov 13.11. - 14.11.2023
Simon Rahn
Development Dialogue Konferenz (DD19), International Institute of Social Studies (ISS), The Hague, NL

May 28.5. - 31.5.2023
Britta Niklas
Greece, Crete, 2nd annual conference of the European Association of Wine Economists (EUAWE)

Apr 16.4. - 22.4.2023
Irene Among
South Africa, Cape Twon, UWC, Lecture

Apr 3.4. - 7.4.2023
Irene Among
UK, Studies Conference

Mar 18.3. - 4.4.2023:
Britta Niklas
South Africa, Cape Twon, UWC, Lecture

Feb 11.02. - 27.02.2023:
Wilhelm Löwenstein
South Africa, Cape Twon, UWC, Lecture

Jan 07.01. -25.01.2023:
Elkhan Sadik-Zada
South Africa, Cape Town, UWC, Lecture