Supportive environment

Rako functions as a knowledge and research hub for both local and international researchers that are from diverse backgrounds and disciplines working on a variety of topics. We understand that undertaking research in new social settings can be complicated by local unfamiliarity and field dynamics. Rako, therefore, offers a friendly and welcoming environment that puts researchers at ease that enables them to concentrate on their research.


Researchers connected to Rako are encouraged to actively participate in the organisation’s events and activities, whether this through writing about their work and share that with the larger research community through the website and the blog or simply presenting their research findings to a sympathetic audience. Also, due to our access to local media facilities we support researchers to take part in media programmes specifically meant to help promote their work positively.