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