“Writing research proposals and applying for funding is a necessary part of being a researcher. I have been asked to join a two-day regional training workshop in Djibouti. As facilitator my role is to share my experience in proposal-writing with colleagues who are at the beginning of their careers. They come from Eritrea, Sudan, South Sudan, Djibouti and Somaliland. The long-term goal is to build capacity at their home universities. I am very excited about this.” Redie Bereketeab, Senior Researcher at NAI.