Fellows & Grantees

Rawia Tawfik

African Peacebuilding Network: Individual Research Fellowships 2017
Project Title
Reducing Conflicts over African Transboundary Water Resources: Towards Regional Cooperation in the Eastern Nile
Institutional Affiliation (at time of award)
Political Science


Rawia M. Tawfik is an assistant professor at the Faculty of Economics and Political Science at Cairo University, Egypt. She holds a DPhil in Politics from the University of Oxford, United Kingdom, and an MSc in Politics from Cairo University, Egypt. Her research interests include issues surrounding African development and regional integration. She was a visiting research fellow at the South Africa Institute of International Affairs in Johannesburg, South Africa; the Africa Institute of South Africa in Pretoria, South Africa; and the German Development Institute in Bonn, Germany. Her post-doctoral research has focused on the impact of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam on conflict and cooperation in the Nile Basin. She has published a number of journal articles, book chapters and research papers on Nile hydro-politics, regional integration in Africa, and Egypt’s foreign policy towards Africa.