The GDR RIFT
The Great African Rift concentrates, on the scale of a continent, privileged interactions between geology, life and societies. This project aims to gather a research community around this emblematic object to understand its systemic functioning.
The objectives of the GDR Rift
The main objective of the GDR is to provide the French scientific community with an inter-institute structure to federate the communities of the CNRS INSHS, INSU and INEE institutes around the Great African Rift in order to characterise the interrelationships within this complex system including living organisms ( of which humans), geodynamic and climate processes.
The GDR is organised around four major research themes, each of them addressing key issues for which the contribution and cooperation of all the different institutes (INEE, INSHS, INSU) are central.
Temporary or permanent, they let us inform and exchange on recent interdisciplinary work with the widest public.Read more
Let’s take a tour on scientific articles in
major international journals, but also future collaborative and collective works for all audiences.
Exchanges between French and African institutes, present (and future) training in relation to the rift.Read more
All the GDR’s expertises, mission feedback and news in videos.Read more
The GDR Rift in figures
The GDR Rift : 3 CNRS institutes, 43 UMR, 200 members
The GDR Rift in pictures
The Great African Rift is therefore an object around which very
different can work together and interact.