I could not have asked for more ideal research partners than the faculty and staff at CREDDA-ULPGL. They were not only able to support multiple types of data collection—from in-depth interviews to focus groups to a large survey—but also provided opportunities for me to present my research findings and receive feedback from Congolese academics with in-depth knowledge of social, political, and economic dynamics in eastern Congo. Throughout our numerous partnerships, the CREDDA-ULPGL team has maintained the highest standards of professionalism and demonstrated a firm commitment to producing first-rate and policy-relevant research outputs. Professor Kennedy has been an incredible mentor and enriched my research activities in countless ways. It has been a privilege to work with the faculty and staff at CREDDA-ULPGL, and I could recommend them more highly as research partners.