Central Africa

Interested Scholars

The following scholars are interested in this topic:

My primary research interest is in the area of education. ICT plays an increasing and important role in the societies . It is also well know that informal economies are in one part caracterised by the informations gab, asymetry,… and ICT may play a great role in filling this gab in the area of Education or Risk Communication. Investigating the use of ICT in the decision making process of tertiary students about their future is my goal.
Populations are nowadays exposed to various sources of Informations through ICT. My second interest is to understand the role play by ICT in people behavior/action in time of crisis.

Chiletso Kumadzi Msang’azi, UN-World Food Programme-Ethiopia. Experienced program professional with a demonstrated history of working in Education and Humanitarian sectors. Skilled in School Feeding Programme, Supplementary Feeding Programmes, General Food Distribution, Early Childhood Development, Livelihood and Resilience, Community Engagement, Children’s Rights, Teaching and Monitoring and Evaluation in the context of Humanitarian Crisis.

My main research interests are political economy, comparative politics, and methodology with specialized concentrations in game theory, formal modeling and econometrics. More specifically, I study revolutions, economic development and state repression within countries of the Global South.

Djamiou Ohounko has nine years of experience enjoying market research and management.
Particularly, he creates, evaluates and executes projects within organizations and also as an external
partner in West Africa. He constructed frameworks for 5+ surveys across key sectors, then trained 200+
surveyors and supervised fieldworks with a cumulative sample of 5,000+ respondents. In addition, he
analyzed data and written many reports for polls as well as managed disseminations.

Besides, serving
his community and promoting sustainable development goals, led him to co-found an environmental and
community based association “La Brigade Verte” (Benin) in 2017. He is in charge of communications
and created awareness for 1,000+ people, managed 3 projects as well as trained 350+ pupils on
environmental issues including climate change. Furthermore, he was part of the team that identified
solutions to improve resilience.

Djamiou holds a Bachelor’s degree in management of organizations and
he is an MBA candidate of African School of Economics. His goal is to pursue a PhD in finance to go in-depth on how financial inclusion foster climate resilience in Africa.

When Mathematics, Economics and Data Science meet together, there’s no business, R&D or ML problem that can’t be solved.

Educator, Scholar, Advocate. A certified teacher passionate about furthering students’ access to education, Bertrand combines strong academics with extensive intercultural experience. In 2013 he graduated from the Higher Teachers Training College of Yaounde in Cameroon and earned a Secondary and High School Teacher’s Certificate. He has served as Mathematics’ teacher in Cameroon in different regions and noticed the disparities in education attainment level and their impact on regional growth. He took the opportunity to hone his skills in Impact Evaluation methods and Statistics and Economics through a Master’s program in Mathematics, Economics and Statistics while serving as a research assistant at the Institute for Empirical Research in Political Economy. He, therefore, gained valuable skills in addressing issues in education and in Social Science at large. His ability to combine tools from Data Science and Economics to make data-driven decisions gives him the opportunity to participate to addressing some of the most pressing problems face by the world poor.

I am a Lecturer in International Development and Economics at the University of Westminster. Before this, I held a post-doctoral research position at the University of Oxford’s Department for International Development, where I was involved in a EU FP7-funded project seeking to investigate the impact of Foreign Direct Investment on local development in Ghana. I have also worked as a research consultant for a number of organisations, including Oxford Policy Management, UNU-WIDER, the World Food Programme, and UNDP.

My research is divided into three strands: one examines the impact of FDI in low-income countries, with a specific field focus on Ghana; another one is broadly concerned with social policy in low-income countries; with a more recent focus on health policy and health systems reform in Sub-Saharan Africa; finally, the last strand develops the work on instability and development, which Istarted as part of my doctoral research a few years ago.

I am interested in Sub-Saharan African languages and connections this may have with culture and development. I work on Bantu languages with interest in linguistic diversity.

My research was inspired by the wide concern about the security implications of climate change. I especially pay attention to the mechanism under which climate variability might exacerbate different types of intrastate conflicts, including non-violent and violent conflicts. In addition, I am also interested in how information-driven coordinating collective phenomena unfold with security threats in place. Specifically, I will focus on the signal processing between political elites and mass public to identify the relationship between information signal processing and the diffusion of conflicts in space and time. Individuals do not form opinions, beliefs, and actions in an isolated environment but are exposed to social influence through social networks and physical, ideological, cultural, or emotional proximity to others.