Education

Interested Scholars

The following scholars are interested in this topic:

Jennifer Opare-Kumi is a PhD student at the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford. Her research projects and interests are in the education and mental health of youth in low and middle income countries in the Global South and driven by a passion for improving evidence based policy making. Prior to Oxford, she worked as a Research Manager and Program Manager at Young 1ove-a non governmental organisation in Botswana-spearheading the national scale-up of an early grade intervention. Prior to living and working in the UK, Jennifer has experience from Botswana, South Africa and Australia.

I am interested in working on
developing and improving robust data-based disaster or emergency management systems using real-time or time (or near real-time) data for developing countries.

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.

Witness Tapani Alfonso
Areas of Expertise: Education; Social Protection; Development, Disaster; Gender Equality; Monitoring & Evaluation; Governance; Public health and Political economy
Witness Alfonso is a senior research associate at the Institute of Public Opinion and Research (IPOR). With over six years of experience conducting research and managing projects in Malawi, Alfonso is an expert in both qualitative and quantitative research designs, team training, fieldwork management, and data analysis. He has led large-scale data collections using both paper and electronic data collection systems, conducting research in the areas of education, food security, disaster, gender, water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), governance, monitoring and evaluation, and political economy.
Alfonso has worked on research projects with both local and international researchers and organisation that include Centre for Evaluation and Development (Germany), University of Notre Dame, Programme on Governance and Local Development at the University of Gothenburg (Sweden), Overseas Development Institute, M&C Saatchi World Services, Girl Effect Malawi, Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa, Afrobarometer, UNICEF Malawi and the World Bank. He holds a Master of Arts degree in Development studies obtained from the University of Malawi.

Currently courses PhD in Urban and Regional Studies (PPEUR/UFRN, 2020-). M.A. in Demographics (2019) at Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte (PPGDEM/UFRN). Bachelors in Social Sciences (2016) at UFRN and is coursing Bachelors in Statistics (2020-now) at the same university. I participated in the Scientific Committee of the III National Graduate Meeting in Demography and Related Areas (III PósDem) in 2018, linked to the XXI National Meeting of Population Studies of the Brazilian Association of Population Studies (ABEP) in Poços de Caldas / MG (2018). Researches in the areas of Educational Policies, Demography of Education, Sociology of Education, Political Science, Policy Science and Quantitative Sociology.

PhD student in Demography (PPGDEM / UFRN), Master in Demography at PPGDEM / UFRN, graduated in Social Sciences at UFRN. Its performance themes involve fertility dynamics, reproductive preferences, sexual and reproductive health, gender relations, female empowerment and sociodemographic analyzes. He is interested in the areas of Fertility, Family Demography, Demographic Dynamics, Education Demography, Quantitative Sociology, Classical and Contemporary Sociology and Political Science.

Dr. China Academic Discipline: Computer/Data Sciences, Economics, Education, History, Political Science, Public Administration, Public Policy, Sociology Interests Keywords: conflict, global governance, international political economy, International Relations, regional development and policy About me: Sustainable Development Goals: Affordable and Clean Energy, Climate Action, Decent Work and Economic Growth, Gender Equality, Good Health and Well-being, Industry, Innovation and [...]

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 at the African School of Economics through a master’s program while serving as a research assistant in Benin. 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 mixed methods researcher interested in multidimensional poverty measurement, particularly in higher education. I am also interested in social statistics, human development, quantitative methods and mathematical modelling. I am based at the University of the Free State in South Africa and and I hold a PhD in Development Studies as well as graduate and undergraduate degrees in Mathematical Statistics and Actuarial Science.

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