Fellowships/Field work experience

Presented research on ‘Factors affecting Rates in Kenyan Urban Slums’ at the pre-Population Association of America conference, April 2015 in San Diego, California as one of the 2014/15 PRB Policy Communication Fellows and PhD candidates from developing countries funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

In summer of 2013, worked on a pre-project evaluation study of the conditions present for women who chose to participate in loan guarantee programs that were offered by a financial services outfit of the Slum Dwellers Federation of Kenya, informal women savings groups registered as Savings and Credit Cooperative Societies (SACCOs) and women from the Kenya Women Finance Trust (KWFT) savings group – a microfinance institution funded by IFAD, the Belgian Survival Fund, UNDP and the Ford Foundation.

In May of 2011, working with the Philadelphia Serengeti Alliance NGO and supported by Fordham University’s Campion International Affairs Summer Scholarship, presented a report on the research on finding viable economically sustainable development projects from community residents, finance and training support options from local banks and government officials in Rorya, Tanzania. The report formed basis of the ongoing water projects that can be found here.

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