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Early Career Researchers

Dr. Omonigho Simon Umukoro

Dr. Omonigho Simon Umukoro is an accomplished scholar and educator with a diverse background in Organizational and Social Psychology. He was born on the 9th of March 1983, in Ibadan, Nigeria, and hails from Delta State. Dr. Umukoro holds a Ph.D. in Psychology, from the University of Ibadan, where he received commendations and a prize for the publication of his doctoral thesis. With an impressive academic journey that includes a Master's degree, a Bachelor's degree, and a Professional Diploma in Statistics; Dr. Umukoro has consistently demonstrated his commitment to scholarship.

Howard Tugume

Howard Tugume is a Ph.D. fellow at the School of Agricultural Sciences, Makerere University Uganda. He holds a Master of Science degree in Agricultural Economics from Copenhagen University Denmark and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Makerere University Uganda. He has other training in Food Safety and traceability (Denmark), Market Access for sustainable development (Netherlands), and Comparative Social Research (Kenya). Howard is an Inclusive Business Mentor certified under the Inclusive Business Accelerator Project.

Olive Uwimana

Olive Uwimana is pursuing a PhD in Gender and Development at the Centre for Gender Studies, University of Rwanda. She is a Support Coordinator at the Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) Africa under CyLab Africa/Upanzi Network project. Olive holds a Master’s degree in Data Science with Specialty in Econometrics and a Bachelor’s degree in Management with concentration in Logistics and Operations. Olive is a research enthusiast and she is currently an Alumni Researcher for a Baobab Evaluation Project funded by Mastercard Foundation.  

Dr. Simon Mutebi

Dr. Simon Mutebi is a lecturer in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. He has a BA in Sociology (2009) and MA in Sociology (2012) from the University of Dar es Salaam. He completed his PhD in Social and Cultural Anthropology at Freie Universität Berlin, Germany in 2020. His PhD thesis was on subjective experiences and practices of sexual performance concerns among young men in urban Tanzania. He has published and done several presentations on gender, sexuality and health. Dr.

Dr. Zaid Sekito

Dr. Zaid Sekito is an Assistant Lecturer of History in the Department of History, Archaeology & Heritage Studies. He holds a PhD in History of terrorism (2021), M.A in History & B.A Education, all from Makerere University. Zaid is the current Coordinator of Graduate Studies, College of Humanities & Social Sciences (CHUSS) Makerere University. He is also one of the Convener of the Bi-Monthly CHUSS seminar series. Zaid is an Alumus of Gerda-Henkel Stiftung Foundation PhD Fellowship (2017), and Next-Gen SSRC Dissertation completion (2020).

Dr. Anja Human-Hendricks

Dr. Anja Human-Hendricks is a trained and registered Social Worker. She has a Masters in Child and Family Studies, and a PhD focused on understanding the intergenerational transferences of parenting taking place between generations, obtained in 2021, from the University of the Western Cape (UWC). Her research interests include child and family well-being, strengthening families, building capacities for youth and parenting, and intergenerational parenting. These research interests are also linked to her community engagement collaborations and post degree work.

Edith Kwobah

Edith Kwobah, PhD is a psychiatrist consultant in Eldoret Kenya. She is an honorary lecturer at Moi and Kabarak Universities. She is the Vice Chair of Institutional Research and Ethics Committee of Moi University and MTRH, current Kenya Psychiatrists Association National Continuous Development Coordinator and a member of the Kenya Mental Health board.  Edith completed her Undergraduate in Medicine in 2007, a master of medicine in Psychiatry in 2013, and a PHD at the University of Cape Town in 2020.

Ikem Godspower Ujene

Ikem Godspower Ujene is a PhD student of sociology at the University of Ibadan. He currently explores the impact of Boko Haram members’ rehabilitation and reintegration on victim communities. Godspower was the sole recipient of the conference grant for the 2022 7th IAFOR International Conference on Arts and Humanities (IICAH) held in Hawaii, Honolulu, USA. He was also hosted in Tunis in September at the 2022 17th ISA International Laboratory for PhD Students sponsored by the ISA and the Arab Center for Policy Research.

Bolaji Olaronke Akanni

Mrs.  Bolaji Olaronke Akanni holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Philosophy from Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye, Ogun State, Nigeria (2001) and the University of Ibadan, Ibadan Oyo State, Nigeria (2016) respectively. She is now a PhD student of the University of Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria. She has attended and presented papers at conferences. She also works as a registry staff at the University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria. Akanni is a research fellow under the UKRI-SCaRPE-A ECR Fellowship. 
Twitter: @Akanni6Bolaji

Simnikiwe Magqamfana

Simnikiwe Magqamfana is a South African. He is a Social Worker and Psychologist by profession. He is a doctoral student at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa. His research interests include fatherhood and Black men; and he is using Black Consciousness and Decoloniality as handles to conceptualize the experiences of Black fathers. Simnikiwe is an Early Career Researcher under the UKRI-SCaRPE-A project.

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