A common space
My current PhD research focuses on women's employment in rural parts of Africa. I have created this website as a centralised place where I can share photos and stories of the incredible women I meet.
Where I Am. Where I’m Going.
Traveling between Cambridge and Africa, I sometimes feel like I am constantly between two worlds. I hope this page can be a place to capture all that I am seeing. A platform to connect with the incredible people I am meeting. Maybe even a place to start collaborating with others who share the same interests.
With over eight years of technical and operational experience at the U.N. and World Bank, I bring a rare combination of analytical and interpersonal skills to solve solutions for clients in complex country contexts. I have worked with governments and NGOs on how to create jobs – especially for women and youth. Past research has led to multi-million dollar partnerships such as the global 'Let's Work' programme which was launched from the IFC Job Study.
The World Bank
Co-author, Systematic Country Diagnostic (SCD) for Benin. Conducted research on gender-specific constraints and challenges faced by women in Benin, with a particular focus on vulnerable sub-groups including single mothers and widows in rural areas.
The World Bank
Analysed supply (skills) and demand-side (private sector) constraints to job creation, with a focus on job quality. Contributed to the strategic country diagnostics of countries facing major unemployment problems. For example: conducted a jobs diagnostic for Tunisia in order to see where the most vulnerable workers (women, youth, elderly) live and work by region and sector.
International Labour Organisation (ILO) of UN
and International Finance Corporation (IFC)
As an intern, and then consultant of the ILO-IFC Better Work programme, I analysed worker surveys in the apparel factories in Haiti, Vietnam and Cambodia looking at the relationship between worker wellbeing and productivity.
YOUTH EMPLOYMENT CONSULTANT
The Gates Foundation;
FAO of the UN
Previous consultancy work for the Gates Foundation and the FAO has involved research on the macroeconomic determinants of youth employment in Africa. Fieldwork to conduct interviews for the FAO study included youth engaged in agriculture in Malawi and Tunisia.
LABOUR MARKET ANALYSIS
"Believe you can and you're halfway there"