Rute Martins Caeiro | Chair

Rute Martins Caeiro, a development economist, is a Research Associate at UNU-WIDER. Her research aims to identify economic mechanisms with the potential to inform policy design, particularly in the context of rural development. The core of her work relies on field experiments that she has designed and implemented to study a range of economic issues, including the adoption of agricultural technologies, the role of peer effects in technology diffusion, and how social capital is shaped by policy interventions.

Jemima BaadaJemima Baada | Presenter

Jemima Baada is a PhD candidate in the Department of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies at the University of Western Ontario. Her areas of interest are Gender, Development and Health Equity among migrant and rural populations in Ghana and Sub-Saharan Africa. Her doctoral research, funded by the Vanier Scholarship and IDRC’s Hopper-Bhatia Canada Fellowship, examines the ways in which climate change and multilateral investment influence agrarian migration in Ghana.

Olayinka AdenikinjuOlayinka Adenikinju | Presenter

Olayinka Adenikinju is a Reader and Programme Coordinator of Economics, Bowen University. She has published extensively in Local and International Journals including Journal of Economic Studies, African Journal of Economic Policy, Nigerian Journal of Economic and Social Studies, The Nigerian Accountant and Journal of Economic Management. She is a Life Member of the Nigerian Economic Society, African Economic Research Consortium, Nigerian Association of Energy Economics, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria, Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria, and International Association of Energy Economics.

Richard FreundRichard Freund | Presenter

Richard Freund joined the Young Lives Team as a Quantitative Research Assistant in 2020. His research thus far has focused on asset-based inequality and multidimensional child poverty. During his studies, Richard co-founded a non-profit organization, Periods For Hope, which aims to empower learners through the provision of reusable sanitary products, sexual health workshops, and dialogue focused on menstruation, self-esteem and gender-based violence.

Muna Ahmad Shifa | Presenter

Muna Shifa is a senior research officer at the Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit (SALDRU). Her research focuses on land tenure systems and rural livelihoods, urbanization and development, social cohesion and inequality, and the analysis of poverty and inequality. She teaches postgraduate level courses on complex surveys and measuring poverty and inequality in the School of Economics at the University of Cape Town.

Vincenzo SalvucciVincenzo Salvucci | Presenter

Vincenzo Salvucci is an Assistant Professor at the University of Copenhagen working in the framework of the 'Inclusive Growth in Mozambique - Scaling-up Research and Capacity' Project, in collaboration with UNU-WIDER, University Eduardo Mondlane and the Mozambican Ministry of Economics and Finance. His current research focuses on poverty analysis, econometric analysis of microdata, development economics.