Gizachew Jekamo | Social Sciences | Best Researcher Award

Gizachew Jekamo | Social Sciences | Best Researcher Award

Mrs Gizachew Jekamo, university, Ethiopia

πŸŽ“ With a robust educational background, this individual began at Berkuncho Junior School and advanced through Wachamo Comprehensive High School, Awassa Teachers Education College, and Hawassa University, earning a BA in Business Management (2008), an MA in Development Management (2015), and an MBA (2012). Currently pursuing a PhD in Community Development at Hawassa University, focusing on youth participation. πŸ“š With over 8 years of experience, they have held various roles, including Director at SNNPR’s Bureau of Youth and Sport and BoWCYA. 🏒 Their responsibilities span youth development, training, and project coordination, demonstrating a commitment to empowering youth and community development. πŸ’Ό

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Education

🌟 Starting at Berkuncho Junior School, progressing to Wachamo Comprehensive High School, and then Awassa Teachers Education College, I built a solid educational foundation. πŸ“š I earned a Diploma in Physics from Hawassa College of Teachers Education and a BA in Business Management from Hawassa University in March 2008. πŸŽ“ I advanced with an MA in Development Management in March 2015 and an MBA from the Institutes of International Church Management in September 2012. πŸ“ˆ Currently, I am pursuing a PhD in Community Development at Hawassa University since 2022, focusing on youth participation in community development. πŸŒ±πŸ’Ό

Experience

With 8 years of extensive experience in youth development, I have served as the Director of the Youth Personality Development Directorate at SNNPR. My roles at SNNPR’s Youth and Sport Bureau and Women, Children, and Youth Bureau involved coordinating UNFPA-assisted programs, providing technical support, improving youth centers, and organizing various training and networking events. Additionally, I facilitated sports events, managed sports facilities, and mobilized community resources at SNNPR’s Bureau of Youth and Children. My expertise also extends to monitoring and evaluation in transport and road projects, and human resource management in security and administration. πŸŒŸπŸ“ŠπŸ‘₯πŸ…

Research focus

Gizachew B. Jekamo’s research focuses on exploring the intricate relationship between youth participation in community development and their positive development outcomes in the Hadiya Zone, Ethiopia. Using a CB-SEM analysis, the study highlights the significant impact of community engagement on youth empowerment, skills acquisition, and overall well-being. The research emphasizes the importance of active youth involvement in fostering sustainable development and social change. This study provides valuable insights for policymakers and practitioners aiming to enhance youth development programs. πŸŒπŸ‘©β€πŸŽ“πŸ”¬πŸ“ˆ

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Exploring the Relationship Between Youth Participation in Community Development and Positive Youth Development in Hadiya Zone, Ethiopia: A CB-SEM Analysis

 

Marc-Andreas Muendler | Social Sciences | Best Researcher Award

Marc-Andreas Muendler | Social Sciences | Best Researcher Award

Prof Marc-Andreas Muendler, University of California, San Diego, United States

Prof. Marc-Andreas Muendler is a distinguished professor at the University of California, San Diego, specializing in economics since July 2017 and serving as the Department Chair since July 2023. He is the founding director of the Globalization and Prosperity Lab (GP-lab). With extensive affiliations, he is a research professor at the ifo Institute, a research associate at NBER, and a research fellow at CESifo. His work focuses on international trade, economic growth, and labor economics. His research has been published in top-tier journals, highlighting his influential contributions to the field πŸŒπŸ“šπŸ‘¨β€πŸ«.

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Education

πŸŽ“ Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley, with a dissertation titled “Essays on International Trade, Growth, and Finance” (May 2002). πŸ“š Spent 2000-01 as a visiting doctoral student at PontifΓ­cia Universidade CatΓ³lica in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 🌍 Holds a Diplom-Volkswirt in Economics from Ludwig Maximilian University Munich, with a thesis on “The Impact of Government on Family Planning” (May 1998). πŸŽ“ Earned an M.A. in Economics from Boston University (September 1997) and a Baccalaureat in Economics from Ludwig Maximilian University Munich (September 1996). 🌟

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Marc-Andreas Muendler is a distinguished Revelle College Faculty Fellow at UC San Diego (2023-2024). He has collaborated with Reto Follmi and Hartmut Egger on projects funded by SNF and DFG (2021-2024). Muendler’s article on offshoring was among the top five most cited in the Journal of International Economics (2014-2016). He has co-investigated research for CEPR, PEDL, and Weiss Family Program Fund. He received numerous grants from NSF and the World Bank. Muendler’s work earned him the UCSD Faculty Teaching Award (2013-14) and the Journal of Development Economics Prize (2001). πŸ†πŸ“ŠπŸŒ

Research focus

Dr. Marc-Andreas Muendler’s research focuses on international trade and its economic impacts. His work explores firm-level export behaviors, market learning in employee spinoffs, and the relationship between trade and inequality. His studies often analyze data from various countries, examining how trade policies influence labor markets, wage inequality, and the allocation of tasks and skills both onshore and offshore. Key themes in his research include export dynamics, firm productivity, and multinational labor substitution. Dr. Muendler’s comprehensive approach bridges theoretical models with empirical evidence to better understand global economic patterns and their implications. πŸŒπŸ“ˆπŸ’ΌπŸ‘©β€πŸ”¬

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Do employee spinoffs learn markets from their parents? Evidence from international trade

Trade and inequality: From theory to estimation

Trade and tasks: An exploration over three decades in Germany

Export or merge? Proximity vs. concentration in product space

Exporters and their products: A collection of empirical regularities

Sources of wage inequality

Offshoring and the onshore composition of tasks and skills

Employee spinoffs and other entrants: Stylized facts from Brazil

Margins of multinational labor substitution

 

MBOHOU Sylvain | Social Sciences | Best Researcher Award

MBOHOU Sylvain | Social Sciences | Best Researcher Award

Dr MBOHOU Sylvain, Universidade Estadual do MaranhΓ£o, UEMA, Brazil

Dr MBOHOU Sylvain is an Assistant Professor specializing in the History of Contemporary Africa and The Global South in International Relations. Currently a postdoctoral researcher at Universidade Estadual do Maranhão, Brazil, they also serve on the editorial committees of Nouvelle Afrique Editions and the International Journal of Business Diplomacy and Economy. With a Ph.D. in African History and International Relations from the University of Dschang, their research focuses on slavery, international relations, and heritage management. They have extensive teaching experience in Cameroon and have authored several impactful theses and reports. 🌟✍️

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Experience

Dr. Dr MBOHOU Sylvain is an Assistant Professor teaching courses like “History of Contemporary Africa” and “The Global South in International Relations” since April 2024. Currently a postdoctoral researcher at Universidade Estadual do MaranhΓ£o, Brazil, since June 2023, he also serves on the editorial committees of Nouvelle Afrique Editions and the International Journal of Business Diplomacy and Economy. An expert for AFFADA in Cameroon since 2015, he has been an associate researcher at CERPETA since 2014. He previously taught history at various institutions in Cameroon from 2009 to 2023. πŸŒπŸ“šβœοΈβœ¨

Academic Training and Certifications

Dr.Β MBOHOU Sylvain earned a Ph.D. in African History and International Relations from the University of Dschang, Cameroon, in 2021, graduating with the distinction “Very Honorable.” Prior to this, he completed a Master II in History of International Relations (2010-2012) and a Master I in the same field (2009-2010) at the same university. His academic journey began with a Bachelor’s Degree in History of International Relations, focusing on Political Science (2008-2009). He also obtained a Baccalaureate A4 in Spanish at the Government Classical High School of Malantouen in 2006. πŸ“šπŸŒπŸŽ“

Awards

In 2024, I received a grant from the University of Virginia’s Center for Global Inquiry and Innovation (CGII). In 2023, I was awarded the Scientific Mobility Grant for the International Conference on β€œSlavery and Post-Slavery in Modern African History” and a scholarship from FAPEMA in collaboration with UEMA, Brazil. Additionally, I received an international scientific mobility grant from the Fondation pour la MΓ©moire de l’Esclavage (FME) and was a finalist for their best thesis competition on slavery. I also look forward to the Sue Peabody Award to support my attendance at the FCHS annual meeting. πŸŒπŸ“šβœ¨

Research focus

Sylvain Mbohou’s research focuses on the historical dynamics of slavery and post-slavery societies, particularly the experiences of enslaved children in the Bamum Kingdom of West Cameroon. His work explores the intersections of vulnerability, dependence, and social structures within these contexts. Through a detailed examination of the Bamum’s involvement in transatlantic and Arab-Muslim slave trades, Mbohou provides insights into the socio-cultural impacts on enslaved communities. His studies contribute to a deeper understanding of historical injustices and their lasting effects on contemporary societies. πŸ“œπŸ”πŸ‘ΆπŸ½βœ¨

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Vulnerability and Dependence in Slavery and Post-Slavery Societies: A Historicisation of the Enslaved Children (<i>Pon Pekpen)</i> from the Bamum Kingdom West Cameroon)

 

Chuma Maxwele | Social Sciences | Best Researcher Award

Chuma Maxwele | Social Sciences | Best Researcher Award

Dr Chuma Maxwele, Nelson Mandela University, South Africa

Dr. Chuma Maxwele is an accomplished economist with a PhD from Nelson Mandela University 🏫. He holds a Master’s in Commerce in Economics πŸŽ“, along with a Bachelor’s in Education (Economics and Business Management) from the University of Fort Hare πŸ“˜. His expertise spans international trade, applied microeconomics, and econometrics πŸ“ˆ. Dr. Maxwele has taught at various educational institutions and conducted significant research, focusing on economic complexity and governance in Sub-Saharan Africa 🌍. He is proficient in Xhosa and English 🌐 and has published multiple papers in renowned journals πŸ“‘.

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Education

πŸŽ“ Dr. Chuma Maxwele’s academic journey began at Qokolweni S.S.S., Mthatha, where he completed Grade 12 with top marks in IsiXhosa, English, Mathematics, and more. He earned a Bachelor of Education in Economics and Business Management from the University of Fort Hare (2012-2015), excelling in modules like Basic Classroom Research and Community Development. At Nelson Mandela University, he achieved a Post Graduate Diploma in Applied Economics (2017) and later, a Master’s in Commerce in Economics, specializing in Advanced Macroeconomics and Economic Impact Assessment. Dr. Maxwele culminated his studies with a PhD in Economics, producing an impactful thesis. πŸ“šπŸŒŸ

Research Skills

Conducted basic classroom research at UFH, and a research treatise at NMU. Completed a research paper on β€œDeveloping content knowledge in Economics” and β€œEffect of the exchange rate on economic growth in South Africa” over two months (August-September 2015) at UFH, and 11 months at NMU.

Research focus

Chuma Maxwele’s research focuses on the intersection of economic complexity and governance in Sub-Saharan Africa. His work explores how intricate economic activities and structures impact the quality of governance across different countries. By analyzing cross-country data, he aims to uncover patterns and relationships that can inform policy and drive sustainable development. This research is crucial for understanding how economic diversity and sophistication contribute to better governance outcomes, ultimately fostering growth and stability in the region. πŸŒπŸ“ŠπŸ”πŸ“ˆ

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Economic Complexity and Good Governance in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Cross Country Analysis

 

dilan Kilic Onar | Social Sciences | Best Researcher Award

dilan Kilic Onar | Social Sciences | Best Researcher Award

 

Dr dilan Kilic Onar, University of Southampton, Turkey

Dr. Dilan KΔ±lΔ±Γ§ Onar is a dedicated psychologist and researcher specializing in sexual health and romantic relationships. She holds a BA in Psychology from Hacettepe University, an MSc in Health Psychology, and is pursuing a PhD in Psychology at the University of Southampton. Her research interests include women’s sexuality, communication about sexual preferences, and sexual satisfaction in relationships. Dr. KΔ±lΔ±Γ§ Onar has published extensively and presented at international conferences. She also has teaching experience and has volunteered as a psychologist in disaster relief efforts. πŸ§ β€οΈπŸ“šπŸ‘©β€πŸ«βœ¨

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Qualifications

Graduating from Hacettepe University in Ankara, Turkey, with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology πŸŽ“πŸ‡ΉπŸ‡· in 2013, the journey continued at Ege University in Izmir, Turkey, where a Master’s in Family Counselling was completed between 2014-2016 πŸ‘©β€πŸŽ“πŸ‘ͺ. Further advancing in the field, an MSc in Health Psychology was earned from the University of Southampton in the UK during 2017-2018 πŸŽ“πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§. Currently, the pursuit of a Ph.D. in Psychology at the same institution has been ongoing since April 8, 2019 πŸ§ πŸ“š, demonstrating a deep commitment to psychological research and practice.

Experience

With a robust background in psychology, I’ve worked on various projects, including my MSc under Prof. Roger Ingham and Prof. Haluk Arkar, and my PhD under Prof. Cynthia Graham and Dr. Heather Armstrong. Since 2019, I’ve been part of the CCCAHP and an affiliate of the CSHR. My roles included being a Research Assistant under Verena Klein and a Volunteer Researcher for a project on sexual re-partnering in later life. As a teaching assistant at the University of Southampton (2020-2023), I taught and marked various courses. Additionally, I’ve served as a psychologist in Turkey and contributed to disaster relief efforts. πŸŒŸπŸ“šπŸ§ 

Research Interests πŸŽ“πŸ”

My research focuses on sexual health and romantic relationships, emphasizing women’s sexuality and pleasure. Key areas include communication about sexual preferences, addressing sexual problems, and maintaining sexual satisfaction over time. πŸŒΈπŸ’¬β€οΈ

Presentations πŸŽ€πŸ“…

Presented at international conferences including the International Academy of Sex Research and the World Association for Sexual Health on topics like women’s solo masturbation and mutual masturbation. πŸŒπŸ—£οΈ

Awards

In 2020, he received funding from the COST-funded Action CA18124 “European Sexual Medicine Network” (ESMN) Training School, and I attended the European Research Workshop in Sexual Medicine from October 18-20, 2021, in Porto, Portugal πŸ‡΅πŸ‡Ή. He was honored with the Young Investigator Award by the Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy in November 2020 πŸ†. Additionally, I participated in the International Postdoc Week, a research retreat at the psychology department of Ruhr University in Bochum, Germany, from October 24-28, 2022 πŸ‡©πŸ‡ͺ. These experiences have significantly enriched my research and professional development in sexual medicine and psychology πŸ“šπŸ’‘.

Research focus

Dilan KΔ±lΔ±Γ§ Onar’s research focuses on sexual health, particularly within the context of relationships. Her work explores women’s experiences, motives, and perceptions of masturbation while in a relationship, as well as the role of mutual masturbation in enhancing sexual satisfaction and sexual self-esteem. By systematically reviewing qualitative studies, she sheds light on how these intimate behaviors contribute to overall relationship dynamics and individual sexual well-being. Her studies aim to provide a deeper understanding of sexual practices and their psychological and emotional impacts, highlighting the importance of open communication and mutual satisfaction in relationships. πŸ’‘πŸ”πŸ“š

Publication top notes

What does research tell us about women’s experiences, motives and perceptions of masturbation within a relationship context?: A systematic review of qualitative studies

The Role of Mutual Masturbation within Relationships: Associations with Sexual Satisfaction and Sexual Self-Esteem