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CURRENT PHD CANDIDATES




Candidate Kwesi Aloysius Agwani​
​ Country ​Ghana 
​ Degree ​PhD degree in Development Studies
 Topic​ ​The Role of Local Enterprise and Skills Development Programme in Reducing Youth Unemployment and Promoting Sustainable Livelihoods in the Central Region  of Ghana
​ Supervisor ​Prof Mulugeta Dinbabo 
​Candidate Adeniyi Daniel Adeoluwa
​ Country ​Nigeria
​ Degree ​PhD degree in Development Studies
​ Topic​ ​Sustainable Irrigation Agriculture for Food Security and Poverty Reduction among Smallholder Farmers in Northern Nigeria
Supervisor ​Prof Mulugeta Dinbabo 
  
​Candidate Michael Nguatem Belebema
​ Country ​Cameroon
​ Degree ​PhD degree in Development Studies
​ Topic​ ​In the Best Interest of the child, overweight and obesity in adult and Children living in urban peripheries in Cape Town: Evidence from Khayelitsha and Mitchells    Plain in South Africa
​ Supervisor ​Prof Mulugeta Dinbabo

​Candidate Jonas  Nzabamwita
​ Country ​Rwanda
​ Degree ​PhD degree in Development Studies
​ Topic​ International   migration   and   social   welfare   policies:   Assessing   the   effect   of government grants on the livelihoods of migrants in Cape Town, South Africa
​ Supervisor ​Prof Mulugeta Dinbabo
Candidate​ Badewa Adeyemi
​ Country ​Nigeria
​ Degree ​PhD degree in Development Studies
​ Topic​ An  assessment  of  the  Dynamics  of  Human  Security  in  Regional,  Social  and Economic Development: a Study of the Lake Chad Basin​
Supervisor ​Prof Mulugeta Dinbabo

​Candidate Collins Yoboah
​ Country ​Ghana
​ Degree ​PhD degree in Development Studies
​ Topic​ Internal Migration Remittances  and  the Development of Rural areas in Ghana
​ Supervisor ​Prof Mulugeta Dinbabo

Candidate​ Tsega Girma Tefera
​ Country ​Ethiopia
​ Degree ​PhD degree in Development Studies
​ Topic​ The cost of gaps in existing food marketing system in urban areas: the case of economically active women and their families in Addis Ababa
​ Supervisor ​Prof Julian May

​Candidate Fru Awah Wanka
​ Country ​Cameroon
​ Degree ​PhD degree in Development Studies
​ Topic​ An analysis of maternal and child nutritional status in South Africa and its impact on maternal labour supply
​ Supervisors ​Prof Julian May and Dr Coretta Jonah
​​Candidate Takunda Satumba
​ Country ​Zimbabwe
​ Degree ​PhD degree in Development Studies
​ Topic Impact of Expanded Public Works Programme on Food Security in South Africa
​ Supervisor ​Prof. Stephen Devereux

​Candidate Leon Tinashe Gwaka
​ Country ​Zimbabwe
​ Degree ​PhD degree in Development Studies
​ Topic Digital Infrastructure and Food Systems in rural communities in Zimbabwe
​ Supervisors ​ Prof William Tucker & Prof Julian May

Candidate​ Irene Katunge Nyamu
​ Country ​Kenya​
​ Degree ​PhD degree in Development Studies
​ Topic Towards transformative Social Protection in Kenya and South Africa: The case for child protection interventions and social grants
​ Supervisor ​Dr. Ina Conradie​

​Candidate Nakijoba Rosemary​
​ Country ​Uganda
​ Degree ​PhD degree in Development Studies
​ Topic The Inter-relationship between Gender, Child Labour, and Disability among War Affected Communities of Northern Uganda
​ Supervisor ​Dr. Ina Conradie​

​Candidate Sampson Osei
​ Country ​Ghana
​ Degree ​PhD degree in Development Studies
​ Topic Analyzing the Intersection of Climate Vulnerability and Household Food Insecurity in Northern Ghana:
A Sustainable  Livelihood Approach​
​ Supervisor ​Dr Abdulrazack Karriem​
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​Candidate Kanyerere Joyce
​ Country ​Malawi
​ Degree ​PhD degree in Development Studies
​ Topic Using field-tested socio-ecological model to design integrated school-based Sanitation, Hygiene and Water intervention plan Malawi​
​ Supervisor ​Prof. Lorna Holtman
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Candidate​ Kihehere Alex
​ Country ​Uganda
​ Degree ​PhD degree in Development Studies
​ Topic Social change and the poor in Cape Town: The case of Imizamo Yethu informal settlement Hout Bay Cape Town
​ Supervisor​ ​Prof John J. Williams

​Candidate Mandioma Shamiso​
​ Country ​Zimbabwe
​ Degree ​PhD degree in Development Studies
​ Topic Participation as a developmental strategy: An inquiry into women’s access, participation and experiences in local government structures: the case of Mazowe Rural District Council   in Zimbabwe
​ Supervisor ​​Dr. Sharon Penderis

Candidate Phoene Mesa Oware
​ Country ​Kenya
​ Degree ​PhD degree in Development Studies
​ Topic The potential for complementarity between formal and informal social protection systems
​ Supervisors ​​Dr Wanga Zembe and Prof Yanga Zembe

​Candidate Mukong Claudia​
​ Country ​Cameroon ​
​ Degree ​PhD degree in Development Studies
​ Topic An investigation into the “attraction, retention and engagement” of women in higher educational institutions in selected universities in South Africa
Supervisor ​Prof Jacqueline Goldin

Candidate​ Philander Freda Rhona
​ Country ​South Africa​
​ Degree ​PhD degree in Development Studies
​ Topic​ An Appraisal for Food Security of women during the prenatal and postpartum period in Delft, Western Cape in South Africa with the focus on Exclusive Breastfeeding​
Supervisor ​Prof Julian May

Candidate​ Katunge Nyamu
​ Country ​Kenya ​
​ Degree ​PhD degree in Development Studies
​ Topic Towards transformative Social Protection in Kenya and South Africa: The case for child protection interventions and social grants
​ Supervisor ​Dr. Ina Conradie

​Candidate Giacomelli Elena​
​ Country ​Italy
​ Degree ​PhD degree in Development Studies
 ​Topic Social work with asylum seekers and refugees: an ethnographic study from the field
​ Supervisor ​Prof Mulugeta Dinbabo

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