- Susana Olivares
The Virtual Institute granted a research fellowship to Aman Ndewa Nthangu, of Vi core Tanazanian member, the University of Dar es Salaam Business School (UDSBS), February 8 to March 18. The fellowship was funded by the One UN Fund for Tanzania.
With mentoring from former Vi economist, Julia Seiermann, now of UNCTAD’s Division on International Trade in Goods and Services and Commodities, Nthangu explored the link between export performance and household poverty in Tanzania.
“Julia gave me all the support that I needed, and was very much committed to make my project succeed,” he said. “The fellowship exposed me to a new methodology that has not yet been used in Tanzania, and provided me advanced data management skills which I couldn't have obtained in my country.”