Mentored research

In order to facilitate and encourage the application of the knowledge from the Vi regional workshop on trade and gender analysis, selected participants received financial grants and mentoring to develop policy-relevant studies on trade and gender issues in their countries. The studies were mentored by experts from UNCTAD and international expert David Zavaleta.


How does trade openness affect women's job opportunities and earnings in Cameroon? (Word)

Simone Nadège ASSAH KUETE Simone Nadège Assah Kuete is as an expert in international trade negotiations at the Ministry of Trade in Cameroon and a lecturer at the Catholic University of Bertoua. She holds Master's degrees in Macroeconomics from the University of Yaoundé, Soa Campus, and in International Trade Policy and Trade Law from the Trade Policy Center in Africa, in partnership with Lund University, Sweden. She is currently a PhD candidate.

Belmondo TANANKEM VOUFO Belmondo Tanankem Voufo is a Research Officer in the Department of Analysis and Economic Policies of Cameroon’s Ministry of Economy, Planning and Regional Development. He holds a Statistician Economist Engineer diploma from the Subregional Institute of Statistics and Applied Economics of Cameroon. He has experience in research and consultancy, specializing in policy analysis, quantitative modeling, and econometric applications.


Who is benefiting from access to the Seme border of Nigeria? A gender study (Word)

Uchenna Efobi, Covenant University, Nigeria Uchenna Efobi is a researcher and a member of the faculty at the College of Business and Social Sciences, Covenant University, Nigeria. His general fields of research are institutional, applied, and development economics, considering issues related to governance and behavioural and household/firm analysis. His research has been recognized by the Global Trade Alert and African Centre for Economic Transformation Joint Award, Latin American School of Social Sciences – World Trade Organization (FLACSO-WTO), African Growth and Development Policy Modelling Consortium, Brown International Advanced Research Institute (BIARI), and the Brown University and Covenant University Centre for Research and Development. He is currently in the final stages of preparation of his PhD focusing on international trade and foreign capital flows to African countries.

Gender welfare effects of regional trade integration on households in Ghana (Word)

Emmanuel Orkoh Emmanuel Orkoh is a data analyst at the Centre for Data Archiving, Management, Analysis and Advocacy of the Department of Economics, University of Cape Coast, and a researcher at the Centre for Development in Freedom, a policy think tank in Ghana. He holds a Collaborative Master of Philosophy degree in Economics from the University of Cape Coast and the African Economic Research Consortium. He also holds certificates for courses on trade and poverty, trade and gender, and multilateral trade negotiations provided by the Virtual Institute of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, the United Nations Institute for Training and Research, and the ECOWAS Commission. His research interests lie in the area of trade, gender and health. He is particularly interested in researching gender welfare and distributional impact of trade and health policies in Ghana and other sub-Saharan African countries.