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On-demand webinar: women’s empowerment through academic research

How is research on gender making an impact on development? Learn from two recent research projects.

This webinar features two researchers from our 2021 cohort of grant awardees. Lame Ungwang (PhD candidate at Friedrich-Schiller University of Jena) and Sally Zhang (PhD candidate at Stanford University) share findings and methodologies from their research relating to gender and women’s issues.

In this on-demand webinar, you’ll learn:

  • Key findings from Lame and Sally’s projects
  • How both researchers planned their fieldwork for primary data collection
  • Tips for academic research and primary data collection
  • How both awardees took advantage of SurveyCTO resources to facilitate their research
  • Challenges and lessons learned from both projects


Menstrual cup uptake in Botswana

In Lame’s project, titled “Nudging technology adoption: Experimental evidence on menstrual cup uptake in Botswana,” she explores the effects of information framing and the choice environment on encouraging individual adoption of new technology using the menstrual cup among young women in Botswana. Lame is passionate about this issue and sees her
project as an intersection between academia, non-profit work, and activism.

Household income inequalities, as revealed by household surveys 

Sally Zhang, PhD candidate at Stanford University studied household income inequalities to understand the role of information in households, as revealed in household surveys. Her project is titled “Hidden Income, Household Survey, and Intrahousehold Inequality.” Sally believes that intrahousehold dynamics have important implications for future designs of household surveys and welfare policies.

You’ll leave this webinar feeling inspired

Lame and Sally’s work will inspire and inform your own work, especially if you’re:

  • A current graduate student undergoing research
  • Thinking about applying for the 2022 SurveyCTO research grant
  • Undergoing any project involving primary data collection
  • Researching issues related to gender and women’s issues in development

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Lindo Simelane

Digital Analytics Associate

Lindo is a part of the marketing team at Dobility, the company that powers SurveyCTO. He is responsible for all aspects of data management and analytics for SurveyCTO’s website, social media, and other marketing efforts.

Lindo has a passion for research to inform policy in international development and economics. He has extensive experience in the ICT4D space that includes research work, and a background in international business and finance.