Three GCRF Post-Doctoral Fellows join GDI

The Global Development Institute has three new Global Challenges Research fund (GCRF) Post-Doctoral Fellows who will be based at the Institute over the next year. The fellowships provide career development opportunities for those at a relatively early stage of their academic career and will enhance the capacity of early career researchers.

Badru Bukenya, a post-doctoral scholar based at Makerere University, Uganda will work closely with Sam Hickey to fulfil a programme of journal publishing, methodological training and research design and proposal writing on the themes of effective states and pockets of effectiveness for inclusive development. Badru was previously a Research Associate at the Effective States and Inclusive Development research centre.

Emmanuel Yeboah-Assiamah, an adjunct lecturer at the Ghana Institute of Management & Public Administration and the University for Professional Studies, Accra, as well as consultant and senior research fellow at the Institute for Democratic Governance, in Accra. He will be working with Aminu Mamman as part of the H2020 RISE research programme which seeks to study the hybridisation of business and management practices in African and Arab countries. Emmanuel will assess the gap between globalised management standards and local business practices in developing African countries.

Ibrahim Efe will be working on migration policy in Turkey, with Tim Jacobs, specifically on the management of asylum policy in Turkey. He is a Lecturer at the Department of Public Administration and Political Science, Kilis 7 Aralik University (Turkey). Recently he has been working on the representation of Syrian refugees in media and political discourses. Since he moved to Kilis (a small Turkish city on the Syrian border hosting as many Syrians as its own population) he has become more interested in migration from different perspectives.

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