The Economic Policy Research Centre (EPRC) has bid farewell to two AidData Summer Fellows after they successfully finished a two-month fellowship. During their stay, the fellows trained EPRC researchers on the use of ArcGIS software to gather geospatial research information.

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The two fellows included Daniel K. Abaogye, who is doing a Masters of Public Policy in International Development Policy at the College of William & Mary, Williamburg, VA. He has previously worked on policy in Washington D.C., performed quantitative and geospatial analysis, and conducted health research in Ghana.

Abaogye believes he will be able to take the skills and knowledge gathered through out the training back home. He pledged a continued working relation with EPRC.

Katherine Whitton is pursuing a Masters of Global Policy Studies at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas, Austin. She studies the intersection of International Development and Governance, works with Innovations for Peace and Development, and was a Peace Corps Education Volunteer in Ethiopia ('13-'15).

Katherine Whitton expressed happiness working with EPRC professionals and said she was impressed, and excited about the skills she attained.

As part of EPRC capacity building programmes, the Centre also admitted four undergraduate interns from public and private universities of Uganda. These were attached to Macro, Micro, Sectoral and Trade and Regional Integration Departments.

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They include Ayub Iman Abdile, a Bachelor of Arts in Economics student from the Islamic University in Uganda. He interned at the microeconomics Department.

Robinah Nalwanga, a Bachelors of Economics and Statistics student from Kyambogo University. She was attached to the Trade and Regional Integration Department.

Becky Nakimuli, a student of Makerere University, doing a Bachelor of Science in Quantitative Economics. She was attached to the Macro Economic Unit and finally Tushabe Mukama Praise, a Bachelor of Statistics student at Makerere University. Tushabe interned with the Sectoral Department. 


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