Jayne, who came to Berkeley in Fall 2016, is currently serving as a Senior Lecturer and Head of Department of Public Health at Busitema University in Uganda. Her current research is on determining the impact of solid floors on soil transmitted infections among children in Uganda. As a BITSS catalyst, starting in October she will be conducting awareness workshops about research transparency in universities across Uganda.
In June of this year, Jayne received an EASST Policy and Partnerships Grant. Through this grant she will design an impact evaluation of the Community Health Extension Workers (CHEWs) program, launched by the Ministry of Health in Uganda. In addition to fostering connections with policy makers and CEGA partner institutions in East Africa, an important component of the EASST Fellowship is for fellows to go back to their home institutions and build capacity at the local and institutional level to conduct training and research, especially in the area of impact evaluation. To attain this objective, fellows are awarded catalyst grants upon return to their home country. With the support of the catalyst grant, Jayne is working on a curriculum for an Impact Evaluation course to be introduced at Busitema University this academic year.
Amos, who came to Berkeley in Spring 2013, is currently an Assistant Professor of Finance at the United States International University in Kenya. In 2016, he conducted a primary study on financial products available to micro-agro-processors in Kenya. The project also examined the incompatibility of product design and the needs of agro-processors. Through this study, Amos custom- designed financial products for the agro-processors, to test via experimentation. With the support of his catalyst grant, Amos lectured on experimental methods for impact evaluation at a workshop held in 2015 by the Strategic Impact Evaluation Fund (SIEF) at the World Bank and UNICEF.