Congratulations to Our “Data-Driven Changemakers” Fellows of 2016

12 May, 2016

Congratulations and a warm welcome to our three Data-Driven Changemakers Fellows: Masood, Leonard and Theo. These three exceptional students are the recipients of a fellowship to assist in the tuition fees for the MA in Applied Economics program at CERGE-EI. Masood, Leonard and Theo were chosen as the most outstanding for their zeal towards impact-driven social change and endeavors in using analytical skills to solve community problems. 

Masood was able to train over 100 Afghan researchers, analyst and professionals in both government and private institutions to work with data, a skill widely undeveloped in Afghanistan. He also wrote a data analysis textbook in the Dari language, the first and only manual of it's kind in the Dari language.

Leonard initiated the Adesua Ye (“Education is Great”) Literacy Foundation campaign to empower the less priviledged across Ghana by educating critical thinking and technological competence. Furthermore he developed the ‘Adesua Ye Learning Tool’, an android application that helps adults learn how to read.

Theo helped to carry out a number of fieldworks and research to further understand the core issues of unemployed youth in rural regions in Albania and participated in a prototyping team for intervention policies that would confront the main problems that were discovered in their research. His team employed a human-design approach to find an affective strategy to assist unemployed youth.

Read more about Masood, Leonard and Theo's achievements and plans for the future.

We look forward to welcoming Masood, Leonard and Theo at CERGE-EI in September 2016 when they will join our MA in Applied Economics program.