AH Young Scholar of the Month of August 2020

AH Young Scholar of the month is Boluwatito Awe from Nigeria!

Boluwatito Awe works with communities in rural Nigeria to address social development issues through Behavior Change with a special focus on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Gender, Equity and Non-discrimination. Her research has been in social and development issues as well as behaviour change.

She has worked with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) as a researcher on a handwashing promotion study in Nigeria, conducted a study with other independent researchers to test a method for analysing and assessing the risks associated with sanitation, using the sanitation situation around the Nile Valley in Egypt. She had also embarked on a study into nutrition and health and is currently conducting a study on how nutrition knowledge impacts food choices among young adults in Nigeria.

“Research is enlightening and fulfilling. It exposes me to issues I did not know existed and it brings me joy when I see the results of the research I have embarked upon being used to inform the creation of programmes for social development”. – Boluwatito Awe.

Boluwatito Awe can be reached on LinkedIn

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