Impact Of Racial Inequalities On African Development

Making astronomy education equitable, diverse and inclusive
2nd Shaw-IAU Workshop
Wednesday Oct. 7, 2020
UTC: 2:30 p.m. - 2:50 p.m.
Thursday Oct. 8, 2020
UTC: 7:30 a.m. - 7:50 a.m.

Racial inequalities in Africa mainly manifest in the economic exclusion of black people. Such economic exclusion transcends across the socio-economic fabric and limit education investments that parents can make on their children so that they can enroll into higher education and into STEM careers (including astronomy). The seeds of economic exclusion were sown by colonialism. Although a lot of progress has been achieved post-colonialism, a lot of challenges still persist.

About Tawanda Chingozha

Tawanda Chingozha is a development economist whose primary area of work involves the application of quasi experimental techniques in estimating the effects of policy interventions on socio-economic outcomes. His research has a strong focus on land tenure issues in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) and how they affect agriculture and other social economic outcomes. He also has considerable expertise in GIS, the use of remotely sensed datasets and land use classification through machine learning and citizen science. Tawanda Chingozha has worked on various local and international consulting projects – mapping and analyzing both small area and household level data and providing key policy insights.

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