Alex Hunns

Research Assistant

Research group(s):
2. Social Protection, Inclusive Innovation and Development
7. ICT-enabled Innovation and Societal Transformations

I am thrilled to be leading a team on the ground in Uganda examining factors leading to risky sexual behaviour among adolescent girls in rural Kanungu District. By understanding some of these factors we can design policy intended to increase age at first birth, reduce unwanted pregnancy and increase birth spacing; all with the intention of reducing the high maternal death rate in the district.

I am also conducting research into social protection for forest dependent communities for the FAO, and working on WFP evaluations.