Mr. Bavon Mupenda

2003 Trainee

Mr. Mupenda is a Lecturer at the Free University of Great Lakes Countries in Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo, where he teaches a course in social ethics and research methodology. He holds a Bachelors degree in Sociology and Anthropology, and a Masters degree in Sociology from the University of Lubumbashi, Zaire. He also holds a Higher Diploma in Community Health and Development and a Masters degree in Community Health and Development from the Tropical Institute of Community Health and Development in Kenya. Currently, he is doing a study on the vulnerabilities of the elderly, and examining health and development programs that could help to better support them. He is also interested in long-term and home-based care in the special context of Africa. Upon returning to his country, Mr. Mupenda will play a key role in providing training on ethics and research ethics in the “Institute of Alternative Development, Conflict Resolution and Ethics” which was recently jointly-founded by the Free University of Great Lakes Countries and the Tropical Institute of Community Health and Development. Mr. Mupenda plans to create a new IRB as part of his practicum, and to apply for a Federal Wide Assurance for the IRB.

bavonmupenda2@yahoo.com.




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