Research and Policy
Data management of resource use and resultant output is imperative for reasons including, but not limited to, resource utilization and output analyses, goal setting, and research. Since its incorporation in 2008, Imbako has embarked on several local, national and global initiatives that have stemmed from its core operational areas of Education, Healthcare and Environment. Inherently, data capture of the resource utilization and resultant impact had been one of the organization’s objectives. To this end, in October, 2011.Imbako officially initiated the data management department. The initiation of this department was collaboration with Emory University’s Goizueta School of Business, Board Fellows program. (GBFP)
Olusheyi Lawoyin, MBA; and Josh Long; MBA, both Emory University Goizueta Board Fellows program (GBFP) fellows, served as the bright and talented individuals on this fundamental organization undertaking. The Imbako data management department serves to accurately capture, analyzes, and presents the impact of the various past and ongoing initiatives.
RESEARCH PROJECT 1:
“The Impact of Participation in the ‘Global Impact Project’ on awareness of Disparities in Education faced by the girl child in rural Kenya”. [A collaboration of scholars from Georgia State University, Emory University, Troy University and Imbako public health].
Highlights of Study:
Please see the poster below:
- Among USA scholars, there is paucity in knowledge of the disparities in education faced by the girl child in Kenya, and in the cost of an undergraduate education in a Kenyan University.
- After scholars from Georgia State University participated in the GIP, we saw that
- Participation in GIP is associated with an increase in awareness of disparities in education faced by the girl child in Kenya. (32%-89%)
- Participation in GIP is associated with an increase in awareness of the cost of undergraduate education in Kenya. (8%-82%)
(To learn more about past and current projects and see how you can get involved, please choose a link below.)Imbako Data Management | Reproductive Health Workshop