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Nadège Compaoré, PhD candidate

W. R. Nadège Compaoré plans to spend her summer (2012) in Ghana collecting data on transparency measures in the country’s extractive energy sector — oil in particular. She is one of 10 Canadian graduate students to receive a research grant from the international Africa Initiative program.

“The program offers me a rare privilege to engage with resources that are only available in the field,” says Ms Compaoré, a doctoral candidate in Political Studies. “I will go to Ghana to interview corporate officials, government officials, civil society members, and collect textual data, like contract agreements, which you cannot access outside the continent.” Read here for full story.