Nicola Yon is currently a PhD student at the University of the Free State at the
International Studies Group. Her thesis is provisionally titled ‘Women and
Social Protection in Zimbabwe 1939-2017’
. She holds a BA (Hons) Economic
History and an MSc Population Studies from the University of Zimbabwe. She also
holds an MSc Social Protection Financing (with a Distinction) from the University
of Mauritius. Her research interests include social protection, gender and
economic history. She also serves in the Southern African Social Protection Experts
Network (SASPEN) advisory panel.


Yon, Nicola, Scoping for Zimbabwe’s Affordability in Dignity through a Universal Pension
Scheme, Indigenous Knowledge Systems Research Trust,2020

Yon, Nicola, Social Protection Systems in pre-colonial, colonial (1890-1979) and post
–colonial Zimbabwe (1980-2016), University of Zimbabwe Publications, Harare, 2019

Yon, Nicola, An Assessment of the Impact of Hyperinflation and Dollarization on
Zimbabwe’s National Social Security Authority (NSSA) Schemes from 2000-2012 (MSc in Social Protection Financing thesis)

Yon, Nicola, Reproduction and HIV/AIDS in Harare: A case study of Waterfalls Middle
Density Suburb, (MSc in Population Studies thesis)

Yon, Nicola, An analysis of African Female prostitution in Zimbabwe: A case study of
Harare (1980-2002), (BA (Hons) in Economic History thesis)


  • PhD scholarship at the International Studies Group
  • Funded University of Gadjah Mada summer school on social protection in
    the changing labour market, Indonesia 2018

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