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  • Junior Researcher

Nyangena, John

Nyangena holds  Bsc in Statistics-Jomo Kenyatta University,  Mphil in Development Studies- Moi University and currently pursuing a PhD in Environmental Planning and Management-Kenyatta Un

  • Research Fellow

Mwai, Daniel

Daniel Mwai is a Lecturer at the School of Economics, University of Nairobi.

  • Junior Research Fellow

Mose, Victor

Victor Mose is a Policy Analyst at the Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA). His research interests are in water and sanitation.

  • Junior Researcher

Nyaguthii Njeru, Grace

Grace Nyaguthii Njeru works with the Kenya Electricity Transmission Company (KETRACO) as Senior Economist mainly dealing with project planning and pricing.

  • PhD Candidate

Fuente, David

David Fuente is PhD candidate in the Department of City and Regional Planning and Program Coordinator at the Water Institute at the University of North Carolina’s (UNC) Gillings School of Global Pu

  • Professor

Cook , Joseph

Prof. Joseph Cook is a faculty member at the Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs at the University of Washington since 2007.

  • Assistant Lecturer

Ndwiga, Michael

Michael Ndwiga is a Assistant Lecturer of Economics at the University of Nairobi, Kenya. He holds a PhD in Economics. His research interests includes climate change, ecosystem and poverty.

  • PhD Candidate

Gakii Gatua, Josephine

Josephine holds a PhD in economics from University of Gothenburg from 2018.  she received her Masters degree in Economics from the University of Dar-es-Salaam.

  • Interim Coordinator and Senior Research Fellow

Mulwa, Richard

Richard Mulwa is a Senior Lecturer at the Centre for Advanced Studies in Environmental Law and Policy (CASELAP), University of Nairobi. His research interests include environment and resource economics, efficiency and productivity analysis, economic modeling, and climate change.

  • Senior Research Fellow

Kabubo-Mariara, Jane

Prof. Jane Kabubo-Mariara is a Senior Research Fellow. She is also the Director of the School of Economics, University of Nairobi. She holds a B.A, M.A.

  • Senior Research Fellow

Kimuyu, Peter

Peter Kimuyu is a Senior Research Fellow and the chairman of the Executive Committee for the Environment for Development Centre in Kenya.

  • Junior Research Fellow/Program Assistant

Sikei, Geophrey

Geophrey Sikei currently works with EfD-Kenya as a Junior Research Fellow and also assist the Programme Coordinator in ensuring smooth operations of the EfD-K center. He holds a Masters o

  • Research Associate

Tom Mboya, Kinara

Mr. Kinara holds an MSc. (Agricultural and Applied Economics) and a BSc. (Range Management) from the University of Nairobi.

  • Research Associate

Wagura Ndiritu, Simon

Simon Wagura Ndiritu is currently a lecturer at Strathmore University in Kenya. He is also a research fellow of Environment for Development (EfD-Kenya).

  • Senior International Research Associate

Di Falco, Salvatore

Salvatore Di Falco is Professor in Environmental Economics, Economics Department at the University of Geneva and Research Associate at the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the

  • Research Associate

Ogada, Maurice Juma

Maurice Juma Ogada works with the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) under the ReSAKSS programme.

  • Research Associate

Guthiga, Paul

Dr. Paul M. Guthiga is a research associate with EfD in Kenya. Paul was a post-doc fellow with EfD-K from 2008 to December 2010.

  • Research Associate

Njogu, James

Dr. James Njogu is currently working in the Kenya Wildlife Service as the Head of Conventions, Biotechnology and Information Management and is also a research associate for the Environment for Development initiative in Kenya.

  • Research Associate

Mutua, John

John M. Mutua is currently working with the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) of Kenya as a Senior Manager, Economic Regulation.

  • Research Associate

Stage, Jesper

Jesper Stage was Research Officer for the EfD initiative from January 2007 until July 2008.

  • Senior Research Fellow, Sida Advisor, Project leader

Ekbom, Anders

Anders Ekbom works at the Environmental Economics Unit (EEU), Department of Economics, University of Gothenburg, Sweden.

  • Research Associate

Yesuf, Mahmud

Mahmud Yesuf is Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics in American University.

  • EfD Director and Senior Research Fellow

Köhlin, Gunnar

Gunnar Köhlin is the Director of Environment for Development – a global network of environmental economics’ centers. He is also an Associate Professor at the Environmental Economics Unit, Department of Economics, University of Gothenburg.

Call for Papers for the Conference “Green transformation and competitive advantage: Evidence from developing countries”

Call for Papers for the Conference “Green transformation and competitive advantage: Evidence from developing countries” German Development Institute - Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE), Bonn, Germany, 18-19 June 2018 For full information click here.

WCERE Pre-conference Workshop for women in Environmental Economics

EfD is arranging a pre-conference workshop for women in Environmental Economics, ahead of the 6th World Congress of Environmental and Resource Economists (WCERE) 2018 in Gothenburg.  The purpose is to support and encourage early career women pursuing careers in the domain of EfD, which is environmental economics applied to policy questions in developing countries, especially in countries with EfD centers. 

EfD Kenya Research and Policy workshop 2015

Environment for Development Kenya held a Research and Policy workshop on November 20th, 2015 in Nairobi.  The main objective of the workshop was to share ongoing research by EfD-Kenya and KIPPRA teams as well as engage stakeholders in discussion of future policy research options.

Grant Management Training in Nairobi

Staff from EfD Kenya and the School of Economics recently attended a training on Grant Management offered by Capacity Africa Training Institute. Mr. Matthew Nyamu and Ms. Maimuna Kabatesi attended this training which took place from 13th  to 15th August at the Hennessis Hotel in Nairobi, Kenya.

EfD Kenya held intensive writing workshop

EfD Kenya held a writing workshop from 23rd to 25th June 2014. The purpose of the workshop was to bring together participants of two ongoing EfD-K projects: Increasing block tariffs and the relationship between income and water use in Nairobi, Kenya project and Water sourcing and sanitation in rural Kenya.

4th Annual General Meeting & Conference of the Association of Research Administrators in Africa (ARAA)

The Association of Research Administrators in Africa (ARAA), in partnership with Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI), will host the 4th Annual General Meeting and Conference of the Association of Research Administrators in Africa (ARAA). The Theme for this year is "Strengthening Regional linkages for Effective Research Administration”. Registration is now open until 15th October, 2013

EfD in Kenya Annual Workshop (2013)

EfD-Kenya held its first Annual Workshop on August 7, 2013 at Fairview Hotel in Nairobi. The workshop brought together researchers, policy makers, academia and other stakeholders in the environment sector.

Forest Tenure Impact Evaluation Workshop

The Environment for Development initiative arranged a Forest Tenure Impact Evaluation Workshop in connection to the World Bank’s annual conference on land and poverty in Washington D.C. on April 18-20, 2011. Recent developments in forest management institutions in Ethiopia, Kenya and Tanzania were reviewed during this workshop, and a potential impact evaluation program for forest tenure reform in East Africa was discussed. The workshop was held on Thursday April 21, 2011 and was open for all conference participants.


EfD Annual Meeting 2017: Information for participants

This year the EfD annual meeting  will be held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from:  October 27-30, 2017. It is hosted by the Environment and Climate Research Center (EfD - Ethiopia) and the EfD Secretariat. The EfD annual meeting is a forum to bring together researchers from all EfD centers and their collaborators. EfD would also like to attract key stakeholders for exchange of research ideas. Updates for participants will be displayed here.


In loving memory of Wilfred Nyangena

Wilfred Nyangena, Senior Lecturer, School of Economics, University of Nairobi passed away on July  17th, 2017 after a long and brave struggle against cancer. Wilfred did his PhD in Environmental Economics at the University of Gothenburg and on his return to Kenya he became the founder and first director of EfD-Kenya.


Fellowship for Environmental Studies at Duke Kunshan

Duke Kunshan University is now accepting applications for the new international Master of Environmental Policy (iMEP) Program. The iMEP program is a two-year degree offered jointly by Duke’s Sanford School of Public Policy and Nicholas School of the Environment.  Students will study core courses in both environmental management and public policy at Duke Kunshan University (China) and Duke University (United States).  We would really appreciate it if you could share this information with people who might be interested.