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Researchers & Staff

  • Communication Officer

Maina, Jane

Jane Maina is a Master of Arts in Economics student, at the University of Nairobi, Kenya. She is currently the EfD-Kenya communication officer. She has previously worked as a research assistant at the University of Nairobi and  an economist at the Central Planning and Project Monitoring Unit (CPPMU), Ministry of Energy, Kenya.

  • Data Manager

Musembi, Elly

Elly  Musembi holds a Master of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Nairobi and currently carrying out a project on financial diaries with CGIAR, CCAFS program in Kisumu County focusing on climate change adaptability for smallholder farmers. He is also the current EfD Kenya data manager.

  • Administrator

Mutuku, Faith

Faith Mutuku is the current Project Administrator at the Environment for Development  Kenya based at the School of Economics, University of Nairobi. She also serves as an Administrative Secretary at the office of the Director, School of Economics. She holds a First Class Honors Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and Media Studies from the University of Nairobi.

  • Director

Mulwa, Richard

Prof. Richard Mulwa is the current Centre Director and Senior Research Fellow at the Environment for Development-Kenya (EfD-K) based at the School of Economics, University of Nairobi. He holds a PhD from the Justus-Liebig University (JLU), Giessen, Germany and is currently teaching at the Centre for Advanced Studies in Environmental Law and Policy (CASELAP) and School of Economics, University of Nairobi. He is a member of the African Growth and Development Policy (AGRODEP) Modelling Consortium, African Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (EFAERE), European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (EAERE), and is the Secretary General of African Society of Ecological Economists (ASEE). Richard Mulwa has a wealth of experience in Efficiency and Productivity Analysis, Environmental and Resource Economics and Policy, Environmental Valuation, Economic Modelling, and Climate Change. He has been involved in many research projects in these areas, published widely in international peer reviewed journals, and is a reviewer of several reputable journals.

  • Director

Wambugu, Anthony

Prof. Anthony Wambugu is an Associate Professor and the current Director, School of Economics at the University of Nairobi. He holds an M.A. degree in Economics from the University of Botswana and PhD degree in Economics from the University of Gothenburg. He teaches Microeconomic Theory, Labour Economics, Research Methods and Econometrics.

  • Senior Research Fellow

Kabubo-Mariara, Jane

Prof. Jane Kabubo-Mariara is the current Executive Director of the Partnership for Economic Policy (PEP). She is also a Professor of Economics of the University of Nairobi. She is a member of the German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA) Advisory Board and Interim President of the African Association of Ecological Economists (ASEE).