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  • Research Fellow

Ogada, Maurice

Maurice holds a PhD in Agricultural and Resource Economics (Kenyatta University).He is a Professor of Agricultural Economics at the School of Business, Economics and Social Sciences at Taita Taveta

  • Research Fellow

Hoka, Helen

Dr. Helen Hoka Osiolo teaches Economics at Strathmore University Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Nairobi, Kenya.

  • Research Fellow

Kihiu, Evelyne

Dr. Evelyne Kihiu holds a PhD in Development Economics from the University of Bonn and is currently a researcher with the Kenya Institute of Public Policy Research and Analysis.

  • Research Fellow

Okumu, Boscow

Dr. Boscow Okumu is holder of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Economics from University of Cape Town majoring on Environmental and Natural resource Economics.

  • Research Fellow

Ndambiri, Hilary

Dr. Hilary Ndambiri teaches Environmental and Natural Resource Economics at the School of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Moi University, Kenya.

  • Junior Research Fellow

Nyakundi, Fridah

Fridah Nyakundi has over six years of experience in agriculture and environment data science, research methodology and impact investing.

  • Junior Research Fellow

Onsomu, Carol

Carol Bisieri Onsomu holds a Bachelors in Economics and Statistics degree in 2015 and a Masters of Arts in Economics degree in 2019 at the University of Nairobi with focus on microeconomics and mac

  • 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.

  • Research Fellow

Ateka, Josiah

Josiah Ateka holds a PhD in Economics (Agric Econ) from Kenyatta University and currently teaches Agricultural and Environmental Economics at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology

  • Junior Research Fellow

Macharia , Kenneth

Kenneth Macharia is an Assistant Lecturer at the Department of Social Sciences, Chuka University.

  • 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.

  • 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 Count

  • 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.

  • Research Fellow

Mwai, Daniel

Dr. Daniel Mwai holds a PhD in Health economics under the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC).

  • International Associate

Fuente, David

Dr. David Fuente is an Assistant Professor at the School of Earth, Ocean and Environment at the University of South Carolina (USA).

  • Professor

Cook , Joseph

Prof. Joseph Cook is an Associate Professor in the School of Economic Sciences at Washington State University.

  • Assistant Lecturer

Ndwiga, Michael

Michael Ndwiga is an 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.

  • Research Fellow

Otieno, Jackson

Dr. Jackson Otieno is Water Economist at Athi Water Works Development Agency and a Research Fellow of the EfD in Kenya where he also doubles up as an executive committee member.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 Fellow

Wagura Ndiritu, Simon

Dr. Ndiritu, Simon Wagura is a senior lecture at the Strathmore University Business School.

  • 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

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.