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  • Data Management and Knowledge Repository Program lead

Abera, Samuel

Samuel Abera is the Data Management and Knowledge Repository program lead at ECRC. He has MSc in Statistics from Addis Ababa University and MPhil in Demography from University of Cape Town. His areas of expertise include Computational Statistics, Econometric Modeling, Impact Evaluation, Demographic Analysis, Health Economics, and Project Management.

Abou-Ali, Hala

Hala Abou-Ali is an Associate Professor at Faculty of Economics and Political Science, Cairo University. Areas of Interest: Health Economics Environmental Economics

Adu, George

George Adu has completed the following course at the EEU; Natural Resources Economics.

  • Research associate

Afsah, Shakeb

Shakeb Afsah is a Performance Monitoring & Public Disclosure Specialist at Performeks, Betsheda, Maryland. His main research interests are environmental performance monitoring and public disclosure; climate management strategies.

  • Research Associate

Akpalu, Wisdom

Wisdom Akpalu was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Center for Environmental Economics and Policy in Africa (CEEPA) in University of Pretoria but has recently moved to the USA. Wisdom Akpalu has an extensive research interest within the broader area of natural resource management, health economics and experimental economics.

  • Research Associate

Albers, Heidi J.

Heidi J. Albers (Jo) is the Knobloch Wyoming Excellence Chair in Conservation Economics and Finance in the Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources and the Department of Economics and Finance at the University of Wyoming. She collaborates with EfD in Tanzania and Central America in the areas of forest, marine, and wildlife conservation and management.

  • Senior Research Fellow and EfD Research Director

Alem, Yonas

Yonas Alem is currently a research fellow at the Department of Economics, University of Gothenburg, where he received his PhD in Economics. He is also the research Director of the EfD network where he undertakes duties of reviewing research proposals, research deliverables and submissions for EfD discussion paper series by researchers in the network.

  • Senior Research Fellow

Alemu, Tekie

Tekie Alemu is a Senior Research Fellow at the Environmental Economics Policy Forum for Ethiopia which is housed at the Ethiopian Development Research Institute. He was also the Dean of School of Economics and assistant professor at Addis Ababa University. He specializes in environmental and resource economics. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Gothenburg in 1999.

  • Senior Research Fellow

Alpízar, Francisco

Francisco Alpízar is Director of Research at the Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center (CATIE) in Costa Rica. He is also a Senior Research Fellow of the Environment for Development Initiative.  His research explores incentive based approaches to improve private and public management and use of natural resource.

  • Secretarial Support

Alveal, Marcela

Marcela Alveal provides administrative and secretarial support to the Research Nucleus in Environmental and Natural Resource Economics. She coordinates the logistics and provides support to the research activities. She also gives secretarial support to the Departamento de Economía, Universidad de Concepción.  

Alvsilver, Jessica

Jessica Alvsilver is currently employed by the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency where she assesses and advices on environmental policy including the design and evaluation of policy instruments and the valuation of ecosystem services. She holds a Ph.D. in economics from University of Gothenburg. Her research areas include welfare and development economics and valuation.

  • GIS Analyst

Amare, Sahleselassie

Sahleselassie Amare is a Research Officer and GIS analysis specialist at ECRC. He holds BSc. in Agriculture from Mekelle University and MSc. in Geo-information Science and Earth Observation from ITC (Faculty of  Geo-information Science and Earth Observation), University of Twente.

Aravena, Claudia

Claudia Aravena has completed the following courses at the EEU; Environmental Economics and Policy Making

  • Research Officer

Arega, Tiruwork

Tiruwork Arega is a Research Officer at Environment and Climate Research Center, EDRI. She received Master’s degree in Climate and Society from Mekelle University in 2015. Her research interests include energy economics, climate economics, environmental economics, technology adoption and resource flow.


Arriagada, Rodrigo

Rodrigo Arriagada is Assistant Professor at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and Director of the Research Nucleus Center for the Socioeconomic Impact of Environmental Policies ( Rodrigo holds a PhD in environmental and resource economics from North Carolina State University.

Athukorala, Wasantha

Wasantha Athukorala has completed the following courses at the EEU; Environmental Economics and Policy Making, Natural Resources Economics.

  • Data and Knowledge Management officer

Ayalew, Yabebal

Yabebal Ayalew is Data and Knowledge Management officer in ECRC. He obtained his bachelor degrees in statistics with minor computer science from Addis Ababa University in 2007. From the same university he has received MSc in Statistics in 2010.

  • Post Doc

Banga, Margaret

Banga is a Lecturer at the Institute of Statistics and Applied Economics, Makerere University. She holds a PhD (Economics) from the University of Dar-es-salaam obtained in 2008. At the PhD level, she specialised in Environmental Economics and her Thesis was on “Economics of Solid Waste Management. The Case of Kampala City, Uganda”.