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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 U

  • 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 P

  • 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.

  • Research Officer/Data Manager

Mutheu Mutuku, Judith

I am a Kenyan National, a holder of a Master of Science in Agricultural and Applied Economics from the University of Nairobi (Kenya) and the University of Pretoria (South Africa) where I did my sp

  • PhD Candidate

Gakii Gatua, Josephine

Josephine Gakii Gatua is a PhD candidate in the Department of Economics at University of Gothenburg. Prior to joining the PhD programme in 2012, she was a research fellow at the University of Nairobi Institute of Tropical and Infectious Diseases where she developed, implemented, managed, monitored, and evaluated large scale infectious diseases programmes using  epidemiology, management, economics and Health informatics in management of infectious diseases programs.

  • 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.

  • Coordinator and Senior Research Fellow

Kabubo-Mariara, Jane

Prof. Jane Kabubo-Mariara is a Senior Research Fellow and the coordinator at EfD-Kenya.

  • 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

  • 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).

  • 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 th

  • 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.

  • Senior Research fellow

Ikiara, Moses

Dr. Moses Ikiara is a Senior Research Fellow and member of the Executive Committee of EfD-Kenya. He is working on water sector reform issues in Kenya.

  • 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.

  • Senior Research Fellow

Nyangena, Wilfred

Wilfred Nyangena is currently a Senior Research Fellow at EfD Kenya. He is also a Senior Lecturer at the School of Economics, University of Nairobi.

  • EfD Director and Senior Research Fellow

Köhlin, Gunnar

Gunnar Köhlin is an associate professor at the Environmental Economics Unit, Department of Economics, University of Gothenburg. As co-founder of the EEU he has now spent 20 years working with applications of environmental economics in developing countries. He is currently director of the Environment for Development initiative.

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.


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. 


Research flows into new water prices

Academic research made a real connection with the lives of poor residents of Nairobi, Kenya, when the Nairobi City Water and Sewer Company’s decreased the price for water bought at public kiosks.


Request for concept notes to develop collaborative multi-site research projects

SETI ( invites concept notes to seed collaborative research related to energy transitions. We particularly welcome proposals for work related to the SETI priority themes, including: Consequences of energy poverty, defined as a lack of reliable access to electricity and other modern fuels Drivers of the energy transition in low- and middle-income contexts, including lessons from past experiences Impacts of energy transitions at various scales (households, firms, and the regional and global environment) Policy levers and solutions to speed the energy transition; and analysis of their effectiveness Notable gaps in research on energy transitions


EfD Kenya Center director, appointed as Interim Executive Director of PEP

Jane Mariara, Center director of EfD Kenya, has been appointed as Interim Executive Director of PEP (Partnership for Economic Policy). Prof. Mariara has been involved with PEP for many years and in a variety of roles, from researcher to resource person to deputy director, and most recently as member of the PMMA program committee. 


EfD Kenya held the Policy Research Review Workshop 2016

The Environment for Development Kenya (EfD-Kenya) in collaboration with the Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA) held a Policy Research workshop at the La Mada Hotel on July 14th – 15th 2016. The objective of the workshop was to share and discuss proposals for 2017 funding and also finalize drafting of the Research Policy Review/Strategy for 2016-2020.


EfD Kenya hosted their Research Day

EfD Kenya in collaboration with the Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis – (KIPPRA) held its Research Day on March 3rd 2016, at the Nairobi Safari Club, Nairobi.


EfD Kenya holds Research Day

EfD Kenya recently held it's 2015 Research Day on 26th February at Hillpark Hotel in Nairobi, Kenya. EfD Kenya and KIPPRA presented the organisations' ongoing research in the water, extractive minerals and climate change sectors.


Call for Post-Doc Candidate at EfD Kenya

EfD Kenya is looking for a researcher to participate in a three year research project in ecosystem service accounting. The project is a collaboration with the Environment for Development Centers (EfD) in Chile, Costa Rica, China, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa, Sweden as well as the World Bank and the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA). It is a full time assignment that will be ongoing until December 31, 2017.


Lessons drawn from EfD Kenya's Water Policy Day

The EfD center housed by the School of Economics, University of Nairobi on 27th October held a Water Policy Day  to share and receive feedback on ongoing work on water issues in Kenya.  Two EfD Kenya projects were presented. David Fuente, Kenan Fellow and PhD student, University of North Carolina, presented preliminary findings from the Increasing Block Tariffs and Subsidy Incidence project.