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  • Junior Research Fellow

Brühl , Johanna

Johanna Brühl holds a master’s degree in Applied Economics from the School of Economics at the University of Cape Town and a Bachelor of Science in International Business from the Copenhagen Busin

  • Junior Research Fellow

Matema, Collen

Collen Matema is a PhD student in the School of Economics at the University of Cape Town.

  • Junior Research Fellow

Clarke, Rowan Philip

Rowan Philip Clarke is a researcher with Innovations for Poverty Action, a network of researchers who use randomized evaluations to discover effective

  • Junior Research Fellow

Rugaimukamu, Kevin

Kevin Rugaimukamu is a doctoral candidate in the UCT School of Economics, specialising in natural resource economics.

  • Research Associate

McConnachie, Matthew

Matthew McConnachie is an impact evaluation consultant for an Edinburgh-based company , LTS International. His doctoral research evaluated South Africa’s Working for Water public works programme.

  • Research Associate

Booysen, Thinus

MJ (Thinus) Booysen is an Associate Professor at the Electrical & Electronic Engineering Department at Stellenbosch University.

  • Junior Research Fellow

Klege, Rebecca

Rebecca Klege is a junior research fellow at EPRU, and is currently undertaking her doctorate with the UCT School of Economics.

  • Junior Research Fellow

Gitonga, Zachary

Zachary Gitonga is a doctoral candidate in economics at the University of Cape Town.

  • Junior Research Fellow

Mulwa, Chalmers

Chalmers Mulwa is a doctoral candidate in the School of Economics at the University of Cape Town (UCT).

  • Junior Research Fellow

Muller, Jacob

Jacob Muller is a Masters student at the School of Economics at the University of Cape Town. Jacob has a B. Com in Politics, Philosophy and Economics as well as a B.

  • Research Associate

García, Jorge

Jorge is a Senior Research Fellow at the Center for International Climate and Environmental Research - Oslo CICERO.

  • Junior Research Fellow

Sultan, Riad

Riad M. Sultan is currently researching on spatial fishing location choice, bio-economic models of fisheries and modelling marine reserves.

  • Research Associate

Barron, Manuel

Manuel Barron is a Lecturer with the Economics Department at the University of California at Santa Cruz.

  • Junior Research Fellow

Okumu, Boscow

Boscow Okumu is a PhD student at the School of Economics, University of Cape Town. His areas of interest are community forests management and incentive based forest conservation.

  • Junior Research Fellow

Karumba, Mary

Mary Karumba is a PhD student at the School of Economics, University of Cape Town. Her major interest is economics of renewable energy.

  • Junior Research Fellow

De Martino, Samantha

Samantha De Martino is a visiting PhD student from the Economics department at the University of Sussex. Her thesis is on monetary and non monetary incentives and conservation.

  • Junior Research Fellow

Ruddick, William

Will Ruddick is a PhD student at the School of Economics, University of Cape Town.

  • Research Fellow

Taruvinga, Amon

Amon Taruvinga is a CIRCLE Visiting Fellow (CVF), currently working as a Lecturer at University of Fort Hare (UFH). He has a Ph.D in Agricultural Economics form UFH.

  • Research Associate

Ziervogel, Gina

Dr Gina Ziervogel is a geographer by training, with 15 years of experience in the field of adaptation and vulnerability to global environmental change.

  • Junior Research Fellow

Kibira, Gerald

Gerald Kibira is a PhD student in the School of Economics at the University of Cape Town.

  • Dissemination Officer

Joubert, Leonie

Leonie Joubert is a freelance science writer and author, specialising in climate change, energy policy, and hunger in the city-sphere.

  • Junior Research Fellow

Otieno, Jackson

Jackson Otieno is a PhD student at the School of Economics, University of Cape Town. His research currently focuses on climate change, agriculture and wildlife conservation.

  • Junior Research Fellow

Ncube, Sinqobile

Sinqobile Ncube is a Junior Research Fellow at the Environmental Policy Research Unit (EPRU). She is a PhD Candidate in Economics at the University of Cape Town.

  • Junior research fellow

Ntuli, Herbert

Herbert Ntuli obtained his PhD (Economics) at the University of Cape Town in December 2015.

  • Research Associate

New, Mark

Mark New is Pro-VC for Climate Change and Director of the African Climate and Development Initiative (ACDI) at the University of Cape Town.

  • Research Associate

Twine, Wayne

Wayne Twine is an Associate Professor of ecology in the School of Animal, Plant and Environmental Sciences in the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa. He holds a Ph.D.

  • Junior Research Fellow

Mukanjari, Samson

Samson Mukanjari is a PhD candidate in Global Change and Climate Economics at the Department of Economics, University of Gothenburg.

  • Senior Research Fellow

Black, Anthony

Anthony Black is Professor in the School of Economics at the University of Cape Town (UCT). He holds degrees from the universities of Cape Town, Sussex (United Kingdom) and Natal (Durban).

  • Research Associate

Komba, Coretha

Coretha Komba obtained her PhD (Economics) at the University of Cape Town in December 2014.

  • Junior Research Fellow

Hasson, Reviva

Reviva Hasson (MCom Economics, UCT) is a Research Fellow at the Environmental-Economics Policy Research Unit (EPRU) and lectures economics at the University of Cape Town.

  • Research Fellow

Gelo, Dambala

Dambala is Research Fellow at EPRU and a Postdoctoral Fellow in the School of Economics at the University of Cape Town.

  • Center Deputy Director and Senior Research Fellow

Turpie, Jane

Jane Turpie is the deputy director of EPRU.

  • Research Fellow

Snyman, Susan

Susan Snyman obtained her PhD (Economics) at the University of Cape Town in December 2013.  Having completed PhD coursework at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden in 2008, t

  • Senior Research Fellow

Tibesigwa, Byela

Byela Tibesigwa is a senior research fellow. She holds a PhD Economics from the University of Cape Town; and MA and BA Economics from the University of Botswana.

  • Research Associate

Dikgang, Johane

Johane Dikgang is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Economics and Econometrics, at the University of Johannesburg.

  • Senior Research Fellow

Brick, Kerri

Kerri Brick is a senior research fellow at the Environmental Policy Research Unit (EPRU).

  • Center Director and Senior Research fellow

Visser, Martine

Martine Visser is the center director of EPRU. She is a Professor in the School of Economics, University of Cape Town and holds a Ph.D. from the University of Gothenburg in Sweden.

  • 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.

  • SENIOR RESEARCH FELLOW

Bezabih, Mintewab

Mintewab Bezabih is a senior Research Fellow at the Environment and Climate Research Center (ECRC) based at the Ethiopian Development Research Institute (EDRI). Before joining ECRC, she

  • Research Associate

Brown, Gardner

The focus of Professor Emeritus Gardner Brown´s research has been on studying renewable resources models including predator-prey relations, metapopulations and antibiotics. He has had an

  • Research Associate

Stage, Jesper

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

  • Senior Research Fellow

Leiman, Anthony

Tony Leiman is an associate professor at the University of Cape Town and has been researching and teaching environmental economics since 1990.

  • Senior Research Fellow

Muchapondwa, Edwin

Edwin Muchapondwa is a Professor of Economics at the University of Cape Town and a Senior Research Fellow of the EfD in South Africa/the Environmental-Economics Policy Research Unit (EPRU).

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

EPRU Research Meeting with EfD

EPRU held its quarterly research meeting on the 20 May 2013 at the Andros Boutique Hotel in Cape Town. The objective of the research meeting was to discuss progress and share ideas on the various research projects undertaken by EPRU and its networks.

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