Abdiaziz Ahmed is currently undertaking a Ph.D. in Economics at the University of Cape Town(UCT), South Africa. Abdiaziz holds a Master of Arts degree in Economics and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Statistics from the University of Nairobi. His research interests fall into the fields of environmental economics, labor economics, and health economics. His work has been supported by grants from the UN Women, the University of Nairobi, and IPA (Innovations for Poverty Action). Before joining UCT for his Ph.D., he worked as a consultant for a number of organizations such as UN Women, IPA, Health Policy Plus, Nottingham Trent University, and the University of Nairobi’s Women Economic Empowerment Hub(EE).