Dr. Boscow Okumu is a holder of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Economics from the University of Cape Town majoring in Environmental and Natural resource Economics. He is a Senior Economist working with The National Treasury and Planning in the Government of Kenya. His major research areas include forestry, biodiversity conservation, climate change, climate-smart agriculture, climate change, energy, and community-based natural resource management focusing on the interaction between protected areas and adjacent communities. Okumu has experience in impact evaluations using various econometric approaches, bio-economic modeling, contingent behavior models, choice experiments, and experimental auctions among others. He has over ten years of experience in Monitoring and Evaluation of Government Policies and programmes, development of Indicators, M&E frameworks in preparation of progress reports at National and devolved levels of government. Okumu is a member of the Africa Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, a member of the International Development and Evaluation Association, and a member of the Economists Society of Kenya.