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CARTA Gets a Program Manager

posted Feb 15, 2012, 3:00 AM by Makau Ngola   [ updated Feb 15, 2012, 3:03 AM ]
Dr Wilson Wasike joined APHRC in February 2012 as Research Scientist and Program Manager for the Consortium for Advanced Research Training in Africa (CARTA). He brings to CARTA significant experience in University scholarship, public policy analysis and research, as well as designing, implementing and managing capacity strengthening programmes in Africa including graduate training and private sector development. 

Prior to CARTA, Wilson was the Manager for Training Programmes at the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) where he was in charge of the collaborative Masters and PhD degree programmes in Economics.  Other previous positions held include Senior Policy Analyst at the Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA), Senior Energy Economist at the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP RISØ Centre on Energy, Climate and Sustainable Development based in the Risoe National Laboratory of the Technical University of Denmark), research fellow with the Kenya National Economic and Social Council, Senior Lecturer and Chairman of Department of Economics at Egerton University, lecturer at Moi University School of Environmental Studies in Kenya, teaching fellow at the University of Stirling, and junior research fellow at African Centre for Technology Studies.  

Wilson completed his first class undergraduate honours degree in Economics at the University of Nairobi, Kenya. He accomplished graduate studies at Moi University - Kenya, University of Leeds, and University of Stirling in UK, where he earned a Doctorate degree in Economics in 1997. He has also studied for certificate programmes at the World Bank Development Institute and Harvard University. He has written and published in international journals, as well as chapters in books and monographs in the areas of infrastructure, resource and environmental economics and policy development; he is the co-recipient (with Mwangi Kimenyi of Brookings Institution) of the 2001 Global Development Network Award for Outstanding Research. His current interests include applied economics, policy analysis, public service delivery, economics and planning for climate change, and doctoral education.