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Evaluation researcher and policy analyst

Opiyo Makoude is the former manager of a regional research program meant to inform regional health responses for trans-border mobile populations in East Africa. He currently works as an independent, self-employed evaluation researcher and policy analyst in Nairobi. Makoude holds a Master of Arts in Development Studies, Politics of Alternative Development Strategies (The International Institu...

Fellow, STIPRO

Hezron Makundi (PhD) is a Faculty member at the Institute of Development Studies, University of Dar es Salaam, and a Fellow with  STIPRO, an independent think tank from Tanzania that conducts policy research and capacity bui...

Assistant professor, Colorado State University

Dale Manning is an assistant professor for the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at Colorado State University. His research uses econometrics and optimization tools to understand the use and value of natural resources, including water, land, fish, firewood, and other energy resources.


Dale Manning est professeur adjoint au Département d’économie agr...

Lecturer, Gwanda State University

Olga Mapanje currently works as a Lecturer at Gwanda State University, Zimbabwe. She holds a Master of Science degree in Agricultural and Applied Economics (University of Zimbabwe). Her research work focuses on climate information dissemination pathways, climate change adaptation strategies and poverty among smallholder farmers in developing countries.


Olga Mapanje...

Distinguished Ikerbasque Professor, BC3

Professor Markandya has a PhD from the London School of Economics and has worked in the field of resource and environmental economics for more than 35 years. He was a lead author for the 3rd and 4th IPCC Assessment Reports on Climate Change (which were awarded a share of the Nobel Peace in 2007) as well as for the 5th IPCC Report published in 2014. He has worked extensively as an advisor on ...

Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Economics, University of Virginia

Isaac Mbiti is an Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Economics at the University of Virginia. He is a faculty research fellow at BREAD, NBER, IZA, and a JPAL affiliate. He has published several papers on education issues in East Africa. He has projects in progress in Kenya, Tanzania, Ghana, and India. He is a Kenyan citizen and has been engaged with policy-makers and other stakeholders...

Associate Professor, Wilfrid Laurier University and Guest Editor "Migration and Development"

Robert McLeman is Associate Professor of Geography and Environmental Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, and the author of Climate and Human Migration: Past Experiences, Future Challenges (Cambridge University Press, 2014).


Research Fellow, Australian National University.

Prof. Xin Meng currently works at the Research School of Economics, College of Business and Economics, Australian National University. Her main research interest to date has been on the themes of China’s labour market, poverty, income inequality, human capital development, the economic implications of rural-urban migration, and the influence of institutions and culture on human behavior and ...

Economist at the World Bank Group/IFC

Justice Tei Mensah is an Economist at the International Finance Corporation, The World Bank Group, in Washington DC. He is also a non-residential Research Fellow at the Department of Economics, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences in Uppsala-Sweden. Previously he was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Swedish Univers...

Co-Founder, Applied Phage Technologies, Inc.

Carl Merril studied phage biology and phage medical applications for over 5 decades at the NIH. He has studied the interactions of phage and mammalian systems, the development of enhanced phage strains as antibacterial agents and the development of phage libraries for the treatment of clinical infections. Such a library along with technologies to facilitate its use were recently developed by...



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