Prof Nelson Wawire Were

Research Coordinator & Professor of Economics, Department of Applied Economics,

School of Economics. Kenyatta University,

Qualifications: Ph.D in Economics, Master of Arts (Economics) and Bachelor of Education. Employment and work related: Professor of economics; Research Coordinator-Kenyatta University Women Economic Empowerment Hub funded by Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Recognition: Best professor in economics in 2013 by Africa Education Leadership Awards. Publications: 44 journal articles; 8 books; 9 book chapters and 1 working paper. Policy Papers: 2 for Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa; one for Center for Global Development, Washington D.C; and 2 for Centennial Group Holdings, Washington D.C. Research: Over 80 research projects successfully completed. Journal Editorial Board Member: International Journal of Advances in Developing Human Resources [USA]; Amity Journal of Economics [India]; Journal of Industry, Competition and Trade; International Journal of Afro-Asian Studies; International Journal of Human Development and Sustainability.

Consultancies/conferences: Common Market for Southern and Eastern African; Centre for Global Development; Centennial Group Holdings LLC; African Economic Research Consortium; World Bank; United Nations Economic Commission for Africa [UNECA)/NEPAD], African Development Bank (AfDB); United Nations Development Programme; Association for Strengthening Agricultural Research in Eastern and Central Africa; United Nations Centre for Regional Development; Partnership for Economic Policy; Centre for the Study of African Economies [University of Oxford]; China Institute of International Studies; Institute of Research on Economic Development; UNESCO; The National Treasury and State Department of Planning; Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis; Transition Authority of Kenya; Intergovernmental Relations Technical Committee; Kenya Bankers Association; Salaries and Remuneration Commission; Barclays Bank of Kenya; Society for International Development; Central Bank of Kenya; Competition Authority of Kenya; Nairobi Securities Exchange Limited; and University of Pavia & CISP/CDN.

Leadership/Managerial experience: Former Dean, School of Economics and Chairman, Department of Applied Economics; stood in for Deputy Vice Chancellors; chairman of several University committees, member of university committees. Chairman: Board of Directors, Kakamega County Investment and Development Agency (KCIDA); African Economic Research Consortium [AERC] Academic Advisory Board; Board of Management, Sivilie Secondary School; Presiding Clerk- Friends International Centre Church. Member: World Economic Survey Expert Group; UNDP Advisory Group on SDGs; Organization of Social Science Research in Eastern and Southern Africa (OSSREA); Association of Third World Studies; and Econometric Association of Kenya; and Board of Management of Chebuyusi Secondary School.