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ARIN Membership

Talented researchers and policymakers across Africa join the ARIN network through a competitive process based on demonstrated research excellence and transformative thinking.  Network members have the opportunity to engage in periodic intellectual discussions on the future of Africa’s research and impact pathways.

Members also engage in the development and implementation of grant projects.

Regional focal points

Dr. Keziah Mwang’a (PhD)

East Africa Focal Point

Dr. Keziah Mwang’a is  the  focal point  for the East African Region. She is an urban development specialist with over five years global work experience in development and applied research.…

Prof. Felix Kanungwe Kalaba

Regional Focal Point – South Africa

Felix is the Focal Point for the Southern Africa region. He is an Associate Professor of Environment and Development at the Copperbelt University in Zambia. He holds a PhD in…

Dr. Robert Ochieng (PhD)

Regional Focal Point – East Africa

Dr. Robert Ochieng is the focal point  for the East African Region. He has over ten years’ work, research and consulting experience in the areas of climate change, renewable energy,…

Abrham Belay Mekonnen

ARIN Fellow

Abrham Belay Mekonnen is a Fellow at ARIN. He is also an assistant professor at Hawassa University, Ethiopia. He studied Natural Resource Economics and Policy at MSc level and Forestry…

Dr. Evelyne Kihiu (PhD)

ARIN Fellow

Dr. Evelyne Kihiu is a Fellow at ARIN. She is a Development Economist with experience in the fields of development research, monitoring and evaluation, and public policy research. Her current…

Dr. Dianah Ngui (PhD)

ARIN Fellow

Dr. Dianah is a Fellow at ARIN. She is also a senior lecturer at the School of Economics, Kenyatta University with more than 10 years of experience and expertise in…

Dr. Amon Mwangi Karanja(PhD)

ARIN Fellow

Dr. Amon Mwangi Karanja is a Fellow at ARIN. He is also a Lecturer and a Researcher at Egerton University, Department of Geography. He is PhD holder in Geography from…

Dr. Felix Lombe (Phd)

ARIN Fellow

Dr. Felix Lombe is a Fellow at ARIN. He is also a Malawian Development Finance, Rural Development and Development Economics Expert by training and practice with over 16 years of…

Dr. Hilary Ndambiri (PhD)

ARIN Fellow

Dr. Hilary Ndambiri is a Fellow at ARIN. He is also a Research Fellow and Theme Leader for Environmental Pollution at the Environment for Development – Kenya. He is also…

Jabulani Nyengere

ARIN Fellow

Jabulani Nyengere is a Fellow at ARIN. He is also a research officer at Malawi National Planning Commission. He previously worked as a lecturer in Geographic information systems, remote sensing…

Dr. Godwin Opinde (PhD)

ARIN Fellow

Dr. Godwin Opinde is a Fellow at ARIN. He is also an Environmental Planning and Management specialist with research interest in Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation, Air quality management, environmental…

Dr. Mary Natongo (PhD)

ARIN Fellow

Dr Mary Natongo is a Fellow at ARIN. She is also a lecturer at the department of Economics, Makerere University Business School in Uganda, where she carries out research, develop…

Dr. Joel Onyango (PhD)

ARIN Fellow

Dr. Joel Onyango is a fellow at ARIN and the focal point for ARIN-ASH Summer School. Joel is also a research fellow at the African center for technology studies. He…

Victoria Chengo

ARIN Fellow

Victoria Chengo is a fellow at ARIN. She is also a Research Fellow in the Climate Resilient Economies Programme, the Tomorrow's Cities Nairobi Risk Hub Manager, and a member of…

Nora Ndege

ARIN Fellow

Nora Ndege is a fellow at ARIN. She is also a research fellow at the African Center for Technology Studies. She is an interdisciplinary scholar with more than eight years’…

Charles Tonui

ARIN Fellow

Charles Tonui is a fellow at ARIN. He is also a research fellow at the African technology studies. As a researcher, Tonui supports action research, resource mobilization, and project management…

Winnie Khaemba

ARIN Fellow

Winnie Khaemba is a fellow at ARIN. She is also a research fellow at the African center for technology studies whose research interests include science, technology and innovation; climate change;…

Tom Randa

ARIN Fellow

Tom Randa is a fellow at ARIN. He is an early career researcher with over three years of active research work in Africa. Highly determined and self-driven to see a…

Akala Haron

ARIN Fellow

Akala Haron is a fellow at ARIN. He is also a research fellow working on Climate Resilient Economies Programme. Akala has a Master Degree in Environmental Science from Egerton University…

Jackson Wachira

ARIN Fellow

Jackson Wachira is a fellow at ARIN. Jackson has eight years of practical experience working with rural communities particularly pastoralists and agro-pastoralists in East Africa. He has particularly been involved…

Mr. Remy Twiringiyimana

ARIN Fellow

Mr Remy Twiringiyimana is a fellow at ARIN. Mr Remy Twiringiyimana is a PhD Candidate in Science Technology Engineering and Public Policy (STEaPP) at the University College London (UCL). He…

Dr. Abdala Gamby (PhD)

Regional Focal Point – Central Africa and Francophone

Dr DIEDHIOU Abdala Gamby is the focal point for central and francophone Africa. He is working as Lecturer in UCAD. DIEDHIOU Abdala Gamby completed PhD from National Agronomic School of…

Dr Albert Arhin (PhD)

Regional Focal Point- West Africa

Dr. Albert Arhin is the focal point of the West African region.  He is also a research fellow with the bureau of integrated Rural Development (BIRD) of the Kwame Nkrumah…

Dr. Camillus Abawiera Wongnaa (PhD)

ARIN Fellow

Dr. Camillus Abawiera Wongnaa is a Fellow at ARIN. He is also an Agricultural Economist with MPhil and PhD in Agricultural Economics. He is currently a lecturer at the Department…

Dr. Frank Adusah-Poku (PhD)

ARIN Fellow

Dr. Frank Adusah-Poku is a Fellow at ARIN. He is also a Lecturer at the Department of Economics, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Ghana. He is also…

Dr. Kodwo Miezah (PhD)

ARIN Fellow

Dr. Kodwo Miezah is a Fellow at ARIN. He is also a Lecturer at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. He holds a PhD degree in Environmental Science…

Dr. James S. Kaba (PhD)

ARIN Fellow

Dr. James S. Kaba is a Fellow at ARIN and a Lecturer and Researcher at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana. He obtained his PhD in Management…

Dr. Benjamin Apraku Gyampoh (PhD)

ARIN Fellow

Dr. Benjamin Apraku Gyampoh is a Fellow at ARIN. He is also lecturer at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Ghana, and Founding Editor-in-chief of Scientific African…

Yoksa Salmamza Mshelia

ARIN Fellow

Yoksa Salmamza Mshelia is a fellow at ARIN. He is a final year PhD Candidate in the Department of Environmental Planning and Management at Kenyatta University (KU), under the sponsorship…

Dr. Vincent Nduka Ojeh (PhD)

ARIN Fellow

Dr. Vincent N. Ojeh is a Fellow at ARIN.He is also lecturer with the Department of Geography, Taraba State University, Jalingo, Nigeria. Dr. Vincent holds a B.Sc (Hons) & M.Sc…

Dr. Nashiru Sulemana (PhD)

ARIN Fellow

Dr. Nashiru Sulemana is a Fellow at ARIN. He is also Senior Lecturer in the Department of Agricultural Extension, Rural Development and Gender Studies, University for Development Studies, Ghana. He…

Ms. Kouadio Oriane Grégoire

ARIN Fellow

Kouadio Oriane Grégoire is a fellow at ARIN. She is an Ivorian researcher in Renewable Energy Law. After the defense of a dissertation in Law, she worked for a year…

Dr. Samuel Olalekan Olajuyigbe (PhD)

ARIN Fellow

Dr. Samuel Olalekan Olajuyigbe is a Fellow at ARIN. He is also Senior Lecturer at the Department of Forest Production and Products, University of Ibadan, Nigeria. He holds a Ph.D.…

Ramson Adombilla

ARIN Fellow

Ramson Adombilla is a Fellow at ARIN and works as a Researcher with the CSIRSavanna Agricultural Research Institute – Ghana, with research activities focused on; crop water requirements and irrigation scheduling,…

Paul Kweku Tandoh

ARIN Fellow

Paul Kweku Tandoh is a Fellow at ARIN. He is also currently a Chief Research Assistant in the Department of Horticulture, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana with…

Dr. Ophelia Soliku (PhD)

ARIN Fellow

Dr. Ophelia Soliku is a Fellow at ARIN. She is a lecturer in the Department of Community Development, University of Business and Integrated Development Studies, Wa, Ghana, an offshoot of…

Obed Kofi Tuabu

ARIN Fellow

Obed Kofi Tuabu is a Fellow at ARIN. He is also a Project officer for Women and Development Project. Previously he worked as a Field Operations Manager of Integrated Water…

Dr Ndumiso Mazibuko (PhD)

ARIN Fellow

Dr Ndumiso Mazibuko is a Fellow at ARIN. He currently works for the National Agricultural Marketing Council as a senior economist specialising in livestock. Amongst his greatest achievements is the…

Fuseini Seidu Ibrahim

ARIN Fellow

Fuseini Seidu Ibrahim is a Fellow at ARIN. He holds Masters of Science (MSc) Electrical Engineering (Telecommunication Option) with a research title “Smart Irrigation System Using Fuzzy Logic Method”. He…

Dr. George Mwaniki

ARIN Fellow

Dr. George Mwaniki is a Fellow at ARIN and also currently the lead UNFCCC consultant evaluating the developing countries needs in the implementation of the Paris agreement. He is also…

Dr. Simon Manda(PhD)

ARIN Fellow

Dr. Simon Manda is a fellow at  ARIN. He is also a Lecturer and Researcher at the University of Zambia, Department of Development Studies. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in…

Dr. Jonathan Mutau Kamwi (PhD)

ARIN Fellow

Dr. Kamwi is a fellow at ARIN. He is a forest scientist specializing in socio-ecological systems in forests; Geographical Information Systems; remote sensing; forest inventory and forest livelihood assessments. His…

Matthew Gmalifo Mabefam

Regional Focal Point – Diaspora

Matthew Mabefam is  the focal point for Diaspora. He is a critical Development Studies scholar, teacher, and researcher. He is currently a Sessional Academic at the School of Social and…

Caroline Lumosi

ARIN Fellow

Caroline Lumos is a fellow at  ARIN. She is currently working as a Research Associate at the Universität Osnabrück, Germany under the project DAFNE: Decision Analytic Framework to explore the…

Dr. Muhammad Khalif (PhD)

ARIN Fellow

Dr. Muhammad Khalif is a Fellow at ARIN and a Water-Food-Climate Nexus Specialist. He is currently a research associate at institute for Technology and Resources Management in the Tropics and…

Dr. Antoine Faye(PhD)

Francophone Focal Point

Dr. Antoine Faye is the focal point for Francophone. He is an Independent Consultant with tested expertise in Public Policy Analysis while specializing in Climate Change Economics. At mid-career as…