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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.

The secretariat

Dr. Joanes Atela (PhD)


Joanes Atela is the Convenor of the Africa Research and Impact Network He is also a Senior Research Fellow and Head of CRE( Climate Resilient Economies Programme)at the African Centre…

Kennedy Mbeva

CO - Convenor

Kennedy Mbeva is  the  CO-Convernor of  the  African Research and  Impact Network(ARIN). He is currently a Research Associate at the African Centre for Technology Studies (ACTS). He is also a…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

Syprose Ochieng

Admin Assistant

Syprose Ochieng is an administration assistant at ARIN.  She is also a knowledge translation intern at the African Centre for Technology Studies. She holds a master’s degree in international studies…

Salome Okoth

Admin Assistant

Salome Okoth is an Administrative Assistant at ARIN. She is also the assistant Admin for the  Climate Resilient Economies Programme (CRE) at The African Centre for Technology Studies (ACTS). Salome is…