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Prof. Jane Mariara, director, School of Economics was appointed as an expert for the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) in September 2014. Prof. Mariara was selected by the IPBES Multidisciplinary Expert Panel to be a Cordinating Lead Author for Chapter 4 of IPBES deliverable 3(c) – Policy support tools nd methodologies for scenario analysis and modelling of biodiversity and ecosystem services based on a fast track assessment and a guide.

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Four (4) PhD students presented their post field work reports during the AERC Biannual Research and Thesis Workshop held at Intercontinental Hotel Lusaka, Zambia from November 30th to December 4th 2014. Several members of academic staff also participated as resource persons/supervisors in the workshop.


Name Topic Presentation

1). Kipyegon B. Kirui. Financial Market Imperfection and its impact on the Kenyan Economy

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Prof. Jane Mariara, Director, School of Economics was the Mace Bearer during the 52nd graduation ceremony. The Mace is the symbol of Authority and the Mace Bearer is appointed by the Vice-Chancellor to carry the Mace with the dignity and pride that befits its symbolic importance, and to be the lead figure in University processions. Prof. Mariara also gowned the Chancellor Dr. Vijoo Rattansi as she was conferred with honorary degree in humane letters.

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The School of Economics is committed to staff development

Two academic staff members have recently obtained their PhD in Economics at the University of Nairobi, under the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) Collaborative PhD program. They were awarded their degrees by the Chancellor of the University of Nairobi, Dr. Vijoo Rattansi during the 52nd Graduation ceremony. Their graduation is welcome as it will strengthen our service delivery in teaching, research and community service.

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