Wambui Muriithi

Dr. Beatrice Muriithi holds a Ph.D. in Agricultural Sciences (Agricultural and Development Economics specialization) from the Center of Development Studies (ZEF), the University of Bonn in Germany, Msc. in Agricultural and Applied Economics and Bsc. in Agricultural Economics both from Egerton University, Kenya. She has over 10 years of wealth experience in agricultural research and development both in training and professional experience from national and international institutions. Currently, she is a Socio Economist at the Social Science and Impact Assessment Unit (SSIAU), of the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE), in Nairobi, Kenya. Her key research interests include impact evaluation, gender analysis, institutional economics, supply chain analysis, technology generation, and adoption, poverty, food, and nutrition security studies, monitoring and evaluation, and applied micro-econometrics. From a very humble research beginning working with public sector with the Ministry of Agriculture and the Agricultural Sector Coordination Unit (ASCU), she rose to become a Research Assistant at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in Nairobi, then a junior researcher at the Center for Development Research (ZEF) with the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) scholarship, before joining ICIPE on a competitive post-doctoral placement with the Department for International Development (DFID). She has independently and with her colleagues written competitive research proposals and won grants from local, regional, and international organizations. She is a winner of the 2017 Science by Women Programme for Women, Science, Technology, and Innovation in Africa fellowship by the Mujeres por Africa foundation in Spain, 2016 Structural Transformation of African Agricultural and Rural Spaces (STAARS) fellowship by Partnership for Economic Policy (PEP), Kenya, among other awards and recognitions of scholarly achievements. Beatrice command excellent qualitative and quantitative data analysis skills, that are evident from her wide publication domains on adoption and impact of agricultural technologies and practices including poverty, gender, food security among others. She has authored and co-authored books and book chapters and over 20 articles in reputable peer-reviewed journals and participated and competently presented her other work in many national, regional, and international workshops and conferences. Additionally, she serves as a scientific reviewer for a couple of journals that publish the development of economic-related subjects. She has also been involved in building the capacity of younger scientists through mentorship and supervision of Undergraduate interns, MSc and Ph.D. students from various universities in Africa.