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Kevin Urama

Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity

Expertise:
Science and Technology
;
Africa
Affiliation:
African Technology Policy Studies Network

Kevin C. Urama, B. Agric (First Class Honors); MSc (Nig.); MPhil (Distinction, Cambridge); PhD (Cambridge) is an Environmental and Ecological Economist developing trans-disciplinary and integrated tools for sustainable management of social, economic and ecological systems. He is the Executive Director of ATPS and is also the Inaugural President of the African Society for Ecological Economics (ASEE) – the African chapter of the International Society for Ecological Economics (ISEE). He has a longstanding experience in developing and managing collaborative research projects and research networks for effective technology / knowledge sharing amongst relevant institutions and networks in Europe and Africa. Dr. Urama sits on many international Governing Boards, Advisory Boards and Advisory Councils for many science, technology and innovation-based initiatives, including the International Science, Technology and Innovation Centre for South-South Cooperation (ISTIC); the Responsible Innovation (MVI) of the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO), Division of Humanities program of the Government of the Netherlands; the ISEE, the ASEE, etc. He is member of the Editorial (Advisory) Boards of many international journals, including Science and Public Policy, Ecological Economics; and Environmental Policy and Governance, etc. He is a member of the UNEP International Panel for Natural Resources Management, and a Lead Author for the sustainable development chapter of the IPCC Working Group (WG) III Special Report on Renewable Energy Sources and Climate Change Mitigation (SRREN), and member of the World Bank STEP B Project International Advisory Board. He has over 70 publications in various media including international journals such as Land Economics, Ecological Economics, Journal of Environmental Management, Journal of Agricultural Economics, International Journal of Sustainable Development, etc. He has a longstanding experience in science policy integration, policy analyses and policy advocacy with a focus on Europe, Africa and Asia.

 

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