Dr. Joy Kiiru is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Economics, University of Nairobi. Joy is a specialist in impact evaluations and has researched and published in the areas of microfinance, entrepreneurship, youth employment, gender and agriculture, . Joy’s research has received international recognition. In 2009, her paper on “Policy Issues for Small Holder Farmers’ was among the finalists in the Africa Wide Competition for Women in Science. In 2011 the Global Development Network (GDN) recognized Joy‘s research and awarded a First Prize award for her research in Microfinance. She was a finalist and was feted as an outstanding Scientist at the Africa Science week - Kenya 2018. Africa Science week is an initiative of the Next Einstein Forum. See details on the Africa Science week Here and Here.
She holds a PhD from Bonn University; Center for Development Research (ZEF), Germany. She also holds an MA (Economics) from Chancellor College, Malawi and BA (Economics and Philosophy) from the University of Nairobi.

Dr. Joy Kiiru is the Deputy Board Chair of Mawazo Institute and the Chair for the Strategy Committee Mawazo is a non-Profit Organization based in Kenya that supports women researchers by providing research grants, expert mentorship and research dissemination support. The overall aim is to increase the number and visibility of African women researchers.

See Dr. Kiiru’s Google scholar page Here

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