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Dr. Joseph Onjala, is a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Development Studies (IDS). He holds PhD in Environmental Economics from Roskilde University (Denmark). He currently teaches postgraduate courses on Environment and Natural Resources Management and Energy Policy & Planning Methods at IDS. He also teaches PhD classes in Development Economics at the School of Economics (University of Nairobi)  and a visiting fellow at the African Economic Research Consortium Collaborative PhD Programme (CPP) JFE.

Dr. Onjala has a wide research experience in environment and development issues and has previously played a leading role in the preparation of a number of Human Development Reports with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on Human Security and Development, and Industrialization and Human Development in Kenya. In addition to research on China-Africa Economic relations, he has also worked on environment related projects with United Nations Centre for Regional Development (UNCRD), United National Environment Programme, World Wide Fund (WWF) for Nature – Eastern African Regional Office, United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) and International Union of Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

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