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African Policy CentreProf. Dorothy McCormick is a Research Professor and Lecturer at the Institute for Development Studies at the University of Nairobi. She has also served as Director of the Institute. She holds a BA Degree from Trinity College; an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania and an MA and PhD from John Hopkins University. Her present areas of specialization are micro and small enterprise development; innovation and industrialization; and China-Africa relations. More...


African Policy CenterProf. Njuguna Ng’ethe is the founding Director of the oldest Think Tank in East and Central Africa, the Institute of Policy Analysis and Research (IPAR) Kenya. He has also served as Director of the oldest Development Studies Institute in the World, the Institute for Development Studies (IDS) at the University of Nairobi. He holds a BA from Mackinac College and an MA and PhD from Carlton University, Canada. His present research interests are in public policy analysis; transformation of higher education in Africa; governance and decentralized administration. He is presently a Research Professor and Lecturer at the IDS, University of Nairobi. More...
African Policy CenterProf. Elaine Unterhalter is Professor of Education and International Development at the Institute of Education at the University of London, in the Faculty of Policy and Society. She works on themes concerned with gender, race and class inequalities and their bearing on education. Her specialist interests are in the capability approach and human development and education in Africa, having worked in a number of African countries. Her current research interests are on education, poverty and global social justice, higher education and global inequality. Elaine is particularly interested in the implementation of policies linked to global policy frameworks and thinking about what will replace the MDGs. She was President of the British Association for International and Comparative Education (BAICE) for 2012-2013. More...
African Policy CenterProf. Jenny Parkes
is a Reader in Education in the Faculty of Policy and Society at the Institute of Education at the University of London. Her teaching and research are in the field of Education, Gender and International Development. Her research explores a range of topics linked to young people and violence; gender violence and inequality in both rural and urban settings. She also explores psycho-social and participatory approaches to research with young people. She is a Reviews Editor of Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education. She is the Programme Leader for the MA in Education, Gender and International Development course. More...

African Policy CenterDr. Rachel N. Musyoki
is a Senior Research Fellow and Lecturer at the IDS University of Nairobi. She holds a BA in Social Work and Social Administration from Makerere University, Uganda; MA (Sociology) from the University of Nairobi; a Postgraduate Diploma in Population Studies from Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida in the USA; and a PhD in Sociology/Education from the same University. More...

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Dr. Sally Brooks is a development social scientist with 20 years experience in international development as a researcher, teacher and practitioner. Before coming to York, she spent several years at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) at the University of Sussex as a doctoral researcher and as a postdoctoral researcher with the STEPS Centre. She is interested in how decisions are made in international development efforts to improve food security, health and well-being in the Global South: and the extent to which these decisions respond to lived realities and local knowledge in diverse contexts. Broadly, her research bridges the fields of development studies and science and technology studies (STS) to critically examine decision making processes in international bio-science research for development. Research to date has focused on donor-funded programmes for the development of nutritionally enhanced rice (biofortification) in Southeast Asia; the politics and processes shaping responses to climate change in Kenya - from donor-funded biotechnology research programmes to farmers’ innovations and adaptive strategies; and a comparative study of biosafety policy processes in Kenya and the Philippines.

Previously she worked as a development practitioner for several years. She has lived and worked in Papua New Guinea, Vietnam and Cambodia; specialising in organisational and programme management and capacity development for a range of mainly non-governmental organisations working in rural development, micro-enterprise, peace building, human rights, gender and development, and the training of development managers. Her areas of expertise include: International development, Sustainable development, Food and agriculture, International science policy processes and Biotechnology and development. More…

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