Featured Speaker: Cosmas Milton Obote Ochieng

Please note: This presentation has been postponed until Fall 2020.

Talk and Reception: Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center, 219 S. Harrison Road, East Lansing, MI 48824

Addressing Climate Change and Sustainable Development in Africa: Role for Scholars and Universities

Cosmas Milton Obote Ochieng

Director, African Natural Resources Centre
African Development Bank

Cosmas Milton Obote Ochieng is the director of the African Natural Resources Centre (ANRC) at the African Development Bank in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. He is an expert in global development policy with particular interests in natural resources governance; agriculture and rural development; climate change and green growth; and science, technology, and society. Prior to his appointment at the African Development Bank, he was professor of the practice of global development policy at the Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University. He is also a former executive director of the African Centre for Technology Studies (ACTS) in Nairobi, Kenya, and a former technical coordinator for business, economics, and biodiversity at the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) in Pretoria, South Africa. Dr. Ochieng has also worked with the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) in Washington, DC and Addis Ababa, Ethiopia as a research fellow, and at Lancaster University in the UK as a lecturer in sustainable land, water and agriculture.

He sits on the advisory panel of the independent review of the economics of biodiversity led by Prof. Sir Partha Dasgupta. He also sits on the advisory board of the African Research Universities Alliance Centre of Excellence on Climate and Development (ARUA-CD). He was the lead author of the African Data Revolution Report 2015. His works have been published in peer-reviewed journals including World Development, Journal of International Economic Law, Journal of Modern African Studies, and Natural Resources Forum.

Ochieng holds a doctor of philosophy degree in development studies from Oxford University, a master's in development studies from Cambridge University, and a bachelor of arts from Kenyatta University.


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