Fellowship Year: 2012
Nationality: Kenya
Job Title: Principal Economist
Organisation: International Livestock Research Institute in Nairobi


Job Title: Principal Economist

Organisation: International Livestock Research Institute in Nairobi

Professional History: Andrew is a Principal Economist at the International Livestock Research Institute based in Nairobi, Kenya. His current portfolio deals largely with researching and identifying risk-management and development interventions to help increase resilience and reduce vulnerability amongst poor livestock-dependent households, particularly pastoral populations. Andrew leads the effort to design, implement, and evaluate Index-Based Livestock Insurance (IBLI) products aimed at helping pastoralists better manage the significant drought-related livestock risks that they face. The integrated IBLI program brings together a range of high-caliber partners ranging from national and international insurance companies, NGOs, the Government of Kenya, researchers from across the globe, a range of donors, and community representatives. For this, Andrew and his team have won several prestigious national and international awards including Kenya’s first Vision 2030 ICT Innovation Award, USAID's inaugural Science and Technology Pioneers Award, and the Poverty Reduction, Equity and Growth Network (PEGNet) Best-Practice Award for a most innovative project. Andrew completed his doctoral degree in Economics at Cornell University in 2006 and was a Mid-Career Fellow of the Sustainability Science Program at Harvard’s Kennedy School in 2011.

Academic and professional credentials: PhD in Economics with concentrations in development and applied econometrics at Cornell University, USA



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The African Leadership Institute (AFLI) focuses on building the capacity and capability of visionary and strategic leadership across the continent. Developing exceptional leaders representing all spheres of society, the Institute’s flagship programme is the prestigious Archbishop Tutu Leadership Fellowship. Offering a multifaceted learning experience and run in partnership with Oxford University, it is awarded annually to 20-25 carefully chosen candidates, nominated from across Africa. Alumni of the African Leadership Institute form a dynamic network of Fellows passionately committed to the continent’s transformation, bridging the divide between nations and ensuring that Africa is set centre-stage in global affairs.