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Joanes Atela

Joanes Atela

Senior Research Fellow
African Centre for Technology Studies
Kenya

Biography

Joanes Atela is currently a Senior Research Fellow and the Head of the Climate Resilient Economies Programme at the African Centre for Technology Studies (ACTS). Joanes’ main interest lies in research, and policy analysis on the socio-technical interactions between sustainable development technologies and African context – including policies, culture, livelihoods with special focus on the energy, agriculture and forestry sectors. Through quality research and policy analysis, Joanes has ably led the climate change programme at ACTS to become one of the best in the world- ranking third globally according to the 2016 ICCG think tank rankings. Joanes also coordinates the Africa Sustainability Hub- a North-South and South-South partnership bringing together leading think tanks in Africa and the UK to undertake coordinated evidence based research on pro-poor energy access and enhance research capabilities and talents among young African researchers and policy makers towards transforming Africa’s sustainability prospects. Joanes is also an Associate at the Institute for Climate Change and Adaptation, University of Nairobi where he teaches and supervises MSc and PhD students on topics related to multilevel environmental policy design and implementation Joanes currently serves as a council member for the Elsevier Sustainable Development resource centre. He holds a PhD in Environment and Development from the University of Leeds, UK and MSc in Resource Management in the Tropics from the University of Bonn, Germany (First Class).

Research Interest

Joanes’ main interest lies in research, and policy analysis on the socio-technical interactions between sustainable development technologies and African context – including policies, culture, livelihoods with special focus on the energy, agriculture and forestry sectors.