Professor, School of Economics
Tabitha Kiriti-Nganga is a Professor of Economics in the School of Economics with over 30 years University teaching experience. She attained her PhD from the University of Queensland in Australia. She headed the department of Economic Theory in the School of Economics for 6 years and was the Co-Chair of WTO Chairs Program for 7 years. She is currently the Coordinator of UNCTAD Virtual Institute and the Chair of the WTO Chairs Program in the School. Her areas of interest are international trade, gender issues and other socio-economic issues such as poverty, social protection and health.
She has attended international trade courses offered by the World Bank Institute such as WITS, Analytical and Policy Issues in Macroeconomic Management, UNCTAD and many others. She has won research grants from various organisations such as the International Health Policy Program in 1997, African Technology Policy Studies in 1998, AERC Research Grant in 1997 and 2001, DPM Scholarship in 2000, UNDESA in 2005, Senior Scholars Research Grant by the Organisation for Social Science Research in Eastern and Southern Africa (OSSREA in 2008, UNTAD Vi Research Grant in 2009, WTO in 2009, IDRC in 2010, WTO Chairs Program in 2011, Australian Leadership Awards in 2012, UNCRD in 2013, UNDP in 2015, ICTSD in 2015, University of Adelaide in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014, UNCTAD in 2014, COMESA in 2016, CETRAD in 2017, UN Women in 2017 and many others.
She has published widely in journals such as International Journal of Development and Sustainability; International Journal of Business and Economic Review; Regional Development Dialogue; International Journal of Afro-Asian Studies; International Journal f Business Policy and Economics; Regional Development Studies; International Journal of Human Development and Information System; Indian Journal of Human Rights; International Journal of Women, Social Justice and Human Rights; Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment; Asian-African Journal of Economics and Econometrics; Indian Development Review; Journal of Women, Social Justice and Human Rights; International Journal of Social Economics; Indian Journal of Social and Economic Policy; Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment; Quarterly Journal of International Agriculture; International Journal of Agricultural Resources, Governance and Ecology and African Journal of Economic Policy, The Pan African Journal of Business Management, International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications, Journal of African Women Studies Centre, Journal of Economics and Sustainable Development, Journal, Asian-African Journal of Economics and Econometrics, Review of European Studies, International Journal of Development and Sustainability, Journal of Economics and Development Studies, European Scientific Journal, Pathways to Feminism and Development in Africa and many others.
She has also written books and contributed articles in books. She has also written discussion papers, policy briefs and book reviews. In her teaching career, she has supervised 7 PhD and more than 50 Masters Students.
She is a member of various professional organisations such as International Association of Feminist Economists (IAFFE), Association of African Women Economists (AAWE), Association of African Women on Research and Development (AAWORD) and a researcher in the African Women Research Centre.
Prof. Tabitha K. Nganga was recently nominated a member of the national Trade Negotiations Council and a member of the National Committee on Trade Facilitation. She is also a member of the National Consultative Committee on TBT and a member of University Education Services Technical Committee (KEBS TC 178).
24 May 2018
22 December 2017
30 June 2020
23 June 2020
Tabitha KiritiUniversity of Nairobi
School of Economics
P.O. Box 30197-00100
Tel: +254 020-4910000 Ext. 28122