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Dr Watu Wamae

Visiting Research Fellow

Development Policy & Practice
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
The Open University
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes MK7 6AA

Watu Wamae holds a PhD in economics of innovation and development and is a visiting research fellow at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at The Open University, UK, and at the African Centre for Technology Studies (ACTS) in Nairobi.

She has published a number of reports between 2011 and 2013 while working as Analyst in the Innovation and Technology Policy team at RAND Europe.

Her research expertise is in the area of industrialisation and innovation policy and works closely with governments in Africa. She has strong interest in structural change and dynamics of growth in African economies and held a number of honorary assignments including the Human Resource Development and Science and Technology Indicators programme in Africa.