Kupanga ni Kuchagua

Staff Profile

Mr. George Kihamba - Assistant Lecturer

Area of Expertise

Policy Analysis, Quantitative methods for policy analysis, Marketing and Price Analysis, Project Planning and Management, Microeconomics, Mathematics for Economics, Production Economics, Macroeconomics, Econometrics, Economic Survey Methods, Research Plan

Work Experience

George Kihamba works as an Assistant Lecturer in the Department of Rural Development and Regional Planning of the Institute of Rural Development Planning (IRDP). He is an Economist specializing in Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness with 10+ years of experience as a business developer, efficient coordinator, Data Analyst, trainer, and assistant researcher in the diversified fields of development such as Investment, Finance, Project write-ups, Project monitoring and evaluation and Research but not limited in business development, especially for youth livelihoods.


Professional Skills

  • Strong skills in Microsoft: Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Strong skills in statistical software packages such as SPSS, STATA, EXCEL SOLVER AND LINGO OPTIMIZATION with ability to create spreadsheet enter data and complete analysis
  • Fluent in English and Kiswahili.
  • Have good writing and communication skills
  • Good team worker
  • Strong interpersonal skills; ability to perform well in an autonomous working environment
  • Proactive and result oriented
  • Honest and punctual
  • Self-driven

Research and academic Interests

My main research interest is in value chain analysis. Impact studies, food economics, food system, technical efficiency, land-based violence and resolution, rural development, Sustainable Development, Entrepreneurship, and agribusiness.


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