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Stephen Karingi

Created: 4/26/2001
Updated: 4/28/2020
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Dr. Stephen Karingi
Director, Regional Integration and Trade Division

United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA)
Menelik II Avenue
ROOM 4N13, P.O. BOX 3001
Addis Ababa Addis Ababa
251-11-5445443 (ph)
251-11-5153005 (fx)

Stephen Njuguna Karingi is currently the Director of the Regional Integration, Infrastructure and Trade Division of the Economic Commission for Africa. He joined the United Nations in April 2004. Before joining the United Nations, Mr. Karingi was since 1999 a Senior Analyst and the Head of Macroeconomics Division in the Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis in Nairobi.

He received his B.Sc. degree in Agricultural Economics at Egerton University, Kenya in 1990. He graduated with a Master of Economics degree in 1995 and a PhD degree in 1999 from the Faculty of Economics, Business and Law of the University of New England, Australia after winning a John Crawford Merit Scholarship. Prior to joining KIPPRA he was a Lecturer of Economics at Egerton University and was also a researcher with the University of New England and Griffiths University in Australia. He has published several articles from his research work. He has been involved in consultancy and capacity building assignments with international and regional organizations such as The World Bank; World Food Programme; United Nations Development Programme; Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa; Macroeconomic and Financial Management Institute; the African Economic Research Consortium; and the Southern African Tax Institute.

Previously, he has been awarded several research grants from institutions such as the International Food Policy Research Institute and Rockefeller Foundation. He has affiliation with Harvard University after being appointed the Zolt-Gilburne Visiting Fellow of the International Tax Programme at the Harvard Law School for the 2001 Fall Semester. Within the United Nations, he has been able to mobilize significant funding in support of trade capacity building for African countries.

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