Dr. Ndiritu, Simon Wagura is a faculty lecture at the Strathmore Business School. He is also the academic director of Agribusiness programs. Dr. Wagura holds a PhD. in Economics from School of Business, Economics and Law, University of Gothenburg, Sweden. In addition to his doctoral degree, Dr. Wagura’s academic attainment also includes, MA (Economics) degree with the best master thesis and a Bachelor of Education (Economics and Mathematics) degree (First class honours), all from the University of Nairobi. He also participated in the project management, agribusiness and post-harvest management program at Galilee International Management Institute, Israel. Before joining the PhD program he taught at the School of Economics, University of Nairobi, Kenya.
Dr. Wagura has a broad research interest in Applied Micro- Econometrics, Environmental Resources, Economics of Water Resources, Agriculture and Development Economics. He has worked on collaborative research with CIMMYT (International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center) scientists. Simon has worked extensively on agricultural economics on topic such as food security, gender issues in technology adoption and post-harvest losses. He has great interest in agribusiness and post-harvest management. He is currently researching on impact evaluation of agribusiness projects in rural Kenya.
Dr. Wagura has won several scholarships and awards. For instance, The African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) Academic Board prize for the best Master’s thesis in the 2006/2007 Academic year and the best gender paper for CCAFS 2011 (Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security). His research work has been published in the Journal of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Development; World Development; and Regional Environmental Change journals.