KIPPRA Executive Director Dr Rose Ngugi has taken the reins as chair of Southern Voice. Southern Voice is a vibrant network of 59 think tanks from Africa, Latin America & Caribbean, and Asia. They are all dedicated to leveraging quality local data and research and serves as an open platform for think tanks to contribute to the global dialogue on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Its ultimate aim is to address the existing ‘knowledge asymmetry’ and ‘participation deficit’ in the dialogue on development. It does this by producing, promoting, and disseminating evidence-based policy analysis by researchers from Global South countries.
Dr Ngugi has published widely and her research interests are in public policy, financial sector, investments, reforms and institutional issues. She holds a PhD from the Business School Birmingham University, UK, specialising in Financial Markets, and a Master’s and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Nairobi, Kenya. She was a Senior Advisor in the Office of Executive Director, Africa Group 1 of the International Monetary Fund in Washington D.C. Dr Ngugi has been a member of the Central Bank of Kenya and has vast teaching experience at the University of Nairobi-School of Economics.
Welcoming the appointment Southern Voice Director Ms Andrea Ordóñez said that the Southern Voice fraternity is delighted to welcome Dr Ngugi as its chair and will greatly benefit from her guidance in preparing the second edition of our State of the SDGs report and engaging in a strategic global policy process on sustainable development.