Dr. Forah Obebo

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Title: Dr. PhD

Position: Lecturer
Department: Applied Economics
Contact Address: P.O. Box 43844 , 00100 Nairobi
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Dr Forah Mokua Obebo is Lecturer of Economics and Finance at the Department of Applied Economics, Kenyatta University. He holds a PhD in Economics from Kenyatta University and a Master of Science Degree in Financial Economics from the prestigious Adam Smith Business School at the University of Glasgow, United Kingdom. Besides university teaching, Dr Obebo has spearheaded efforts to promote business growth and capacity building for SMEs especially in the agricultural sector in Kenya. He has experience in conducting socio-economic studies, business planning and designing strategies for development of SMEs. Dr Obebo has been involved in a number of projects for SMEs in Kenya, UN`s Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition, Africa Economic Research Consortium (AERC), SNV and County Governments among others. His interests are in Financial Economics, Economics of SMEs, Food and Health economics and Project Monitoring and Evaluation. Previously, Dr Obebo worked as a Customer Service Manager for the Royal Bank of Scotland in the United Kingdom. Being passionate growth of businesses, Dr Obebo was in 2018 appointed as a panel judge for the Ernest & Young (EY) Entrepreneur of the Year Award.

Education
PhD (Economics), Specialization (Financial Economics), Kenyatta University, 2018
MSc in Financial Economics (Distinction), University of Glasgow (United Kingdom), 2008
Bachelor of Arts (Economics), University of Nairobi, 2006
Certified Public Accountant (CPA-Kenya) with Section 5 passed, 2007

Research focus
Areas of research focus include, SME incubation, household welfare, agribusiness and food and nutrition, microfinance, project monitoring and evaluation

Publications

  • Obebo F, Wawire N, Muniu J (2018) Effects of Participation of Micro and Small Enterprises in Microfinance of their Performance in Kenya. International Journal of Economics and Finance; Vol. 10, No. 7; 2018 doi: https://doi.org/10.5539/ijef.v10n7p78
  • Obebo F, Wawire N, Muniu J (2018) Determinants of Participation of Micro and Small Enterprises in Microfinance in Kenya. International Journal of Economics and Management Sciences 7:523. doi: 10.4172/2162-6359.1000523
  • Obebo F.M (2008) “The effects of inflation on growth: The Kenyan case”: Masters Thesis, University of Glasgow

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