It is with great joy that I welcome you to the the African Society for Ecological Economists (ASEE). A transdisciplinary partnership of African scholars, professionals, and activists from a broad range of backgrounds brought together by a common desire to foster transformation towards an equitable and ecologically sustainable society with respect for the rights of people and nature, biological and cultural diversity. We appreciate the raging environmental and ecological challenges across the continent and recognize that the economy is part of a finite biosphere and needs to respect its ecological limits.
From just an idea hatched at the 7th biennial meeting of the the International Society for Ecological Economists (ISEE) in Sousse, Tunisia in March 2002, ASEE has weathered many challenges in its formation and formalization journey. The society has largely been dormant since its initial registration in Kenya in 2006 because of challenges of transition which also seem to afflict many ISEE chapters. In 2018, we set out to revive the society albeit a number of obstacles in the process. These included accessing the requisite documents to revive the association reconstitution of the Board appointment of new office bearers. On major handle related to the registration status of ASEE in Kenya and regulations relating to the Kenya Revenue Authority, which took a long time to resolve. After a lot of effort, I am now glad to inform you that these issues are all behind us and that ASEE is now fully registered as a not-for-profit, member-governed, organization, with a fully constituted Board, with the following very dedicated members:
|No.||Full Name||Position and Organization||Region||Position in ASEE|
|1.||Jane Kabubo-Mariara||Professor of Economics, University of Nairobi & Executive Director, Partnership for Economic Policy||East Africa (Kenya)||President|
|2||Kassim Athumani Kulindwa||Associate Professor, Department of Economics, University of Dar es Salaam||East Africa (Tanzania)||1st Vice president|
|3.||Mokgadi Monamati||Principal Natural Resource Officer, Ministry of Environment Natural Resources Conservation and Tourism.||South African (Botswana)||2nd Vice president|
|4.||John Irungu Mburu||Associate Professor and Chairman, Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Nairobi||East Africa (Kenya)||Treasurer|
|5.||Richard Mulwa||Associate Professor, CASELAP, School of Law & Director EfD-Kenya; University of Nairobi||East Africa (Kenya)||Secretary General|
|6.||Claude NJOMGANG||Professor Emeritus, University of Yaounde II||Central Africa (Cameroon)||Member|
|7.||Eric Dada MUNGATANA||Professor and Director, Center for Environmental Economics and Policy in Africa (CEEPA), University of Pretoria||South Africa (South Africa)||Member|
|8.||Kevin Chika Urama, FAAS,||Senior Director, African Development Bank Group & Distinguished Professor, University of Nigeria||West Africa (Nigeria)||Member|
|9.||Rashid M. Hassan||Emeritus Professor, Center for Environmental Economics and Policy in Africa (CEEPA), University of Pretoria||South Africa (South Africa)||Member|
A new ASEE’s membership recruitment drive is in progress. I encourage you to join the society. Registration of members to is done though the parent society, the International Society for Ecological Economists (ISEE). Please visit http://www.isecoeco.org/membership/ for more information.
Lastly, I invite you to visit the following ASEE’s social media channels for regular newsfeed:
Prof. Jane Kabubo-Mariara,