Felix Otieno

Felix is a Senior Research Associate supporting impact evaluation and agricultural risk finance efforts at Climate Action Lever. He holds a BSc in Agricultural Economics from Egerton University and an MSc in Agricultural Economics from Kerala Agricultural University. Felix has worked in agricultural research for development space for over seven years. His areas of expertise include econometric modeling, crop modeling, agricultural value chain analysis, climate risk management, gender integration and policy assessment.

Felix has honed his skills in implementing various research methodologies, including RCTs, cohort studies, and qualitative studies specifically focused on Kenyan farming communities. His engagement in these areas reflects his commitment to understanding the socioeconomic dynamics of local communities and implementing effective strategies to address their needs. Furthermore, Felix has made contributions to analyzing agricultural policies in India.

Prior to joining the Alliance, Felix led a team working on a USD 2 million USAID-funded GESI initiative encompassing sustainable agricultural risk finance and earth observation at the Servir Eastern and Southern Africa Program. The project aimed at institutionalizing gender transformative approaches in risk financing to ensure resilience community outcomes by co-developing cost effective EO-inspired and gender appraised risk financing schemes.

Felix's current interests lie in climate change readiness aiming to mitigate the impacts of climate change on agriculture. In addition, he is interested in integrating gender perspectives into these initiatives, ensuring inclusive and resilient agricultural practices for sustainable development.

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