United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, Addis Ababa
Director, Regional Integration & Trade Division
Currently the Director, Regional Integration and Trade Division of the Economic Commission for Africa. He joined the United Nations in April 2004. Before joining the United Nations, Dr. Karingi was a Senior Analyst and the Head of Macroeconomics Division in the Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA), a Public Policy Think-Tank. Before KIPPRA he served as a Lecturer of Economics at Egerton University. He has published extensively in major academic peer-reviewed journals and contributed chapters in edited books with renowned publishers. He has contributed to global and regional policy dialogues through prominent Think-Tanks. Dr. Karingi today spearheads policy research in a broad array of areas within the Economic Commission for Africa and is a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of African Trade. Dr. Karingi was a recipient of the Zolt-Gilburne Visiting Fellowship of the International Tax Programme of the Harvard Law School in 2001 and was recently the winner of the 2013 Alan A. Powell Award in recognition of his contribution to Global Economic Analysis issues from an African perspective. Dr. Karingi was a member of the High Level Board of Experts on the Future of Global Trade Governance whose report was published in 2018. He is also serving since 2019 in the High Level Group on Africa-Europe relations.