Julius Gatune Kariuki

Postdoctoral Fellow (2009-2010)


PhD, Frederick S. Pardee Rand Graduate School


Drivers of Africa futures, knowledge diffusion, role of ICTs in development


GatuneJulius Gatune Kariuki is a Policy Advisor for the African Center for Economic Transformation. He is from Kenya and is passionate about Africa, especially the future of the continent. He has a multidisciplinary background covering engineering, computer science, business administration, and policy analysis. He has a PhD in Policy Analysis from Frederick S. Pardee Rand Graduate School and also completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Frederick S. Pardee Centre of International Futures at the University of Denver. He was a consultant with McKinsey & Co. working in their sub-Sahara Africa office in Johannesburg, South Africa. Julius is currently also policy advisor to various African governments as a fellow with the African Centre of Economic Transformation (ACET) in Accra, Ghana.

Julius has particular interest in investigating the drivers of Africa futures and in understanding what leverage Africa has in shaping desired futures. His other interests include knowledge diffusion, the role of ICTs in development, and what strategies are needed to embed inclusive business practices in Africa.