Alice Mapenzi Kubo

Alice Mapanzi KuboAlice Mapenzi Kubo was born in Kilifi District in the Kenya Coast. She has been a resident of the Netherlands since 2000, having pursued a Bachelor in Business Administration in Tourism Management at Breda University of Applied Sciences, followed by a Master’s in International Development Studies (cum laude) at the University of Amsterdam. Alice has been a jury member of the Africa Thesis Award from 2009 to 2013. She is the author of the books: The Abolition of School Fees in Africa: The effects on quality of primary education in Malawi, Uganda, Zambia and Kenya (2011) and The Sustainability of Coastal Tourism: Environmental management practices of hotels on the Kenyan coast (2009). Alice Kubo has worked as Programme Manager for Africa at Child Helpline International. Currently (2016-), Alice is a PhD student at the African Studies Centre Leiden. Her research is on developments within the shea industry in Northern Ghana and the implications for livelihoods. The study is part of the project Society and Change in Northern Ghana: Dagomba, Gonja, and the Regional Perspective on Ghanaian History.


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African Studies Centre, Leiden University
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