Paul Mwebaze, Ph.D.

Co-Founder and Senior Technical Advisor

Dr. Paul Mwebaze is a Senior Economist and Research Scholar at the University of California, Davis. He is a specialist in environmental and resource economics including international trade and invasive species, biosecurity, fisheries, agriculture, food security, and the valuation of non-market environmental goods and services.

Dr. Mwebaze has over 20 years working experience in developed countries including Australia, United Kingdom, United States, as well as several developing countries including Seychelles, Egypt, Kenya, Rwanda, Malawi, Tanzania. and Uganda.  He joined the Australian Government’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO), in 2012 to boost economics capacity for biosecurity research. Previously, Dr. Mwebaze was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University and also worked as an economist with the Department of Primary Industries in Victoria, Australia.

In 2009, Dr. Mwebaze worked as an “International Consultant/Environmental Economist” for the UNDP-GEF project in the Seychelles, where he led the project and organized an economic evaluation of the impact of invasive species in the Seychelles. Before moving to the United Kingdom in 2004, Dr. Mwebaze worked on a number of food security projects funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in Uganda. He assisted various farmer groups with the identification of appropriate production and post-harvest technologies and linked smallholder farmers into the supply chain for low and high value export crops. He holds an M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Agricultural and Resource Economics from the University of Greenwich in the United Kingdom.