Dr. Iftedotun Aina

Ifedotun Victor Aina

Research Fellow, Water and agricultural economics in arid and semi-arid regions


Dr. Ifedotun Aina is a policy researcher and economist with an active research portfolio at the intersection of water and environmental economics, agricultural economics, and behavioural economics.

He has research interests in various sub-fields of development economics, particularly those related to water resources and resilience to climate change. He is passionate about employing state-of-the-art econometric techniques and applied economic theory to address urgent questions in water governance and development policy.
Dr. Aina's research at UNU-INWEH focuses on water and agricultural economics in arid and semi-arid regions, such as in sub-Saharan Africa. His work aims to improve resource management practices to help these regions become more resilient to climate change.
In addition to his role at UNU-INWEH, Dr. Aina is a senior researcher in the Water and Production Economics unit of the University of Cape Town, South Africa. He was previously a Visiting Scholar at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)  and has received several awards, funding from the South African National Research Foundation, and the European Union's Intra-Africa academic mobility scheme.