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Title: Centre Director, Africa
Centre: Dar es Salaam
Stacey Noel is the Centre Director for Dar es Salaam. She is a social economist who does research in developing countries on the interaction between water, poverty and economic growth.
Stacey joined SEI in June 2005 and was based at SEI-York until August 2008, when she moved to SEI Africa’s Coordinating Office in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. She is a Research Fellow and serves as Director of SEI’s Water Resources and Sanitation Programme.
Stacey has an MSc in Development Management from the London School of Economics. Her main research topics are water and livelihoods; water’s role in economic growth; water, poverty and ecosystem services; and alternative livelihoods and marine conservation.
She has most recently worked on household-level studies in Vietnam, Cambodia and Tanzania, focusing on how poor households use ecosystem water sources in rural livelihoods. She has also researched the link between access to water for domestic use and small-scale household-based activities and poverty and economic growth in developing countries.
Work experience before SEI
Co-Founder and Project Director, The Cayes Foundation, Punta Gorda, Belize
Project Coordinator and Development Officer, Toledo Institute for Development and Environment (TIDE), Punta Gorda, Belize
Foreign Service Officer, U.S. Department of State, Washington, D.C. and Hong Kong
BA with High Honours, Plan II Honours Programme and Government, University of Texas (Austin)
Diploma with Distinction, Accounting and Finance, London School of Economics
MSc with Merit, Development Management, London School of Economics
Technical Backstopping to Support the Assessment of Investment & Financial Flows to role Climate Change in Developing Countries, in partnership with Pan-Africa START Office and Institute of Resource Assessment, University of Dar es Salaam, funded by UNDP
Sustainable Pathways to MDG Attainment, funded by Sida
Study on Wastewater Treatment and the Impact of Household Chemicals on the Environment, funded by Unilever Safety & Environmental Assurance Centre
What’s Water Worth? Water’s Contribution to Poverty Reduction and Economic Development, funded by US State.
Green Water Credits, consortium led by ISRIC and funded by IFAD
Agricultural Water Management Interventions, consortium led by IWMI and funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
AWM Interventions and Monitoring and Evaluation: Potential Approaches at the Watershed Level (Project report - 2010)
Impacts of Pollution on Ecosystem Services for the Millennium Development Goals (Project report - 2010)
The Impact of Domestic Water on Household Enterprises: Evidence from Vietnam (Journal article - 2010)
Ecosystem Services Supporting Livelihoods in Cambodia (Project report - 2010)
Valuing ecosystem goods and services (Journal article - 2008)
Sources of Water for Household Enterprises in Rural Vietnam (Proceedings - 2008)