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Angella Ndaka

PhD candidate

Tel +64 3 470 3579
Email ndaan548@student.otago.ac.nz

Angella is currently studying overseas following travel restrictions due to COVID-19.

Angella Ndaka (160)Angella is a PhD student at Centre, based in the Maaratech Project. She currently focuses on Agricultural technology, climate change and sustainable development. Her aim is to contribute to the design, modification and implementation of appropriate policies, that would ensure sustainable balance between economic growth, social development and Sustainable environment. Angella was born in Kenya and holds a Master of Public Policy in Policy Analysis, The Australian National University, Australia; 2015 class, Master of Arts – Missions, Africa International University, Kenya, 2010 class and Bachelor in Education, Mathematics and Chemistry, Kenyatta University, Kenya, 2002 class.

Angella's research interests include:

  • Public Policy
  • Agricultural technology and society
  • Social dimensions of Climate Change
  • Social Inclusion

Research

Artificial Intelligence in Agriculture under the lens of Environmental sustainability: Case of MaaraTech Project
The Research will be based in the MaaraTech project which is considering the application of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics in primary production in New Zealand. My research will seek to explore social issues around ‘environmental robotics’ and evaluating the potential policy, environmental and sustainability challenges that arise from development and adoption of robotics and AI in primary production in New Zealand.

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Publications

Ndaka, A. K. (2017). Informal sector and taxation in Kenya: Causes and effects. International Journal of Law, Humanities & Social Science, 1(4), 77-86.

Ndaka, A. K. (2017). Rethinking the conflict of interest policy in Kenya. International Journal of Law, Humanities & Social Science, 1(2), 58-63.