International Water Management Institute (IWMI), Ghana

Miriam Otoo is a senior economist at the International Water Management Institute (IWMI). She also leads the Resource Recovery and Reuse research group at IWMI, which has worked over 15 years on the interface of sanitation, waste, agriculture, health and environment. She holds a PhD in Applied Economics from Purdue University, USA. Her work aims at understanding the linkages between sanitation and agriculture to enhance food security via the analysis of business opportunities in the waste reuse sector in Africa, Asia and Latin America. To this, her research specifically focuses on business solutions for waste management and resource recovery and reuse in developing countries, economics of carbon and nutrient recovery for agriculture, and rural-urban food systems in developing countries.