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Researchers in Gender and Energy Theme Group

Country Research Teams

Zambia Country Team

 

Mrs. Langiwe Hope Lungu Chandi,

AFREPREN/FWD Principal Researcher, Senior Energy Economist, Department of Energy, Zambia.

 

Mrs. Langiwe Chandi holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree with a major in Development Studies and a minor in Economics, and a post-graduate certificate in analysis and planning of development projects.  In addition, she has attended several courses on energy, gender issues and management.  She is a Senior Energy Planner at the Department of Energy (Zambia), where she is involved in economic evaluation of all energy projects and programmes.  In addition, she is responsible for analysis of energy sector issues and options. Mrs. Chandi has also served in a senior position at the Energy Regulation Board (ERB) of Zambia.  She is a principal researcher in AFREPREN/FWDs Renewables and Energy for Rural Development Theme Group.


Research Assistants

  • Mr. Geoffrey Musonda, Senior Energy Officer in the Department of Energy, Zambia

  • Mr. Milingo Lungu, Ministry of Justice, Zambia


 

Botswana Country Team

Ms. Nozipho Ditlhale, 

AFREPREN/FWD Principal Researcher, Communications Officer, Botswana Technology Centre, Botswana.

 

Mrs. Langiwe Chandi holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree with a major in Development Studies and a minor in Economics, and a post-graduate certificate in analysis and planning of development projects.  In addition, she has attended several courses on energy, gender issues and management.  She is a Senior Energy Planner at the Department of Energy (Zambia), where she is involved in economic evaluation of all energy projects and programmes.  In addition, she is responsible for analysis of energy sector issues and options. Mrs. Chandi has also served in a senior position at the Energy Regulation Board (ERB) of Zambia.  She is a principal researcher in AFREPREN/FWDs Renewables and Energy for Rural Development Theme Group.


Research Assistant

Mr. Matthew Wright, Bank of Botswana, Botswana.


South Africa Country Team

Ms. Grace Khamarunga Banda,

AFREPREN/FWD Principal Researcher, NovAfrica - Centre for Innovation and Development, South Africa. 

 

Ms. Khamarunga Banda has a Masters Degree in Social Science with a major in international education and a certificate in professional teaching from University of Stockholm, Sweden. She also holds a certificate in professional teaching from University of Umea, Sweden and a BA Degree in Education and a Diploma in Education from the University of Zambia. She has undertaken research in resource management, environmental change and human adaptation in rural areas, participatory methods for community mobilization, agricultural change and women and development.  She is currently pursuing Doctoral Studies in the Department of Geography, Archaeology and Environmental Studies, University of Witwatersrand.

Research Assistants

  • Mr. John Mbabazi, University of Witswatersrand, South Africa.

  • Mr. Timothy Phakathi, SWOP and MINTEK program, South Africa.

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