Dr Mundia Kabinga - CV

RELEVANT PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

University of Cape Town, South Africa, Senior Research Fellow & Lecturer in Finance and Strategy, 2016-Present

Manage a portfolio of assignments related to macroeconomic, tax, industrial, health, and energy policy research, programme administration, graduate instruction, research supervision and, university service. 

University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa, Old Mutual Emerging Markets Lecturer, 2013-2015

Managed a portfolio of assignments related to managerial instruction, graduate research supervision, academic and applied development policy research, consulting and public service. 

University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa, PhD Candidate and Junior Research Fellow: MIR, 2009–2012

Managed day-to-day technical research implementation and administrative aspects for the South Africa component of a USD 600,000 international technical assistance project between EAWAG’s Department for Innovation Research in the Utility Sectors (Cirus) and the University of Cape Town’s Management Programme in Infrastructure Reform and Regulation (MIR). 

Independent Consultant, Cape Town, RSA, Public Policy & Infrastructure Sector Expert, 2016-Present.

Provide expert advisory to clients on public policy and infrastructure sector value chains. 

Copperbelt University, Kitwe, Zambia, Lecturer, 2007- 2009.

Established innovative teaching methods through use of e-books and journals, and managed a portfolio of assignments relating to undergraduate economics instruction and research. 

Ministry of Finance, Lusaka, Zambia, Advisor-Macroeconomic Modelling Technical Working Group, 2008-2009.                

Provided mathematical and econometric modelling advisory to the Macroeconomic Modelling Technical Working Group. Team was tasked to develop a macroeconomic model for Zambia. 

Equilibria Consulting Limited, Lusaka, Zambia, Research Consultant & Economist, 2007–2009.

Oversaw the firm’s business development and macroeconomic analysis functions, and managed implementation and preliminary report generation processes on survey research engagements.  

UNIVERSITY COMMITTEE & ADMINISTRATION EXPERIENCE
  • Advisory Board Member, UCT Institute for Democracy, Citizenship & Public Policy, 2016 - Present.
  • Deputy Chairperson, UCT GSB Transformation Committee, 2018 – Present.
  • 2 x Chairperson, UCT GSB Doctoral Review Panel, Energy Sector Policy PhD Proposals, October 2017.
  • 4 x Session Chairperson, Business of Social and Environment Innovation Conference, 2013-2015.
  • Member, UCT Faculty of Commerce Board, 2018 – Present.
  • Member, UCT Transformation Forum, 2018 - Present.
  • Ad-hoc Member, UCT Faculty of Commerce Academic Policy and Practice Committee, 2019 – Present.
  • Ad-hoc Member, UCT Faculty of Commerce Examinations Committee, 2018 – Present.
  • Ad-hoc Member, UCT Research Ethics Committee, 2018 – Present.
  • Ad-hoc Member, UCT GSB Research Ethics Committee, 2018 – Present.
  • Member, UCT GSB Post-Graduate Examinations Commitee, 2017-Present.
  • Member, UCT GSB MPHIL in Inclusive Innovation Faculty Examinations Committee, 2016-Present.
  • Member, UCT GSB MPHIL in Inclusive Innovation Research Proposal Review Panel, 2016-Present.
  • Member, UCT GSB MBA Admissions Board, 2013-2016.

HONOURS AND AWARDS
  • Reviewer, Journal of Utilities Policy, 2018 – Present.
  • Reviewer, South African Journal of Economic and Management Sciences, 2015 – Present.
  • Fellow, University of Cape Town Engaged Scholarship Programme, 2015.
  • UCT Research Associates Award (for excellence in doctoral research), 2012.
  • Fellow, Brightest Young Minds South Africa, 2010.
  • Canadian Commonwealth Scholarship Award, 2006-2007.
  • United States Congressional Youth Leadership Council’s NYLC Youth Leadership Award (for meritorious achievement in scholarship, leadership, and community service), 1999.