Dr Mundia Kabinga
Dr Mundia Kabinga is a senior lecturer in infrastructure finance and strategy in the UCT GSB, and co-editor for the Oxford University Press (OUP) Handbook on the Zambian Economy. He also serves as a partner in Nephadi and Associates (Pty) Limited, a Johannesburg-based boutique growth, strategy and risk advisory firm, and a senior research fellow with Research ICT Africa, a leading telecommunications policy think-tank in the global south. Prior to his current appointments, Dr Kabinga served as a consultant and adviser to the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA)'s Office of the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), World Bank Group, PwC (UK)'s Infrastructure and Cities for Economic Development (ICED) Facility, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Government of the Republic of Zambia's Ministry of Finance and National Planning (MoFNP), to mention but a few institutional clients.
His academic research focuses on sustainable economic, energy, and technology transitions in resource-constrained environments. He is particularly interested in understanding and modelling these transitions' institutional, financing, organizational capabilities, business model, and interactive dimensions. Further, Dr Kabinga's teaching pedagogy leverages case studies, integrative thinking, and his extensive research and consulting experiences to impart graduate students with critical thinking and problem-solving skills for business, development finance, economics and public policy, and sustainable leadership.
He holds a doctorate in Business Administration specializing in Institutional Economics and Strategic Management (PhD) from the University of Cape Town; a Master of Arts in Economics with specialization in Macroeconomics (MA) from York University in Canada; and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics with Development Studies (BA) from the University of Zambia. He is an Advisory Board Member of the UCT Commerce Faculty and Institute for Democracy, Citizenship, and Public Policy in Africa (IDCPPA) Boards and holds professional memberships with the Academy of Management (AOM), American Economic Association (AEA), Economics Association of Zambia (EAZ), Economic Research Southern Africa (ERSA), and Institute of Directors Southern Africa (IoDSA). He is also a regular contributor to the Voice of America (VOA)'s televised Africa programs, the African Union Commission (AUC)'s high-level tax policy dialogues, and business newspapers and magazines on issues of business and private sector development; development and international finance; state-owned enterprise reform management; electricity, technology, and public policy; and sustainability in frontier markets.