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Mandira Bagwandeen

Chercheuse associée

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Eléments biographiques

Domaines d’expertise

  • Relations Chine-Afrique
  • Belt & Road Initiative
  • Politique étrangère de la Chine
  • Développement d’infrastructures en Afrique
  • Géopolitique de l’Afrique
  • Géopolitique de l’Asie

Expérience professionnelle

  • Analyste risque pays (Asie Pacifique), S-RM (Londres)
  • Consultante indépendante (Afrique)
  • Assistante de recherche, Centre for Conflict Resolution (Le Cap)

Autres activités

  • Conférencière, University of Cape Town
  • Conférencière invitée, University of Stellenbosch
  • Chercheure associée, Institute for Democracy, Citizenship and Public Policy in Africa (University of Cape Town)


  • Masters in International Relations, University of Cape Town
  • Honours in International Relations, University of Cape Town
  • Bachelor of Social Science (Geography and Political Science), University of KwaZulu-Natal


  • “Africa Tackles COVID-19”, Diplomatist Magazine, April 2020
  •  “A Helping Hand: India’s Education and Capacity Building Initiatives in South Africa”, Diplomatist Magazine, December 2019
  • “Nigeria’s Economy on The Right Track”, Diplomatist Magazine Special Report: Nigeria at 58, November 2018
  • “Africa As India’s New Mining Frontier”, Diplomatist Magazine, May 2018
  •  “COMESA’s Commitment to Infrastructure Development”, Diplomatist Magazine, May 2018
  •  “Djibouti Welcomes India: The Strategic Motivations for India’s Visit”, In On Africa, November 2017
  • “CCS: Commentary: Making a Play for Africa: China, India and Japan Compete for the Continent’s favour”, Stellenbosch University: Centre for Chinese Studies, 15 September 2017
  • “CSS Commentary: The African Link in China’s OBOR Initiative”, Stellenbosch University: Centre for Chinese Studies, May 2017
  • “United We Stand, Divided We Fall: ASEAN Skirts around the South China Sea Ruling”, Daily Maverick, 17 August 2016
  • “Enduring Silk Ties”, African East-Asian Affairs (AEAA) Journal, Issue 2, June 2015
  •  “Navigating The Gulf: China’s Balancing Strategy”, Stellenbosch University: Centre for Chinese Studies, December 2014