I completed my PhD in International Development and Inclusive Innovation in the Department of Development Policy and Practice (DPP) at the Open University, the U.K. in 2019. My PhD research project examined Ethiopia-China engagements in the financing and development of two wind energy infrastructures, Adama I and Adama II in Ethiopia. Using the case studies of the two wind farms, I applied African agency as an analytical framework to understand how Ethiopian actors shaped and influenced the decision-making patterns and outcomes when engaging with the Chinese stakeholders, from project planning, brokering, negotiations, implementation, management, operations and maintenance. After completion of my PhD, I joined DPP as a Lecturer in International Development.
I am interested in Chinese financing and development of ‘critical infrastructure’ (renewable energy, space infrastructure, telecommunications, transport, Belt and Road Initiative etc.) in African countries and how such projects contribute to inclusive growth and structural economic transformation.
I teach postgraduate modules on Global Development and I am contributing lecturer to a Masters program in Global Development Management.
'Perceptions of reality'? challenges of climate change to indigenous knowledge systems in Vhembe district municipality, South Africa (2016-01-01)
Chiyemura, Frangton and Mokgale, Makgopa
Indilinga African Journal of Indigenous Knowledge Systems, 15(2) (pp. 88-103)
Structural Adjustment (2020)
Mohan, Giles and Chiyemura, Frangton
In: Kobayashi, Audrey ed. International Encyclopedia of Human Geography (pp. 61-69)
ISBN : 978-0-08-102296-2 | Publisher : Elsevier
The Winds of change in Africa-China relations? Contextualising African agency in Ethiopia-China Engagement in Wind energy Infrastructure Financing and Development' (2019-11-20)
PhD thesis The Open University
Chinese Infrastructure Financing: Is Ethiopia Naïve? (2019-12-28)
Addis Fortune Newspaper, Addis Ababa.