I am a PhD student in International Development and Inclusive Innovation in the Department of Development Policy and Practice at the Open University. My research project examines the drivers of Chinese financing in Africa's renewable energy sector and further seek to understand the negotiation processes and the engagement modalities between Chinese and African actors in these mega infrastructure projects. Infrastructure financing terms and conditions, negotiations and implementation modalities remain largely unknown, implying black boxes for many. I attempt to 'open' these black boxes. I am supervised by Professors Giles Mohan and Neil Edwards.
My research interests are on Chinese financing and development of critical infrastructure in emerging and developed economies.