Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin


Chisha Chakanga

Chisha Chakanga, M. A.

Born in 1985 in Ndola, Zambia


Short Bio


I have been a doctoral student at the Institute for Development and Peace (INEF) and the Department of Political Science of the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany since July 2014. I am a Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) fellow since January 2014 as well as a fellow of the African Good Governance Network (AGGN) since January 2012. After completing my undergraduate studies in Economics at the Polytechnic of Namibia, I graduated with a Master of Arts in Global Political Economy from the University of Kassel, Germany. While completing my masters, I gained practical work experience at the International Center for Development and Decent Work for 2 years as a student assistant. Simultaneously, I also assisted for two semesters in the Introduction to Globalization and Introduction to Economics seminars in the M.A. Global Political Economy programme as tutor/student assistant. After completing my masters, I interned at the German Institute for Development in the Bi-Multilateral Development Cooperation Department. For three months, I conducted research on EU projects in African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) and the Development Cooperation Instrument (DCI) countries.

In my doctoral research I analyse the effects of the EU’s governance approach on the governance processes of ACP partner countries using the case of Zambia.




2005 - 2009     

Bachelor in Economics from the Polytechnic of Namibia, Windhoek/Namibia

2010 - 2013     

Master of Arts: Global Political Economy - University of Kassel


PhD at University of Duisburg-Essen. Title of Dissertation “Effects of EU Governance on ACP Governance Processes: The Case of Zambia“ Supervisors are Prof. Dr. Tobias Debiel and Prof. Dr. Michael Kaeding.


Work Experience

2007 - 2009      

Project Officer at do’ Organizational Development Southern Africa in Windhoek/Namibia. Tasks included M&E of projects, Literature Review, Interviews, Compiling Evaluation Reports, Conducting Field Research

2010 - 2012      

Student Assistant - International Centre for Development and Decent Work/Kassel


Student Assistant for Introduction to Globalization and International to Economics Seminars in the MA Global Political Economy Program - University of Kassel


Research Internship in the Bi-Multilateral Development Cooperation Department - German Institute for Development, Bonn, Germany – Conducted research on EU projects in African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) and the Development Cooperation Instrument (DCI) countries


Scholarship Awards               

2010 - 2012      

Study and Work Scholarship for MA: Global Political Economy received from the International Centre for Development and Decent Work, Kassel, Germany



PhD Scholarship from Konrad Adenauer Stiftung