George Lwanda


Areas of Expertise:
EMEA (Europe, Middle East, and Africa)
Mining, Oil, and Extractive Industries
Economic and Trade Policy Analysis

Mr. George Lwanda is a trade and development expert with 19 years’ experience in development policy advisory services. This experience includes 19 African countries plus the UK and has been accumulated through working for a central bank, the European Commission, consulting, research think tanks, development finance institutions and the UN regional program adviser on extractive industries at the UNDP Africa regional centre. His work involves working with African countries in Sub-Sahara Africa to implement mining policies and law reform.

His areas of expertise include mining law, cost benefit analysis and impact evaluation, economic and trade policy analysis, China-Africa and Tableau data analysis and visualization.

He is also an alumnus of the Asia Global Fellows programme at the Hong Kong University, the Mo Ibrahim Governance and Development Africa residential school and The Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI) residential school on multi-dimensional poverty, and a former South Africa Institute of International Affairs Eskom-Barrat fellow. 

University of Malawi
Bachelors in Social Sciences in Economics, 1999

Certificate in Project Management, 2006

University of Cape Town,
Postgraduate Diploma on International Trade Law and Policy, 2007

University of Strathclyde
Masters of Law in Mining Law (units)
Masters of Science in Economic Management and Policy, 2008

  – Chevening UK Government Scholar

Asia Global Institute
– University of Hong Kong
AsiaGlobal Fellow 2018