Industrial Policy in an era of global structural change
Implications for Southern Africa

Senior Lecturer of Political Economy | University of Namibia

Torque Mude is a Senior Lecturer of Political Economy at the University of Namibia. In 2022, he served as a Research Fellow in the Regional Integration and Trade Division of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) Sub-regional Office for Eastern Africa, Kigali, Rwanda. During the fellowship tenure, Torque’s analytical studies primarily concentrated on the
trajectory of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) focusing on intra-African trade, regional integration, peacebuilding and development in Africa. Over the years, he served as a Senior Lecturer of international relations in the Department of Governance and Public Management at Midlands State University in Zimbabwe. He holds a PhD in International Politics (2018) obtained from the University of South Africa, a Master of Arts in International Affairs (2011), and Bachelor of Arts Honours in History and Development Studies (2009), all from Midlands State University. His research interests are African politics, international political economy, development, peace and security. He has published book chapters, book reviews and journal articles in Africa Insight; African Studies Quarterly; Africa Development; Springer; Palgrave McMillan; and Lexington Books, among others.