Research Fellow | Trade and Investment, Zambia Institute for Policy Analysis and Research
Shimukunku Manchishi is the Head of the Trade and Investment Unit at the Zambia Institute for Policy Analysis and Research (ZIPAR) where he provides evidence-based advice to the government and other stakeholders on matters relating to trade and investment policy. He previously worked for the Zambia Development Agency (2014–2018) as an Export Development Officer. His areas of interest include research in private sector development, industrial policy, international economics and international trade agreements. He has published on subjects such as the Africa Continental Free Trade Area, Brexit, the United States-China trade war, rules of origin, harmonisation of product standards, special economic zones and diversification in Zambia. He has also undertaken consultancy work for the International Trade Centre, COMESA Business Council and African Development Bank. Shimukunku has a Master of Science degree in International Trade Policy
and Law from Lund University and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Zambia.