Anesu Makina

PhD Program

Bellamy 307


MA Globalisation and International Development, University of East Anglia, 2010
Paper title: Capacity of the Africa Group in International Environmental Negotiations: case of COP 15

B SocSci (Honours) Sociology majoring in Gender Studies, University of Pretoria, 2006

BA International Relations and Political Studies, University of the Witwatersrand, 2005

Research Interests

Development geography, political ecology, urbanization, climate change, East and Southern Africa, gender

Selected Publications

Makina, A. (2015). Negotiation Process: Managing Climate Change: The Africa Group in Multilateral Environmental Negotiations. In Daws S., and Samarasinghe N. The Sage Reference Book on The United Nations. Volume 8: Environment and Sustainability. Sage Publications.

Makina, A. (2014). Corporate South Africa and biodiversity in a green economy. International Journal of African Renaissance Studies-Multi-, Inter-and Transdisciplinarity, 9(2), 197-212.

de Jongh, D., Ghoorah, D., & Makina, A. (2014). South African renewable energy investment barriers: An investor perspective. Journal of Energy in Southern Africa, 25(2), 15-27.

Makina, A. (2009). Caring for people with HIV: state policies and their dependence on women's unpaid work. Gender & Development, 17(2), 309-319.

Makina, A. (2006). Same old challenges—life 21 years after the United Nations Decade for Women. Agenda, 20(69), 92-99.

Selected Presentations

2014 Makina A., Can the private sector deliver biodiversity conservation? Challenges facing Corporate South Africa. Presented at 3rd International Conference on Responsible Leadership 05 and 06 November 2014, Pretoria, South Africa.

2013 Makina A., Beyond Rio plus 20: challenges and opportunities for engaging private sector actors in Africa. Presented at Beyond Rio +20: Emerging Challenges and Opportunities 20-22 November 2013, Accra, Ghana.


2013 Makina A., Harnessing the Private Sector for food security and adaptation in a changing climate. Presented at the First Africa Food Security Conference August 20-21, 2013, Nairobi, Kenya.

Professional Experience

Research officer: business and biodiversity, Albert Luthuli Centre for Responsible Leadership, University of Pretoria.

Awards and Honors

British Chevening Scholarship