Clayton Hazvinei Vhumbunu is a research fellow in international relations at the School of Social Sciences of the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), Durban, South Africa. Concurrently, he is an associate researcher in regional integration and China-Africa relations with the Southern African Research and Documentation Centre, a regional think tank based in Harare, Zimbabwe. Previously, he was a research fellow at the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa of the Regional Integration and Trade Division in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. He also served as a senior administrative policy officer at the Ministry of Regional Integration and International Cooperation of Zimbabwe for more than four years.
Clayton holds a PhD in international relations from UKZN and a master’s degree in international relations from the University of Zimbabwe. His research focuses on international relations, regional integration, China-Africa relations, and public governance/public policy.
Clayton aspires to influence policy and leadership through evidence-based research. His research as an AsiaGlobal Fellow will look into the development experience of Singapore, focusing on the leadership culture and public policy making, and what lessons can be learnt for Global South countries, including Africa.
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