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Mfundo Mlilo, M.Sc., MA.


Mfundo Mlilo

Südbau, Raum 0.09

Otto-Fischer-Straße 4
50674 Köln

Telephone +49-(0)221-470-7252
E-mail mmlilo(at)

Research Focus

Evolutionary Economic Geography, Agency and Power in Path formation, Tourism value chains, Cities and Socio-spatial equity

Regional Focus

Sub-Saharan Africa, especially Namibia, Zimbabwe and South Africa

Academic Career

Research Associate and PhD candidate in Economic Geography at the Institute of Geography, Prof. Dr. Revilla Diez in the DFG funded CRC 228, Future Rural Africa

09/2015- 12/2016
MSc Regional and Urban Planning, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK

08/2013- 06/2014
Hubert Humphrey Fellowship, University of Minnesota, USA

08/2012 – 06/2014
MA Public Policy and Governance, Africa University, Zimbabwe 

06/2007- 08/2011
B.A Development Studies, University of South Africa, South Africa

Master Thesis

MSc Regional and Urban Planning
Business Improvement Districts and the Reproduction of Social Inequality in South Africa 

MA Public Policy and Governance

Neo-Patrimonialism and Predatory Accumulation in Zimbabwe: A focus on the implementation of the Indigenization policy in Diamond mining in Marange, Zimbabwe