Southern African Institute for Policy and Research

Editorial Board Biographies

Tinenenji Banda


Tinenenji Banda is a Senior Research Associate at the Avon Center for Global Justice and a finalizing Doctoral candidate at Cornell Law School. Over the course of her legal career, she has held several research and advocacy positions in the Middle-East, the United States and Zambia. Prior to pursuing her doctoral studies, she taught commercial law at the University of Zambia where she also served as Acting Assistant Dean for Postgraduate Studies. During her time at Cornell, she has co-supervised clinical projects on Juvenile Justice and Domestic Violence in two of the law school’s clinics. More recently, she acted as a research assistant for former Chief Justice of South Africa Sandile Ngcobo. A dual qualified attorney (New York and Zambia), she holds law degrees from the University of Cape Town and Cornell Law School.


Chanda Chungu

Associate Editor

Chanda Chungu obtained his LL.B degree from the University of Cape Town (UCT) and is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Commercial Law with a focus on Labour law also at UCT. At UCT, He serves as a Teaching and Research Assistant, tutoring Administrative and Constitutional Law to undergraduate law students. Chanda has also interned at some of Zambia’s leading law firms namely Mulenga Mundashi Kasonde Legal Practitioners, Corpus Legal Practitioners and Chibesakunda and Company.


Nicholas Khan-Fogel

Associate Editor

Nick Kahn-Fogel is an assistant professor at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock’s William H. Bowen School of Law, where he began teaching as a visiting professor in 2008. He currently teaches Torts, Sales, Comparative Law, and Criminal Procedure. From 2006-2008, he taught at the University of Zambia School of Law. Nick returned to Zambia from 2010-2011 as a Bowen Research Fellow, and he served on the editorial board of the Zambia Law Journal from 2006-2008 and from 2012-2013. His scholarship has focused on comparative law and criminal procedure. Nick recently published a study on the dramatic shortage of African lawyers. In Zambia, this scarcity has left most criminal defendants, including juveniles, without legal representation, and many face extended periods in remand prison before trial. Nick received his B.A. in History from Cornell University and his J.D. from Stanford Law School, and he is admitted to practice law in New York.


Muna Ndulo

Associate Editor

Muna Ndulo is a Professor of Law at Cornell Law School and the Director of the Institute of African Development at Cornell University. He is an internationally recognized scholar in the fields of constitution making, governance and institution building, human rights and Foreign Direct Investments. He has published 14 books and over 80 articles in academic journals. He is Honorary Professor of Law, Faculty of Law, University of Cape Town, and was formerly Professor of Law and Dean of the School of Law at the University of Zambia.  Professor Ndulo has served as Political and Legal Adviser with the United Nations Mission Observer Mission in South Africa (UNOMSA) and to the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary General to South Africa, Legal Adviser to the United Nations Assistance Mission to EAST Timor (UNAMET), Legal Expert to the United Nations Mission to Kosovo (UNAMIK), and Legal Expert to the United Nations Mission to Afghanistan (UNAMA). He has acted as consultant to the African Development Bank (ADB), World Bank, Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), United Nations Development Program (UNDP), National Democratic Institute (NDI) United Sates Institute for Peace (USIP) and International Development Law Organization (IDLO).


Mapange Nsapato

Associate Editor

Mapange Nsapato is an Advocate of the High Court for Zambia and practices as an Associate with Chibesakunda and Company Advocates. He holds an LLB degree from the University of Zambia. Mapange has experience in Corporate and Commercial litigation, Corporate Criminal litigation, Arbitration, Intellectual Property and Banking and Finance. He has wide knowledge of Zambian Laws and Regulations and is an astute general law practitioner. Mapange is also a lecturer in the faculty of Law at Cavendish University in Lusaka Zambia. He is fluent in Russian.


Edward Sampa

Associate Editor

 Edward is Partner in the Projects and Infrastructure Department at Chibesakunda & Co. He holds a bachelor of laws (LL.B) degree from the University of Zambia and a Master of Laws (LL.M) degree from Cornell University with a specialisation in securities, capital markets and investment banking law. He is an advocate of the High Court and Supreme Court of Zambia with over 5 years of post-qualification experience. He is also admitted to the New York State Bar in the United States of America. Edward has extensive legal advisory and transactional work experience in areas including power projects, capital markets, project financing and business acquisitions. He also has extensive experience in litigating commercial and employment matters before the courts of Zambia. Before joining Chibesakunda & Co. in 2009 he worked as a legal trainee in the law firm of Corpus Legal Practitioners.


Dunia Zongwe

Associate Editor

Dunia Prince Zongwe is an author, academic and consultant. He writes and specializes in the areas of international finance and human rights, with a focus on Africa in general and Southern Africa in particular. Zongwe is currently a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Law at the University of Namibia. A World Bank consultant since 2013, he has also carried out consulting work for several other international organizations. Zongwe was educated at the University of Namibia, Université de Montréal and Cornell University, where he earned both his master’s and doctoral degrees in law.


Jessica Achberger

Technical Manager

 Jessica Achberger is currently a Senior Research Fellow at the Southern African Institute for Policy and Research (SAIPAR), based in Lusaka, Zambia. At SAIPAR, she has previously been Associate Director of Research and Programmes. She also previously held a post-doc at the African Studies Centre in Leiden, where she is currently a fellow community member. She is on the editorial board of the Southern African Journal of Policy and Development and the Zambia Social Science Journal. In addition to my research and writing, she has been involved in a number of efforts for the documentation, preservation, curation, and digitisation of materials in Zambia, including the creation and development of the Economic Policy Resource Centre based at SAIPAR, as well as working with the National Archives of Zambia and several other organisations.

Maano alazwa amukasumbwa

Translation: "Wisdom may be found through observation of even the simplest things"

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