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Research Associate at the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA) and at a research unit on Les Afriques dans le Monde (LAM), University of the Witwatersrand

Areas of Research Expertise:
- Water and Energy Infrastructures in African Power Pools (SAPP, CAPP, EAPP)
- Foreign policy and multi-leveled resources management (regional integration, policy-making and implementation)
- Geopolitics of Climate Change and the nexus (Africa, BASIC)

Dr Agathe Maupin holds a PhD in Geography from the University of Bordeaux in France. Before joining the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA) in 2012, she worked as a research and teaching Assistant at the University of Bordeaux, then at the University of Paris IV-Sorbonne, where she focused on hydro-political challenges and climate change in transboundary river basins in Southern Africa. Her expertise covers the geopolitics of water and energy resources in Southern, Central and Eastern Africa, with a focus on infrastructure-led dialogues in the African power pools under Climate Change. She is also a research associate at Les Afriques dans le Monde (LAM), a French research unit in Bordeaux.


  • –present
    Senior Researcher Visiting Fellow Foreign Policy / Governance of Africa's Resources Programme, University of the Witwatersrand