Yvan Yenda Ilunga

PhD Candidate, The Division of Global Affairs, Rutgers University

Yvan Yenda Ilunga is a Researcher, Internationalist and Development practitioner.
Yvan has worked intensively with Non for Profit organizations in the Democratic Republic of Congo and South Africa. He has done consulting work with micro finances' institutions and small businesses in the area of investment and risk assessment.

He is currently enrolled as PhD student in the Division of Global Affairs at Rutgers University.
Prior to this, Yvan has been a visiting scholar in the Division of Global Affairs, visiting scholar at the New Jersey Institute of technology (USA), visiting lecturer at the School of Economics and Political Governance (DRC), and Research assistant at the University of Cape Town (South Africa).

Yvan Ilunga holds a Bachelor and Honors degrees in International Relations with specialization in International Politics from the University of Lubumbashi. He holds a second Honors degree in Development Study from the University of the Western Cape (UWC), and a Master degree of Social sciences with specialization in Social Development from the University of Cape (UCT).

He is fluent in English, French and Swahili.


  • 2015–present
    Graduate Assistant, Rutgers University


  • 2016 
    Rutgers University, MS of Global Affairs
  • 2013 
    University of Cape Town, Master of Social Sciences/ Social Development
  • 2011 
    University of the Western Cape, Honors in Development Studies
  • 2009 
    University of Lubumbashi, Diplome de License in International Relations
  • New Jersey, USA
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