Luanda Mpungose is an experienced Partnership Manager and International Relations scholar with over eight years of professional work experience. Excellent work ethic with an enthusiasm for global affairs and Africa’s development. In her work, Luanda has endeavoured to influence development policy and advocacy through evidenced based research and capacity building initiatives. She has built up a solid network of thought leaders across the country and various regions of the African continent. Luanda has undertaken research on South-South Cooperation, youth policy participation, BRICS cooperation and South Africa’s foreign policy. In 2019, she co-authored a book chapter on South Africa’s Foreign Policy entitled South Africa’s Foreign Policy in Uncertain Times: Values, Interests and Power.