Past Fellows

Being in Addis Ababa as an Ibrahim Fellow was a particular privilege and entailed unique opportunities to meet and interact with leaders from all over the world.

Tshepelayi Kabata 

Tshepelayi Kabata

Country: Democratic Republic of Congo

Current base: Khartoum, Sudan 

Occupation: Technical Advisor to the Director General 

Organisation: BADEA - African Bank for Economic Development in Africa


Tshepelayi was previously at Pinecrest-Queensway Health Community Center in Ottawa, where he worked as a Research and Administrative Project Assistant. Research areas of experience include agricultural productivity, environmental performance of the agricultural sector and determinants of governance in developing countries.

His areas of expertise include productivity and efficiency analysis, development economics, environmental and natural resources economics. He has gained experience in applied economic research, teaching, policy advisory and advocacy, project management and appraisal.

As a Fulbright Scholar, Tshepelayi gained a Ph.D. and a M.Sc. in Agricultural and Applied Economics from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.