Clayton Hazvinei Vhumbunu is a 2020/21 AsiaGlobal Fellow. He is a technical officer of the Faculty of Humanities at Rhodes University.
Clayton Hazvinei Vhumbunu is a technical officer of the Faculty of Humanities at Rhodes University, South Africa. Prior to that, Clayton was a research fellow in international relations at the School of Social Sciences of the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), Durban, South Africa. Concurrently, he is an associate researcher in regional integration and China-Africa relations with the Southern African Research and Documentation Centre, a regional think tank based in Harare, Zimbabwe. Previously, he was a research fellow at the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa of the Regional Integration and Trade Division in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. He also served as a senior administrative policy officer at the Ministry of Regional Integration and International Cooperation of Zimbabwe for more than four years.
Clayton holds a PhD in international relations from UKZN and a master’s degree in international relations from the University of Zimbabwe. His research focuses on international relations, regional integration, China-Africa relations, and public governance/public policy.
Clayton aspires to influence policy and leadership through evidence-based research. Learn more about the AsiaGlobal Fellows Program.