Romy Chevallier

Romy Chevallier is a senior researcher in SAIIA's Governance of Africa’s Resources programme.

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Work Title
Senior Researcher
SAIIA Programme
Governance of Africa’s Resources
Areas of Expertise

The politics of climate change
Climate change, forests and coastal ecosystems
Resource governance and environmental sustainability
Reconciling economic development and ecological conservation

Country Focus
European Union, Mozambique, South Africa, Uganda



Romy Chevallier is a senior researcher on the Governance of Africa’s Resources programme at the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA).  Ms Chevallier holds a BA Honours in Political Science from the University of Stellenbosch and a Master’s degree in International Relations (cum laude) from the University of Witwatersrand. During her time at SAIIA she has worked on various policy topics related to the EU’s strategic engagement with Africa and South Africa, the role of emerging powers in a changing geo-political landscape, climate change, natural resource governance and environmental sustainability. She has written extensively on topics related to the sustainable management of coastal ecosystems in Mozambique, climate change negotiations, the trade of timber in east Africa (DRC and Uganda focus) and on reconciling growth and development with ecological integrity along Africa’s coastline.

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