Bio Summary

Dr. Rehema Msulwa is an Expert in infrastructure at StateUp. She has worked on projects on climate-smart infrastructure, innovation in the built environment, and the intersection between decarbonisation and digital and mobile technologies at StateUp.

Rehema is also a Research Associate at the Bennett Institute of Public Policy. Her interests lie at the nexus of where policy meets the design and delivery of capital-intensive infrastructure projects. Previously, Rehema was a Research Associate at the University of Bath. There she became a part of Project X, an ESRC funded research collaboration between the UK government, academia and industry representatives; and the Hinkley Point C (HPC) Supply Chain Innovation Lab, a partnership between the University of Bath and the HPC nuclear power station project. Rehema was also a Research Associate with Infrastructure@Manchester, a forum developed by Alliance Manchester Business School in partnership with Barclays Bank. Beyond the UK, Rehema has engaged with transport authorities and practitioners in India and Nigeria, and with the African Development Bank in Côte d’Ivoire. 

Rehema has a PhD in Business and Management and an MSc in the Management and Implementation of Development Projects from the University of Manchester. She also has an MCom in Applied Economics, a BCom (Honours) in Economics, and a BCom in Economics and Finance from the University of Cape Town, South Africa.

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