Paul Kalenga is an Associate of the Trade Law Centre (tralac) and a member of tralac’s Advisory Board, based in Cape Town, South Africa. He has extensive working experience in international trade policy and regional integration issues in Africa. He is currently a Consultant and part of tralac’s capacity building team, focusing on research on trade policy issues and regional integration in Africa.
Prior to working with tralac, he served in the following positions: Deputy-Director of Trade Policy and Research in Namibia’s Ministry of Trade and Industry (1994 – 1997); Senior Researcher, at the Development Policy Research Unit (DPRU), School of Economics, University of Cape Town (1998 – 2000); Senior Economist, Bank of Namibia (central bank) (2001 – 2002); and Senior Trade Policy Adviser, SADC Secretariat, Gaborone, Botswana (2002 – 2018), providing technical assistance on the implementation of the SADC Protocol on Trade; negotiations of the SADC-EU Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA); and the Tripartite Free Trade Agreement (TFTA) and regional economic integration matters.
He holds a degree in economics from the University of the Western Cape, honours degree in industrial and organisational psychology from the University of Cape Town and M.Sc degree in trade, industrialisation and economic policy from the University of Strathclyde.