Tanele Magongo

Associate Researcher

Tanele Magongo is an Associate Researcher at the Eswatini Economic Policy Analysis and Research Centre (ESEPARC). Her research focuses on energy economics, energy poverty, and energy policy.  She is currently conducting research on energy consumption in Eswatini, specifically looking at an analysis of the determinants of households’ primary choice for cooking in the country. She also focuses on analysing the economic and social implications of current policy measures introduced on electricity. Her previous research work focused on quantifying the economic costs of electrical power unreliability in Eswatini.

Tanele joined ESEPARC as a graduate intern through the ESEPARC/UNDP Graduate Research Programme. Prior to joining ESEPARC, she was a Research Assistant Intern at the Central Bank of Eswatini, where she conducted research on the evolution of the textile industry in Eswatini with a focus on the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA). She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Geography, Environmental Science, and Planning from the University of Eswatini.

CONTACT
Email: magongotanele@separc.co.sz

AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Energy economics
Energy poverty
Energy policy

CURRENT POSITION
Associate Researcher, ESEPARC

PAST POSITIONS
Graduate Intern – ESEPARC, Mbabane (SD)
Research Assistant Intern – Central Bank of Eswatini, Mbabane (SD)

EDUCATION
B.A., Economics and Geography, Environmental Science, and Planning – University of Eswatini (SD)