Urban Mining and Circular Economy Transition in Africa Cities: A Case Analysis of Luanda-Angola

Jandira specialises in philosophy engaged social science that bridges company, government and community perspectives on Urban Mining and Circular Economy Transition in Africa. Particular areas of interest include government-community conflict, and human rights and development challenges. Jandira is also interested in how the African urban mining industry is organised, resourced and motivated to respond to these challenges.

I am interested in doing my thesis on Urban Mining and Circular Economy Transition in Africa: A Case Analysis of Luanda-Angola. In Angola urban mining and circular economy are extremely poor, and there is no development and incorporation of waste pickers framework into Angolan constitution. As one of the primary actors on integrated circular economy activities, people are helping to reduce the huge amount of waste generated by recovery, reuse and recycling when compared to developed countries such as Australia. 


In 2012 I graduated from the University of Independent of Angola with a Honour Degree in Natural Resources and Environmental Engineering, Specialty Environment. In 2017 I completed my Masters in Geography, Archaeology and Environmental Studies at the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa.


Angolan Armed Forces Institute


Associate Professor Glen CorderProfessor Saleem Ali & Dr Eleonore Lebre