Research Fellows & McGill University Partnership

The Chamber is pleased to welcome graduate and undergraduate students who are advancing Canada-Africa trade and investment, while proud of our partnership with McGill University to advance the role of students as future leaders in the Canada-Africa relationship.

Past Fellows and Interns include:

Akinyi J. Eurallyah, Post-Graduate Summer Fellow 

Akinyi J. Eurallyah is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya and a PhD Candidate in Law at Dalhousie University. She holds an LL.M in International Trade and Investment Laws in Africa from the University of Pretoria, South Africa. She is a published author and a consultant, with biases in the areas of international trade law, international investment laws, international dispute resolution, politico-economics, and Business and Human Rights.

She joined the Canada-Africa Chambers of Business as a Fellow in 2021, with the aim of finding more ways of symbiotically strengthening the trade and investment ties between Canada and Africa. Her research focus during the Fellowship centered on the African Continental Free Trade Area and the role of Canada as an ally in Africa’s prosperity. Her career objective is to advocate for reliable and pragmatic approaches towards self-sustenance among Africans through trade & investment financing, trade remedies, appropriate trade & investments dispute settlement and a functional human rights accountability framework.

As of 2022 Akinyi is now a researcher at the Chamber's AfCFTA Unit based in Accra, Ghana.


Jason Etim-Bassey, Undergrad Associate Summer Fellow 

Jason Etim-Bassey is an undergraduate student at Queen’s University where he is studying Politics, Philosophy, and Economics. He joined the chamber as a summer associate in 2021 where he hopes to further explore his interests in commerce and international relations as they pertain to the African continent, while playing an important role supporting the Chamber's extensive operations.


Mune Mafusire, Summer Fellow

Munesuishe (Mune) Mafusire is a graduate student at the Max Bell School of Public Policy and a Zimbabwean national, and he has lived in over six countries. Mune has a keen interest in the complexities of the policy-process for African countries, whether in local or global contexts. His recent work includes leading policy project on inclusive trade in the context of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). He served as an intern in 2020 and was the first in the current program, playing a key role in the relationship the Chamber is pleased to enjoy with McGill University.



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