Professor of the Practice of Global Development Policy
Tsitsi Musasike is a Core Faculty Member of the Global China Initiative at the Boston University Global Development Policy Center and a Professor of Practice of Global Developmental Policy at the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University, where she teaches courses on ‘Financing Development in Africa’ and ‘Climate Change & Development.’ At the GDP Center, she works on South-South cooperation, the role of development finance institutions in scaling up renewable energy in the Southern African Development Community region and addressing project development challenges. Her research interests include development financing, infrastructure project development and financing, climate change and development, financial inclusion and the empowerment of youths and women.
She has over 20 years of cross-functional financial management and infrastructure financing experience in the private sector, private equity, consultancy, investment banking and development finance environments. In the last 15 years, her focus has been infrastructure financing with specific focus on renewable energy financing within investment banking and development finance institutions. She has played a key role in addressing Africa’s energy challenges and climate change mostly under South Africa’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme.
She is skilled in project financing, public private partnerships, renewable energy financing and sustainable development in sub-Saharan Africa. She has extensive experience in project and transaction structuring, developing and delivering renewable energy financing and project documentation training programs for development finance institutions in Africa. She is a member of the South African Energy Sector Gender Ministerial Advisory Council and chairs the Small Enterprise Development Sub-Committee and is also a key member of the Financing Sub-Committee. She mentors youths and women imparting skills on structuring projects for bankability and accessing funding from financial institutions.