Isaac Mpyana

Congo, Democratic Republic of the

Public Policy (MPP), 2016
Linacre College, Oxford

Funding: Louis Dreyfus

Driven by the desire to contribute to socio-economic development of African communities, Ilunga studied for a MSc in African Studies and a Master of Public Policy at Oxford.

After graduation, he worked in various projects promoting effective policy making and implementation in East Africa. These include working on public investment management with the World Bank in Uganda and as a consultant with public and private organisations in Kenya. Currently working in the aerospace sector, Ilunga is supporting governments across Africa in their efforts to deploy technology to address modern development challenges in areas such as agriculture, healthcare, skills development and employment.

Prior to this, Ilunga worked on a joint programme between the United Nations World Food Programme and the Provincial Government of Katanga in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where he supported the government in elaborating a strategic triennial Action Plan for Education. He holds a Bachelor of Social Sciences from Sciences Po Paris in France.

Ilunga also frequently comments on the political situation of his native country – D.R. Congo – on the online platform ‘Democracy in Africa’ (

Articles by Isaac Mpyana

The Triennial Provincial Action Plan for Education

Isaac Mpyana

Isaac Mpyana (Kenya, MSc in African Studies, 2014-15, Louis Dreyfus-Weidenfeld), carried out his pro bono project during his fieldwork in the Democratic Republic of Congo. His research focused upon Katanga, the region from which Isaac’s own
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Max Weidenfeld Travel Grant: To Katanga and back

Isaac Mpyana

Flying over the Democratic Republic of Congo’s Katanga Province, one cannot help but marvel at the beautiful scenery from the dense forests on plains and occasional hills, with meandering rivers and scattered lakes. To add
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