Renu Modi

Africa Expert

renu modi pic Renu Modi is a senior Lecturer and former Director (2008-2010) of the Centre for African Studies, University of Mumbai. She is a political scientist from the Lady shri Ram College for women, Delhi University, who later received her Ph.D. from the School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi. Her recent books are, Beyond Relocation: the Imperative of Sustainable Resettlement ( ed. Sage, New Delhi, 2009) and South- South Cooperation: Africa on the Centre Stage ( ed. Palgrave Macmillan, United Kingdom, August 2011). She has written on issues of India-Africa economic relations, from a historical as well as a contemporary perspective, and has also served as the social development consultant with the Inspection Panel of the World Bank in 2005 .

Ph.D, the School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi


African Studies, Indo-Africa relations

Last modified: June 16, 2017

Recent projects

India & Africa: A new direction
23 April 2014

India & Africa: A new direction

A Google Hangout Panel Discussion on the views on India's elections from Africa and a foreign policy agenda for the next government's engagement with Africa.

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31 January 2014 Gateway House

African Union: accelerating agriculture

At the just-concluded African Union Summit in Ethiopia, speakers discussed the urgent need to focus on agriculture – which remains central to the African economies – by increasing investments and productivity. The summit was a time for reflection on the state of a sector that can transform the continent
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14 March 2013 Gateway House

The relevance of Gandhi in China today

In recent years, there has been a growing interest in Gandhian philosophy and values among Chinese citizens. Can the Mahatma’s philosophy of non-violence, social harmony, and environmental protection be applied to address issues facing present-day China?
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5 September 2012 Gateway House

Time to overhaul African healthcare

The propensity of Africa’s leaders to seek medical treatment abroad illustrates the little faith they have in their own healthcare systems. Given how countless Africans don’t have the resources to follow their leaders’ steps, there should be increased political will to make affordable healthcare available at home.
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15 March 2012 Gateway House

Why is South Africa a BRIC?

Alisha Pinto interviewed Renu Modi, an expert on Indo-Africa relations, on South Africa and its role in the BRICS. She also discusses its ties with China, its climate change position, and foreign investments from BRIC countries.