Nandi holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Development Studies from The Zambia Catholic University. She has worked in a non-governmental organization and a development consultancy. During her undergraduate studies, she attended a conference on the significance of international peace at the Dag Hammarskjold Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies at The Copperbelt University in Zambia. This conference awakened her interest in peace and conflict resolution.
Currently, Nandi is a Master of Science student in Peace, Leadership and Conflict Resolution at The University of Zambia. She is working on her thesis which focuses on Sino-Zambia land and other relations and the effects these relations have on peace and conflict in Lusaka. Nandi’s study interests are human development, conflict resolution, diplomacy, international relations, regional integration and governance. From the comparative regional integration research experience she anticipates at UNU-CRIS, she intends to pursue a second Master in international relations with a focus on regional integration.
At UNU-CRIS Nandi’s internship will run from the beginning of October 2018 until the end of March 2019. She will intern under the research programme the role of regions in global governance under the supervision of Director Madeleine Hosli.