Wondia Mireille Yeo is a PhD candidate at the University of Johannesburg and a Queen Elizabeth Scholar – Advanced Scholar (QES-AS) Fellow with Open AIR. Her PhD research focuses on the role of renewable energy technologies in the energy transitions of South Africa and Côte d’Ivoire. She is investigating the governance of the renewable energies sectors and is analysing the political economy of energy transitions, with specific attention to the participation of women in the deployment process of renewable energies such as solar technologies.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from California State University Northridge and a Master of Science in Sustainable Development from the University of Sussex. Before starting her PhD, she worked at the Direction Générale du Ministère de l’Environnement et du Développement Durable as a Chargée d’Etudes in 2019 in Côte d’Ivoire. She also worked at Olam as a sustainability program associate from 2019 to 2020. She is currently a research assistant at the University of Johannesburg, conducting research on the social and environmental impacts of renewable energy technologies.