School of Social and Political Science

Geoffrey Banda

Job Title

Lecturer - Global Food Security and Innovation

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Room number

G.33

Building (Address)

Old Surgeons' Hall

Street (Address)

High School Yards

City (Address)

Edinburgh

Country (Address)

UK

Post code (Address)

EH1 1LZ

Research interests

Research interests

Innovation, International development, Science, Regenerative Medicine, Business models, Financing innovation, Pharmaceutical production

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Background

Journal Articles Published

  1. Dieng, R., Banda, G., Chambati, W., (2022 – forthcoming).  Agrarian Change, Food Security, Migration and Sustainable Livelihoods in Senegal and Zimbabwe. Africa Development. 47(3).  pp 1-8.
  2. Banda, G., (2022-forthcoming). Zimbabwe’s Maize Innovation Ecosystems Evolution; Building an Institutional Innovation Infrastructure that Supported Food Security.  Africa Development. 47(3). pp 167-196.
  3. Mugwagwa, J., Banda, G., Ozor, N., Bolo, M., Oriama, R., (2021).  Optimising governance capabilities for research and innovation in Africa.  Technology in Society Vol 68.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.techsoc.2021.101804
  4. Banda, G., Mugwagwa, J., Wanjala, C., Mackintosh, M., and Kale, D., (2021). Local manufacturing, local supply chains and health security in Africa: lessons from COVID-19. BMJ Global Health; 0:e006362. Doi:10.1136/bmjgh-2021-006362.
  5. Banda, G., and Huzair, F., (2021). Introduction to special issue: innovation/governance interactions in the bioeconomy. Technology Analysis & Strategic Management.
  6. Mkenda, V., Woolhouse, M., Mutapi, F., and Banda, G., (2020).  Recruiting students for COVID-19 emergence response: Lessons from eight African countries. African Academy of Sciences.
  7. Stein, F., Meghan, P., Banda, G., Woolhouse, M., Mutapi, F., (2020). Oxygen Provision to Fight Covid-19 in Sub-Saharan Africa. BMJ Global Health 2020;5:e002786. http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjgh-2020-002786
  8. Banda, G., Tait, J., Watkins, A., Omdivar, O., and Mittra (2019). Understanding the Emergence and Evolution of New Business Models in the UK Regenerative Medicine Sector. J., Technology Analysis & Strategic Management. 33:3, 320-333,  DOI: 10.1080/09537325.2019.1685087
  9. Banda, G., Tait, J., and Mittra, J., (2019). Regenerative Medicine - Impact of disruptive and incremental technologies on manufacturing and adoption in clinical settings. Cell and Gene Therapy Insights.
  10. Rusakaniko, S., Makanga, M., Ota, M., Bockarie, M., Banda, G., Okeibunor, J., Mutapi F., Tumusiime, P., Nyirenda, T., Kirigia, J., and Nabyonga-Oren, J., (2019). Strengthening National Health Research Systems in the WHO African Region – Progress towards Universal Health Coverage. Globalization and Health. (15).  https://doi.org/10.1186/s12992-019-0492-8
  11. Banda, G., Tait, J., and Mittra, J., (2018). Evolution of Regenerative Medicine Business Models: Ecosystem Effects on a Disruptive Innovation. Clinical Therapeutics. Volume 40 (7) pp 1084-1094. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clinthera.2018.06.003
  12. Mugwagwa, J., Banda, G., Bolo, M., Mavhunga, C., Mjimba, V., Muza, O., and Teka, Z., (2018). Unpacking policy gridlocks in Africa’s development: an evolving agenda. International Journal of Technology Management and Sustainable Development. 17 (2). pp 115-134.  https://doi.org/10.1386/tmsd.17.2.115_1
  13. Mackintosh, M., Mugwagwa, J; Banda, G., Tunguhole, J., Tibandebage, P., Wangwe, S., and Karimi Njeru, M., (2018). Health-industry linkages for local health: reframing policies for African health system strengthening. Health Policy and Planning 33 (4), 602-610. https://doi.org/10.1093/heapol/czy022
  14. Mugwagwa, J., Chinyadza, J., and Banda, G., (2017). Private sector participation in health care in Zimbabwe: what’s the value added? Journal of Healthcare Communications, Vol. 2 No. 2:10. DOI: 10.4172/2472-1654.100050.
  15. Russo, G., Banda, G., (2015). Re-thinking pharmaceutical production in Africa; insights from the analysis of the local manufacturing dynamics in Mozambique and Zimbabwe. Studies in Comparative International Development. 50(2):258–81.  DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12116-015-9186-2
  16. Banda, G., (2013). Finance as a ‘forgotten technological capability’ for promoting African local pharmaceutical manufacture. International Journal of Technology Management and Sustainable Development. 12(2):117–35.  http://oro.open.ac.uk/38594/
  17. Gopo, J. M., & Banda, G. N., (1997). Occurrence of Salmonella on meat and products in an ostrich abattoir as determined by DNA probe. South African Journal of Animal Science, 27, 1–6. http://www.ajol.info/index.php/sajas/article/viewFile/44366/27874

 

 

Special Issue Journal Editorship

  1. 2020.  Innovation/Governance Interactions in Life Sciences. Technology Analysis and Strategic Management - Taylor & Francis.
  2. Under review (2021).  Agrarian Change, Food Security, Migration and Sustainable Livelihoods in Senegal and Zimbabwe. Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA).

 

Edited Books

  1. Mackintosh, M., Banda, G., Tibandebage, P., and Wamae, W., Eds (2016).  Making Medicines in Africa: The Political Economy of Industrialising for Local Health Palgrave Macmillan. UK. http://link.springer.com/book/10.1007%2F978-1-137-54647-0

 

Edited Books in Progress

  1. Geoffrey Banda1, Maureen Mackintosh2, Mercy Karimi Njeru3, Fortunata Makene4 and Smita Srinivas5. Cancer care in Africa and India: innovation for inclusive health security in the time of Covid19. Palgrave MacMillan

 

Book Chapters

  1. Mugwagwa, J., and Banda, G., (2020). Science Granting Councils as key players in promoting the financing of research, development and innovation in Africa In: Hanlin, R., Tigabu, A., and Sheikheldin, G., (2020). Building science systems in Africa: challenges and opportunities for science councils.  African Centre for Technology Studies. Nairobi. Kenya.
  2. Banda, G., Mugwagwa, J., and Mukwashi, T., (2020).  Humanitarian Logistics and Disaster Management. In Mkansi et al (2020). Trends in Operations and Supply Chain management. 
  3. Mukwashi, T., Banda, G., and Julius Mugwagwa, J., (2018). Humanitarian Operations and Supply Chain Management.  In Mkansi, M., McLennan, N., and de Villiers, G., (Eds) (2018). Contemporary Issues in Operations and Supply Chain Management.  (Undergraduate Teaching Book).
  4. Mukwashi, T., Banda, G., and Julius Mugwagwa, J., (2018). Humanitarian Medical Logistics and Operations. In Mkansi, M., McLennan, N., and de Villiers, G., (Eds) (2018). Contemporary Issues in Operations and Supply Chain Management (Undergraduate Teaching Book).
  5. Dyosi, Z., and Banda, G., (2017).  Financing AMD Treatment in South Africa. In Mujuru and Mutanga, Eds (2017). Management and Mitigation of Acid Mine Drainage (AMD) in South Africa: Lessons for mineral Africa. AISA. South Africa.
  6. Banda, G., Wangwe, S., and Mackintosh, M., (2016). Making Medicines in Africa: An Historical Political Economy Overview. In Making Medicines in Africa (pp. 7-24). Palgrave Macmillan UK.
  7. Banda, G., Mugwagwa, J., Kale, D., and Ndomondo-Sigonda, M., (2016). Pharmaceutical Standards in Africa: The Road to Improvement and Their Role in Technological Capability Upgrading.  In Making Medicines in Africa (pp. 224-242). Palgrave Macmillan UK.
  8. Chataway, J., Banda, G., Cochrane, G. and Manville, C., (2016). Innovative Procurement for Health and Industrial Development. In Making Medicines in Africa (pp. 243-260). Palgrave Macmillan UK.
  9. West, A., and Banda, G., (2016). Finance and Incentives to Support the Development of National Pharmaceutical Industries. In Making Medicines in Africa (pp. 278-297). Palgrave Macmillan UK.
  10. Mackintosh, M., Banda, G., Tibandebage, P., and Wamae, W., (2016).  African Industrial Development, Values and Health Care. In Mackintosh, M., Banda, G., Tibandebage, P., and Wamae, W., (Eds) (2016). Making Medicines in Africa (pp. 224-242). Palgrave Macmillan UK.

 

Research/Consultancy Reports

  1. Banda, G., Kale, D., Mackintosh, M., and Mugwagwa, J., (2021).  Local Manufacturing for Health in the time of Covid-19: Experience and Lesson for Policy.  Webinar Report. ODI. Growth and Research Programme.
  2. Banda, G., (2019). Pharmaceutical Industry in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Guide for Promoting Pharmaceutical Production in Africa.  UNIDO, Vienna, Austria – Authored Chapter 8: How to Stimulate Access to Finance for the Pharmaceutical Industry.
  3. Mugwagwa, J., and Banda, G., (2019). Health and Industrialisation: Exploring the role of Public-Private Partnerships in Building Competitive Health-Industry Complexes in Southern Africa [Zimbabwe, Zambia, South Africa, Botswana and Namibia].  African Centre for Technology Studies (ACTS), Nairobi, Kenya.
  4. Mugwagwa, J., Banda, G., Ozor, N., Bolo, M., Oriama, R., (2019). Financing Science and Innovation in Africa: Challenges and Opportunities. Science Granting Council Initiative. ATPS (African Technology Policy Network), Nairobi, Kenya.
  5. Nabyonga, J., Rusakaniko, S., Kirigia, J., and Banda, G., (2018).  The 2018 WHO National Health Research Systems Barometer Survey.  WHO AFRO
  6. Mackintosh, M., Mugwagwa, J., Banda, G., and Tunguhole, J., (2017). Local production of pharmaceuticals and health system strengthening in Africa: An Evidence Brief. German Health Practice Collection (GHPC), Berlin. http://oro.open.ac.uk/50074/
  7. Tait, J., Banda, G., and Watkins, A., (2017). Proportionate and Adaptive Governance of Innovative Technologies (PAGIT): A Framework to Guide Policy and Regulatory Decision Making. BSI (British Standards Institution).  https://www.innogen.ac.uk/downloads/FrameworkReport-Final_170717.pdf
  8. Tait, J., and Banda, G., (2016). Proportionate and adaptive governance of innovative technologies Financial Technologies (FinTech), Cell Therapies and Synthetic Biology: The role of regulations, guidelines and standards. BSI (British Standards Institution). https://www.bsigroup.com/LocalFiles/en-GB/BIS/Innovate%20UK%20and%20emerging%20technologies/Summary%20Report%20-%20Adaptive%20governance%20-%20WEB.pdf

 

Policy Briefs

  1. Mugwagwa, J., and Banda, G., (2020).  Exploring the role of public-private partnerships in health systems strengthening:  Experiences from Southern Africa.  The Scinnovent Centre and African Centre for Technology Studies (ACTS). Nairobi, Kenya.
  2. Mugwagwa, J., Banda, G., Ozor, N., Bolo, M., Oriama, R., (2019). New Approaches for Funding Research and Innovation in Africa. ATPS. Nairobi, Kenya.
  3. Banda, G., (2016).  Financing African Local Pharmaceutical Production.  African Union Finance Minister’s Conference on Unlocking the potential of the pharmaceutical manufacturing sector in Africa's socioeconomic transformation: facilitating access to affordable investment capital Invitation. Innogen Institute.  UK. http://www.innogen.ac.uk/briefings/1150
  4. Mugwagwa, J., Kale, D., and Banda, G., (2015). Standards and Their Role in Pharmaceutical Upgrading in Low- and Middle-Income Countries. Innogen Policy Brief. Innogen Institute. http://www.innogen.ac.uk/downloads/OU-Policy-Brief-3.pdf

 

 

Publications by user content

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Kale D, Srinivas S, Banda G. Emerging business models in cancer diagnostic startups in India and lessons for African countries. In Banda G, Mackintosh M, Karimi Njeru M, Songora Makene F, Srinivas S, editors, Cancer Care in Pandemic Times: Building Inclusive Local Health Security in Africa and India. 1 ed. Palgrave Macmillan. 2024. p. 191-213. (International Political Economy Series). doi: 10.1007/978-3-031-44123-3_9
Banda G, Mackintosh M, Njeru MK, Srinivas S, Chataway J, Makene FS. Conclusion: Better cancer care and greater local health security: Lessons, opportunities and ways forward. In Banda G, Mackintosh M, Karimi Njeru M, Songora Makene F, Srinivas S, editors, Cancer Care in Pandemic Times: Building Inclusive Local Health Security in Africa and India. 1 ed. Palgrave Macmillan. 2024. p. 315-326. (International Political Economy Series). doi: 10.1007/978-3-031-44123-3_14
Mackintosh M, Banda G, Njeru MK, Srinivas S, Makene FS. The cancer care challenge in the light of pandemic experience. In Banda G, Mackintosh M, Karimi Njeru M, Songora Makene F, Srinivas S, editors, Cancer Care in Pandemic Times: Building Inclusive Local Health Security in Africa and India. 1 ed. Palgrave Macmillan. 2024. p. 3-23. (International Political Economy Series). doi: 10.1007/978-3-031-44123-3_1
Banda G, Wanjala C, Manduku V, Mugwagwa J, Kale D. Broken supply chains and local manufacturing innovation: Responses to Covid-19 and their implications for policy. In Banda G, Mackintosh M, Karimi Njeru M, Songora Makene F, Srinivas S, editors, Cancer Care in Pandemic Times: Building Inclusive Local Health Security in Africa and India. 1 ed. Palgrave Macmillan. 2024. p. 25-46. (International Political Economy Series). doi: 10.1007/978-3-031-44123-3_2
Banda G, Wanjala C, Manduku V, Kale D. Realistic ambitions: Technology transfer for biologics platform technologies. In Banda G, Mackintosh M, Karimi Njeru M, Songora Makene F, Srinivas S, editors, Cancer Care in Pandemic Times: Building Inclusive Local Health Security in Africa and India. 1 ed. Palgrave Macmillan. 2024. p. 215-239. (International Political Economy Series). doi: 10.1007/978-3-031-44123-3_10
Banda G, (ed.), Mackintosh M, (ed.), Njeru MK, (ed.), Srinivas S, (ed.), Makene F, (ed.). Cancer Care in Pandemic Times: Building Inclusive Local Health Security in Africa and India. 1st ed. Palgrave Macmillan, 2024. 359 p. (International Political Economy Series). doi: 10.1007/978-3-031-44123-3
Mutapi F, Banda G, Woolhouse M. What does equitable global health research and delivery look like? Tackling Infections to Benefit Africa (TIBA) partnership as a case study. BMJ Global Health. 2023 Mar 24;8(3):e011028. doi: 10.1136/bmjgh-2022-011028
Banda G. The political economy of the African pharmaceutical sector’s “industrial underdevelopment” lock-in: The importance of understanding the impact of persistent colonial extractive institutions. Frontiers in Research Metrics and Analytics. 2023 Feb 9;8:1-15. doi: 10.3389/frma.2023.1020588
Banda G. Evolution of Zimbabwe’s maize innovation ecosystems: Building an institutional innovation infrastructure that supports food security. Africa Development and Resources Research Institute (ADRRI) Journal. 2022 Oct 5;47(3):167-195. doi: 10.57054/ad.v47i3.2679
Dieng RS, Banda G, Chambati W. Introduction: Agrarian change, food security, migration and sustainable development in Senegal and Zimbabwe. Africa Development and Resources Research Institute (ADRRI) Journal. 2022 Oct 5;47(3):1-7. doi: 10.57054/ad.v47i3.2671
Dieng RS, (Guest ed.), Banda G, (Guest ed.), Chambati W, (Guest ed.). Special issue on agrarian change, food security, migration and sustainable development in Senegal and Zimbabwe. Africa Development and Resources Research Institute (ADRRI) Journal. 2022 Jun 7;47(3).
Mugwagwa J, Banda G, Ozor N, Bolo M, Oriama R. Optimising governance capabilities for science, research and innovation in Africa. Technology in Society. 2022 Feb;68:101804. Epub 2021 Dec 8. doi: 10.1016/j.techsoc.2021.101804
Banda G, Mugwagwa J, Wanjala C, Mackintosh M, Kale D. Local manufacturing, local supply chains and health security in Africa: Lessons from COVID-19. BMJ Global Health. 2021 Jun 24;6(6):1-2. e006362. doi: 10.1136/bmjgh-2021-006362
Banda G, Huzair F. Introduction to special issue: Innovation/governance interactions in the bioeconomy. Technology Analysis and Strategic Management. 2021 Mar;33(3):257-259. Epub 2021 Mar 16. doi: 10.1080/09537325.2021.1883928
Banda G, Mittra J, Tait J, Watkins A, Omdivar O. Understanding the emergence and evolution of new business models in the UK regenerative medicine sector. Technology Analysis and Strategic Management. 2021;33(3):320-333. Epub 2019 Nov 13. doi: 10.1080/09537325.2019.1685087
Stein F, Perry M, Banda G, Woolhouse M, Mutapi F. Oxygen provision in Sub-Saharan Africa to fight COVID-19. BMJ Global Health. 2020 Jun 11;5(6):e002786. Epub 2020 Jun 11. doi: 10.1136/bmjgh-2020-002786
Banda G, Tait E, Mittra J. Regenerative medicine as a disruptive technology: Implications for manufacturing and clinical adoption. Cell and Gene Therapy Insights. 2019 Oct 23;5(10):1287-1303. Epub 2019 Oct 21. doi: 10.18609/cgti.2019.135
Rusakaniko S, Makanga M, Ota MO, Bockarie M, Banda G, Okeibunor J et al. Strengthening national health research systems in the WHO African Region - progress towards universal health coverage. Globalization and Health. 2019 Jul 26;15:50. doi: 10.1186/s12992-019-0492-8
Banda G, Tait J, Mittra J. Evolution of regenerative medicine business models: Ecosystem effects on a disruptive innovation. Clinical Therapeutics. 2018 Jul 31;40(7):1084-1094. Epub 2018 Jul 23. doi: 10.1016/j.clinthera.2018.06.003
Mackintosh M, Mugwagwa J, Banda G, Tibandebage P, Tungohole J, Wangwe S et al. Health-industry linkages for local health: Reframing policies for African health system strengthening. Health Policy and Planning. 2018 May 31;33(4):602-610. Epub 2018 Mar 19. doi: 10.1093/heapol/czy022
Tait E, Banda G, Watkins A. Proportionate and Adaptive Governance of Innovative Technologies (PAGIT): Case Study: Responsible Governance of Innovative Technologies Summary Report and Final Report. Edinburgh: Innogen Institute Report, 2018. 12 p. (Innogen Institute Report to the British Standards Institution).
Tait E, Banda G, Watkins A. Proportionate and adaptive governance of innovative technologies (PAGIT): A framework to guide policy and regulatory decision making. Edinburgh: Innogen Institute Report, 2017. 47 p.
Mugwagwa J, Chinyadza JK, Banda G. Private sector participation in health care in Zimbabwe: What’s the value-added? Journal of Healthcare Communications. 2017 Feb 28;2(2):10. doi: 10.4172/2472-1654.100050
Tait E, Banda G. Proportionate and Adaptive Governance of Innovative Technologies: The role of regulations, guidelines and standards - Supplementary Report to the British Standards Institution. London: BSI Standards Ltd, 2016. 11 p.
Tait E, Banda G. Proportionate and Adaptive Governance of Innovative Technologies: The role of regulations, guidelines and standards - Full Report to the British Standards Institution. London: BSI Standards Ltd, 2016. 51 p.
Tait E, Banda G. Proportionate and Adaptive Governance of Innovative Technologies: The role of regulations, guidelines and standards - Executive Summary. London: BSI Standards Ltd, 2016. 4 p.
Tait E, Banda G. Proportionate and Adaptive Governance of Innovative Technologies: The role of regulations, guidelines and standards - Summary Report to the British Standards Institution. London: BSI Standards Ltd, 2016. 11 p.
Russo G, Banda G. Re-thinking pharmaceutical production in Africa: Insights from the analysis of the local manufacturing dynamics in Mozambique and Zimbabwe. Studies in Comparative International Development. 2015 Jun 30;50(2):258-281. Epub 2015 May 6. doi: 10.1007/s12116-015-9186-2