Academic Qualifications

Doutoramento em Geografia, em 2009 – King’s College, London, UK.

Mestrado em Estudos Africanos, em 2004 – ISCTE, Lisbon, Portugal.

Pós-graduação em Estudos Africanos, em 2002 –  ISCTE, Lisbon, Portugal.

Licenciatura em Ciência Politica e Relações Internacionais, em 2000 – Universidade do Minho, Braga, Portugal.

Biographical Information

Ana Elisa Cascão is a programme manager at the Transboundary Water Management Unit – Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI). She is a political scientist with expertise in Hydropolitics in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. She holds a PhD on the “Political Economy of water resources management and allocation in the Nile River Basin”. She has been involved in several academic and consultancy projects in the MENA and Nile regions and has also published on these topics in both academic and general publications. As programme manager at SIWI she has also been the director, facilitator and lecturer of international training programmes on Transboundary Water Management for the Middle East, East Africa and Southern African regions.


Cascão, A.E., A. Nicol (2016) "Sudan, ‘kingmaker’ in a new Nile hydropolitics: negotiating water and hydraulic infrastructure to expand large-scale irrigation", Land and Hydropolitics in the Nile River Basin: Challenges and New Investments, London: Routledge, pp. 89-116.

Cascão, A.E. (2016) "Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD): New Norms of Cooperation in the Nile Basin?", Water International, Special Issue, 41 (4), 550-573.

Cascão, A.E., et al (2014) "Transboundary water justice: a combined reading of literature on critical transboundary water interaction and ‘justice’, for analysis and diplomacy", Water Policy, 16 (S2), pp. 174–193.

Cascão, A.E. (2013) "Resource-based conflict in South Sudan and Gambella (Ethiopia): when water, land and oil mix with politics", Alexandra Magnólia Dias (ed.), State and Societal Challenges in the Horn of Africa: Conflict and processes of state formation, reconfiguration and disintegration (pp. 143-165), Lisboa: Centro de Estudos Africanos do ISCTE-IUL. ISBN: 978-972-8335-23-6.