Lupane State University
Dr. Thulani DubeTransforming Energy Access
Dr Thulani Dube is a Senior Lecturer and Acting Pro Vice Chancellor of Lupane State University. He is an experienced evaluator who has been involved in the evaluation of various programmes in Zimbabwe and in the SADC region. He has strong interests in climate change adaptation, resilience building and mitigation. Thulani has published widely in peer reviewed international journals on the interaction between livelihoods and global warming, community based water resources management and gender mainstreaming issues. He is a holder of a PhD in Social Science from the University of Fort Hare in South Africa, MA in Development Studies (Leeds), PGD in Monitoring and Evaluation (Stellenbosch) and a BA Hon’s (University of Zimbabwe)
Dr. Keith PhiriTransforming Energy Access
Dr. Keith Phiri is Senior Lecturer and Researcher of the Department of Development Studies at Lupane State University in Zimbabwe. He has 14 years of experience in teaching, research and community outreach. Currently, Keith is the Coordinator of the Master of Climate Change and Sustainable Development Program. A prolific writer on climate change and adaptation strategies, Phiri participated in the drafting of Zimbabwe’s climate-action policy. He is well published with peer- reviewed international journals. He is USA Eisenhower Fellow cohort of 2022 and a member of the Global Young Academy. His research thrust is on climate change adaptation and resilience building in Southern Africa. Dr. Keith Phiri holds a PhD in Social Science from the University of Fort Hare (South Africa), a Masters in Development from Lupane State University (Zimbabwe) and an Honors in History and Development Studies from Midlands State University.
Dr. Wayne MalingaTransforming Energy Access
Dr. Wayne Malinga holds a PhD in Development Studies from the University of Fort Hare in South Africa, a Masters in Development Studies and a BA Honours in History and Development Studies both Midlands State University in Zimbabwe. Currently, he is a lecturer and researcher in the Department of Development Studies at Lupane State University in Zimbabwe where he teaches courses on climate change, mitigation, adaptation, disaster risk reduction and resilience. His research interests are centred on topics related to water, climate change, rural development, natural resources management and socio-economic development issues.
Dr. Gorden MoyoTransforming Energy Access
Dr Gorden Moyo is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Development Studies at Lupane State University, Zimbabwe. He is also the Founder and Head of an independent think tank- the Public Policy and Research Institute of Zimbabwe (PPRIZ) as well as the President of the Development Studies Association of Zimbabwe (DeSAZ). He received his PhD in African Leadership Development from the National University of Science and Technology, Zimbabwe. He is a Chevening Scholar with MA in Peace Studies (University of Bradford, UK), MPhil in Development Finance (Nelson Mandela University, South Africa), MBA (University of Zimbabwe) and BA Geography & economic History, University of Zimbabwe). His primary research interests are in Glo-challenges and their implications to the global South in general and to global Africa in particular. His current research project focuses on Development Finance and Climate Financing.
Dr Sethi SibandaTransforming Energy Access
Dr Sethi Sibanda is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Geography and Geo-Information Science at Lupane State University. She holds a PhD in Geography from the University of Witwatersrand (WITS), MSc. in Ecological Resources Management from Midlands State University and a BSc. Honours in Geography and Environmental Studies-Midlands State University. She has collaborated with Environmental Management Agency (EMA) as a focal person for the MOU with Lupane state University. She has participated in the fire management project for Matabeleland North and South as well as the 2022 wetland project funded by the Ministry of Environment, Climate, Tourism and Hospitality Industry. She has also been a member in African Association for remote sensing of Environment (AARSE) and the IEEE (Advancing technology for Humanity). She is also a central person for the Climate Change management department under the climate change main streaming national research programme representing Lupane State University. Her research interests and expertise are centred in topics related to Climatology, Sustainable Management of Natural Resources, Environmental Impact Assessment, Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing.