– I find the collaboration models in this Division fascinating. I believe that universities in Africa can benefit from adopting similar models where challenges confronting society are systematically looked at from many different angles before arriving at a final recommendation, says Edwin Muchapondwa.
Edwin got his PhD from the University of Gothenburg in 2003. This is where he picked a keen interest in environmental and resource economics.
– My current research deals with biodiversity conservation, community-based natural resource management, transboundary natural resources, nature-based tourism, valuation of non-market environmental amenities and energy and climate change, says Edwin Muchapondwa and continues:
– Among other people, I collaborate with LTU's Jesper Stage on environmental research in southern Africa.
His current teaching areas are econometrics, environmental and natural resource economics, quantitative methods, and microeconomics.
More about Edwin Muchapondwa:
- Former Director of the School of Economics at the University of Cape Town.
- Resource person for the Environmental Economics Capacity Building programme run by the Centre for Environmental Economics and Policy in Africa (CEEPA).
- Country representative for South Africa at the European Association for Environmental and Resource Economists (EAERE).
- Has been a consultant to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the African Development Bank (AfDB).
- Has previously taught at Midlands State University and the University of Zimbabwe.
- Has been a visiting lecturer at the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) administered Joint Facility for Electives (JFE) for the Collaborative MA/PhD Programs in Economics for Anglophone Africa.
- Has served as an external examiner for universities in Kenya, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania and Zimbabwe.