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Dr Emmanuel Mwakiwa

Senior Lecturer

Dr Emmanuel Mwakiwa
Qualifications:PhD, MSc, BSc
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Dr Emmanuel Mwakiwa is a senior lecturer and researcher. He has published in high impact referred international journals and has over 19 years’ experience in the agricultural sector. He has dealt with issues on food security, resilience, humanitarian to development paradigm, livestock, role of markets in humanitarian and food security programmes, and value for money and rural development issues. He also has experience working in Government, Private, NGO (national and international) and academic sectors. He has work experience in Zimbabwe, Mozambique, South Africa and Netherlands. He has vast experience in programme management, and has been already exposed to various donor systems and international organizations including African Union, European Union, FAO, USAID, DANIDA and IFAD amongst others. 


1. Mwakiwa, E; W.F. de Boer; J.W. Hearne; R. Slotow; F. van Langevelde; M. Peel; C.C. Grant; Y. Pretorius; J.D. Stigter; A.K. Skidmore; I. Heitkönig; H. de Knegt; E.M. Kohi; N. Knox; H.H.T. Prins; 2013; Optimization of wildlife management in a large game reserve through waterpoints manipulation: a bio-economic analysis; Journal of Environmental Management, 114: 352-361; doi: 10.1016/j.jenvman.2012.10.029.Y.
2. Pretorius, J. D. Stigter, W. F. de Boer, S. E. van Wieren, C. B. de Jong, H. J. de Knegt, C. C. Grant, I. Heitkönig, N. Knox, E. Kohi, E. Mwakiwa, M. J. S. Peel, A. K. Skidmore, R. Slotow, C. van der Waal, F. van Langevelde and H. H. T. Prins; 2012. Diet selection of African elephant over time shows changing optimization currency. Oikos. 121: 2110–2120.
3. Mwakiwa, E., 2011. Urban agriculture: the socio-economic factors. LAP, Saarbrücken; ISBN 978-3-8454-4230-3Mwakiwa, E., 2011. Cooperation or competition: dilemma for resource managers in sustainable wildlife utilisation. PhD Thesis, Wageningen University; ISBN 978-94-6173-038-1
4. C. van der Waal, A. Kool, S.S. Meijer, E. Kohi, I.M.A. Heitkönig, W.F. de Boer, F. van Langevelde, R.C. Grant, M.J.S. Peel, R. Slotow, H.J. de Knegt, H.H.T. Prins, H. de Kroon, in cooperation with N. M. Knox, A. K. Skidmore, E. Mwakiwa, Y. Pretorius, S. E. van Wieren, 2011. Large herbivores may alter vegetation structure of semi-arid savannas through soil nutrient mediation. Oecologia, 165:1095-1107. DOI 10.1007/s00442-010-1899-3
5. Y. Pretorius, F.W. de Boer, C. van der Waal, H.J. de Knegt, R.C. Grant, N.M. Knox, E.M. Kohi, E. Mwakiwa, B.R. Page, M.J.S. Peel, A.K. Skidmore, R. Slotow, S.E. van Wieren, H.H.T. Prins, 2011. Soil nutrient status determines how elephant utilize trees and shape environments. Journal of Animal Ecology, 80(4): 875-83. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2656.2011.01819.x
6. De Knegt, H.J., van Langevelde, F., Skidmore, A.K., Delsink, A., Slotow, R., Henley, S., Bucini, G., de Boer, W.F., Coughenour, M.B., Grant, C.C., Heitkönig, I.M., Henley, M., Knox, N.M., Kohi, E.M., Mwakiwa, E., Page, B.R., Peel, M., Pretorius, Y., van Wieren, S.E., Prins, H.H., 2010. The spatial scaling of habitat selection by African elephants. Journal of Animal Ecology, 80: 270-281. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2656.2010.01764.x.
7. Van de Waal C., de Kroon H., de Boer, W.F., Heitkönig I.M.A., Skidmore A.K., de Knegt H.J., van Langevelde F., van Wieren S.E., Grant R.C., Page B.R., Slotow R., Kohl E.M., Mwakiwa E., Prins H.H.T., 2009. Water and nutrients alter herbaceous competitive effects on tree seedlings in a semi-arid savanna. Journal of Ecology, 97: 430-439.
8. Kajawu G., E. Mwakiwa; 2006; Innovative approaches to empowering orphans and vulnerable children (OVC): CRS/ZW education initiatives; Journal for Social Development in Africa; 21 (1): 67-84
9. Mwakiwa E; 2004; Evaluation of the socio-economic determinants and benefits of urban agriculture. Master of Science thesis; Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension; University of Zimbabwe.
10. Jemison K., J. Mafara, E. Makiwa, M. McGarry, J. Lentfer, L. Tinarwo; 2004; Stop Guessing: A Guide to monitoring and evaluation for community and faith based organizations working with children affected by HIV/AIDS; Catholic Relief Services and United States Agency for International Development, Harare; Website:[2].pdf
11. Lentfer J., K. Jemison, L. Tinarwo, E. Mwakiwa, J. Mafara, M. McGarry;2004; The rapid assessment, analysis and action planning process report for orphans and other vulnerable children; Working Party of Officials of the National Plan of Action for OVC and the Zimbabwe RAAAPP Steering Committee (UNICEF, USAID, UNAIDS, and WFP); Website:
12. Mwakiwa E.; 2002; Constraints and challenges of fertilizer procurement and distribution in Zimbabwe; Country Paper presented at a Workshop for Southern Africa Development Community Regional Consultation on Fertilizer Procurement and Distribution; SADC; Harare

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