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Julius Nyerere School of Social Sciences

 

Department of Rural and Urban Development

About the Department

Welcome to the Department of Rural and Urban Development. The Department is one of the four departments of the Julius Nyerere School of Social Sciences. The Rural and Urban Development Department offers three programmes, which are Bachelor of Science Honours Degree in Urban Planning and Development, Bachelor of Science Honours Degree in Rural Development, Bachelor of Science Honours Degree in Local Governance Studies and Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Rural and Urban Development. The department strives to equip students with technical skills in rural, urban planning and development through Geographic Information Systems & Remote Sensing, Auto Card, a process concerned with the designing, development and use of land and environmental protection for public welfare. Members of staff in the Department and students are in partnership with the Non-Governmental Organisations, urban and rural councils in research and development activities that endeavor to resolve community challenges. The Department has proposed Master of Science Degree in City and Regional Planning and Master of Science in Rural Development programmes in its quest to address the needs of the market at both local and regional scale.

Department Staff

CHAIRPERSON

Mrs. E. Gozo

MSc (GIS & Earth Observation, Specialisation: WREM (ITC) [University of Twente, The Netherlands, 2008], BSc Hons. (LWRM) [MSU, 2004]

Email address: egozo@gzu.ac.zw

Research interests

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Remote Sensing applications, Climate change and environmental management, Environmental Impact Assessment, Environmental modeling, Rural/Urban development and the environment

 

SECRETARY – Mrs. C. Mandude

ND Secretarial Studies [Masvingo Polytechnic, 2003]

Email address – cmapako@gzu.ac.zw

Lecturers

 

TITLE & NAME

QUALIFICATIONS

CONTACT  DETAILS

RESEARCH  INTRESTS

Dr L Chitongo

 

Senior Lecturer

Phd: Department of Geography; Specialising Rural Livelihoods, University of The Free State (UFS)

 

Post Graduate Diploma Higher and Tertiary Education (GZU)

 

Master of Science Rural and Urban Planning (UZ)

 

 

Special Hons Urban Management Studies (LSU)

 

Bachelor of Science Geography, Geology (UZ)

 

Post Graduate Diploma Project Planning and Management (UZ)

lchitongo@gzu.ac.zw, vachitongo@gmail.com

 

0782275522

Public policy analysis

 

Rural and Urban livelihoods

 

Local Governance

 

Urban Resilience

 

 

 

 

Dr. Ephraim. Chifamba

 

echifamba@gzu.ac.zw

 

Dr. Blessing . Gweshengwe

PhD (Geography), [Universiti Brunei Darussalam, 2020]

 

MA (Poverty & Dvpt) [University of Sussex, 2012]

 

BSc Hons. (RUP) [UZ,2010]

 

 

 

bgweshengwe@gzu.ac.zw

·       Poverty analysis and reduction

·       Quality of Life

·       Sustainable Livelihoods

·       Urban Planning

·       Rural Development

Dr. Nicholas Muleya

PhD (Urban and Regional Planning), University of the Free State, June 2019.

MSc (Urban Design), National University of Science and Technology, November 2014

Bsc (Rural and Urban Planning), University of Zimbabwe, October 2008

 

nmuleya@gzu.ac.zw

 

·       Urban design

·       urban structure,

·       public space quality,

·        local identity and heritage.

 

Dr. T. R. Gambe

BSc Hons. Rural and Urban Planning University of Zimbabwe ,[2007]

 

 

Msc Rural and Urban Planning, University of Zimbabwe. [2012]

 

Phd Urban and Regional Science, Stellenbosch University [2020]

 

Executive  Certificate  Monitoring and Evaluation,  University of Zimbabwe,[ 2012]

trgambe @gzu.ac.zw

·       regional economic resilience

·       urban water supply

·       firm innovation and resilience

Mrs. Ellen Gozo

PhD Env. (Hydrology and Water Resources) Candidate, University of Venda, South Africa

 

MSC. Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation , WREM, ITC, Enschede, The

Netherlands (2008)

 

BSc. (Hons.) Land and Water Resources Management, MSU, Gweru, Zimbabwe (2004)

 

Cert. EIA and Water Resources Management Tottori University,

Tottori, Japan (2006)

 

 Cert. Efficient Irrigation Technology and Management, China Agricultural University, P.R.

China, (2005)

 

Cert. Planning, Designing,

Implementation and Operation of

Smallholder Irrigation Schemes with

Farmer Participation, 

 FAO, Harare,

Zimbabwe (2005)

 

 

egozo@gzu.ac.zw

·       GIS and Remote Sensing applications 

 

·       Water and Environmental management

 

·       Climate change and water resources            

 

·       Modelling in Hydrology

 

·       Irrigation development

 

·       GIS and Remote Sensing applications 

 

·       Water and Environmental management

 

·       Climate change and water resources            

 

·       Modelling in Hydrology

 

·       Irrigation development

 

 

Mr. Aaron Mabaso

 

MA Environmental Policy and Planning (UZ, 2014)

BSc Rural and Urban Planning (UZ, 2006)

 

amabaso@gzu.ac.zw

·       Urban Sustainability and Resilience

·       Application of Geospatial Tools in Spatial Planning

 

Ms. Fortunate. Jena

MSc  (Public  Administration)  (UZ,   2016) 

 

BSc (HAD)  (UZ, 2014)

 

Exec Cert (Project monitoring, Evaluation and Management)

(Catholic University of Zimbabwe, 2017)

 

 

IPMZ  (Diploma in  Human Resource Management,  2021)

 

 

 

 

fjena@gzu.ac.zw

·       Local Economic  Development

 

·       Public Health  Administration

 

 

·       Corporate Governance

 

Ms. Chipo. Mutonhodza

BSc Hons. Rural and Urban Planning University of Zimbabwe ,[2008]

 

Msc Development Studies , Women’s University in Africa, [2012]

 

Msc Rural and Urban Planning, University of Zimbabwe. [2020]

 

Certificate in Autocad, Harare Institute of Technology, [2018]

 

 

cmutonhodza@gzu.ac.zw

0773 702 105

·       Sustainable development planning

·       Rural development

·       Disaster management

·       Housing / settlement planning

Mrs. Wendy. Tsoriyo.

BSc Hons. Rural and Urban Planning University of Zimbabwe ,[2007]

 

 

Msc Rural and Urban Planning, University of Zimbabwe. [2009]

 

 

 

wtsoriyo@gzu.ac.zw

·       Place making

·       Spatial justice

·       Urban governance

Mr. G. Guta

Bsc Hons Economics , University of  Zimbabwe [1995]

 

Msc Strategic Management, Catholic University of Technology, 2013

 

Msc Rural and Urban Planning

Post Graduate

 

Diploma in Project Planning and Management, University of Zimbabwe , [2001]

 

Post Graduate Diploma in Higher and Tertiary Education, Great Zimbabwe University, [2018]

 

gguta@gzu.ac.zw

·       Micro finance

·       development

Ms. Beatrice Hickonicko

Bsc Rural Development, Great Zimbabwe University, 2012

 

Msc Development Studies, National University of Science and Technology, 2016

 

Post Graduate Diploma in Higher and Tertiary Education, Great Zimbabwe University, 2019

bhickonicko@gzu.ac.zw

·       Decentralization

·       Social protection issues

Mr. Godwin Zingi

Bsc Hons Rural Development, Great Zimbabwe University., [2013]

 

Msc Environmental Policy     and Planning, University of Zimbabwe , [2015]

gzingi@gzu.ac.zw

·       Environmental management

Mr. Almos Mushuku

Msc Rural and Urban Planning

 

Post Graduate Diploma in Project Planning and Management

 

Post Graduate Diploma in Higher and Tertiary Education

 

BA Honours   in Geography

 

Diploma in Transport and Logistics

amushuku@gzu.ac.zw

 

 

 

 

 

·       Poverty and Livelihoods

·       Policy

·       Project Planning

·       Local governance

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