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Academic background

I am a Zimbabwean urban and regional planner, and Postdoctoral Researcher with a PhD degree in Urban Planning and Management from the University of Twente, The Netherlands. My work focuses on risk perceptions and Governance in Europe and the Global South. In the recent past, I studied governance rearrangements and their influence on flood-risk management, as well as the flood risk perceptions and motivations for flood damage mitigation among different actors in Kampala, Uganda. At TU Delft, I focus on institutional diagnosis for adaptive alignment and stakeholders’ flood risk perceptions in the Dutch delta region. I also seek to understand how their perceptions can inform the (re) design process in resilience building processes and activities in the region and how perceive both old and new designs. Additionally, I have an interest in housing, informal settlements, and governance of sustainability transitions. Over the past 14 years, I have been involved in teaching, curriculum development, and education management in Social Sciences and The Built Environment.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Education/Academic qualification

Doctorate, Understanding Flood Risk Perceptions and Motivations for damage mitigation, University of Twente

1 Aug 201622 Jun 2022

Award Date: 22 Jun 2022

Master's degree, Determinants of In-situ Flood Damage Mitigation in Bwaise III, Kampala, Uganda, University of Twente

26 Sept 201413 Mar 2016

Award Date: 13 Apr 2016

Master's degree, Smallholder Famers' Responses to Changes in the Farming Environment in Gokwe-Kabiyuni, Zimbabwe, University of the Western Cape

14 Mar 201016 Jul 2010

Award Date: 16 Jul 2010

Bachelor's degree, Effects of the 2003 NGO Operational Framework on Rural Livelihoods. The case of Ward 25, Zaka District in Zimbabwe., University of Zimbabwe

25 Aug 20029 Aug 2006

Award Date: 9 Aug 2006


  • H Social Sciences (General)
  • Governance
  • Climate adaptation
  • Risk perceptions
  • Citizen engagement


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