Ms Linda Mtali
Msc Soil and Environmental Management, University of Zimbabwe 2011
Bsc (Hons) Agriculture (Soil science, University of Zimbabwe, 2006
The department of Natural Resource Management is housed within the Faculty of Earth and Environmental Sciences. There is a growing recognition that the most effective way to promote livable communities, vibrant economies, and healthy landscapes is to create opportunities for the right people to come together with the best available information to address issues of common concern. To foster sustainable management of our heritage base resources, the department would want to nature graduates who will assist in shaping policy for people and places through inclusive, informed, and deliberative public processes. Urban development, mineral/oil extraction, fisheries, agricultural and forestry practices, can threaten the very existence of some ecosystems and alter or eliminate important habitats, biodiversity, and people’s way of life. Natural resources management plays an active role in protecting and managing our natural environment. The department has well experienced staff who covers aspects of GIS, water, land, ecology, geology, forestry, fishery and policies.
The primary purpose of the Department is to provide a learning environment in which staff and students can discover, preserve and transmit the knowledge, wisdom and values that ensure the survival of future generations and improve the quality of life for all. The Department seeks to assist students to develop an understanding and appreciation for the complex cultural and physical worlds in which they live and to realize their highest potential of intellectual, physical and human development.
Bachelor of Science Honours in Natural Resources Management
Passes at General certificate in Education at Advanced Level (GCE ‘A’ Level) in any two of the following subjects Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Divinity, Sociology, Geography, Management of Business, Economics, Literature in English, Agriculture
Career opportunities (One can be employed as):
After completion of the programme, the graduate can be employed in several natural resources management sectors nationally and internationally such as the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), World Heritage Centre, Global Environment Facility, African Wildlife Foundation, Government Departments and parastatals such as the Environmental Management Agency, Parks and Wildlife, various Non-Governmental Organisations, Environmental Consultancies, Nature based Tourism, Transboundary natural Resources and other related organisations. The programme, graduates should be hands-on and able to carry out planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of natural resources projects at international, national and local levels. The graduate should also be able to make informed decisions based on facts, research, GIS based techniques and other techniques learnt. Career opportunities include:
- Natural resource entrepreneurs;
- Environmental advocates;
- Forest and wildlife officers;
- Natural resource planning officers;
- Rural livelihood officers;
- Environmental consultants and
- Project monitors and evaluators.
- Graduates can open up consultancy firms in their respective areas of specialization
- Graduate can also further their studies for Master’s degrees and then PhD.
Prof Walter Mupangwa
2009 – PhD in Soil Science and Agro-meteorology with a focus on rain and soil water management for risk mitigation in smallholder farming systems. University of Free State, South Africa.
2003 – MPhil. in Soil Chemistry and Fertility, Africa University, Zimbabwe.
1995 – BSc (Honours) in Agriculture (Soil Science), University of Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe.
Mr Tonny P. Tauro
MPhil Soil Science, University of Zimbabwe (2009)
BSc Soil Science, University of Zimbabwe (2004)
Ms Jesca Muzamhindo
MSc Honours Degree in Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture, Bindura University of Science Education.
BSc Honours Degree in Environment Science Natural Resources Management, Bindura University of Science Education
Phone: +263 777 598 298