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/Dr Elinah Nciizah
Dr Elinah Nciizah

Position: Lecturer

Department: Development Studies
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  • PhD (Rhodes University, South Africa)
  • Master of Arts in Development Studies (Midlands State University, May 2011)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honors) in History and Development Studies (Midlands State University, April 2009)
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Tertiary Education ( Midlands State University, April 2014)

Research Interests

  • Climate change and adaptation
  • Rural livelihoods and development
  • Peace, conflict and development
  • Food, security and  poverty alleviation
  • Policy making and development
  • Sustainable development 


  • Munemo D. and Nciizah E. (2014), The Church in Zimbabwe’s Peace and Reconciliation Process under the Government of National Unity (2009-2013), IOSR Journal of Humanities and Social Science (IOSR-JHSS), Volume 19, Issue 10
  • Chigora P. and Nciizah E., Elections and vote rigging/electoral fraud in Zimbabwe: A critical analysis of the 2000-2008 parliamentary and presidential elections. Journal of Social Science Research Network. Available at or
  • Munhande C. and Nciizah E., Perpetuating colonial legacies: Reflection on Post Colonial African States’ development trajectories; Observations from Zimbabwe, International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Invention: Available at Volume 2 Issue 11 November. 2013
  • Nciizah E. (2016), Responses to Climate Change and Rural Livelihoods in Zimbabwe’s semi-arid areas: The Case of Chivi District, Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, IJHSS,
  • Nciizah E.  Zimbabwe Indigenization Policy (2015): Correcting Colonial Injustices or Campaigning Strategy, International Journal of Contemporary Research, Repositioning The Humanities
  • Sillah R and Nciizah E (2015), Placing the new constitution of Zimbabwe under a gender lens, International Journal of Contemporary Research, Repositioning the Humanities
  • Nciizah E. Book Review for W. Ascher and N Mirovitskaya, eds. 2013. The Economic Roots of Conflict and Cooperation in Africa: Politics, Economics and Inclusive Development. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. 276pp.

 Community Engagement

  • Needs Assessment-Community Engagement Committee
  • Committee Representative- Termination of Studies and Appeals


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