Staff Profile

/Dr Victor Madebwe

Dr Victor Madebwe

Senior Lecturer


Education Qualifications: 

  • PhD in Hydrogeology, Midlands State University, Gweru, November 2014.
  • MA in Environmental Policy and Planning, University of Zimbabwe, Harare. November, 2000.
  • BSc Special Honours in Geography, University of Zimbabwe, Harare. November, 1997
  • BSc in Geography and Geology, Fourah Bay College (University of Sierra Leone), Freetown, Sierra Leone, June 1982.

Research Interests

Scholarly interests centre on environmental issues focussing on environmental impact assessment, environmental pollution and control, water use and management and sustainable development issues.

Research Outputs

Book Chapter

Madebwe, C. and Madebwe, V. (2016). Forced Removals and Hidden Power:       Involuntary Displacement and Resettlement in Marange’, in Facets of Power: Politics, Profits and People in the Making of Zimbabwe’s Blood Diamonds, edited by R Sunders and T Nyamunda. Weaver Press: Harare: 157-170.

Journal Articles

  • Madebwe, C. and Madebwe, V. 2004. The Impact of Mine Closures on Rural Population Dynamics, Eastern African Social Science Review (OSSREA) 20 (2):59-70.
  • Madebwe, C. and Madebwe, V. 2004. Gender, House Ownership and Security of Tenure among Urban Married Women in Gweru, Zimbabwe. OSSREA BULLETIN 1(3):48-54.
  • Madebwe, C. and Madebwe, V. 2005. Work Related Learning Impact Study, UNISWA
  •  Research Journal of Agriculture, Science and Technology 8 (1): 57-64.
  • Madebwe, C. and Madebwe, V. 2005. Back to Basics: The role of Indigenous Knowledge Systems (IKS) in agrobiodiversity and household food security in the smallholder agriculture sector: the case of Chipinge in Zimbabwe. Pakistan Journal of Social Science 3 (6):868-872.
  • Madebwe, C. and Madebwe, V. 2005. Women and Access to Land in Smallholder Irrigation Schemes: The Case of Ngondoma Irrigation Scheme in Zimbabwe. Pakistan Journal of Social Science 3 (7): 922-927.
  • Madebwe, V. and Madebwe, C. 2005. An Explanatory Analysis of the Social, Economic and Environmental Impacts on Wetlands: The Case of Shurugwi District, Midlands Province. Zimbabwe. Journal of Applied Sciences Research 1 (2): 228-233.
  • Madebwe, C. and Madebwe, V. 2006. Post Marital Return to Natal Home to Have First Birth: Does This Sociocultural Practice Disempower Women? Evidence from Gweru Zimbabwe, Eastern African Social Science Review (OSSREA) 22 (2):51-64. 
  • Madebwe, C., Madebwe, V. and Madebwe, T. 2006. Streamlining Environmental Management Legislation in Zimbabwe: The Case of The New Environmental Management Act (EMA). International Journal of Regulation and Governance. 6 (1):79-97.
  • Madebwe, V. and Madebwe, C. 2006. Demolition Debris Management in the aftermath of Zimbabwe’s Operation Murambatsvina (Operation Restore Order): The Case of Gweru Zimbabwe. Journal of Applied Sciences Research 1 (3): 220-230.
  • Madebwe, C. and Madebwe, V. 2008. Determinants of Low Birth Weight in the Midlands Province. The DYKE 2 (1): 95-100.
  • Madebwe, V.  and Madebwe, C. 2011. Challenges of Achieving Domestic Water Use Efficiency: The Role of Water Demand Management in Gweru, Zimbabwe. Advances in Environmental Biology 5(10):3397-3403.
  • Madebwe, C. and Madebwe, V. 2011. The gender dynamics of Zimbabwe’s land reform programme. Dyke 5 (1) 87-103.
  • Madebwe, C. and Madebwe, V. 2011. Involuntary displacement and resettlement to make way for diamond mining: The case of Chiadzwa villagers in Marange, Zimbabwe. Journal of Research in Peace, Gender and Development 1 (10): 292-301.
  • Madebwe, V.  Madebwe, C.  and Madebwe, T. 2011. Environmental compliance and enforcement in the Midlands Province of Zimbabwe. International Journal of Regulation and Governance 11 (2): 41-56.
  • Madebwe, V. and Madebwe, C. et al. 2012. Taking the test: Voluntary counselling and testing (VCT) among Midlands State University Students. Education Research Journal 2 (1): 7-13.
  • Madebwe, V., Munodawafa, A., Mugabe, F. and Madebwe, C. 2015. Predicting toxic heavy metal movements in Upper Sanyati Catchment in the Midlands Province in Zimbabwe. Ethiopian Journal of Environmental Studies & Management 8(5): 556 – 569.

University Service and community engagement

 Reviewer –Journal of Social Development in Africa

The Dyke

  • ZIMCHE MODULE CONTENT REVIEWER
  • Faculty representative to the Senate.

Co-Director of Tomabwe Environmental Consultancy

Alumni Induction Dinner