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/Dr Victor Madebwe
Dr Victor Madebwe

Position: 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

  • Environmental impact assessment,
  • environmental pollution and control,
  • water use and management
  • 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

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