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/Dr Ramphal Sillah
Dr Ramphal Sillah

Position: Lecturer

Department: Development Studies
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  • Master of Arts in Development Studies Degree (Midlands State University 2010 – 2011)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in History and Development Studies (March 2004-December 2007)

Research Interests:

  • The teaching of Disaster Management,
  • International Law,
  • Gender and Development and Children and Development modules


  • “Anti – Neoliberalism in the Era of Globalisation: A Theoretical Analysis of the State Response to the Origins of Poverty in Zimbabwe in the 21st century”, published in the IOSR Journal, Vol. 11, June 2013
  • “Assessing the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child as A blue for the Attainment of Children’s Rights in Africa,” published in the IOSR Journal, Vol. 11, 2013
  • “Accounting for the Rise of Conservation Agriculture in Contemporary Rural Zimbabwe ,” published in the IJSST, Vol.6, 2013
  • “The Socio-Economic Impact of the Discovery of Diamonds in Chiadzwa Ward 30 in Zimbabwe (2006-2009),” published in the IHSST, 2013
  • An Analysis of the Effects of Civil War and Prospects for Development in Mozambique: The Case of Frelimo-Renamo in Chokwe District published in IJHSSI Journal Volume 2 Issue 6 ,June. 2013.
  • “Agrarian Reforms for Sustainable Food Security and Development: Lessons for Developing Countries from the Fast Track Land Reform in Zimbabwe,” published in the IJHSSI Journal Volume 2 Issue 6 ,June. 2013.
  • “Book Review: Daniel Mains. 2012. Hope is Cut: Youth, Unemployment, and the Future in Urban Ethiopia. Pennsylvania: Temple University Press.” Submitted to the African Studies Quarterly published April 2014.
  • Book Review: Africa must be modern: A manifesto, by OlufemiTaiwo. Indiana, IN: Indiana UniversityPress,2014.xxiii+224pp.$14.99(paperback).ISBN9780253012753 published in African Affairs Advance Access published February 24, 2015
  • A Call to Establish a Child Centred Disaster Management Framework in Zimbabwe.” Submitted to the Jamba Journal of Disaster Risk, published in June 2015 Book Review; Kristen J. Fisher. 2013.
  • Transitional Justice for Child Soldiers; Accountability and Social Reconstruction in Post—Conflict Contexts. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. 240 pp. Submitted to the African Studies Quarterly and published in September 2015 Pending Publications “Placing the New Constitution of Zimbabwe Under a Gender Lens.” Submitted to The Dyke Community Service Off Campus Warden for Windsor Park area as well as Open Day Committee Faculty Representative.

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