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/Dr Manuku Mukoni
Dr Manuku Mukoni

Acting Chairperson


  • PhD in Gender Education (12 September 2018, University of Kwazulu Natal, South Africa): Title of thesis: Women’s Participation in Community Environmental Education: A Qualitative Study of one Community Organization in Zimbabwe
  • Masters degree in Educational Philosophy(2007,Midlands State University)
  • Bachelor of Education in Biology(1998, University of Zimbabwe)
  • Diploma in Education (Secondary)(1994, Gweru Teachers’ College)

Research Interests:

  • Gender, the environment and environmental education.
  • Gender and Education for Sustainable development, Traditional/ Indigenous Knowledge Systems and Environmental Management.
  • Construction of masculinities and femininities.
  • Gender justice in education, education and development


  • 1998 – University of   Zimbabwe Book Prize.
  • 2004 – Ministry of Education, Sport and Culture – Excellence Award for attaining highest pass rate in the Advanced Level 2003 National Examinations (Zimbabwe).
  • 2007 – Midlands State University Book Prize (Zimbabwe).


  • Gender-based symbolic violence: A new frontier in the fight against GBV(2018): Book chapter for the Gender-Based violence, security and Development in Zimbabwe  book For the Southern Institute Peace-building and Development Institute(SIPD)
  • Gender, Power and Women’s Participation in Community Environmental with Ronicka Mudaly and Relebohile Moletsane. Southern African Journal of Environmental Education, Vol. 34, 2018,14-28
  • Environmental change and gender: Rethinking traditional approaches to food security in rural Beit-bridge, Zimbabwe. In Benhasi, M and McClade, K (2017). Environmental change and Human security in Africa and the middle east( chapter 150: Co-authored with Matsa M. and Matsa W.(published by Springer)
  • In making the links for sustainable development: Why community environmental education needs women?- International Journal of Development and sustainability,4(9), 2015,910-918
  • Interfacing Women participation and community environmental education: A step towards education for sustainable development. International Journal of social science Research,3(2).2015, pp132-137
  • Ecological Sustainability: Reinvigorate and emulate African Principles of life or cease to exist? International journal of Asian social science,5(9),2015.pp514-521
  • Traditional gender roles of men and women in natural resource conservation among the vhavenda people in Zimbabwe: Implications for sustainable development. International Journal of humanities and social  sciences vol 5,4(1),April,2015.pp 76-84
  • . Rethinking women empowerment at the crossroads of climate change and sustainable development. International Journal of Development and sustainability  vol 2,number 2,2013, pp1334-1345
  • Environmental Education in Zimbabwean Secondary schools: Greening or transformative social change? International journal of Asian social science,2013 Vol 3, number 4, pp 971-991
  • Traditional science of seed and crop yield preservation: Exploring the contributions of women to indigenous knowledge systems in Zimbabwe (co-authored with Matsa.W.) International Journal of humanities and social sciences  Vol, 3 Number 4,2013, pp 234-245
  • The impact of load shedding on gender relations in heterosexual Households in    Mkoba North, Gweru, Zimbabwe: Implications for Sustainable development. International journal of Development and Sustainability Volume 1, Number 2 September 2012 pp402-416.
  • Teachers’ conception of Education for sustainable development: A case of    Secondary school Teachers in Gweru peri and Urban Zimbabwe. The Dyke, volume, 6, Number 3, 2012 pp173-191.
  • .Unit 8 Gender Empowerment A unit in the introduction to gender Module published by Book love publishers in 2011

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