Elson Kambalu

Elson Kambalu is a visual artist/curator/gallerist/filmmaker based in Lilongwe, Malawi. He is increasingly drawn to conceptual and participatory work and he is interested in listening to, sharing people’s stories, and creating works that stimulate debate. Elson has exhibited extensively, and his work has appeared on BBC, CNN, and numerous broadcasting houses across the world. HeContinue reading Elson Kambalu

Fabian Karembe Ahimbisibwe

Fabian Karembe Ahimbisibwe is an Assistant Lecturer in the Department of Adult and Community Education, Makerere University. A trained professional adult and community educator, he holds a Master Degree and Bachelor’s degree in Adult and Community Education from Makerere University, and a Diploma in Secondary Education. He has vast experience in teaching and training inContinue reading Fabian Karembe Ahimbisibwe

Dr Richard Kagolobya

Richard Kagolobya has a multi-disciplinary academic background. He completed his doctoral studies in Drama and Theatre Studies from Stellenbosch University, South Africa, a Master of Philosophy in Indigenous Studies from Tromsø University– Norway and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Drama from Makerere University, Uganda.  He is a poet, playwright, and spontaneous vocal performer. Currently,Continue reading Dr Richard Kagolobya

Dr Priscilla Achakpa

Dr Priscilla M. Achakpa is the founder and Executive Director of Women Environmental Programme (WEP) in Nigeria which currently has offices in Nigeria, Togo, Burkina Faso, Tunisia and USA. She has over eighteen years of experience in development work, gender issues, research and documentation, resource mobilization, monitoring and evaluation, conflict intervention and peacebuilding, negotiations, labourContinue reading Dr Priscilla Achakpa

Dr Lizelle Bisschoff

Lizelle Bisschoff is a researcher in African film and the founder of the  Africa in Motion (AiM) Film Festival, an annual African film festival taking place in Edinburgh and Glasgow. Dr Bisschoff directed the festival from 2006-2011 and currently act as advisor and member of the festival’s Management Team and Board of Trustees. The inspiration for theContinue reading Dr Lizelle Bisschoff

Colin Reilly

Colin Reilly is a PhD student in English Language and Linguistics at the University of Glasgow. His research, funded by the Carnegie Trust, investigates language use and language attitudes in Malawian universities. Since 2014, he has been a Director of the Scotland Malawi Partnership.

Teesa Bahana

Teesa Bahana is Director of 32º East | Ugandan Arts Trust. The organization was founded for the creation and exploration of contemporary Ugandan art, and through her work, she seeks to create dynamic cultural exchange opportunities throughout the region and to offer resources for artists and arts practitioners within Uganda and beyond.  www.ugandanartstrust.org

Anthony Kadoma

Anthony Kadoma is a Social Change and Community Development Specialist with a Masters of Arts Degree in Applied Community Change and Peacebuilding (October 2013) from Future Generations Graduate School WV USA and a Bachelors Degree of Adult and Community Education 2nd Class Upper Division (2006) from Makerere University Kampala, Uganda. Since 2007 Anthony has hadContinue reading Anthony Kadoma

Samir Halliru

Samir Halliru is a lecturer in the Department of Adult Education and Community Services, Bayero University, Kano (BUK) Nigeria. Samir holds a Diploma in Public and Private Law (HUK Polytechnic), B.Ed. Adult Education and Community Development (BUK), M.ED Community Development (BUK), MSC Adult and Continuing Education (University of Glasgow, UK) and is a final yearContinue reading Samir Halliru

Grace Awosanmi

Grace Awosanmi is currently a doctoral student in the Department of Crop Production and Protection, Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife. Grace has managed different research and collaborative projects for the Seed Science and Technology Research Laboratory at Obafemi Awolowo University. These include Darwin Initiative Research on Community Tree Seeds (DIRECTS) (2006-2010); Collaborative Project between ObafemiContinue reading Grace Awosanmi

Dr Nader Karimi

Nader Karimi is a lecturer at School of Engineering, University of Glasgow. He is an energy scientist and engineer with almost fifteen years of research experience. Nader completed his PhD at University of Melbourne, Australia in 2009 and subsequently worked as a postdoctoral researcher at Darmstadt University of Technology in Germany and University of CambridgeContinue reading Dr Nader Karimi

Dr Neil Munro

Neil Munro holds a BA (combined honours) in Chinese and Russian (Queensland, 1990) and a PhD in public policy from University of Strathclyde (2004). He has a comparative interest in participation in governance in post-communist and developing societies and has published on a wide range of themes ranging from acceptance of bureaucratic norms through national identity, regimeContinue reading Dr Neil Munro


Using different knowledge, SFA partner Reagan Kandole founded a Waste Management Education Project “ECOaction” where he engages the youth and the community in handling waste Vision Statement: An empowered and responsible society where citizens live in harmony with their environment, while sustainably creating new job opportunities for the most marginalized urban youth and women throughContinue reading ECOaction

Africa in Motion (AiM)

Africa in Motion (AiM) is an annual African film festival, taking place in Scotland, consisting of film screenings and complementary events. It was founded by SFA partner Dr Lizelle Bisschoff. Now in its twelfth year, AiM brings the best of African cinema to Scotland—making it possible for Scottish audiences to engage with African stories and industryContinue reading Africa in Motion (AiM)

Art & Global Health Center Africa (ArtGlo)

The Art & Global Health Center Africa (ArtGlo) fosters creative leadership and implements innovative, arts-based, health-oriented programmes that inspire and mobilise. We believe in the transformative power of the arts to facilitate experiential learning, strengthen communities and foster empathy and cross-cultural understanding. Our vision is to serve as an “incubator” for arts-based approaches to actionableContinue reading Art & Global Health Center Africa (ArtGlo)

32° East | Ugandan Arts Trust

32° East | Ugandan Arts Trust is an independent non-profit organisation, focused on the creation and exploration of contemporary art in Uganda. Our multi-purpose resource centre is based in the capital city Kampala and includes studios, accommodation for artists in residence, a contemporary art library, computers & editing suites, meeting areas and outdoor workshop space.Continue reading 32° East | Ugandan Arts Trust

TRENDS2017 | Between Cities and the Rural: The Role of Universities in Developing our Societies

Reflection on Conference Attendance Conference Name:          TRENDS2017 Location & Date:              Pretoria, South Africa – October 17-19 2017 Paper Presented:             A Cross-disciplinary Approach to Locating Human Wildlife Interaction in the Mmadinare Region of Botswana Authors:             Continue reading TRENDS2017 | Between Cities and the Rural: The Role of Universities in Developing our Societies

Art House Africa

Art House Africa is an artistic initiative by SFA partner Elson Kambalu based in  Lilongwe, Malawi. It was established in 2005 with the purposes of serving as a hub for artists. The organization also works as an employment bureau for artists. The organization was founded after realizing that there is no formal structure of information channelsContinue reading Art House Africa


Sustainable Futures in Africa is delighted to partner with Abundance, a non-profit organization working towards creating better lives for humans and caring for nature. Abundance, an organisation based in Malawi and founded by SFA Partner Deepa Pullanikkatil, has collaborated with the research team currently conducting the research trials in Malawi.  Abundance started in Malawi in 2016Continue reading Abundance

Telling Stories about Community Development; Why “Abundance” takes an integrated development approach

Written by Deepa Pullanikkatil Post Doctoral Fellow, Rhodes University Founder, Abundance “A world of abundance, where there is plenty for humans and where nature is thriving”, is the vision of our non-profit organization in Malawi called “Abundance”. We have often been critiqued to be an organization that is focusing on too many things. “So, whatContinue reading Telling Stories about Community Development; Why “Abundance” takes an integrated development approach

Ms Kellen Aganyira

Ms Kellen Aganyira is a PhD Research Fellow at Makerere University, Uganda undertaking research on community engagement in Payment for Ecosystem Services (PES) programs In Uganda’s forestry sector. Previously Ms Aganyira has been an Assistant Lecturer completing both teaching and research in environmental education for the BA in Adult and Community Education. Kellen is aContinue reading Ms Kellen Aganyira

Dr Alex Okot

Dr Alex Okot completed his formal education in this school of Social Sciences, St. Thomas University, Rome, Italy. Dr Okot is a lecturer at the Kampala International University (SWASA) and Makerere University at the Department of Adult and Community Education where he is the Coordinator of the MSc Programme in the Department of Adult andContinue reading Dr Alex Okot

Dr Brian Barrett

Brian Barrett is a lecturer at the School of Geographical & Earth Sciences at the University of Glasgow. His main research interests are in the use of remote sensing for monitoring, modelling and understanding environmental change across multiple spatial and temporal scales. He uses data acquired from in-situ, aerial and spaceborne sensors to deliver new insightsContinue reading Dr Brian Barrett

Joseph Watuleke

Joseph Watuleke is an Assistant Lecturer at Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda and a PhD candidate in Educational Management (With Bias in ePedagogy in Higher Education). Joseph worked at the University of Agder, Kristiansand  Norway where he secured his MSc in Development Management and continued to support the International  Research Conference on Climate Change and Security at  Cross-Roads.Continue reading Joseph Watuleke

Dr Vincent B. Muwanika

Dr Vincent B. Muwanika is an Associate Professor and holds a PhD in Evolutionary & Conservation biology. He has vast experience in training and research in sustainable natural resources utilization especially Biological resources both wild and on-farm biodiversity. His current research is focused on seeking to understand and explain processes that drive diversification in aContinue reading Dr Vincent B. Muwanika

Dr Charles Masembe

Dr Charles Masembe is a veterinarian, molecular geneticist, and Associate Professor, with teaching and research experience in molecular genetics, diagnostics, evolution and epidemiology of important diseases of domestic animals, mainly Foot-and-Mouth Disease, African swine fever, and pathogen discovery. He has an MSc in Environment and Natural Resources Management (Makerere University), a PhD in Molecular PopulationContinue reading Dr Charles Masembe

Dr Masego Ayo Mpotokwane

Dr Masego Ayo Mpotokwane received his Ph.D. in Environmental Science from the University of Stirling. Since 2014 Dr. Mpotokwane has been working as a lecturer at the University of Botswana. Dr Mpotokwane has been involved in the project “Management and Policy Options for the Sustainable Development of Communal Rangelands and their Communities in Southern Africa”. Among hisContinue reading Dr Masego Ayo Mpotokwane

Prof. Sola Ajayi

Prof. Sola Ajayi is an agricultural scientist with more than 20 years research and management experience in Nigeria, South Africa, Austria, Germany and United Kingdom. Prof. Ajayi has vast research and industry experience in seed industry development and agricultural policy dialogue. He has published widely on seed science and technology, crop field agronomy with aContinue reading Prof. Sola Ajayi

Dr Olekae Tsompi Thakadu

Dr Olekae Tsompi Thakadu is a Senior Research Scholar (Environmental Communication & Education) at the University of Botswana, Okavango Research Institute. Formerly a civil servant in Botswana, Thakadu specialised on outreach and mobilization strategies for civic engagement of local communities through CBNRM programs. Thakadu completed his PhD in Communication Studies from the University of Florida,Continue reading Dr Olekae Tsompi Thakadu

Ms Kyauta Giwa

Ms Kyauta Giwa is an Agriculturalist and has vast experience in gender, agricultural Extension and Management work. Before joining Women Environmental Programme (WEP), she has worked in several capacities including being an Executive Director of one of the community focused leading national organizations in Nigeria for over 7 years. With over 12 years’ experience workingContinue reading Ms Kyauta Giwa

Prof. Oitshepile MmaB Modise

Prof. Oitshepile MmaB Modise holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Adult Education with a major specialisation in human resource development. Her PhD training was attained from the Florida State University in the United States of America. At Masters level, her training was on Continuing and Vocational Education. Dr Modise has more than 30 years ofContinue reading Prof. Oitshepile MmaB Modise

Prof. Rebecca Nthogo Lekoko

Prof Lekoko has been educated in Botswana, Canada and USA, first as a teacher trainer then an adult educator. She graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a Doctor of Education in Adult Education, specializing in community development. Her professional practices weave together diverse and pertinent issues pertaining to community development such as education for empowerment,Continue reading Prof. Rebecca Nthogo Lekoko

Prof. Daniel Haydon

Prof. Daniel Haydon is the Director of Institute/Professor of Population Ecology and Epidemiology at the University of Glasgow and an elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. His research interest surrounds quantitative modelling of ecological and epidemiological processes. Ongoing research projects include ‘African Bioservices: Linking biodiversity, ecosystem functions and services in the Serengeti-Mara Region,Continue reading Prof. Daniel Haydon

Dr. Hannington Bananuka Twine

Hannington Bananuka Twine is currently working as a Lecturer in the School of Distance and Lifelong Learning at Makerere University, Uganda. I hold a PhD in Education (Adult and Community Education) from the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa and a Masters degree in the same field from Florida A&M University, USA. I also hold aContinue reading Dr. Hannington Bananuka Twine

Molly Gilmour

After graduating from Dublin City University with a BA (Hons) in Contemporary Culture and Society, Molly completed her MSc in Sociology Migration and Ethnic Studies at the University of Amsterdam. Molly’s specific area of interest is in health care accessibility, for which she has written papers on undocumented migrants in Amsterdam and their access toContinue reading Molly Gilmour

Dixon Olutade Torimiro (PhD)

Dixon Olutade Torimiro (PhD) is a Professor of Agricultural Extension and Rural Sociology in the Faculty of Agriculture, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria. He also had both teaching and research experience in Botswana as a Professor of Agricultural Extension. Dixon’s major research activities have been focusing on children/ youth studies in rural communities and extensionContinue reading Dixon Olutade Torimiro (PhD)

Bonnie Slade

Bonnie Slade is the Programme Leader for the International Master in Adult Education for Social Change (Erasmus Mundus) and Co-Director of Postgraduate Taught Programmes at the University of Glasgow.  I am interested in how adult education, across a variety of contexts (workplace, higher education, community) can work as a tool for social change and individualContinue reading Bonnie Slade

Boyson Henry Z. Moyo

Boyson Henry Z. Moyo is a Senior Lecturer at Bunda Campus at the Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources. He teaches courses Agriculture and Environment, Environmental Management and Indigenous Knowledge for Agriculture and Natural Resources. Moyo is an agricultural, development and environment expert with research interests in development, environmental management, and sustainable agriculture. MoyoContinue reading Boyson Henry Z. Moyo

Kevin Aanyu (PhD)

Kevin Aanyu (PhD) is a lecturer at the Department of Geology and Petroleum Studies (College of Natural Sciences, Makerere University). My PhD study, done at the Johannes-Gutenberg University in Mainz-Germany, involved investigating the role of fault distribution and kinematics in the uplift of rift flanks around the Rwenzori mountains, which are located within the westernContinue reading Kevin Aanyu (PhD)

Stewart Paul

Stewart Paul is an energetic, enthusiastic and a highly motivated young leader, with relevant knowledge, skills and capacity in planning and facilitating various initiatives for socio-economic as well as behavioural change in the society. He has a Bachelor of Social Science degree (Psychology) obtained from University of Malawi, Chancellor College. He is working as secretaryContinue reading Stewart Paul

Building Connections: Community-Based Environmental Sustainability in Southern Africa

On the 15 and 16 of December 2016 an International Symposium was hosted at the University of Glasgow, funded by the ESRC.  Building Connections: Community-Based Environmental Sustainability in Southern Africa. The event was organised and run by the University of Glasgow scholars, Dr. Mia Perry (School of Education), and Prof. Deborah Dixon of (Geographical and EarthContinue reading Building Connections: Community-Based Environmental Sustainability in Southern Africa

Mia Perry

Mia Perry is a Senior Lecturer in Community Development and Adult Education in the School of Education at the University of Glasgow. Mia’s research centers upon issues of contemporary cultural practices, social arts and arts education, and community and public pedagogies. Mia is particularly interested in the relationship between environmental scientific innovation and public and indigenous knowledge and practices.Continue reading Mia Perry

Neil Burnside

Dr. Neil Burnside is a Research Associate within the School of Engineering at the University of Glasgow. He is an applied geoscientist with a strong track record in tackling geoenergy engineering challenges and has published articles on a range of earth science disciplines such as geochemistry, hydrology, geomorphology, structural geology and environmental science. He hasContinue reading Neil Burnside

Rwenzori Mountains, Albertine Rift System, Uganda

Understanding the structure, permeability and activity of faults in and around the Rwenzori mountains, Albertine rift system, Uganda. 1Daniel Koehn, 2Kevin Aanyu, 1Allan Hollinsworth, 1Roderick Brown, 2Andreas Schuman 1School of Geographical and Earth Sciences, University of Glasgow, UK 2Department of Geology and Petroleum Studies    Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda The East African Rift System (EARS)Continue reading Rwenzori Mountains, Albertine Rift System, Uganda

Daniel Koehn

My research focus is structural geology and tectonics as well as pattern formation in geological systems. I work on a large range of length and time scales and use field observations, numerical simulations and experiments for my research. More specifically I work on projects related to fracturing, fluid flow and fracture sealing, hydrofracturing, Flow andContinue reading Daniel Koehn

Deepa Pullanikkatil (PhD)

A bored Civil Engineer turned happy environmentalist, Deepa has lived in Tanzania, Lesotho, India, Malawi, Swaziland and South Africa. Her PhD was on Ecosystem Services of a river catchment in Malawi and she has worked in environmental projects including climate change adaptation. She has contributed as author to the State of Environment Report of MalawiContinue reading Deepa Pullanikkatil (PhD)