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

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 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. Dr Barrett’s 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 newContinue 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

Kyauta Giwa

Ms Kyauta Giwa is an agriculturalist with vast experience in gender, agricultural extension and management work. Before joining Women Environmental Programme (WEP), she has worked as the Executive Director of the community focused leading national organizations in Nigeria. Ms Kyauta Giwa has more than 12 years of experience working within the NGO sector and onContinue reading 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. He holds 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; a Postgraduate Diploma in ComputerContinue reading Dr Hannington Bananuka Twine

Molly Gilmour

Molly is a interdisciplinary Doctoral Researcher at the University of Glasgow. Molly’s specific area of interest is in health care accessibility, for which she has written papers on undocumented migrants in urban settings. Continue reading Molly Gilmour

Dr Dixon Olutade Torimiro

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 has 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 extension vis-à-visContinue reading Dr Dixon Olutade Torimiro

Dr 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. She is 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 Dr Bonnie Slade

Dr 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 has obtained his PhD from the University of Glasgow, and holds MSc in Environmental Science form the Greenwich University,Continue reading Dr Boyson Henry Z. Moyo

Dr Kevin Aanyu

Kevin Aanyu (PhD) is a lecturer at the Department of Geology and Petroleum Studies (College of Natural Sciences, Makerere University). Her PhD study, done at the Johannes-Gutenberg University in Mainz-Germany, involves 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 Dr Kevin Aanyu

Stewart Paul

Stewart Paul has a Bachelor of Social Science degree (Psychology) obtained from University of Malawi. He volunteers as secretary for Abundance – a non-profit organization working towards creating better lives for people and caring for the environment in Malawi. Stewart is also Project Coordinator of Let’s Develop Malawi (LEDEMA), a youth focused organization which strivesContinue 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

Dr Neil Burnside

Neil is a Lord Kelvin Adam Smith Research Fellow in the School of Engineering. He works on sustainable and socially responsible development of energy and water resources. 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 asContinue reading Dr 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

Dr Daniel Koehn

Dr Koehn’s research focus is structural geology and tectonics as well as pattern formation in geological systems. He works on a large range of length and time scales and use field observations, numerical simulations and experiments for his research. More specifically he works on projects related to fracturing, fluid flow and fracture sealing, hydrofracturing, FlowContinue reading Dr Daniel Koehn

Dr Deepa Pullanikkatil

A bored Civil Engineer turned happy environmentalist, Deepa has lived in Tanzania, Lesotho, India, Malawi, Swaziland and South Africa.  She has a PhD in Environmental Science from North West University, South Africa and is a LEAD Fellow (Cohort 19). Her research interests are ecosystem services for poverty alleviation and climate change adaptation work. She hasContinue reading Dr Deepa Pullanikkatil