Dr Admire Mutsa Nyamwanza
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Dr Admire Nyamwanza is a Research Specialist in the Inclusive Economic Development (IED) division of the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC). His research focus revolves around climate change adaptation, livelihoods, food and nutrition security and rural development. His research is informed mainly by social resilience as well as political economy theories.
He has primary fieldwork experience in Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Namibia, South Africa and to a limited extent, Zambia and Mozambique. Since joining the HSRC in August 2016, Admire has worked on various projects involving national government departments and entities in South Africa such as the Department of Environmental Affairs, Department of Agriculture, Department of Social Development, the National Development Agency among others. His international project experience includes the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) and the Wellcome Trust.
Admire joined the HSRC from the University of Cape Town's African Climate and Development Institute (ACDI) where he was a Researcher from 2013 to 2016, working on various climate change projects mainly focused on climate change adaptation, climate information services, knowledge systems informing climate action as well as farmer needs in the context of climate change in Africa. He was also a part-time lecturer in the Department of Sociology, University of Cape Town between 2014 and 2016.
Admire has a Master of Sociology and Social Anthropology from the University of Zimbabwe, and a PhD in Development Policy and Management from the University of Manchester, U.K.
Admire's publications include several journal articles, book chapters, research reports, newspaper articles and conference papers. Some of these can be accessed on: https://scholar.google.co.za/citations?user=KTDjNnYAAAAJ&hl=en
Advancing a Human Development Approach to Climate Resilience Through Local Knowledge and Rural Innovation in South Africa
Supporting the Development and Implementation of Food Security and Nutrition Plan for South Africa_FAO