Monday, May 16, 2011

ORI staff on the move.

ORI Senior Research Scholar, Dr.Barbara Ntombi Ngwenya has recently been promoted to Associate Professor. A graduate of the University of Michigan’s School of Social Work, Prof. Ngwenya taught in the Department of Social Work, University of Botswana prior to joining the Institute in 2003 as a cultural anthropologist specializing in natural resource management and conservation of the Okavango and other regional wetlands. Additional responsibilities have included the supervision of both local and international undergraduate and graduate students.Prof Ngwenya has also published extensively in the areas of sustainable rural livelihoods and development, HIV/AIDS, poverty and food (in) security, community based natural resources management and indigenous knowledge systems and environment. She has presented over 45 research results to the academic community and policy makers around the world including Australia, Canada, USA, Portugal, Italy, Thailand, Korea, Uganda, Malawi, Swaziland and Botswana.Congratulations Prof Ngwenya!

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