Dr. Robert Maponga

Dr Robert MapongaName : Dr. Robert Maponga
Dept : Geography
Email : rbmaponga@gmail.com
Phone : +263772390035/+263714033880/+27845403309/+27815227565


  •  PhD Environmental Management (current study) University of Johannesburg
  • Masters in Environmental Policy and Planning (UZ)
  • BA Hons Geography (UZ)
  • Bachelor of Education (UZ)
  • Certificate in Education (UZ)

Publications refereed journals:

  1.  Maponga, R., Ahmed F. & Mushore, D. T. (2017): Remote sensing-based assessment of veld fire trends in multiple interwoven land tenure systems in Zimbabwe, Geocarto International, DOI: 10.1080/10106049.2017.1289557
  2.  Mudavanhu, C., Zinyandu, T., Mudavanhu, N., Mazorodze, S., Chinyanganya, T.P, Manyani, A., Maponga, R., Pedzisai, E., Phiri, S. (2013). Smallholder gardening as a sustainable livelihood strategy in Chikwanda communal lands, Gutu, Zimbabwe. Global Advanced Research Journal of Peace, Gender and Development Studies, 2(1), 1-13.
  3. Maponga R., Mutemaringa, R. and Murwendo, D. (2010) Baobab, (Adansonia Digitata); A Fallback Source of Livelihood in Semi-Arid Rushinga Area (Zimbabwe), Zimbabwe Geographical Journal of Research, volume 3 # 1
  4. Maponga R. and Mudimu J. (2007) The Use of Indigenous Knowledge in Sustainable Utilisation of Forestry and Land Resources in Musana Communal Lands, Bindura, Journal for Sustainable Development in Africa, no. 9 vol 2, pages 1-14

Publication Non refereed:

  1. Maponga, R. (2003) Valuing the Environment, Geographical Education Magazine (GEM) volume 26 p 53 – 57, Geographical Association of Zimbabwe (GAZ)

Papers Presented at International Conferences

  1.  Maponga R. and Ahmed F. ‘An Assessment of Veld Fire Patterns in Interwoven Land Tenure Systems in Mazowe District, Zimbabwe,’ 11th Biannual AARSE Conference, Hotel Africana, Kampala, Uganda, 24-28 October 2016
  2.  Maponga R. and Ahmed F. ‘An Assessment of Veld Fire Risk Control in Bindura District, Zimbabwe,’ 2nd Biannual Conference of the Southern Africa Society for Disaster Reduction, Safari Hotel and Conference Centre, Windhoek, Namibia, 6 – 8 October 2014

Community Service

  • Environmental Impact Assessment for community projects

Professional affiliation:

  • Member of African Association of Remote Sensing of the Environment (AARSE)