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Shakespear Mudombi

Affiliateship: 2020-2024

Cohort 5

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Geological, Environmental, Earth & Space Sciences


Shakespear Mudombi holds a PhD in Environmental Management from the University of South Africa, a Collaborative MSc in Agricultural & Applied Economics from the University of Zimbabwe (electives at University of Pretoria) and a BSc honours in Agricultural Economics from the University of Zimbabwe.

He is a researcher with interest in multi-disciplinary issues including green economy; climate change; sustainable development; agriculture; environment; water and sanitation; value chains and industrial policy; SMMEs, ICTs; and science, technology and innovation. He has experience in research, monitoring, evaluation, project management, data analysis including GIS applications, programming, big data, and systems analysis.

Shakespear Mudombi currently works as a Sustainable Growth Economist at the Trade and Industrial Policy Strategies (TIPS) based in Pretoria, South Africa. Previously, he worked as a Post-doctoral researcher at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), working on an ESPA funded research project assessing biofuel impacts on ecosystem services, human wellbeing and poverty alleviation in Sub-Saharan Africa. He also worked as an NRF SARCHi PhD research fellow based at the Institute for Economic Research on Innovation (IERI) at Tshwane University of Technology. 

In 2014, Shakespear attended the Bergen Summer Research School held at the University of Bergen in Norway. In 2012-2013, he was part of the Southern Africa Young Scientists Summer Program (SA-YSSP) hosted by the University of Free State in conjunction with IIASA, DST, and NRF. In 2012, he participated in the GLOBELICS PhD Academy on Innovation and Economic Development held at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.