Dr. Stephens M. Kambani

Department of Mining Engineering
Senior Lecturer

Academic Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. (Mineral Economics), Montan University, Leoben, Austria
  • M.Eng. (Mineral Economics), McGill University, Canada.    
  • B.Min.Sc. (Mining Engineering), University of Zambia
  • Certificate in Commercial Gemmology, Idar-Oberstein, Germany.
  • Certificate in Introduction to Gemmology, Idar-Oberstein, Germany.
  • Certificate in Practical Gemmology, Idar-Oberstein, Germany.

From 1993 to date, I have been involved research, teaching and consultancy. The major focus of my non-academic work experience has been on the provision of consultancy services to various organisations including the Zambian Government, the World Bank, European Union (EU) and the United Nations Development Programme. For instance, I was the lead consultant in the development of the Mining Chapter of the Fifth National Development Plan (GRZ). The other significant contribution I have made is towards the growth of small scale mining in Zambia through consultancies ranging from training, extension services to business proposals for funding purposes. Currently, I am serving as a Vice Chairperson of the Petroleum Technical Committee at the Ministry of Mines, Water and Energy. I am also a member on the Technical Committee of the National Pensions Scheme Authority (NAPSA).

Academic work experience has included teaching of mineral economics to both under-graduate and postgraduate students. I am also involved in mineral resource policy research and published widely on small-scale mining in general. 

At corporate level involvement, I was the Board Chairperson for MKP Mining Corporation and a Board Member of Commercial Capital Corporation (CCC). MKP mining was involved in mining investments while CCC operated a Money Transfer subsidiary under Cash for Africa and also provided micro-credit loans to business.

Served as Dean of the School of Mines from 2004-2010. Currently, I am the Head of Mining Engineering Department in the School of Mines at the University of Zambia.

  1. Chisakulo, E, Kambani S., (2017), “Competitiveness Evaluation of the Zambian Mine Taxation System”.
  2. Mwamba G, Kambani S ((2017), “Study to Review Benefits Beyond Direct Mine Taxes in Zambia”. IJRDO- Journal of Business Management, Vol.3, No. 8, 2017. ISSN: 2455-6661
  3. Chisakulo, E, Kambani S., (2016), “A review of Challenges Facing Mine Taxation in Zambia based on Mining Sector Characteristics”. Zambian Journal of Chemical Engineering (ZJChemE), Vol.4, No. 1&2, 2016, ISSN: 2223-5019, pp.15-31.
  4. Kambani S., (2004), “Status of rare-earths in Zambia”. Proceedings of International Workshop on Resource Science and Engineering of rare metals, August 25-27, 2004, Akita University, Japan.
  5. Kambani S., (2003), “Small-scale mining and Cleaner Production issues in Zambia”.
  6. International Journal of Cleaner Production, Vol. 11, No. 2, pp.141-146. Elsevier Science Press.
  7. Kambani S., (2003), “Illegal mining and marketing; The Socio-economic Impacts of Artisanal and Small-scale Mining in Developing Countries”. Edited by Gavin M. Hilson, ISBN: 90 580 9615 7, A.A.Balkema Publishers. A World Bank publication.
  8. Kambani S., (2003), “Small-scale Mining in Zambia”. The Socio-economic Impacts of Artisanal and Small-scale Mining in Developing Countries. Edited by Gavin M. Hilson, ISBN: 90 580 9615 7, A.A.Balkema Publishers. A World Bank publication.
  9. Kambani S., (2002), “Analysis of Demand for Gemstones”. Zambian Journal of Applied Earth Sciences, Vol. 15 No.1, pp.114-122. ISSN 1010-5913.
  10. Kambani S, (2002), Approaches to Sustainable Environmental Management by Small-       scale Mining in Developing Countries. Proceedings of the 1st Botswana International      Conference on Mining. ISBN 999 12-950-6-2, pp.403-411. Printing and Publishing       Company (Pty) Ltd.
  11. Kambani S., (2000), “Policy and Strategy Options for Small-scale Mining Development in Zambia”. Minerals and Energy, 2000, Vol. 15, No. 3, pp.22-30.
  12. Kambani S., (1998), “The Social, Economic and Environmental Impact of Small-scale Mining in Developing Countries”. Proceedings of the International Conference on the Impact of Small-scale Mining on Environmental, Dar es Salaam, 28 September - 4 October, 1997. C.M Gruppen AB, Bromma, ISBN 91-630-6728-5.
  13. Kambani S., (1998), “Mine Evaluation Constraints of Gemstone Mining”.  Proceedings of 7th International Symposium on Mine Planning and Equipment Selection, Calgary, Canada, 6 - 9 October 1998. A.A. Balkema publishers.
  14. Kambani S., (1996), "Policy and Institutional Reforms for eradicating illegal trading of high unit value minerals". Proceedings of "Mining and Changing Environment" conference, Harare, 3-5 June 1996. Press Trust for Southern Africa, ISBN 0-7974-1626-9.
  15. Kambani S., (1996), "Major Issues in the Development of Industrial Minerals". Proceedings of the International Symposium on Industrial Minerals, 1995  International Conference on Industrial Minerals: Investment Opportunities in Southern Africa, 7-5 June, 1995, Lusaka. Published by Council for Geoscience. ISBN 1-875061-21-5.
  16. Kambani S., (1995), "The Declaration Problem of Gemstones, Diamonds and Gold by the artisanal and Small-scale Miners in Developing Countries". Natural Resources Forum, Vol. 19 No. 2 May, 1995, pp.107-112. Elsevier Science Ltd, Butterworth Heineman. A United Nations Journal.
  17. Kambani S. and Notstaller R., (1995), "Small-scale Mining in the Context of Economic Development". Berg- und Huttenmannische Monathefte Vol. 2/95, pp.115-119.
  18. Kambani S. and Kwendakwema N., (1995), "The Role of R&D in Economic Development". Proceedings of the Engineering Institution of Zambia Symposium on Research, Innovation and Manufacturing in Southern Africa, 25-26 August, 1995, Ndola. Published by EIZ.
  19. Kambani S. and Notstaller R., (1994), "Der Bergbau auf Edelstein - eine Betrachtung aus mineralwirtschaftlicher Sicht". Berg- und Huttenmannische Monathefte Vol. 2/94, pp.45-50.
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