David Kafwamba

Department of Geography and Environmental Studies
Lecturer II

David Kafwamba teaches topics around environmental change, development, migration and environmental governance. He is currently the coordinator for the Bachelor of Science in Environment and Natural Resources Management at the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies. David holds a Bachelor of Arts (with Education) Degree from the University of Zambia in Zambia and a Master of Science Degree from the University of Reading in the United Kingdom.

Research Interests

David's research interests centre on human-environment interrelationships: how they are imagined, practiced, and represented in policy. His areas of focus include land tenure, environmental and natural resource governance, environment and migration, environmental sustainability and more-than-human geographies.

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Book Chapters

 Mfune, O. & Kafwamba, D. (2018) “Policy, land use and livelihood interplay in customary areas in Zambia: The Case of smallholders in Chongwe”, Contemporary Customary Land Issues in Africa, Cornell Publishers

Kafwamba, D. (2018) “Emerging land markets and the ‘custodians’ of a fleeting land resource: Perspectives from rural Zambia”, Contemporary Customary Land Issues in Africa, Cornell Publishers

 Peer-Reviewed Journal Publications

Umar, B. B., Chisola, M. N., Mushili, B.M., Kunda-Wamuwi, C. F., Kafwamba, D., Garikai Membele, G.,Imasiku, E.N.S. (2021) "Load-shedding in Kitwe, Zambia: Effects and implications on household and local economies", Development Southern Africahttps://doi.org/10.1080/0376835X.2020.1870934.

Chitonge, H., Mfune, O., Kafwamba, D. & Kajoba, G. (2017) "Hybrid land markets: monetarised customary land transactions in Zambia", Canadian Journal of African Studies / Revue canadienne des études africaines, 51:1, 123-143, DOI: 10.1080/00083968.2017.1303389

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