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Amon Murwira

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Amon Murwira
Born
Education
  • Ph.D. in Geo-Information Science (GIS, RS)
  • MSc in Environmental Systems Analysis and Monitoring
  • BA Honours in Geography
Alma mater

Professor Dr. Amon Murwira is the Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development, in the Government of the Republic of Zimbabwe..[1][2].

Education[edit | edit source]

He has an earned Ph.D. in Geo-Information Science (GIS, RS) for environmental systems analysis and monitoring from the Wageningen University and International Institute for Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC, Netherlands), MSc in Environmental Systems Analysis and Monitoring (ITC, Netherlands[3] and BA Honours in Geography (UZ, Zimbabwe)[4]

Political Career[edit | edit source]

Amon Murwira held two positions prior to his appointment as Minister:

  • Lecturer and Chair in the Department of Geography and Environmental Science at the University of Zimbabwe (UZ) (1998-2017)
  • Ecologist in the Department of Natural Resources at then the Ministry of Environment and Tourism, Zimbabwe (1994-1998).

Academic Career[edit | edit source]

Amon Murwira is a geography professor with expertise in applying Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Remote Sensing (RS) and Global Positioning Systems (GPS) to generate answers and solutions to environmental monitoring and environmental management problems. His published research dwells on the application of GIS, Remote sensing and GPS in land, agriculture and forestry spatial information acquisition and management, environmental systems analysis and monitoring, climate change vulnerability and adaptation assessment, and environmental impact assessment[5]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "President Mnangagwa announces new cabinet". 1 December 2017. Retrieved 20 January 2018. 
  2. "Congratulations Honourable Professor Amon Murwira". 5 December 2017. Retrieved 28 February 2018. 
  3. "ITC alumnus Amon Murwira appointed Minister in Zimbabwe". 1 December 2017. Retrieved 20 January 2018. 
  4. "University of Zimbabwe Homepage". Retrieved 20 January 2018. 
  5. "A. Murwira". ResearchGate. Retrieved 20 January 2018. 

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