Noel Ndumeya
Dr Noel Ndumeya’s research field is the environmental history of Southern Africa, with an additional interest in land and agricultural history of the same region. He received his PhD from the Centre for Africa Studies at the University of the Free State in 2016. His thesis, titled ‘Acquisition, Ownership and Use of Natural Resources in South Eastern Zimbabwe, 1929-1969’, focused on how natural resources were acquired, owned, used and contested during colonial south-eastern Zimbabwe. Dr Ndumeya feels it is important to study the relationship between societies, institutions, and their interactions with the environment as this might help societies to understand the present human and environmental clashes, so as to provide insight about future developments.