Hamisai Hamandawana

PhD (Environmental Science), University of Botswana; MSc (Environmental Science), University of Botswana; BA (Geography & History), University of Botswana; Diploma in Education, and Postgrad Dipl in Rural Dev Planning, University of Botswana
Telephone Number: 
+27 (0) 40 602 2737
Research Interests: 

His research interests are in the application of GIS and Remote Sensing to investigation of the natural and human dimensions of environmental change.


Hamisai Hamandawana is Professor in the Department of GIS & Remote Sensing, and a C3-NRF rated researcher. Prior to coming to Fort Hare, he taught Environmental Science at Gweru and Morgenster Teachers’ colleges in Zimbabwe, and GIS, Remote Sensing and Environmental studies at the University of Botswana. He was Head of North West University’s Department of Geography, and GeoInformatics Programme Manager for South Africa’s Agricultural Research Council. He has also served as Expert Reviewer of the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment Report and reviewer of papers for more than 20 international journals. He has reviewed and continues to review numerous research proposals for DST & NRF, and has chaired and co-chaired several national / internal conferences. He is also a development planner and educationist by profession with over 25 years of teaching experience in tertiary institutions. He has been a visiting scholar to the University of Glasgow and is an alumni of the Global Change System for Analysis, Research and Training (START). He is currently a member of the ACCESS Education Planning Committee, the African Association of Remote Sensing of the Environment (ARRSE), the Science and Technology Research Partnership for Sustainable Development (SATREPS), the International Science Advisory Board, the Research Cooperative for researchers, science writers, research editors, translators and publishers, and previous member of South Africa’s Committee on Geo-Spatial Information. For publications, please refer to his Google Scholar online profile: http://scholar.google.ca/citations?user=SkxrQRYAAAAJ&hl=en