Prof. Godwell Nhamo

Godwell Nhamo is a Full Professor and Exxaro Chair in Climate and Sustainability Transitions at the University of South Africa (UNISA). He is a NRF C-Rated researcher undertaking research in the fields of Climate Change Adaptation. Mitigation and Governance, Climate Change and Tourism, COVID-19 and Sustainable Development. Prof Nhamo has conceptualized and successfully completed 17 book projects (13 edited and 4 co-authored). He has published over 101 journal articles, and since 2013, graduated 11 PhDs and hosted 11 postdocs. Professor Nhamo has received many awards including: Unisa Chairperson of Council Award of Excellence in Overall Job Performance and Community Service (twice), Unisa Vice Chancellor Award of Research Excellence (thrice) and Unisa Prestigious External Research Award and Recognition (2018). In 2017 Prof Nhamo was recognized for the Rhodes University Distinguished Old Rhodian Award for having reached exceptional heights in his chosen career by maintaining excellence in the field and service to society. His most recent award is the 2021 NRF UNISA team Science Team Award. Prof Nhamo was also one of the four-member African Union High Level Panel drafting the Green Innovation Framework for the continent. Finally, Prof Nhamo is one of the experts for the Non-economic Losses (NELs) Group under the UNFCCC Warsaw International Mechanisms on Loss and Damage.


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