Shakespear Mudombi joined TIPS in August 2016. He holds a PhD in Environmental Management from the University of South Africa, a Collaborative MSc in Agricultural & Applied Economics from the University of Zimbabwe (with electives done at University of Pretoria) and a BSc in Agricultural Economics from the University of Zimbabwe.
His interests include the green economy, sustainable growth and livelihoods, agricultural and rural development, environment, climate change, science, technology, and economics of innovation. Before joining TIPS he worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR). He also worked as an NRF SARCHi research fellow at the Institute for Economic Research on Innovation at Tshwane University of Technology.
In 2014, Shakespear attended the Bergen Summer Research School held at the University of Bergen in Norway. In 2012-2013, he attended the Southern Africa Young Scientists Summer Program (SA-YSSP) hosted by the University of Free State (a collaborative programme between the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (Austria), Department of Science and Technology, and National Research Foundation). In 2012, he also participated in the GLOBELICS PhD Academy on Innovation and Economic Development hosted by the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He has experience in data management and analysis including GIS applications. He has written and presented papers at various local and international conferences. Notable research experience includes co-investigating researcher in the START grants for Global Environmental Change Research in Africa. He was also awarded the Climate Change Innovation Research grant by the African Technology Policy Studies Network. He worked on an ESPA funded research project assessing biofuel impacts on ecosystem services, human wellbeing and poverty alleviation in Sub-Saharan Africa. He also worked as a research consultant on the Sub-Saharan Africa Challenge Program on Conservation Agriculture and Climate Change.