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Moseki Motsholapheko joins DUWC as a Visiting Scholar

Moseki Motsholapheko, a Senior Research Scholar in Water Resources Management at the University of Botswana's Okavango Research Institute, has joined the Duke University Wetland Center as a Visiting Scholar.

His research focuses on the interface of human populations and the environment. He has most recently investigated effects of hydrology in the Okavango Delta on livelihoods and living conditions of the Delta's residents with the aim of finding approaches for ameliorating the impacts of flood-related shocks in the Delta.

Motsholapheko, who holds a Ph.D. from the University of Botswana, comes to the Wetland Center through the auspices of the Duke Africa Initiative, a faculty-led program that brings together scholars who have a shared interest, whether through research or programmatic activities, in the countries and cultures of the African continent.

Motsholapheko will be at Duke from March 22 through May 21, 2015.

Selected Publications

Motsholapheko, M.W., D.L. Kgathi, and C. Vanderpost. 2015. An assessment of adaptation planning for flood variability in the Okavango Delta, Botswana. Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change 20:221-239. DOI: 10.1007/s11027-013-9488-5.

Motsholapheko, M.W., D.L. Kgathi, and C. Vanderpost. 2012. Rural livelihood diversification: A household adaptive strategy against flood variability in the Okavango Delta, Botswana. Agrekon: Agricultural Economics Research, Policy and Practice in Southern Africa 51 (4):41-62. DOI: 10.1080/03031853.2012.741204.

March 25, 2015