Disaster Risk Reduction and Development Consultant and African Research Fellow, Human Sciences Research Council, South Africa
Dr. Lunga holds a PhD in Development and Management (Disaster Studies) from North-West University, South Africa, as well as a MSc in Development Studies and a Diploma in Development and Disaster Management, both from the National University of Science and Technology (NUST), Bulawayo, Zimbabwe.
Dr. Lunga currently works as a Disaster Risk Reduction and Development Consultant and as an African Research Fellow at the Human Sciences Research Council in Pretoria, South Africa. Prior to this, he held multiple research, consulting and academic positions in South Africa, Zimbabwe and Mozambique, which inter alias included working as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow with the Africa Unit for Transdisciplinary Health Research at the North-West University, and as a Lecturer in Zimbabwe. Dr. Lunga’s research focuses on indigenous knowledge, cutting across disaster risk reduction, climate change, sustainability and humanitarianism, with an emphasis on the inclusion of indigenous knowledge in disaster reduction and health promotion policies in line with his belief that ‘local is lekker’. His research included the following main geographical areas: Mozambique, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, and Zimbabwe.