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Dr. Tafadzwa Chevo


Doctor of Philosophy in Sociology, Rhodes University, 2017. Masters of Science in Urban Management and Development, Erasmus University Rotterdam, 2010. Masters of Science in Sociology and Anthropology, University of Zimbabwe, 2008. Bachelors in Sociology, University of Zimbabwe, 2003.

Academic Appointments:

Senior Lecturer

Research Interests:

Resilience in Urban and Rural Areas, Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation, Food and Nutrition Interventions, Livelihoods, Mixed Methods, and Multidisciplinary Research. Sociological and Anthropological Epistemology and Theory, Pierre Bourdieu's Sociology, Urban Sociology

Faculty: Social And Behavioural Sciences
Department: Department of Demography Settlement & Development
Research Category: Population Studies

Dr Tafadzwa Chevo is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Demography Settlement and Development at the University of Zimbabwe as well as a Research Associate at Rhodes University’s Institute of Zimbabwean Studies. He obtained his PhD from Rhodes University’s Sociology Department and two Masters Degrees in Urban Social Development from Erasmus University and Sociology & Social Anthropology from the University of Zimbabwe. For his doctoral research, Tafadzwa combined qualitative and quantitative methodologies in a diachronic and synchronic study of livelihood practices to obtain insights on agency, marginality and territorial stigmatisation. Tafadzwa has more than twelve years of experience in design and management of programs and projects combined with research interests and advisory expertise in building resilience in rural and urban localities, climate change, livelihood practices, poverty and the impact of policies and interventions. Tafadzwa has worked and consulted for several organisations which include ZRBF/UNDP, RWI-Sweden, CIP-Kenya, IES, UNICEF, UNESCO, Practical Action and ZNANGO.

Phone: +263 24 303211 ext 14007

1.Chevo, T. (2021). Informality, Marginality and the State: A Case Study of Low-Income Households in Budiriro, Harare Zimbabwe. In E. Etieyibo, O. Katsaura & M. Musemwa, (Eds.), Africa’s Radicalisms and Conservatisms (pp. 217-234).Leiden: Brill.
2.Mudege, N. N., Mwanga, R. O., Mdege, N., Chevo, T., & Abidin, P. E. (2018). Scaling up of sweetpotato vine multiplication technologies in Phalombe and Chikwawa districts in Malawi: A gender analysis. NJAS-Wageningen Journal of Life Sciences, 85, 1-9.
3.Chevo, T. (2018). Livelihood strategies in Harare: the case of low-income households in Budiriro. In: K. Helliker, M. Chiweshe & S. Bhatasara, (Eds.), The Political Economy of Livelihoods in Contemporary Zimbabwe (pp.42-56). London: Routledge.
4.Mudege, N. N., Chevo, T., Nyekanyeka, T., Kapalasa, E., & Demo, P. (2016). Gender norms and access to extension services and training among potato farmers in Dedza and Ntcheu in Malawi. The Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, 22(3), 291-305.
5.Mdege, N. D., Chevo, T., & Toner, P. (2016). Perceptions of current and potential public health involvement of pharmacists in developing nations: The case of Zimbabwe. Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy, 12(6), 876-884.
6.Mudege, N. N., Nyekanyeka, T., Kapalasa, E., Chevo, T., & Demo, P. (2015). Understanding collective action and women's empowerment in potato farmer groups in Ntcheu and Dedza in Malawi. Journal of Rural Studies, 42, 91-101.
7.Moyo, S., Mhloyi, M., Chevo, T., & Rusinga, O. (2015). Men's attitudes: A hindrance to the demand for voluntary medical male circumcision–A qualitative study in rural Mhondoro-Ngezi, Zimbabwe. Global public health, 10(5-6), 708-720.
8.Mudege, N. N., Kapalasa, E., Chevo, T., Nyekanyeka, T., & Demo, P. (2015). Gender norms and the marketing of seeds and ware potatoes in Malawi. Journal of Gender, Agriculture and Food Security, 1(2), 18-41.
9.Mudege, N. N., Nyekanyeka, T., Kapalasa, E., Chevo, T., & Demo, P. (2015). Understanding collective action and women's empowerment in potato farmer groups in Ntcheu and Dedza in Malawi. Journal of Rural Studies, 42, 91-101.
10.Bhatasara, S., Chevo, T., & Changadeya, T. (2013). An exploratory study of male adolescent sexuality in Zimbabwe: The case of adolescents in Kuwadzana extension, Harare. Journal of Anthropology, 2013, 1-11.
11.Chevo, T. (2013). Agricultural change and the Tonga.In:  L. Cliggett & V Bond, (Eds.), Tonga timeline: appraising sixty years of multidisciplinary research in Zambia and Zimbabwe (pp. 267-279). Lusaka: Limbani Trust Publishers.
12.Chevo, T., & Bhatasara, S. (2012). HIV and AIDS programmes in Zimbabwe: implications for the health system. International Scholarly Research Notices, 2012, 1-11.
13.Madhekeni, A., Zhou, G., & Chevo, T. (2012). Sector wide approach in health: Policy response and framework in Zimbabwe. Journal of Public Administration and Governance 2(1).

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