Staff Profiles

Dr Reniko Gondo


Okavango Research Institute

Senior Research Scholar in Spatial Policy in Natural Resources Governance

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  • PhD (Natural Resources Management), UB, Botswana
  • MSc (Natural Resources Management), BUSE, Zimbabwe
  • BSc (Geography and Environmental Studies), ZOU, Zimbabwe
  • Diploma (Education), UZ, Zimbabwe
  • Diploma (Personnel Management), IPMZ, Zimbabwe

Reniko Gondo, a holder of a PhD degree from the University of Botswana, obtained his Msc. and Bsc. Degrees at Bindura University of Science Education and Zimbabwe Open University (Zimbabwe), respectively. He is a Senior Research Fellow at the Okavango Research Institute (ORI), University of Botswana (UB) in southern Africa. He worked as a Primary school teacher for six years and as a secondary school teacher of Geography up to Advanced level for ten years in Zimbabwe. He worked as a part-time lecturer for 10 years (Zimbabwe Open University) and for 3 years Bindura University of Science Education. He joined Okavango Research Institute, University of Botswana in February 2016. Dr.Reniko Gondo is a peer reviewer for journals published by Taylor & Francis, Springer and Elsevier.




1.Resources governance

2. Water Resources management and governance

3. Population flows

4.  Migration

5. Problems of Human settlements


  1. Gondo, R., Kolawole, O. D., & Mfundisi, K. B. (2023). Land use and land cover changes along the Boteti-Thamalakane River system in Ngamiland District, Botswana. Scientific African, 20, e01595.
  2. Gondo, R., & Kolawole, O. D. (2022). Household water access and COVID-19 in Karoi town, Zimbabwe. Scientific African16, e01145.
  3. Kolawole, O. D., Hambira, W. L., & Gondo, R. (2023). Agrotourism as peripheral and ultraperipheral community livelihoods diversification strategy: Insights from the Okavango Delta, Botswana. Journal of Arid Environments212, 104960.
  4. Gondo, R., Kolawole, O. D., Mbaiwa, J. E., & Motsholapheko, M. R. (2020). Demographic and socio-economic factors influencing water governance in the Okavango Delta, Botswana. Scientific African10, e00602.
  5. Chakuya, J., Gandiwa, E., Muboko, N., Muposhi, V. K., & Gondo, R. (2022). The impact of tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum) farming on the survival of honeybees (Apis mel

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