Staff Profiles

Mr. Reniko Gondo


Okavango Research Institute

Senior Research Scholar

Location: +267-6817204
Phone: +267-74453546
Email Mr. Reniko Gondo

1.MSc. Natural Resources Management and Environmental Sustainability (Bindura University of Science Education), Zimbabwe.

2. BSc. Geography and Environmental Studies (Zimbabwe Open University, Zimbabwe).

3. Diploma in Education  (University of Zimbabwe),Zimbabwe


Gondo Reniko, a PhD candidate (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 at Bindura University of Science Education. He joined Okavango Research Institute, University of Botswana in February 2016. He is currently pursuing a PhD in Natural Resources Management degree (University of Botswana).




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., & Mbaiwa, J. E. (2019). Dissonance in customary and statutory water management institutions: issues of cultural diversity in the management of water resources in the Okavango Delta, Botswana. Environment, Development and Sustainability, 21(3), 1091-1109.
  2. Gondo, R., Kolawole, O. D., Mbaiwa, J. E., & Motsholapheko, M. R. (2019). Stakeholders’ perceptions on water resources management in the Okavango Delta, Botswana. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Africa, 74(3), 283-296
  3. Gondo, R., & Kolawole, O. D. (2019). Sustainable Water Resources Management: Issues and Principles of Water Governance in the Okavango Delta, Botswana. International Journal of Rural Management, 15(2), 198-217.
  4. Gondo, R., & Kolawole, O. D. (2019). ‘They don’t read metres, they only bring bills’: Issues surrounding the installation of prepaid water metres in Karoi town, Zimbabwe. South African Geographical Journal, 1-16.

In pursuit of academic excellence