Staff Profiles

Prof. Moseki Ronald Motsholapheko

Prof. M.R. Motsholapheko

Okavango Research Institute

Associate Professor in Natural Resources Management

Location: 6817213
Phone: 71560150
Email Prof. Moseki Ronald Motsholapheko

PhD in Natural Resources Management, University of Botswana

MA Environmental Science, University of South Africa

BA Social Sciences, University of Botswana

Professor Moseki Ronald Motsholapheko is Associate Professor in Natural Resources Management, and Graduate Studies Programme Coordinator at the Okavango Research Institute (ORI), University of Botswana. He holds a PhD in Natural Resources Management (University of Botswana), MA Environmental Science (University of South Africa), and BA Social Sciences (University of Botswana). In 2009, he was awarded the Carnegie-RISE Scholarship funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York. In 2015, he was Visiting Senior Scholar at the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University USA. His research interests include; water and natural resources management, disaster risk management, flood risk management, water and livelihoods, household adaptation and resilience to shocks. He has participated in the implementation of several national, and international collaborative projects including; a) Kavango-Zambezi Livelihood Monitoring (KAZALIMO) Project, b) Enhanced Livelihoods and Natural Resource Management under Accelerated Climate Change (ELNAC): a large landscape social-ecological systems approach, c) Promoting Sustainable Livelihoods in Transfrontier Conservation Areas (ProSuLi), d) Water and Ecosystem Resources in Regional Development: Balancing Societal Needs and Wants and Natural Sustainability in International River Basins (WERRD); e) Social, Environmental Climate Change Impacts on Vector-borne Diseases in Arid Areas of Southern Africa-Malaria and Bilharzia in Southern Africa.

Natural resources management

Integrated water resources management

Research in wetlands

Social-ecological systems analysis

Rural livelihood diversification in developing countries

Environment, development and sustainability


Natural resources management

Transboundary water resources management

Water and livelihoods

Disaster risk management

Household adaptation and resilience to shocks

Rural livelihoods and vulnerability to climate variability and change

Dissonance in customary and statutory water management institutions in the Okavango Delta, Botswana PhD

Determinants of residential water demand in Ngamiland District, Botswana MPhil

Rural livelihoods and household adaptation to foot-and-mouth disease in Ngamiland, Botswana MPhil

Commercialisation and subsistence poaching in the Okavango Delta Botswana MPhil

Happiness and its determinants in central Maun Botswana. Dissertation for MDP

Gaodirelwe I., Motsholapheko M.R., Masunga G.S., (2020) Community perceptions of wildlife management strategies and subsistence poaching in the Okavango Delta, Botswana. Human Dimensions of Wildlife, 25(3), 232-249.

Motsholapheko, M.R., Kgathi, D.L., Vanderpost, C. (2016) An assessment of adaptation planning for flood variability in the Okavango Delta, Botswana. Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change, 2015, 20(2), pp. 221–239

Motsholapheko M.R., Kgathi D.L., Vanderpost, C., (2012) Livelihood diversification: a household adaptive strategy against flood variability in the Okavango Delta, Botswana. Agrekon 54(4), 41-62. DOI: 10.1080/03031853.2012.741204.

Motsholapheko M.R., Vanderpost, C., Kgathi D.L., (2012) Rural livelihoods and household adaptation to desiccation in the Okavango Delta, Botswana. Journal of Water and Climate Change 3(4), 300-316. DOI: 10.2166/wcc.2012.048.

In pursuit of academic excellence