Staff Profiles

rmoseki@ub.ac.bw
Dr Moseki Ronald Motsholapheko
Senior Research Scholar
Department:
Okavango Research Institute
Office:
6817213
Phone:
71560150

 

Research interests

  • Water Resources Management,
  • Disaster risk management, flood risk management
  • Livelihoods and vulnerability to climatic change
  • Climate change adaptation

Current projects

  • Integrated Water Resource Management and Ethics Action Group, Africa-EU Innovation Alliance (AfriAlliance) for Water and Climate. UNESCO-IHE coordinated project (2016-2021) funded by EU under Horizon 2020. Collaborators: University of Botswana, Rhodes University (South Africa), Wageningen University (Netherlands), Université Moulay-Ismaïl (Morocco), ICATALIST (Spain).
  • Access to social capital and household adaptation to flood variability in the Okavango Delta Botswana (2017-2019), ORD Funded.
  • Promoting Sustainable LIvelihoods for sustainable trans-frontier conservation areas [ProSuli -TFCAs] (2018-2021). Collaborators: University of Botswana, Centre for International Cooperation in Agricultural Research for Development (CIRAD) France, University of Zimbabwe, National University of Science and Technology (Zimbabwe), Universidade Eduardo Mondlane (Mozambique).

Publications

Journal articles

  • Mbaiwa J.E., Motsholapheko M.R., Kgathi D.L., Monnamorwa S. (2018) Tourism and energy use in lodges and camps in the Okavango Delta, Botswana. International Journal of Tourism Policy 8(1):1.
  • Gaodirelwe I., Masunga G.S., Motsholapheko M.R., (2018) Community-based natural resource management - a promising strategy for reducing subsistence poaching in rural community areas, northern Botswana. Environment, Development and Sustainability DOI: 10.1007/s10668-018-0288-7 First Online.
  • Kolawole O.D., Ngwenya B.N., Motsholapheko M.R., Moses A., Makebea M.N., Kaisara M.T. (2018) Smallholder farmer’s responses to modern early warning on weather in the Okavango Delta, Botswana. Journal of Sustainable Development, 11(6), 82-98.
  • Maphane D., Ngwenya B.N., Motsholapheko M.R., Kolawole O.D., Magole L. (2017) Rural livelihoods and community local knowledge of risk of malaria transmission in the Okavango Delta, Botswana. Botswana Notes and Records, 49, 136-152.
  • Kolawole O. D., Motsholapheko M.R., Ngwenya B.N., Thakadu O., Mmopelwa G. Kgathi D. L.  (2016) Climate variability and rural livelihoods: how farming households perceive and adapt to climatic shocks in the Okavango Delta, Botswana. Weather, Climate and Society. 8:131-145. DOI: 10.1175/WCAS-D-15-0019.1.
  • Motsholapheko, M.R., Kgathi D.L., Vanderpost, C., (2013) An analysis of adaptation planning for flood variability in the Okavango Delta, Botswana. Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change, 18(6). DOI: 10.1007/s11027-013-9488-5.
  • Kgathi, D.L., Mmopelwa, G., Vanderpost, C., Wolski, P., Motsholapheko, M.R. (2013) Impacts of desiccation on ecosystem services and household adaptation in the Okavango Delta, Botswana. Biodiversity and Ecology, 5, 263-277. DOI: 210.7809/b-e.00280.
  • Neudeck, L., Avelino, L., Bareetseng, P., Ngwenya, B., Teketay, D., Motsholapheko M.R. (2012) The contribution of edible wild plants to food security, dietary diversity and income of households in Shorobe village, northern Botswana. Ethnobotany Research and Applications, 10, 449-462.
  • 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.
  • Motsholapheko M.R., Kgathi D.L., Vanderpost, C., (2011) Rural livelihoods and household adaptation to extreme flooding in the Okavango Delta, Botswana. Journal Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, 36, 984-995.
  • Swatuk, L., Motsholapheko, M.R., Mazvimavi, D. (2011) A Political ecology of development in the Boteti River region of Botswana: locating a place for sport. Third World Quarterly, 32(3), 453-475.
  • Swatuk L.A., Motsholapheko, M. (2008) Communicating integrated water resources management: from global discourse to local practice-chronicling an experience from the Boteti River sub-Basin, Botswana. Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, 33, 881-888.
  • Kgathi D.L., Motsholapheko M.R. (2004) Fuelwood survey methods in developing countries: Implications for Policy and Planning. Pula Botswana Journal of African Studies 18(2).

Edited books

  • Motsholapheko, M.R., Kgathi, D. L., (Eds) (2014) Flooding: risk factors, environmental impacts and management strategies. New York, USA: Nova Science Publishers Incorporated.

Chapters in books

  • Masamba W.R.L., Motsholapheko M.R. (2017) Water resource management (WRM) and Irrigation development in the Okavango Delta, Botswana. In. Magole L., Delaney A. (Eds) Partnerships and power games: natural resources governance and management in the Okavango Delta, Botswana. Cape Town: Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS), university of the Western Cape.
  • Masamba W.R.L., Motsholapheko M.R. (2016) Water Resource Management (WRM) and Irrigation Development in the Okavango Delta, Botswana In. Magole L., Delaney A. Partnerships and Power Games: Natural Resources Governance and Management in the Okavango Delta. Cape Town: PLAAS/University of the Western Cape.
  • Motsholapheko M.R., Kgathi, D. L., (Eds) (2014) Flooding: risk factors, environmental impacts and management strategies. New York, USA: Nova Science Publishers Incorporated.
  • Motsholapheko, M.R., Kgathi, D. L., (2014) Flooding, risk factors and responses: an overview of concepts. In: Motsholapheko, M. R., Kgathi, D. L., (Eds) (2014) Flooding: risk factors, preventive measures and environmental impacts. New York, USA: Nova Science Publishers Incorporated.
  • Kgathi, D.L., Motsholapheko M.R., (2014) Towards a strategy for flood risk management. In: Motsholapheko, M. R., Kgathi, D. L., (Eds) (2014) Flooding: risk factors, preventive measures and environmental impacts. New York, USA: Nova Science Publishers Incorporated.
  • Motsholapheko, M.R., Kgathi, D.L., Cornelis, C. (2014) Rural Livelihoods and Household Adaptation to Extreme Flooding in the Okavango Delta, Botswana. In: Motsholapheko, M. R., Kgathi, D.L. (Eds) (2014) Flooding: Risk Factors, Environmental Impacts and Management Strategies. New York, USA: NOVA Science Publishers Book. Also published as a journal article.
  • Kgathi, D.L., Mmopelwa, G., Vanderpost, C., Wolski, P., Motsholapheko, M.R. (2013) Impacts of desiccation on ecosystem services and household adaptation in the Okavango Delta, Botswana. In: Oldeland, J., Erb, C., Finckh, M., Jurgens, N. (2013) Environmental assessments in the Okavango Delta. BEE-Press: Hamburg, Germany. Also published as a journal article.
  • Kgathi, D.L., Motsholapheko M.R. (2011) Livelihood activities and income portfolios in rural areas of the Okavango Delta, Botswana. In: Kgathi, D.L., Ngwenya, B.N. and Darkoh, M.B.K. (Eds) (2011) Rural livelihoods, risk and political economy of access to natural resources in the Okavango Delta, Botswana. New York: Nova Science Publishers Incorporated.
  • Mazvimavi, D., Motsholapheko M.R. (2008) Water resource use and challenges for river basin management along the ephemeral Boteti River, Botswana. In: Manzungu, E. (Ed.) (2008) Towards a new water creed: water management, governance and livelihoods in southern Africa. Rackwitz, Germany: InWEnt.
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