Dr. Ishmael Sango

Ishmael Sango is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Environmental Engineering. He joined the Department of Environmental Engineering at CUT in November 2014. He holds a PhD in Environmental Management from the University of South Africa’s School of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. He did his Masters degree in Environmental Policy and Planning with the University of Zimbabwe. 

He also holds a BSc Special Honors degree in Geography and Environmental Studies from the University of Zimbabwe and a Bachelor of Science Education degree in Geography and Environmental Sciences from the Jose Varona University, in the Republic of Cuba. Before rejoining CUT, Dr. Sango has been based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (since April 2007) as a Senior Lecturer and capacity building officer in the World Bank and UN Habitat-funded Urban Management Program hosted by the Ethiopian Civil Service University’s Institute of Urban Development Studies. In this particular Urban Management Program, Dr. Sango was actively involved in the curriculum development of the Masters’ Degree Program in Urban Planning and Management, particularly focusing on the Urban Environmental Planning and Management cluster. During his tenure at the Ethiopian Civil Service University, he supervised a total of 12 MSc students and coordinated the introduction of the MSc program in Urban Environmental Management. Between 2004 and 2007, Dr. Sango was a full time Lecturer in the Department of Environmental Sciences and Technology at CUT.  Before joining CUT in November 2004, he was the Program Coordinator and Lecturer in the Zimbabwe Open University’s BSc Geography and Environmental Studies Program (Harare Region: 2003-2004). Dr. Sango started off his teaching career in 1992 as a high school teacher at Chinhoyi High School till 2003 when he joined higher education. Dr. Sango has written several research papers among which eight have since been published in journals and several presented at international conferences. His main research interests cover areas such as the environmental sustainability assessment of development initiatives, projects and processes (both urban and rural), environmental policy analysis and implementation dynamics, climate sciences, climate change impacts, community responses and opportunities for sustainable climate change adaptation, the utilization, conservation and .management of common property natural resources among other environmental issues. Dr. Sango’s envisioned contributions to the Department, School and the University community at large is to enhance excellence in environmental policy, planning and management across all technological endeavors in research and development at CUT and beyond.   

Publications

Refereed Journals

  • Sango I, Taru P, Mudzingwa M.N and Kuvarega A.T. (2006) The Social and Biophysical Impacts of the Mhangura Mine Closure. Zimbabwe. Journal of Sustainable Development in Africa.  (JSDA) Vol.8, No.3 September 2006.
  • Sango I (2006) Achieving the Millennium Development Goals in an Environmentally Friendly Manner; A Perspective for Planners in Zimbabwe. Journal of Sustainable Development in Africa. Volume 9, No 1. January 2007
  • P .Taru, N. Zhanda , A.T Kuvarega and I. Sango (2007) The Effectiveness of Waste Stabilization Ponds in the Treatment of Citrus Processing and Sewage Effluent: The Case of Mazowe Citrus Estates, Zimbabwe. Journal of Sustainable Development in Africa. Volume 9 No 1.  January 2007
  • Manyanhaire, I.O, Svotwa, E. Sango, I. and Munasirei, D (2007) The Social Impacts of the Construction of Mpudzi Dam (2) in Zimunya Communal Lands, Manicaland Province, Zimbabwe in Journal of Sustainable Development in Africa (Volume 9, No.2, 2007)
  • Sango, I (2006) Environmental Sustainability: Challenges and Opportunities for Ethiopia. In: A Journey Towards Sustainable Development; Approaches Challenges and Prospects.
  • Sango, I (2010) An Analysis of the solid waste management practices in Chinhoyi: bridging the missing link Journal Economia: Seria Management, Volume 13, Issue 2 October 2010
  • Sango, I (2010) Opportunities and Challenges for Market – based Interventions in Environmental Management. the International Journal of Business, Humanities and Social Sciences. Volume 7 Issue 4 November 2012.
  • Sango Ishumael1 and Nhamo Godwell2* (2015) Investigation into the Household Climate Change Adaptation Strategies in Makonde Communal Lands of Zimbabwe. Journal of Human Ecology   

Papers Presented at Conferences

  • Sango I. Achieving the Millennium Development Goals in an Environmentally Friendly Manner; A Perspective for Planners in Zimbabwe. A paper presented at the Zimbabwe Institute of Regional and Urban Planners’ Annual Conference. Pumpkin Hotel, Kotwa. 2006
  • Sango I. Environmental Sustainability: Challenges and Opportunities for Ethiopia. A paper presented at the 2 nd National Conference on the Challenges and Achievements of Public Service. Addis Ababa. July 2008.
  • Sango I. "Urban Water Supply and Sanitation; Challenges and Prospects for Environmental Health Sustainability in AA - Ethiopia” A paper presented at the 8th International Conference on Urban Health (ICUH): Meeting Urban Health Needs through Innovative Research, Policies and Interventions. Nairobi. Kenya (October 18-23, 2009).
  • Sango I. Exploring the Role of Health Impact Assessment as Intervention Towards Environmental Sustainability in Addis Ababa. Ethiopia. A paper presented at the 9th International Conference on Urban Health in New York - USA (28 Oct – 31 Oct 2010)
  • Sango I. Opportunities and Challenges for Market – based Interventions in Environmental Management. A paper presented at the Third (3rd) National Conference on Managing Ethiopian Cities in Era of Rapid Urbanization held in Addis Ababa (22 – 23 July 2010)
  • Sango I. Water Resources Management Crisis: Human Demands Vs Sustaining the Ecohydrological Services in Addis Ababa. A paper presented at the International Symposium “Ecohydrology for water ecosystems and society in Ethiopia” Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 18-20 November 2011
  • Sango I. The Ecohydrological Challenges Facing Ethiopia: The Case of the Lake Haramaya Demise. A paper presented at the DocLinks/ Commonwealth Residential School for Climate Change at the University of Botswana, Gaborone (11-18 July 2012).




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