Contact Details

The Head

Department of Geography

+ Tel: +260-211-290603


The Department of Geography is very active in research.  A lot of it is in collaboration with local and outside institutions, and involves the participation of postgraduate students.  Recent projects have been in a diversity of areas, including urban Agriculture and poverty reduction, Asian investment in Zambia, local economic development planning, successful firms in Africa, land use planning, the role of small urban centres in economic development, rural livelihoods, food security and  land tenure, land cover (crop monitoring and mapping), sustainable biodiversity development, project environmental impact assessment, environmental pollution by heavy metals, waste water use in peri-urban farming and soil degradation, deforestation, climate change and its implications, renewable resources utilization, flood and drought analysis of Zambia, river channel dynamics of the Luangwa River, suspended sediment transport on streams in the Lake Tanganyika basin, integrated assessment of catchment sediment budgets in southern Zambia, capacity building for sustainable biodiversity management in Zambia, and the establishment of a capacity-building research framework to promote river health and  biodiversity in tropical Southern Africa. Prospective students can expect to become involved in this exciting research.