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Bhekumuzi Bhebhe

Zimbabwe & University of the Witwatersrand, 2018

Bhekumuzi Bhebhe is a 2018 Mandela Rhodes Scholar with a Master’s Degree in International Relations from the University of the Witwatersrand. My master's research was fundamentally grounded on a comparison between drought impacts on food regimes in South Africa and Kenya in the context of climate change. My masters research awarded me the the opportunity to be a recipient of the Emancipatory Future Studies Award in the Anthropocene project at the University of Witwatersrand. The program has enabled him to pursue a PhD while being part of an interdisciplinary research group of students focusing on alternatives with regards to climate change. I am also a Thought for Food Ambassador for Sub-Saharan Africa an organization that works with leaders in innovation, food and agriculture, and tech to help create a more sustainable and inclusive food system for the next generation. Furthermore, in 2019, I was invited to be a member and a participant of the Academic Council of the United Nations System which is a global professional association of educational and research institutions, individual scholars, and practitioners active in the work and study of the United Nations, multilateral relations, global governance, and international cooperation. Additionally, I was a panelist on environmental governance in the AGOSS Seminar series hosted by the African Union Peer Review Mechanism in Nairobi, Kenya in 2019. In early 2020, the Common Good Foundation in the United Kingdom invited me to present a paper on Environmental Crimes in Sub-Saharan Africa, this created a knowledge commons that is moving towards a global Climate Justice Charter. I am currently teaching at the University of the Witwatersrand. I teach Critical Skills Thinking for the Academic Development Unit at the School of Engineering and I also teach International Law and Security for the Department of Development Studies and International Relations. My goals for Africa are to combat the hunger crisis by providing research on sustainable systems for the survival of man-kind. My vision is to create future pathways through systemic change that will break the social injustices that have marred Africa’s development.

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