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PESA Jephias Mapuva

Jephias Mapuva

Jephias is a Senior Analyst at PESA, an independent research think-tank advancing knowledge that enables regional integration in SADC and to developing policies for a secure, prosperous and unified Africa. Jephias joined PESA in 2020 and helped the organisation become the premier resource for political economy analysis, regional integration and policy dialogues in SADC.

As a Senior Analyst, Jephias focuses on providing accessible research and analysis contributing policy solutions to promote SADC regional integration and sustainable development in Africa. He also represents PESA in Policy Dialogues across SADC. A champion of PESA’s vision, Jephias has co-authored a number of publications and his expertise is focused on Governance and Civil Society and the Republic of Zimbabwe. He has an insightful understanding of political economy and regional integration.

Jephias is a Senior Lecturer in Development Studies specialising political public administration, social development and political science. His research interests are in local governance, civil society and citizen participation and regional integration. He has extensive experience from having worked in academia and as an educator. Jephias received his B.Ed. from the University of Zimbabwe, and his Masters and PhD in Public Administration from the University of the Western Cape.
Jephias has also published some work in books and in peer-reviewed journals. See some of most recent works below:

  • Mapuva, J., Mukushwa, Z. C. & Mutema, E. P. 2020. ‘Re-visiting the Constitutionalisation of Local Governance in Zimbabwe’, Hague Journal of Rule of Law, (forthcoming).
  • Mapuva, J. 2020. ‘The Practicalities of Devolution and the New Constitutional Dispensation in Zimbabwe’, Asian Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, (forthcoming).
  • Mapuva, J. & Chiwereweshe, T. T. 2019. ‘The Functions of Provincial and Metropolitan Councils in Zimbabwe: Law and Practice’, Journal of African Studies and Development, (forthcoming).
  • Mapuva, J. & Chimbangu, F. 2016. ‘Of Natural Resources, Poverty Alleviation and Local Communities: Case of Quarry Mining in Mutoko District (Zimbabwe)’, Journal of Progressive Research in Social Sciences, Vol. 3, No. 2. Available At: http://www.scitecresearch.com/.
  • Mapuva, J. & Dube, M. 2016. ‘Small-Scale Gold Mining and Rural Livelihoods: Case of Wozoli-Silobela, Ward 22, Kwekwe District (Zimbabwe)’, Journal of Progressive Research in Social Sciences, Vol. 3, No. 3. Available At : http://scitecresearch.com/.
  • Mapuva, J. & Machiya, F. 2020. ‘Using the Determinants of Off-Farm Diversification by Land Reform Beneficiaries in Sanyati District: A Sustainable Livelihood Approach’, Journal of African Studies and Development, Vol. 12, No. 1. Available At: https://academicjournals.org/.
  • Mapuva, J. & Makaye, P. 2016. ‘Unpacking Zimbabwe’s Enduring Economic Quagmire: Interrogating the Zimbabwe Agenda for Sustainable Socio-Economic Transformation (ZimASSET)’, International Journal of Political Science and Development, 4, No. 6. Available At: https://www.academicresearchjournals.org/.
  • Mapuva, J. & Makaye, P. 2017. ‘Exploring Zimbabwe’s Enduring Economic Challenges and Interventionist Strategies: Showcasing the Zimbabwe Agenda for Sustainable Socio-Economic Transformation (ZimAsset)’, Africanus: Journal of Development Studies, Vol. 47, No. 1. Available At: https://doi.org/.
  • Mapuva, J. & Mapuva, L. 2015. ‘Arnstein’s Ladder of Participation: Case of Zimbabwe’, International Journal of African and Asian Studies, Vol. AVilable At: https://iiste.org/.
  • Mapuva, J. & Mapuva, L. 2015. ‘Globalisation, Economic Growth and Employment Creation in South Africa’, Journal of Culture, Society and Development, Vol. 9. Available At: https://iiste.org/.
  • Mapuva, J. & Mapuva, L. 2016. The Dilemma of Children’s Right to Education in the Era of the Fast Track Land Reform Programme in Zimbabwe Re-Visited, Cambridge Scholars Publishing: Available At: https://www.amazon.com/.
  • Mapuva, J. & Mazambani, D. 2018. ‘De-politicising the Local Government Landscape: Evidence from the Law and Practice of Local Government in Zimbabwe’, International Journal of Political Science and Development¸ Vol. 6, No. 8. Available At: https://www.academicresearchjournals.org/.
  • Mapuva, J. & Miti, G. P. 2019. ‘Exploring the Uncharted Territory of Devolution in Zimbabwe’, Africanus: Journal of Development Studies, Vol. 49, No. 1. Available At: https://doi.org/.
  • Mapuva, J. & Munyede, P. 2019. ‘Exploring Public Procurement Reforms in Rural Authorities in Zimbabwe’, Journal of Public Administration and Governance, Vol. 10, No. 1. Available At: http://www.macrothink.org/.
  • Mapuva, J. & Takabika, T. 2019. ‘Urban Local Authorities in Zimbabwe and the new Constitution’, International Journal of Peace and Development, Vol. 11, No. 1. Available At: https://academicjournals.org.
  • Mapuva, J. & Tambura, P. 2019. ‘Interrogating Integrated Solid Waste Management Practices within Rural Councils in Zimbabwe: A Case of Study of Pfura Rural District Council, Mount Darwin’, Journal of Waste Management and Disposal, Vol. 2, Issue 1. Available At: http://article.scholarena.com/.
  • Mapuva, J. 2015. ‘Citizen Participation, Mobilisation and Contested Participatory Spaces’, International Journal of Political Science and Development, 3, No. 10. Available At: https://www.academicresearchjournals.org/.
  • Mapuva, J. 2015. ‘Skewed Rural Development Policies and Economic Malaise in Zimbabwe’, African Journal of History and Culture, 7, No. 7. Available At: https://academicjournals.org/.
  • Mapuva, J. 2015. ‘The Controversies of Devolution in Zimbabwe’, International Journal of Political Science and Development, Vol. 3, No. Available At : https://www.academicresearchjournals.org/.
  • Mapuva, J. 2016. ‘Sustainable Local Governance Reforms: An Urban Planning Perspective’, Journal of Economics and Sustainable Development, 7, No. 11. Available At: https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/.
  • Mapuva, J. 2017. ‘Zimbabwe’s Economic Interventionist Policies: Critical Issues and Perspectives’, The African Review, Vol. 44, No. 2. Available At: http://tar.udsm.ac.tz/.
  • Mapuva, J. 2018. ‘Living the Life of a Social Movement: Evidence from the National Constitutional Assembly in Zimbabwe’, The African Review, Vol. 45, No. 2. Available At: https://journals.udsm.ac.tz/.
  • Mapuva, J. 2019. ‘Increasing Participatory Space in Zimbabwean Local Governance Democracy’, African Journal of History and Culture, Vol. 11, No. 7. Available At: https://academicjournals.org/.
  • Mapuva, J., Chinyanganya, T. P., Ncube-Phiri, S. & Tichagwa, J. 2015. ‘NGOs, Urban Community Gardening and Sustainable Development: Case Study of Wards 3 and 7, Masvingo District, Zimbabwe’, Global Journal of Art and Social Science Education, Vol. 3, No. 4. Available At: http://www.globalscienceresearchjournals.org/.
  • Mapuva, J., Sibanda, S. M. & Tambura, P. 2020. ‘Assessing the Role of Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining in Poverty Alleviation: A Case of Barn Mining Area, Ward 25 Matopo: Matabeleland South Province’, Environmental Management and Sustainable Development, Vol. 9, No. 2. Available At: http://www.macrothink.org/.

 

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