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Patricia Mupeta-Muyamwa, PhD.

Africa Indigenous Landscapes Strategy Director

Johannesburg, South Africa

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Patricia Mupeta-Muyamwa, PhD. Africa Indigenous Landscapes Strategy Director © Roshni Lodhia


Community based conservation, Landscape management, Biodiversity conservation and Rural development

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Patricia Mupeta-Muyamwa is a natural resource governance specialist, with twenty years of experience in protected area management, community conservation and rural development. She has worked for TNC since 2011. She currently works for The Nature Conservancy, Africa program as the Africa Indigenous Landscapes Strategy Director. The Indigenous Landscape program supports communities in east and southern Africa with stronger land and resource rights, builds their leadership capacity to manage landscapes and creates economic opportunities for improved livelihoods. This work is implemented through strong local partnerships. She is also spearheading a leadership program, the Africa Conservation Leadership Network. This exists to support, develop, and connect the rising generation of African conservation leaders. Patricia obtained a doctorate degree from the University of Florida, School of Natural Resources and Environment in 2012. Her research examined factors that lead to improved local democratic governance in community conservation programs in Botswana and Zambia.


Child, B., S. Muyengwa, R. Lubilo & P. Mupeta-Muyamwa (2014) “Using the governance dashboard to measure, understand and change micro governance” in “Adaptive cross-scalar governance of natural resources” eds. B. Child & G. Barnes New York, NY Routledge Earthscan

Child, B., P. Mupeta-Muyamwa, S. Muyengwa & R. Lubilo (2014) “Community based natural resource management: Micro governance and face to face participatory democracy” in “Governance for justice and environmental sustainability. Lessons learnt across natural resource sectors in Sub Saharan Africa” eds. Sowman, M. & R. Wynberg New York, NY Routledge.

Collomb-Emptaz, J.G., P. Mupeta, G. Barnes & B. Child (2010) “Integrating governance and socioeconomic indicators to assess the performance of community based natural resource management in Caprivi (Namibia)” Environmental Conservation 37: 303 – 309    

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