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Management Directory

 

Sam Moyo (Trustee) Executive Director
Sam Moyo, was the Founding Executive Director and Trustee of the African Institute for Agrarian Studies (AIAS), Harare, and immediate past President of the Council for the Development of Social Research in Africa (CODESRIA, 2009–11). Professor Moyo passed away in November 2015 following a tragic road accident in New Delhi. Formerly Associate Professor of Agrarian Studies at the University of Zimbabwe and Director of Southern Africa Regional Institute for Policy Studies (SARIPS). He possessed a PhD (Doctor of Philosophy) in development studies and environmental management from Newcastle, England. He was also the Editor in Chief of Agrarian South: Journal of Political Economy (Sage India). He published widely in academic journals and is the author and editor of several books, including: The land question in Zimbabwe (SAPES, 1995), Land reform under structural adjustment in Zimbabwe (Nordiska Afrikainstitutet, 2000), Reclaiming the land (Zed Books, 2005), African land questions, agrarian transitions and the state (Codesria 2008); Land and sustainable development in Africa (Zed Books, 2008), Reclaiming the nation (Pluto Press, 2011), and The Agrarian Question in the Neoliberal Era (Pambazuka, 2011); Land and Agrarian Reform in Zimbabwe: Beyond White-Settler Capitalism (Dakar, CODESRIA, 2013.
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Walter Chambati Project Manager (Research)
Walter Chambati is Projects Manager and researcher at the African Institute for Agrarian Studies (AIAS) in Harare, Zimbabwe. He received a BSc. (Hon) in Agricultural Economics from University of Zimbabwe and a Masters in Public and Development Management from the University of Witwatersrand. His research interests are in rural labour issues and agricultural development in Africa. He is currently studying for a PhD at the School of Public and Development Management, University of Witwatersrand, focusing on agrarian labour changes after the land reform programme in Zimbabwe. Recent publications include: Land and agrarian reform in Zimbabwe: Beyond White Settler Capitalism (2013); [co-edited with Sam Moyo]
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Jeff Gwariwa Finance and Admin Manager
Jeff Gwariwa is the Finance and Administration Manager responsible for financial management and office administration for the institute. He is a holder of HND in Accountancy, ACCA-Diploma in Business Management and Diploma in Management for Executives at the University of Zimbabwe. Jeff has vast experience in the accounting field in both profit making and non profit making entities.
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AIAS OVERVIEW
AIAS is a regional organisation that seeks to influence land and agrarian reform policies through multidisciplinary social science research, policy dialogues, training, networking and information dissemination