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Faith Munyebvu-Chambara - PhD Student

Faith Munyebvu-Chambara
Photo: Faith Munyebvu-Chambara


University of Namibia 

Department of Biological Sciences

Private Bag 13301, Windhoek, Namibia







2nd Affiliation:

University of Potsdam

Biodiversity Research / Systematic Botany

Maulbeerallee 1

14469 Potsdam





Faith Munyebvu-Chambara
Photo: Faith Munyebvu-Chambara

Research Interests

  • Climate Change, Mitigation and Adaptation
  • Vegetation ecology
  • Indigenous Products and livelihood improvement
  • Linking flora population studies to natural and human-induced factors
  • Human dimensions in sustainable resource management (CBNRM)



Education and Experience


  • BSc Honours in Geography and Environmental Sciences, Midlands State University, Zimbabwe, 2006
  • Certificate in Project Proposal Writing, NANGOF, 2010
  • MSc Biodiversity Management and Research, University of Namibia & Humboldt University, 2015
  • Online Coursera Certificate, Fundamentals of Project Planning & Management, University of Virginia, USA, 2015

  • African Journal of Ecology Reviewer Certificate, 2020, 2021,2022
  • Trees, Forests and People Journal Reviewer Certificate, 2022



Project Coordinator: Namibia Nature Foundation , Windhoek

Projects managed: Pathways Namibia 2018 on Human dimensions in wildlife management (various local and international sponsors), Go Green Fund portfolio of more than 30 projects (Nedbank Namibia funded), National Forestry Facility of the Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry (UNFAO funded), Large Carnivore Management Association of Namibia (membership-based)



  • Paper review- Human Wildlife Conflict in Conservanices within north-east Namibia, 2019.
  • Training co-facilitator and Rapporteur: Training of Trainers on Gender mainstreaming in the Forestry Sector (MAWF and UNDP). (January 2019).
  • Rapporteur: Regional Consultative Workshops and Validation Workshop to develop a Public Service Innovation Policy for Namibia for the Office of the Prime Minister. Workshop Report submitted to UNAM (Consultant).Windhoek. (December 2018).
  • Resource mobilization for the Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) fundraising Gala dinner. Windhoek. (July 2018).
  • Monitoring & Evaluation of dry sanitation system in the informal settlements of Windhoek. Consultancy done for EnviroLoo, South Africa and report submitted to City of Windhoek. (November 2015)
  • Assistant Rapportuer: Insaka Symposium on Payment for Ecosystem Services. University of Namibia. (2012).
  • Assistant: Database development, data entry, grouping, coding and analysis on livelihoods activities and needs assessment of South Sudan communities. SNV Netherlands Development Organisation Project. (May 2011).



Teaching Experience

  • Training of Trainers on Gender Mainstreaming in Forestry programs, 2019
  • Geography Lecturer (National Academic Training College, Namibia), 2008



Current Projects

  • PhD Studies in Rangeland ecology: University of Namibia (Department of Biological Sciences) Main project: Understanding and Managing Desertification Tipping Points in Dryland Social-Ecological Systems – A Namibian Perspective (NamTip)
  • PhD Topic: Utilising herbaceous plant population patterns as indicators of Desertification Tipping Points (DTPs) in Namibia: an experimental and space-for-time approach (2019 to present)
  • Mid-term evaluation “Biodiversity Economy in selected landscapes in Namibia” (April-August, 2022)



  • Munyebvu-Chambara, F., Nesongano, W. C., Bilton, M. C., & Linstädter, A. (2021).Utilizing perennial grass species’ population patterns to detect looming desertification tipping points in semi-arid regions. The XXIV International Grassland Congress / XI International Rangeland Congress. Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization, Online Conference 25-29 October 2021.
  • Munyebvu F., Mapaure, I., & Kwembeya, E.G. (2018). Abundance, structure and uses of Baobab (Adansonia digitata L.) populations in Omusati Region, Namibia. South African Journal of Botany, 119, 112-118. DOI:10.1016/j.sajb.2018.08.020
  • Munyebvu F. (2015). Abundance, structure and uses of Baobab (Adansonia digitata L.) populations in Omusati Region, Namibia. (Master’s Thesis, University of Namibia in collaboration with Humboldt University).
  • Lendelvo, S., Munyebvu, F.  & Suich, H. (2012). Linking women’s participation and benefits within the Namibian Community Based Natural Resource Management Program. Journal of Sustainable Development, 5, (12), 27- 39. DOI: 10.5539/jsd.v5n12p27