Co-Investigator, Mozambique | Eduardo Mondlane University
Patrício V. Langa is an Associate Professor of Sociology & Higher Education Studies at the University of the Western Cape (UWC), South Africa, and Eduardo Mondlane University (UEM), Mozambique. He is a visiting Research Fellow at the Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden, Danube University Krems, Austria, and Universidade Autonoma de Lisboa, Portugal. He is also the former Adviser of the UEM Rector for Strategic Planning. Prof. Langa served as the National Executive Director of the HE Quality Council (CNAQ), Mozambique, and is the founding president of the Mozambican Sociological Association (AMS). His research interest and publications are in the intersection between Sociology and Comparative Higher Education, Policy and Innovation Studies.
Adriano Félix holds a Master's degree in Community Planning and Development from La Trobe University (Australia). He also holds degrees in Educational Sciences and in Educational Management and Leadership from the Catholic University of Mozambique (UCM) in Nampula. Currently, Adriano lecturers in urbanism at the Faculty of Architecture and Spatial Planning, and is the Director of Postgraduate and Extension Office (Rectorate), Manager of the Erasmus Mundus LaTFURE Project at UniLúrio, Executive Director and founding member of the Mozambican Association for Applied Studies (AMEA). He is a Research Associate at Lúrio University and is the regional coordinator for Northern Mozambique on the Transforming Universities for a Changing Climate project.
Ali Ahamed Puna Atumane
Research Associate | Catholic University of Mozambique
Ali Atumane currently works as a coordinator at CIGEA research center, Faculty of Economics & Management, Catholic University of Mozambique. His areas of interest are Sustainable Development related, mainly: Land use, Strategic Environment Assessment, Ecosystem Services, Green Economy, Spatial Data Infrastructure and Education for Sustainable Development. His publications cover the areas mentioned above. Ali Atumane is finishing his PhD in Information Management (GIS & Environment) at NOVA IMS, New University of Lisbon, Portugal. He is Post graduate in Green Cities (HIS – Erasmus University, The Netherlands) and Strategic Environment Assessment (NIRAS, Chalmers & University of Gothenburg, Sweden). He holds a Master’s degree in Regional Development Planning, Catholic University of Mozambique. He is a Research Associate at the Catholic University of Mozambique and is the regional coordinator for Central Mozambique on the Transforming Universities for a Changing Climate project.
João Abílio Lázaro
Research Associate | Catholic University of Mozambique, Central Mozambique
João Abílio Lázaro currently works as a lecturer at the Catholic University of Mozambique. His areas of interest cover Political Science, Education, Political Theory, Philosophy and Humanities. His last published article is 'The Relationship between Education, Politics and Society in the Thought of Paulo Freire: A Reflection about Mozambique’s Education System'. Lázaro is writing his Ph.D. dissertation. He holds a Master’s degree in Philosophy of Education from UCL-Institute of Education, University of London and a Bachelor of Arts Honours Degree in Philosophy and Humanities from Arrupe Jesuit University, in Zimbabwe.
Research Associate | Eduardo Mondlane University, Southern Mozambique
Neide Stael Zacarias Mangeia holds a Master’s degree in Sociology of Organizations and Work at the University Abderrahmane Mira Bejaia in Algeria. Her dissertation was focused on the process of creating small craft enterprises as a source of income and lasting subsistence for several families in the village of Bejaia. She has worked as a research assistant in some projects aimed to improve the quality of education, discouraging domestic violence and fighting for community development. Currently, she is a Research Assistant at Eduardo Mondlane University, representing Southern Mozambique for the Transforming Universities for a Changing Climate research project.
Amália Alexandre Uamusse
Country Advisor | Eduardo Mondlane University
Amália Alexandre Uamusse holds a PhD in Organic Chemistry (1999), from the University of Rostock, Federal Republic of Germany, a Master's Degree in Teaching Chemistry (1987), from the Higher Pedagogical Institute of Gustrow, Democratic Republic of Germany and a Bachelor of Teaching of Chemistry and Biology (1982), Faculty of Education, UEM. She is a professor and researcher at the Faculty of Sciences of UEM. She is an Associate Professor in Chemistry of Natural Products. She is a member of several socio-professional organizations, such as: Academy of Sciences of Mozambique, Southern African Association for Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education (SAARMSTE), International Organization for Science and Technology (IOSTE) and Mozambican Forum of African Women Educators (FAWEMO). She was a member of the German Chemical Society (GDCH), the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) and the technical team for preparing in-service teacher training programs (PROFOPE), UEM-Ministry of Education. She collaborates with the National Commission for UNESCO in programs to promote girls' access to science and technology courses.
Boaventura Chongo Cuamba
Country Advisor | Eduardo Mondlane University
Professor Boaventura Chongo Cuamba has graduated as BSc in Physics by the Eduardo Mondlane University in 1981, in Maputo, Mozambique, as “Diplomphysiker” (MSc in Physics) at the University of Jena in 1985, in Jena, Germany, having specialized in Solid State Physics, and a PhD in 1996 at the Northumbria University, in Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom, with specialisation in Renewable Energy Physics. The thematic of his Ph.D. dissertation is related to photovoltaics (PV) water pumping. He is employed by the Eduardo Mondlane University since 1982, where he is now Full Professor of Renewable Energy Physics, where he chairs a research group on renewable energy systems. His research interests include also the areas of analysis of climate change vulnerability, adaptation, and mitigation. He has written various papers, participated and presented communications in a number of national, regional and international conferences.