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Dr. Promise Hlungwani | Historical Analysis | Best Researcher Award

Dr at University of Johannesburg,  Zimbabwe

Hlungwani Promise Machingo is a Zimbabwean development scientist and lecturer at Marondera University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology. Born on June 16, 1984, in Mwenezi, he holds multiple degrees and a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Johannesburg. His research focuses on youth empowerment, economic growth, and rural development. An author of numerous publications and book chapters, he is also a member of professional bodies like SAAPS and the Development Studies Association of Zimbabwe. Promise is skilled in project planning, evaluation, and qualitative research, and is known for his teamwork, professionalism, and effective communication.





📚 Professional Bodies

Hlungwani Promise Machingo is a member of the South African Association of Political Studies (SAAPS) and the Development Studies Association of Zimbabwe.

💼 Work History

Hlungwani Promise Machingo began his career in 2006 as an Assistant to the Agriculture and Environment Trainer at the Mwenezi Development Training Centre (MDTC) in Zimbabwe. In 2007, he worked as an intern in the Department of Natural Resources and Environment at the Mwenezi Rural District Council (MRDC). From 2009 to 2018, he served as a History and English Language Teacher for the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education in Zimbabwe. Since May 2019, he has been a Lecturer in Development Sciences and Policy at the Marondera University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology. He took on the additional role of Acting Chairperson in the Department of Development Sciences from May 2020 to May 2024. Currently, he is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Johannesburg, College of Business and Economics, School of Public Management, Public Policy and Governance.

🛠️ Professional Skills, Interests, and Capabilities

Promise M. Hlungwani is a trainable, assertive, dynamic, self-motivated, and cooperative individual. Believing in the team spirit and the conviction that togetherness is the soul of success, he has worked in teams in various capacities. He is computer literate in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Through various organizational roles, he has gained significant insights into professionalism, work ethics, and effective communication. He is result-oriented, committed to working under minimal supervision, and takes the initiative to innovate.

🌟 Key Attributes and Areas of Specialty

Development discourse and international trends of topical issues. Supervising undergraduate students. Developing course outlines and teaching courses in Development Studies. Engaging theoretically with human development and the capabilities approach. Monitoring and evaluation of projects. Conducting research in various qualitative disciplines. Project planning and implementation



  • Title: The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) in the heart of the SDG agenda: The role of education in Zimbabwe
    Authors: E. Yingi, P.M. Hlungwani, B. Nyagadza
    Journal: Africa Review
    Year: 2022
    Volume: 14
    Issue: 2
    Pages: 213-229
    Citations: 17


  • Title: Development or destruction? Impacts of mining on the environment and rural livelihoods at Connemara Mine, Zimbabwe
    Authors: M. Magidi, P.M. Hlungwani
    Journal: South African Geographical Journal
    Year: 2022
    Volume: 104
    Issue: 1
    Pages: 1-23
    Citations: 14


  • Title: Mainstreaming youth policy in Zimbabwe–what role for rural youth?
    Authors: P. Hlungwani, S. Masuku, M. Magidi
    Journal: Cogent Social Sciences
    Year: 2021
    Volume: 7
    Issue: 1
    Article ID: 1893907
    Citations: 14


  • Title: The Fourth Industrial Revolution and the Imperatives of African States’ Sovereignty over Natural Resources
    Authors: P.M. Nyagadza, B., Kabonga, I., Chigora, F., Rukasha, T.C., Hlungwani
    Journal: From #RhodesMustFall Movements to #HumansMustFall Movements: African
    Year: 2021
    Citations: 8


  • Title: Youth Empowerment as A Driver Of Economic Growth: Policy Implementation Challenges In Zimbabwe
    Authors: P.M. Hlungwani, C.N. Sayeed
    Journal: Journal of African Union Studies
    Year: 2018
    Volume: 7
    Issue: 3
    Pages: 107-128
    Citations: 7


  • Title: Youth socio-economic empowerment through policy implementation in rural Zimbabwe: A case study of youth self-help projects in Mwenezi District (Masvingo Province)
    Authors: M.P. Hlungwani
    Year: 2018
    Citations: 6


  • Title: Experiences of enacting critical secondary school history pedagogy in rural Zimbabwe
    Authors: P.M. Hlungwani
    Journal: Cogent Arts & Humanities
    Year: 2021
    Volume: 9
    Issue: 1
    Pages: 1-14
    Citations: 5


  • Title: The COVID-19 pandemic and regional integration in Africa: Implications of the responses from ECOWAS and SADC
    Authors: E. Yingi, P. Hlungwani
    Journal: South African Journal of International Affairs
    Year: 2022
    Volume: 29
    Issue: 2
    Pages: 227-241
    Citations: 4


  • Title: Governance and Politics of Small-Scale Artisanal Gold Mining in Zimbabwe
    Authors: P.M. Hlungwani, E. Yingi, L. Chitongo
    Journal: Journal of Public Administration and Development Alternatives (JPADA)
    Year: 2021
    Volume: 6
    Issue: 1
    Citations: 4


Promise Hlungwani | Historical Analysis | Best Researcher Award

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