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Professor Thando D Gwebu



Professor: Department of Environmental Science, University of Botswana, Botswana



Department of Environmental Science, University of Botswana, PO Box 0022, Gaborone, Botswana



Tel: 267 3552 519



Prof Gwebu is a population geographer by training. He teaches a wide range of courses on population at both undergraduate and post graduate levels. Besides teaching, he also does consultancy work.


Key research/capacity building interests


Research Interests

  • Population-development- and the environment
  • Population and the elderly
  • Gender and the environment
  • Gender and development
  • Orphans and vulnerable children

 Capacity Building Interests

  • Lecturing (Gerontology)
  • Networks

Key methodological skills

Quantitative and qualitative research


Current/planned research

Orphan care delivery systems in Ramotswa Village - Botswana

Current engagement in capacity building

  • Institute for Southern African Studies, National University of Lesotho
  • HelpAge International
  • Research Network on HIV/AIDS and the Elderly