Saymore Ngonidzashe Kativu

Function: Researcher

Specialization: Geography

Work areas:

  • Futures Thinking - Science futures and Africa (Eastern and Southern Africa)
  • Resilience Thinking, Society and Climate Change
  • Rural Development, Natural Resources Management and Governance
  • Social Anthropology of the Peripheralized (Glocal, Extractive Enclaves and Agrarian Questions)
  • Climate change, resilience building
  • Human-centered Design Thinking and Practice for Rural Development


since 5/2022 German Institute of Development and Sustainability (IDOS)
(until 6/2022 German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE))
Researcher, Research Programme "Transformation of Economic and Social Systems”
12/2017-5/2022 Zarawi Trust
Founder and Chairman
since 12/2017 The Nexus Think Tank at Zarawi Trust
Head of Research, Systems Innovation and Development Communications
8/2021-10/2021 Humboldt University of Berlin-Centre for Rural Development
Postgraduate, Tandem Research Fellow
8/2019-6/2021 Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences / Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet
Master of Rural Development and Natural Resource Management 
7/2016-8/2017 Thought For Food Foundation
Thought for Food Global Ambassador in Zimbabwe
2016-2017 Tunza Eco-Generation
EcoGeneration Regional Ambassador in Zimbabwe
2/2017-4/2017 Care International in Zimbabwe
Agriculture Intern
1/2015-12/2015 Thermal Agriculture
Projects Consultant
3/2014-12/2014 Thermal Agriculture
Projects Coordinator
2/2012-11/2015 Midlands State University
BSc. Natural resources Management & Agriculture Honours Degree (Horticulture)

Refereed Publications

Non-refereed Publications

Opinion Pieces