Collen Matema is a PhD student in the School of Economics at the University of Cape Town.
His research interests are in resilience, livelihoods, poverty, and community-based natural resources management. He has worked as a senior researcher at the University of Zimbabwe’s Institute of Environmental Studies research department. He is currently implementing wildlife conservation projects in the mid-Zambezi landscape under the African Wildlife Foundation.
His doctoral work focuses on the impact of community-based wildlife programs on wellbeing and perceptions, under the supervision of Prof Edwin Muchapondwa (University of Cape Town) and Dr Jeanette Manjengwa (University of Zimbabwe).
Resilience, livelihood, poverty, and community based natural resource management. His work looks specifically at the partnership for improved anti-poaching and compatible land use in community lands of Lower Zambezi-Mana Pools Transboundary Conservation Area.