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Socio-Cultural Team

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Mr. Munukayumbwa Munyima, a holder of a Master of Letters (M. Litt.) degree in Anthropology from James Cook University in Australia is a Socio-Cultural expert with more than 18 years experience of field and desk research. He holds a Degree in Sociology with Economics from the University of Zambia. He has done supplementary training in Tourism Development and Management, Heritage Conservation, as well as Presentation and Interpretation for Visitors. His research areas include Socio-economic Impact studies, Conservation of Ethnographic Materials, Ethnobotany, Cultural resources Management and Tourism Development and Trends. Click here for works done by this researcher.


Prof. Mubanga E. Kashoki is graduate of Colgate University, U.S.A., with a B.A. in English and minor in Linguistics (1964) and Michigan State University (Linguistics,1967). He is a Research Professor of African Languages at the Institute. He has served in various capacities in the University for over 40 years. Professor Kashoki served as the first Vice Chancellor of the Copperbelt University. His teaching and research interests are in descriptive linguistics and sociolinguistics. Click here for works done by this researcher.


Mr. Parkie Mbozi is currently studying for his PhD at the University of Kwazulu-Natal, Durban on Media Policies in SADC Countries. He holds an MA in Mass Communication (with a bias towards Develepment Support Communication) and a BA in Mass Communication and Public Administration (Double Major) and other qualifications from Zambia and abroad. Click here for works done by this researcher.