Garikai Martin Membele

Department of Geography and Environmental Studies
Lecturer III

Garikai is a PhD candidate at University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. He holds an MSc in Geo-information Science and Earth Observation from the University of Twente, Netherlands-ITC and a Bachelors of Arts with Education Degree - Geography Major from The University of Zambia.


Research Interests

GIS, Remote Sensing, Volunteered Geographical Information, Urban Planning, Land Management and Governance, flood vulnerability analysis, Spatial Multi-Criteria Analysis, Systems integration, Local and Indigenous Knowledge Systems.

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1. Membele GM, Naidu M, Mutanga O. (2022) Examining flood vulnerability mapping approaches in developing countries: A scoping review. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 69(2022), 1-25.

2. Membele, G. M., Naidu, M., & Mutanga, O. (2021). Integrating Indigenous Knowledge and Geographical Information System in mapping flood vulnerability in informal settlements in a South African context: a critical review. South African Geographical Journal, 1-21.                                            

3. Bwalya Umar, B., Chisola, M. N., Mushili, B. M., Kunda-Wamuwi, C. F., Kafwamba, D., Membele, G., & Imasiku, E. N. S. (2021). Load-shedding in Kitwe, Zambia: Effects and implications on household and local economies. Development Southern Africa, 1-18.                                             

4. Siame, G., Chibamba, D., Nyanga, P. H., Mwalukanga, B., Mushili, B. M., Kabaghe, W., Membele, G., Nchito, W. S., Mulambia, P., & Ndhlovu, D. (2020). The formal-informal interface through the lens of urban food systems: The Soweto food market in Lusaka, Zambia. In Marrengane Ntombini & Sylvia Croese (Eds.), Reframing the Urban Challenge in Africa: Knowledge Co-production from the South. Routledge.

5. Hampwaye, G., Membele, G., & Namakando, L. (2021). Urban Developments, the Diminishing Agricultural Land and the Significance of Urban Backyard Gardens in the City of Lusaka, Zambia. In M. Takahashi, S. Oyama, & H. A. Ramiarison (Eds.), Development and Subsistence in Globalising Africa: Beyond the Dichotomy. Langaa RPCIG. 

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