Fellows & Grantees

Philani Moyo

African Peacebuilding Network: Individual Research Fellowships 2016
Project Title
An Appraisal of Climate Change Security Risks and Local Conflicts in Limpopo Province, South Africa
Institutional Affiliation (at time of award)
Department of Sociology and Anthropology


Philani Moyo is an Associate Professor of Development Sociology at the University of Fort Hare, South Africa and the Director of the Fort Hare Institute for Social and Economic Research (FHISER). He holds a PhD in Social Sciences (Politics and International Studies) from the University of Leeds, UK; an MA in Human and Sustainable Development from the University of Leeds, UK; another MA in Social Policy and Development Studies from the University of Fort Hare, South Africa; and a BA Honours from the University of Zimbabwe. Professor Moyo has been an academic at the University of Fort Hare since 2009. Before joining the University of Fort Hare, he held a teaching assistantship position at the University of Leeds, UK as well as a teaching and research position at the University of Zimbabwe. He has published extensively on food security, climate change, rural and urban livelihoods, and devolution of power. He has also done research consultancy work for international NGOs such as Hivos International, the Eastern Cape Provincial Department of Social Development, and local governments that include Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality in East London, South Africa. Prof. Moyo sits on the Editorial Boards of a number of journals, including the Review of African Political Economy and Governance in Africa. He is a 2016 recipient of the Social Science Research Council’s African Peacebuilding Network’s Individual Research Grant.