Dr Raphael Jingura, B.Sc. Honours (UZ), M.Sc. Agriculture (UZ), PhD Agriculture (UZ)

Dr. Raphael Jingura

Dr Raphael Jingura is currently the Director of Quality Assurance and Graduate Studies – Chinhoyi University of Technology. Previously he was the Director of Research (2010-2011), Acting Pro-Vice Chancellor (2009) and Dean of Faculty at Chinhoyi University of Technology (2004 – 2008) at the University of Chinhoyi. Dr Jingura has participated various projects briefly explained below.

PROJECTS PROFILE

  • Participated in a project on strengthening research-extension-user linkages in collaboration with ILRI and DANIDA (1996 – 2000).
    • Evaluated strength of extension and research services in the smallholder farming sector
    • Developed a model for effective interface among farmers, extensionists and researchers
  • Member of an International Project that worked on improving teaching and learning in African universities using e-technologies. A collaborative project between Michigan State University and African universities in Zimbabwe, Kenya, Rwanda and Nigeria (2001).
    • Developed a project for strengthening the role of ICTs in higher education in Africa
  • Developed the Chinhoyi University of Technology project on developing and modeling biomass-based energy systems in Zimbabwe. Focus of the project:
    • Biogas production optimization
    • Jatropha production for bio-fuels
    • Second generation energy carriers from crop residues
  • Team member on the UNESCO/Hewlet Packard project working on reversing brain drain into brain gain for Africa using grid computing technology (2007 – to date).
    • Project involves 5 African countries including Zimbabwe, Senegal, Nigeria, Algeria and Ghana

JOURNAL REVIEWERSHIP AND EDITORSHIP

  • Guest Editor of the International Journal of Engineering, Science and Technology
  • Reviewer of the following Journals:
    • International Journal of Engineering, Science and Technology
    • International Journal of Environment and Waste Management
    • The Philippine Agricultural Scientist
  • Reviewer of e-book entitled: Long-term soil fertility and agricultural sustainability published by Bentham Science Publishers.

PUBLICATIONS

  • Six conferences papers
  • 15 articles in peer-reviewed Journals
  • One book chapter
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