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ITC alumnus appointed Minister in Zimbabwe

On Thursday 1 December 2017 Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa named a new cabinet, which comprises a familiar face: ITC alumnus Professor Amon Murwira was appointed Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology Development.

In August 1998, Professor Amon Murwira joined the University of Zimbabwe as a staff development fellow in the Department of Geography and Environmental Science under a scholarship to do an MSc in Environmental Systems Analysis and Monitoring, as well as a PhD at ITC in the Netherlands. He successfully completed his MSc thesis in 2000 and immediately commenced his PhD research.