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ENERGY TRANSITION: Mangosuthu University of Technology holds Public Lecture on Greening of Economy for Livelihood Improvement in Africa on August 30, 2022
WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY: Distinguished Prof Hilary I. Inyang to speak on Climate Change Induced Hazards and Framing of Adaptations in Developing Nations
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ENERGY TRANSITION: Mangosuthu University of Technology holds Public Lecture on Greening of Economy for Livelihood Improvement in Africa on August 30, 2022

By Eyo Nsima

ENERGY TRANSITION: Mangosuthu University of Technology holds Public Lecture on Greening of Economy for Livelihood Improvement in Africa on August 30, 2022

Mangosuthu University of Technology, a leading academic institution in South Africa, in collaboration with the Human Sciences Research Council, has concluded plans to hold its annual Public Lecture on, ‘Greening of the Economy for Livelihood Improvement in Africa is a solution in addressing Energy, Water and Food Sustainability ‘August 30, 2022, from 12h00 – 13h30.
The Public Lecture will be delivered by Prof Hilary Inyang, a world-renowned researcher, expeditionist, and educator in the areas of environmental science and engineering, geohazard, energy systems and international development.

His rich profile
Prof. Inyang is the Visiting International Research Fellow, Africa Institute of South Africa (AISA), HSRC, Pretoria, South Africa; Visiting Professor of Geoenvironmental Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay (IIT-B), Mumbai, India; and President, Global Institute for Sustainable Development, Advanced Analyses and Design (GISDAAD), Concord, NC, USA.

He is a member of the Education Caucus of the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development and served for two terms (1997-2001) as Chair of the Science Advisory Board (Engineering Committee) of USEPA in Washington DC, USA.

He is also the former Duke Energy Distinguished Professor and Director of the Global Institute of Energy and Environmental Systems of the University of North Carolina, Charlotte, USA: former DuPont Professor of Environmental Engineering and Science and Director of CEEST, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, USA, former President of the African University of Science and Technology, Abuja, Nigeria, and former Vice Chancellor of the Botswana International University of Science and Technology.

He chaired the Steering Committee of the Africa Science Plans under the auspices of the International Council for Science, UNESCO and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa. Currently, he is a UNESCO Consultant on Water Security and Visiting Professor at the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IIT-B), Mumbai, India.

He has authored several research proposals and won research grants from several agencies including the US National Research Foundation, Sandia National Laboratories (USA), General Electric Corporation, US Environmental Protection Agency, and the African Development Bank.
He has won more than 20 professional prizes and is a former AAAS/USEPA Environmental Science and Engineering Fellow, US National Research Council Young Investigator and Eisenhower/Randolph Fellow.

He has authored about 275 publications and served on 29 journal editorial boards. He won the 2013 Nigerian National Order of Merit (NNOM) in science and technology and is a Fellow of both the African Academy of Science and the Geological Society of London. He is also a Proost Poet.

 

University, Acting VC

However, the Mangosuthu University of Technology (MUT), has Prof. Mathabeng Marcus Ramogale as its Acting Vice-Chancellor and Principal.
In an information obtained by The Daily, www.thedaily-ng.com, from its website, the University, stated that, “He has been at MUT since 2009 when he started as Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), providing strategic leadership and management in teaching and learning, research, quality management, cooperative education and library services – a position he occupied until the middle of 2015 when he became Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Teaching and Learning). From 2016 to 2018 he served Acting Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the same institution. In May 2018, he reverted back to his substantive position as Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Teaching and Learning), and was subsequently requested by the University Council to act again as Vice-Chancellor and Principal from May 2020.

“Before his appointment at MUT, he was Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic Affairs & Research) at the University of Venda, with responsibility for strategic leadership and management in teaching and learning, research, postgraduate studies, quality management and library services. This position was later reconfigured to include the management of student affairs and the institution’s HIV/Aids programme. With 17 years of executive leadership experience, Prof. Ramogale is one of the long-serving university executives in post-apartheid South Africa, and has been actively involved in the reconstruction and development of the country’s post-apartheid higher education system.

“Prof. Ramogale’s other previous appointments include Deputy Dean of the School of Human and Social Sciences (University of Venda), Head of the Department of English (University of Venda), Senior Lecturer in English (University of the North, now the University of Limpopo), and Deputy President of the Alumni and Convocation Association of the University of Limpopo.

“Prof. Ramogale was born in Limpopo Province but grew up in Gauteng Province where he matriculated at Tembisa High School, East Rand. He read for his first degree at the University of the North, majoring in English and Education. This was followed by a BA Honours Degree in English and a University Education Diploma at the same institution. After a brief spell as a Junior Lecturer in the University of the North’s Department of English, he went to the United Kingdom to study for a Master’s Degree in English Studies at the University of Nottingham, followed by a PhD in English Studies at the same institution.”

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