Outstanding Performance | Dr Brighton Chunga
Dr Brighton Chunga of Mzuzu University in Malawi is also a key researcher for the NORHED II project implemented by Mzuzu University, the University of Malawi, the University of Dar-es-Salaam (Tanzania), and the University of Oslo (Norway), which aims at strengthening research capacity and capabilities in institutions in Malawi and Tanzania to carry out impactful hydrological research that leads to positive policy/practice change for sustainable management of fragile ecosystems, vulnerable to climate change and local anthropogenic activities.
Besides the current project supported by the FAR-LeaF program, Future Africa, University of Pretoria, Chunga, is implementing several projects in the water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) sector complimentary to the Future Africa project. He is the Principal Investigator for the Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER) administered by the US National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) project which aims at evaluating the causes of the gender gap in higher education within the field of sanitation and STEM in Malawi.
Due to his unique and extensive involvement in research, Mzuzu University management recognised Dr Brighton Chunga's outstanding performance and services to the University in research and resource mobilisation. Dr Chunga was appointed Head of the Department of Water and Sanitation, Faculty of Environmental Sciences, for the next two years.
Heidi Sonnekus | FAR-LeaF Program
Mzuzu University management recognised Dr Brighton Chunga's outstanding performance and services to the University in research and resource mobilisation.
Dr Brighton Chunga (right) received his award from Professor John Kalenga-Saka, Vice Chancellor, Mzuzu University.
The Future Africa Research Leader Fellowship (FAR-LeaF) is a fellowship programme, focussed on developing transdisciplinary research and leadership skills, to address the complex, inter-linked challenges of health, well-being, and environmental risks in Africa.