Dr Agnes A Babugura is a Geography and Environmental Science lecturer in the School of Social Sciences. She holds a PhD in Environmental Science (Climate change: Social vulnerability and adaptation) conferred by the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. She has a Master of Science degree in Environmental Science and a graduate degree in Environmental Science and Sociology. Her qualifications and expertise are rooted in the natural and social sciences (human environmental interactions) enabling her to apply multiple disciplines to complex environmental and social development challenges. She has extensive research experience and has had the opportunity to collaborate with several national governments and international development organisations, such as the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Heinrich Böll Foundation, United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP), Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), World Bank (WB), World Vision International (WVI) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) on various developmental issues. These issues include gender and climate change, gender mainstreaming in various spheres of development, social vulnerability and adaptation to climate change, poverty and development, sustainable agricultural development and food security, climate-smart agriculture and the greening of economies.