Department of Geography and Economics

Dr. Evaline Gabriel Mcharo

Head of Department

Welcome to the Department of Geography and Economic

The department of Geography and Economics is one of the three departments in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. It has a total of 27 members of academic staff. The department has one Associate professor are   two senior lecturers, ten lecturers ten assistant lecturers and four tutorial assistants. The department has two units; the unit of Economics and Geography. The economics unit offers a variety of courses at undergraduate level including; Microeconomics; Macroeconomics, International Economics; Money, Banking and Financial Development and Money and Financial Policy. The Geography unit offers a wide range of courses at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. At undergraduate level, courses offered include; Natural Resources Management; Remote sensing; Climatology; Mapping Science Population Studies and Geographical Information System. At postgraduate level, the courses offered include Climate Change and Human Adjustments; Population, Resources and Environment; Environmental Disasters Management and Sustainable Human Development. Other courses are Strategic Urban Environmental Management; Environmental Conservation Policies and Strategies; Spatial Development Theories and Environmental Resources. Moreover, there are courses including Integrated Natural Resources Management and Water Resources Planning and Management. The department has successfully developed a new undergraduate degree programme on Disaster Risk Management which stated to be offered 2021/2022 academic year. Curses offered in the new programme include; Introduction to Hazards and Disasters; Climate Change Impacts, Mitigation and Adaptations; Research Methods; Principles of Entrepreneurship and Innovation; Drought and Flood Disaster Preparedness and Mitigation Measures; Environmental Impact Assessment; Economics of Disasters; Risk Perceptions and Assessment; Spatial GIS Analysis; Gender and Disaster; Pest Infestation, Control and Management; Chemical and Industrial Disasters Prevention and Management; Disaster Management Ethics; Disaster Emergency Needs Assessment and Reporting; Disaster Preparedness Planning; Managing Hazardous Materials and Chemicals; Hazards and Disaster Assessment Methods and Tools; Disaster Management Policies and Legislation ;Environmental Management Systems and Insurance and Risk Management.