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Zambian demography and population studies
Monitoring and Evaluation
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Associate Professor Kambidima Wotela

Associate Professor

PhD (UCT), MSc (University of Zambia)
Organisational Unit
WITS School of Governance

Associate Professor Kambidima Wotela is an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Scholar and a William and Flora Hewlett Foundation Fellow. He studied demography and population studies for all his degrees. During his studies, he picked up academic skills in ethnography, quantitative and qualitative research approaches, designs, and methods.

He started his career life in 1994 working for the Zambian planning department—the former National Commission for Development Planning as an economist cum demographer and rose to the post of senior planner in 1999 before he left in 2001. As a civil servant, he picked up practical skills in planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of development interventions. He put these skills to use when he joined a World Bank initiated technical intervention—called the Technical Education Vocational and Entrepreneurship Training (TEVET) Development Programme—as a Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist. In this capacity, he designed the TEVET monitoring and evaluation system including a mechanism for tracking and reporting on the progress of students graduating from institutions offering technical and vocational training in Zambia. In addition, after completing his Master of Science degree in 1998, he lectured part-time at the University of Zambia before he took up the position on a full-time basis. He left Zambia in 2004 to pursue his doctoral degree with the prestigious Centre for Actuarial Research (CARe) at the University of Cape Town.

Wotela teaches analytical methods, research methodology, and economic development and population trends at the Wits School of Governance. He also supervises research students pursuing their masters and doctoral degrees in public and development management. He continues to write on Zambian history, anthropology, and demography as he takes up a new line of research in development, public policy, leadership, governance, monitoring and evaluation.



European Conference on Research Methodology for Business and Management Studies

2022-05-23 | Journal article

DOI: 10.34190/ecrm.21.1.230

Electronic Journal of Business Research Methods

2022-02-04 | Journal article

DOI: 10.34190/ejbrm.20.1.2592

African Evaluation Journal

2021-12-20 | Journal article

DOI: 10.4102/aej.v9i1.602

CONTRIBUTORS: Mark Abrahams; Florence Etta; Michele Tarsilla; Kambidima Wotela

African Evaluation Journal

2020-10-26 | Journal article

DOI: 10.4102/aej.v8i1.511

CONTRIBUTORS: Mark Abrahams; Kambidima Wotela; Michele Tarsilla; Florence Etta