Biography: Dr. Langtone Maunganidze has a PhD in Sociology, and a MSc in Sociology and Social Anthropology, obtained from the University of Zimbabwe. Currently, he is a Senior Lecturer and Program Coordinator at the Midlands State University in Zimbabwe. His teaching and research interest areas cover issues in industrial sociology, rural development and entrepreneurship. He has published dozens of peer reviewed journal articles and book chapters, and has presented engaging academic pieces at numerous international fora. His service to academia and his profession has taken him to various countries as a visiting scholar, external examiner for advanced degrees and reviewer for internationally acclaimed publishing houses. Dr. Maunganidze has ably mobilized and managed internationally funded research projects and student exchange scholarships. Furthermore, he is the university’s local contact person for the Global Centre of Spatial Methods for Urban Sustainability (GCSMUS) project.