Wiza Kabaghe

  • Role in Center:

    Junior researcher

  • Discipline:

    Architecture and Urban Design

  • University:

    University of Zambia

  • Country:


Biography: Wiza Kabaghe was born in Lusaka, Zambia. He is an Architect and Urban Designer who holds a Master’s of Science (MSc) degree in Urban Management and Development from Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Since 2017, he has worked as a lecturer, researcher and consultant focussing on Spatial Planning with a research interest in Urban Infrastructure, Housing and Land Development Strategies, Sustainable Cities and Smart Cities. He also has 12 years of professional practice experience working for the government under the Ministry of Housing and Infrastructure Development in charge of architectural and consultancy projects.

Research Topic: Towards an emerging smart city initiatives for the governance of public infrastructure in delivering good quality services on local development.

Selected Publications:

  • Marrengane, N./Croese, S. (2020): Reframing the Urban Challenge in Africa: Knowledge Co-production from the South. Routledge.

  • Kabaghe, W./Mwanza, S. (2017): Community and Citizen Participation in Policy Formation and Implementation: a Critical Review of three Case Studies.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Smart and Sustainable Cities
  • Urban Governance and Management
  • Urban Infrastructure
  • Housing and Land Development Strategies
  • Urban Environmental Management

Memberships & Networks:

  • Corporate Member of Zambia Institute of Architects (MZIA)
  • University of Zambia Lecturers and Researchers Union (UNZALARU)
  • Zambia JICA Fellowship Association (ZAJIFA)
  • Holland Alumni Network-Netherlands