Simon Makuvaza

Vice President, Africa

Simon Makuvaza is a Research Fellow in the Faculty of the Built Environment at the National University of Science and Technology (NUST) in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. Prior to his appointment to this post, he lectured archaeology and heritage management at the Catholic University of Malawi and has also worked as an archaeologist for the National Museums and Monuments of Zimbabwe (NMMZ). While working for the NMMZ, he was manager of the Matobo Hills World Heritage Site, and he also coordinated conservation work at Khami World Heritage Site. He also carried out desktop assessments of some properties nominated for World Heritage listing in Africa.

Makuvaza holds a Ph.D. in archaeology from Leiden University, the Netherlands, an M.Sc. in World Heritage Management from University College Dublin, Ireland, a General Masters in Business Administration from NUST and a Special Honours degree in archaeology and a B.A. General degree both from the University of Zimbabwe.