Prof Philani Moyo is an Associate Professor of Development Sociology at the University of Fort Hare. He holds a PhD in Social Sciences (Politics and International Studies) (University of Leeds, UK), an MA in Human and Sustainable Development (University of Leeds, UK), another MA in Social Policy and Development Studies (University of Fort Hare, South Africa) and a BA Honours (University of Zimbabwe).
Prof Moyo has been an academic at the University of Fort Hare since 2009. Before joining the University of Fort Hare, he held a teaching assistantship position at the University of Leeds (UK) as well as a teaching and research position at the University of Zimbabwe. He has published extensively on food security, climate change, rural and urban livelihoods and devolution of power. He has also done research consultancy work for international NGOs such as Hivos International, the Eastern Cape Provincial Department of Social Development and local governments that include Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality in East London, South Africa. Prof Moyo sits on the Editorial Boards of a number of journals some of which are the Review of African Political Economy and Governance in Africa.