James Fred Kushe

Phone:+265 888 431 216

Home Institution

Mzuzu University, Department of Geosciences, Senior Lecturer


  • James F. Kushe a second born son in a family of 2 brothers and 4 sisters and was born on December 30, 1974.
  • He comes from Lilongwe District of the Central Region on Malawi.
  • He holds a Bachelors of Arts Education with Geography as Major and English as a Minor.
  • He also holds a Master of Science in Integrated Water Resources Management.

Research Interests and societal interests

My research interest is on water and society. Malawi is relatively endowed in water resources, however its availability in time and space is variable. This variability has been exacerbated by climate variability due to climate change. Communities and societies adapt and transform to these variations and changes. With more reliance on rain-fed agriculture/farming there is need to adequately understand the actual impact of climate change on water and to what extent the communities transform and develop resilience to the changes in water availability.

Expectations as a QES Scholar during the Mobility Period

It is expected that during the mobility I will improve my research skills in climate science and gain a greater appreciation of how people transform to the changes triggered by the changing climatic and environmental conditions.

It is also expected that I will learn more on the use of data analysis techniques especially with data involving multiple causes and multiple effects.

I also expect to understand and master data collection and management techniques involving human samples, their perceptions and feelings and that I will be able to make inferences from the data so that facts are separated from noise.

The QES Project and Advancement of your Career

The QES Project will help develop the necessary skills which will enable me collect data for my studies in PhD.

It will also help me with my research in the area of water climate change and community transformation.

It will also help me in supervising undergraduate, masters and eventually PhD students’ research in the areas of water resource management, water and society, water, climate change and community transformation.