Godfrey Tawodzera (PhD) is a post-doctoral researcher in the African Centre for Cities (ACC) under the Programme in Urban Food Security (PUFS). An urban geographer specializing in Urban Food Security, Godfrey previously lectured in the Department of Geography & Environmental Science at the University of Zimbabwe where he taught Urban Geography, Social Geography of the City and Research Methods. As a visiting lecturer at the Catholic University of Mozambique, he has taught various modules for a Masters in Regional Development Programme at the University. Godfrey is also a trainer in the Urban Food Security Training Programme that is run by the African Food Security Urban Network (AFSUN) to capacitate local city authorities and NGOs in Southern Africa to respond effectively to challenges related to urban food insecurity.
Godfrey’s passion lies in researching on the emerging field of Urban Food Security, particularly on the following issues: Levels, patterns and causes of food insecurity in African cities, urban food distribution patterns, urban household survival strategies, rural-urban food linkages and their contribution to urban food security, medium and long-term food security local/national strategies and policies, the migration-urban food security nexus, the link between HIV/AIDS & urban food security as well as the food security status of migrant households in African cities. He also researches on international migration and the access migrants to health & education services.