Edwin Muchapondwa is a Professor of Economics in the School of Economics at the University of Cape Town (UCT). He is a guest professor at Luleå University of Technology in Sweden. Edwin was the founding director of EPRU at UCT in 2007, and now remains within the center as a Senior Research Fellow. He is also the former director of the UCT School of Economics. Edwin’s research deals with biodiversity conservation, community-based natural resource management, energy, and climate change.