Ms. Thope Matobo


She holds a Master’s degree in Sociology with research interests in rural sociology, agriculture and food security, health issues that include HIV and AIDS, migration and environment.  She is a Senior lecturer in Sociology who teaches in the areas of social research methods, migration, rural communities, social problems, social impact assessment, environmental sociology and theory.  She has long experience teaching and supervising dissertations at both undergraduate and graduate levels.  She has wide experience in conducting baseline surveys, and consultancies working with engineers on different environmental projects especially for large scale projects.  She has written and published papers on different sociological issues.  She has coordinated several studies including a study on ‘Appropriate technology needs assessment in Lesotho’ and the ‘impact of HIV and AIDS on agriculture and food security in Lesotho’.  She participated in a socio-economic survey of rural villages of Ha Ralejoe, Phaloane , Khobeng and Pae-la-itlhatsoa for Lesotho Electricity Authority.   Her long experience working with water related projects has increased her knowledge of environmental issues including energy.