Prof. Josephine Musango

Download CV (PDF)

Field of research

  • Resource Economist
  • Technology Analyst
  • System Dynamicist


Josephine Kaviti Musango is an Associate Professor with the School of Public Leadership, Stellenbosch University. She previously worked for Gauteng City-Region Observatory as Senior Researcher, Department of Energy as Deputy-Director, and at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) as Resource Economist. She holds a Transdisciplinary Doctorate in Sustainable Development and a Masters Degree in Agricultural Economics, both from Stellenbosch University.

For over more than ten years, she has utilised system dynamics modelling in various contexts including resource flows analysis, aquaculture management, energy assessment, technology assessment and green economy. She was recently contracted both by the Department of Environmental Affairs, where she managed the team responsible for the South African Green Economy Modelling Report, as well as by UNEP to conduct the green economy modelling for the Energy Sector in Rwanda. She also has expertise in other modelling approaches including material flow analysis; agent based modelling, discrete event modelling, Bayesian networks and econometrics. She is a NRF-rated researcher and her ongoing research relates to the application of system dynamics modelling in managing change in resource management and policy related challenges – especially in the energy, green economy and African urban resources issues. Josephine is also the Research Group Leader for Urban Modelling and Metabolism Assessment (uMAMA) Research Team at the Centre for Complex Systems in Transitions.

Josephine was one of the Founding Members of South Africa System Dynamics Chapter where she served as Organizing Secretary and vice-President, and currently serves as an Advisor of the Chapter. She is also serving as a Policy Council Member of the International System Dynamics Society. She has published widely in peer reviewed journals and presented at international and local conferences.