Matabaro Ziganira
Project Coordinator: Biodiversity Information
KwaZulu-Natal Museum
South Africa

Matabaro Ziganira is the Project Coordinator for Biodiversity Information and management in the Natural Science department of the KwaZulu-Natal Museum, Pietermaritzburg. He is responsible for the coordination of the NRF digitization projet, biodiversity information and database management. Before joining the museum in 2014, he worked as crop protection lecturer at the University of KwaZulu-Natal; field agronomist; project manager of DNA barcoding: joint project between University of Guelph and UKZN, as well as urban entomologist consultant. He began his database career just after graduating when he worked for the University of Cape Town as algae database technician, project founded by the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF). Matabaro is a graduate from the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg where he earned a BS and BS (Honors) in Botany and Entomology as well as MS in Agriculture.