He is a well-rounded scholar with research interest in micro – lending companies, entrepreneurship, social entrepreneurship, finance, fintech, banking, accounting, managing people, education, and training. Prof. Robert P Machera is an outstanding researcher as he has successfully supervised 73 postgraduate students. He has been awarded a Golden Key International Honour Society Life Membership certificate at postgraduate level (PhD) class of 2020 at the North – West University Mafikeng Campus in South Africa. His research work has been published in renowned international journals and he has presented on national, regional, and international conferences. He is a holder of a Master of Philosophy in Education and Training for Life – long learning (MPhil LLL) with the Stellenbosch University, Executive Masters in Business Administration (EMBA), Fellow of Chartered Governance formerly Chartered Secretaries Southern Africa (FCSSA), Associate Member of The Institute of Risk Management South Africa (AIRMSA), Advanced Diploma in Management Accounting (CIMA Adv Dip MA), Fellow Institute of Administration and Commerce (FIAC), Postgraduate Diploma in Higher Education (PGDHE), Higher Diploma in Human Resources Management (MIHRM – Bots), Member of the Botswana Institute of Chartered Accountants (BICA) and a Fellow of Southern Africa Association of Accountants (FSAAA).