Academic Profiles of Senior Members of Academic Staff

                             
                      
Mdemu

Dr. Makarius V. Mdemu

Director/Senior Lecturer
Institute for Human Settlements Studies
Ardhi University               

BIOGRAPHY

Dr. Mdemu is currently the Director of the Institute of Human Settlement Studies (IHSS) at Ardhi University and has worked for the University since 2009. He has fourteen years of experience in research, teaching and public service in the areas of land and water management, irrigation water management, hydrological and hydraulic analysis of water infrastructures, resource assessments, ecosystem planning, climate change, mitigation & adaptation, strategic environmental assessments, environmental &social impact assessments for development projects and project cycle management. He has extensive experience through working in multidisciplinary and internationally funded researches by Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) (2013-2017); Royal Norwegian Funded Climate Change Impacts Adaptation and Mitigation (CCIAM) Programme in Tanzania (2010 – 2015), BMZ, DFID, IFS, SIDA, IWMI. Over the last five years he has attracted research funding of over one billion Tanzanian shillings from international research funded programes and supported fourteen postgraduate students. He has provided professional services with the Government Ministries and Departments in Tanzania, NGOs (both International and Local) (e.g. Action-Aid, IUCN), the World Bank, GIZ, International and National Private Consulting firms. Dr. Mdemu is a member of the Eastern and Southern Africa Association for Environmental Impact Assessment (ESAAEIA), International Association for Impact Assessment (IAIA). He was a Lead Author on Methodological Assessment of Scenarios and Modelling of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services for Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) (2014-2016), member of National level Learning Alliance for implementation of policy review and engagement and member Global Environmental Outlook (GEO 6) pool of experts under UNEP.

EDUCATION

PhD (Agric. Water Management), Center for Development Research (ZEF), University of Bonn, German, 2008

M.Sc. in Agric. Eng. (Land and Water Management), Sokoine University of Agriculture, Morogoro, Tanzania, 2002

B.Sc. in Agric. Eng. Sokoine University of Agriculture, Morogoro, Tanzania, 1998

EMPLOYMENTHISTORY

2015-Date Senior Lecturer, Ardhi University

2009-2015 Lecturer, Ardhi University

TEACHING COURSES

Urban Climate Change and Adaptation;
Ecosystem services and management;
Ecological planning theory;
Ecological planning studio;
Agriculture and Development;
Rural Industries Planning; and
Regional strategic planning.

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

Pittock, J., Ramshaw, P., Bjornlund, H., Kimaro, E., Mdemu, M.V., Moyo, M., Ndema, S., van Rooyen, A., Stirzaker, R. and de Sousa, W. (2018). Transforming smallholder irrigation schemes in Africa. A guide to help farmers become more profitable and sustainable, The Australian National University, Canberra. ACIAR Monograph No. 202. Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research: Canberra. 64pp.

Bjornlund, H., Parry, K., Pittock, J., Stirzaker, R., Rooyen, A. Van, Mdemu, M., Ramshaw, P. (2018). Transforming smallholder irrigation into profitable and self-sustaining systems in southern Africa. Chapter 6, Smart Water Management case study report, Internatinal Water Resources Association, Wisconsin, USA.https://www.iwra.org/swmreport

Bjornlund, H., Zuo, A. Wheeler, S.A., Parry, K., Pittock, J., Mdemu, M. and Moyo, M. (2018). The dynamics of the relationship between household decision-making and farm household income in small-scale irrigation schemes in southern Africa, Agricultural Water Management 213: 135 -145.https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agwat.2018.10.002

Sithembile Ndema Mwamakamba, Lindiwe Majele Sibanda, Jamie Pittock, Richard Stirzaker, Henning Bjornlund, Andre van Rooyen, Paiva Munguambe, Makarius Victor Mdemu& Japhet J. Kashaigili (2017). Irrigating Africa: policy barriers and opportunities for enhanced productivity of smallholder farmers, International Journal of Water Resources, Development, 33:5, 824-838, DOI: 10.1080/07900627.2017.1321531

Sarah Ann Wheeler, Alec Zuo, Henning Bjornlund, Makarius Victor Mdemu, Andre van Rooyen & Paiva Munguambe (2017). An overview of extension use in irrigated agriculture and case studies in south-eastern Africa, International Journal of Water Resources. Development, 33:5, 755-769, DOI: 10.1080/07900627.2016.1225570

G. Peterson, J. Kabubo-Mariara, N. Crossman, B. Rashleigh, P. Munoz, J. Anticamara, M. V. Mdemu and A. Aunins, 2016: Modelling consequences of change in biodiversity and ecosystems for nature’s benefits to people. In IPBES (2016). The methodological assessment report on scenarios and models of biodiversity and ecosystem services. S. Ferrier, K. N. Ninan, P. Leadley, R. Alkemade, L. A. Acosta, H. R. Akçakaya, L. Brotons, W. W. L. Cheung, V. Christensen, K. A. Harhash, J. Kabubo-Mariara, C. Lundquist, M. Obersteiner, H. M Pereira,G. Peterson, R. Pichs-Madruga, N. Ravindranath, C. Rondinini and B. A. Wintle (eds.), Secretariat of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, Bonn, Germany.

Mdemu, M. V., & Burra, M. M. (2016). Drivers of Land Cover Dynamics for Pugu and Kazimuzumbwi Forest Reserves in Kisarawe, Tanzania. Open Journal of Forestry, 6, 348-360. http://dx.doi.org/10.4236/ojf.2016.65028.

Makarius V. Mdemu, Nuru Mziray, Henning Bjornlund & Japhet J. Kashaigili, (2016). Barriers to and opportunities for improving productivity and profitability of the Kiwere and Magozi irrigation schemes in Tanzania, International Journal of Water Resources Development, DOI: 10.1080/07900627.2016.1188267.

Makarius V. Mdemu(2015). Evaluation and Development of Pedotransfer Functions for Estimating Soil Water Holding Capacity in the Tropics: The Case of Sokoine University of Agriculture Farm in Morogoro, Tanzania, Journal of Geography and Geology, Vol. 7, No. 1, doi:10.5539/jgg.v7n1p1.

Makarius V. Mdemu(2014). The Value of Irrigation Water Reservoirs for Tomato Production in the Upper East Region of Ghana, Journal of Building and Land Development, Special Issue, pp64-74.

John M. Lupala, Makarius V. Mdemu and Stanslaus P. Butungo, (2014). Effects of Urban and Peri Urban Land Use Changes on Forest Ecosystem Services: Case of Pugu- Kazimzumbwi Forest Reserves -Tanzania. Journal of Geography and Geology, Vol. 6, No. 4, doi:10.5539/jgg.v6n4p231.

Kashigili, J.J., Levira, P., Liwenga E. and Mdemu, M.V.(2014). Analysis of Climate Variability, Perceptions and Coping Strategies of Tanzanian Coastal Forest Dependent Communities, American Journal of Climate Change, 3, 212-222.

Iddi H. Hassan, Makarius V. Mdemu, Riziki S. Shemdoe and Frode Stordal, (2014). Drought Patterns along the Coastal forests zone of Tanzania, Journal of Atmospheric and Climate Sciences, 4, 369-384, http://dx.doi.org/10.4236/acs.2014.43037.

Mdemu M.V. and T. Francis (2013). Productivity of Water in Large Rice (Paddy) Irrigation Schemes in the Upper Catchment of the Great Ruaha River Basin, Tanzania. In Wurbs R. (Ed.)Water Resources Planning, Development and Management, ISBN 980-953-307-678-7.

Mdemu M. V. (2013). Multiple use of irrigation reservoir water resource in the Upper East Region of Ghana. In Ali M.H. (Ed.) Irrigation Management, Technologies and Environmental Impact, Nova Science Publishers, Inc., NY, USA.

Japhet J. Kashaigili, Makarius V. Mdemu, Augustino R. Nduganda, Boniface P. Mbilinyi (2013). Integrated Assessment of Forest Cover Change and Above-Ground Carbon Stock in Pugu and Kazimzumbwi Forest Reserves, Tanzania, Advances in Remote Sensing 2: 1-9, doi:10.4236/ars.2013.21001.

Mdemu, M., W. Laube and B. Barry (2010). Temporal water productivity of tomato irrigated from a small reservoir and hand-dug-wells in dry season cropping in the Upper East Region, Ghana. Journal of Applied Irrigation Science, Vol. 45: 75-93.

CONTACTS

Institute of Human Settlements Studies, Ardhi University
P. O. Box 35124, Dar es Salaam
Mobile: (+255) 0765466058
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 Kombe

 

Prof. Wilbard J. Kombe

Professor
Institute for Human Settlements Studies
Ardhi University

BIOGRAPHY

Wilbard Kombe is a Professor at Ardhi University, the Institute of Human Settlements Studies, Tanzania. Kombe received his PhD from the Technical University of Dortmund, (TUD). His research works have focused on urban governance, land management and administration; urban development and livelihoods of the poor; poverty and public services delivery; and public policy analysis. He has also been extensively involved in applied and basic research activities in several countries in the Sub-Sahara Africa. This includes supervision and advisory services to contracted research projects on urbanization, public infrastructure services, livelihoods and poverty undertaken in Tanzania, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Uganda, Mozambique, Zambia, Namibia, Botswana and Ethiopia.
Kombe has also led various multi-disciplinary research activities undertaken in collaboration with several foreign universities including the University College London, School of Economics; Development Planning Unit (DPU); the University of Agriculture, Stockholm; and the Technical University Dortmund (TUD) in Germany; the University of Copenhagen. He has also implemented several real life projects undertaken in Tanzania covering his areas of specialization. This includes large projects on infrastructure improvement and livelihoods of the poor in low income areas funded by UNDP and ILO in Dar es Salaam. He has extensively worked as consultant for local government authorities LGAs, and central government ministries. He has also provided consultancy services to international organizations such as UNDP, ILO, Sida, Danida, WB, Finnida, etc.

EDUCATION

PhD, Urban Land Management, Dortmund - 1987

M.A. Urban Design, Royal Danish Academy, Copenhagen - 1983

Advanced Diploma, Ardhi Institute - 1980

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

Full Professor, Institute of Human Settlement Studies, Ardhi University - 2011 to date
Associate Professor, Institute of Human Settlement Studies, Ardhi University, 2001-2011
Senior Lecturer, Ardhi University, 1992-2001
Lecturer, Ardhi University, 1987-1992
Tutorial Assistant, Ardhi University, 1980-1987
Visiting Professor, University of Dortmund Germany 2005
Sabbatical; Senior Research Specialist, Human Science Research Council (HSRC) South Africa. (2005/2006)
Visiting Professor, Grenoble Alpes University, France; and Universitat Internacional de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain (November 2017).

TEACHING COURSES

MSc. Courses

Professional Practice
Urban Land Management and Development

PhD Courses

Communication and Leadership for Development
Theory of Science and Ethics
Information Search

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

Limbumba T.M., Herslund L. and Kombe, W. J. (2019), Institutional Options and Opportunities for adopting Landscape Based Stormwater Management in Informal Settlements – Dar es Salaam City Journal of Sustainable Development Vol. 12, No. 2, 2019.

Kombe, W.J.; Tatu, L.; Lise. H.; and Mkupasi, M. (2018), Informality, Local Institutions, Blue and Green Infrastructure and Landscape Based Storm Water Management in Dar es Salaam City, International Journal of Climate Strategies and Management, (Forthcoming).

Jean-Baptiste, N., Olivotto, V., Porio, E., Kombe, W. J., and Yulo-Loyzaga, A. (2018). Housing and informal settlements. In C. Rosenzweig, W. Solecki, P. Romero-Lankao, S. Mehrotra, S. Dhakal, and S. Ali Ibrahim (eds.), Climate Change and Cities: Second Assessment Report of the Urban Climate Change Research Network. Cambridge University Press. (Accepted, In Press)

Gordon McGranahan, Anna Walnycki, Festo Dominick, Wilbard Kombe, Alphonce Kyessi, Tatu Mtwangi Limbumba, Hezron Magambo, Mwanakombo Mkanga and Tim Ndezi (2018) How international water and sanitation monitoring fails deprived urban dwellers. In: Oliver Cumming and Tom Slaymaker (eds.) (2018), Equality in Water and Sanitation Services, Earthscan, Chapter 7.

Kombe, W.J. (2017), Institutional Reforms for Urban Land Use Planning and Management in Sub-Sahara Africa: Evidences, Gaps and Prospects, Professorial Inaugural Lecture, Delivered on 27th October, 2017, ISBN: 978-9987-01-001-1.

Jean-Baptiste, N., &Kombe, W. J., (2017). Opportunities and Barriers for Research and Actions in Climate Change Adaptation in Tanzania. In Walter Leal et al. (eds.), Handbook of Climate Change Research at Universities: addressing the mitigation and adaptation challenges. Springer.

Kombe, W.J.;Tatu, L.; Mkupasi, M.; Liku, W.; and Abebe, K. (2016), Local Institutional Framework at Community Level in Dar es Salaam and Addis Ababa, Unpublished Work Package 3 Research Report.

Herslund, L., Jalayer, F., Jean-Baptiste, N., Jørgensen, G., Kabisch, S., Kombe, W.J., Lindley, S., et al. (2015). A multi-dimensional assessment of urban vulnerability to climate change in Sub-Saharan Africa. Natural Hazards, 1-24 LA - English. Springer Netherlands. doi:10.1007/s11069-015-1856-x

Kabisch, S., Jean-Baptiste N., John, R., Kombe W.J., (2015). Assessing Social Vulnerability of Households and Communities in Flood Prone Urban Areas. In Urban vulnerability and climate change in Africa - a multidisciplinary approach. Pauleit S. et al., (Eds.). Springer, Series Future City pp. 197-228

Kombe, W.J; Tatu, L.; Mkupasi, M.; Liku, W.and Abebe, K. (2015), Institutional Comparison of Landscape Based Storm Water Management in Dar es Salam and Addis Ababa Cities; Unpublished Work Package 3 Research Report.

Kombe, W.J. et al., (2015), Multilevel Governance and Coproduction in Urban flood-risk Management: The case of Dar es Salaam pp. 117-138

Kombe, W.J. et al., (2015), Assessing Social Vulnerability of Households and Communities in Flood Prone Urban Areas, pp. 197-228

Kombe, W.J. et al., (2015), Towards Climate Change Resilient Cities in Africa – Initiating Adaptation in Dar es Salaam and Addis Ababa pp. 319-348

Kombe W.J;Lise, H; Lund, D.H; Jorgensen, G; Mguni, P; and Yeshitela, K. (2015), Towards Climate Change Resilient Cities in Africa - Initiating Adaptation in Dar es Salaam and Addis Ababa. In Pauleit, S; Coly, A; Fohlmeister, S; Gasparini, P; Jorgensen G; Kabisch S; Kombe W.J; Lindley S; Simonis I; and Yeshitela K. (2015) (Editors), pp 319-348.

CONTACTS

Institute of Human Settlements Studies, Ardhi University
P. O. Box 35124, Dar es Salaam
Mobile: +255 (0) 754 554 126
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   Kyessi

Prof. Dr. Alphonce G. Kyessi

Associate Research Professor/Part Time Lecturer
Institute for Human Settlements Studies
Ardhi University

BIOGRAPHY

Prof. Dr. Alphonce G. Kyessi is an academician, researcher and consultant in the field of human settlements planning, development and management. He is currently employed as part-time Associate Research Professor in the Institute of Human Settlements Studies at Ardhi University (ARU), Dar es Salaam where he has been working since 1993. Before joining Ardhi University, Prof. Kyessi worked with the Dar es Salaam City Council for 13 years between 1980 and 1992. He dwells on human settlements analysis, housing, urban poverty, urban public transport, urban agriculture, urban environmental planning and management and geographical information systems (GIS) in urban planning and management. His research and consultancy interests focus on climate change, public policy, housing, land regularisation particularly of informal settlements, land servicing, infrastructure planning and development especially community-based management and community participation and urban agriculture. Prof. Kyessi has published widely in local and international journals in his areas of specialisation. He has carried-out many researches and consultancy assignments in the same fields to the government, international agencies and the private sector. He is Honorary Secretary of the Tanzania Association of Consultants.

EDUCATION

Ph.D. (Spatial Planning - Infrastructure), Technical University of Dortmund, Germany, February 2001.

MSc. (Urban Surveys and Human Settlement Analysis including Geographical Information Systems), Institute of Aerospace Survey and Earth Sciences (ITC), Enschede, The Netherlands, February 1990.

Post Graduate Diploma (Urban Surveys including Geographical Information Systems), Institute of Aerospace Survey and Earth Sciences (ITC), Enschede, The Netherlands, June 1985.
Advanced Diploma (Urban and Rural Planning), Ardhi Institute, Dar es Salaam, April 1980.

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

Part Time Lecturer, January 2019 to date

Associate Research Professor, Institute of Human Settlements Studies, Ardhi University, from January 2011 to 2018

Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Human Settlements Studies, Ardhi University, From July 2003 to 2010

Senior Research Fellow, CHS, January 1993 - July 1996

TEACHING COURSES

Undergraduate

AR 261 and AR 382 Settlement Planning I and II
UP 337 Infrastructure Planning and Management
UP 353 and UP 453 Professional Practice I and II
HI 311 Housing Theories and Policies
HI 312 Theories in Infrastructure Planning and Management

Postgraduate Diploma

UP 671 and UP 672 Professional Practice I and II
UP 661 Infrastructure Economics
UP 690 Final Paper I

MSc. courses

HS 751 Housing and Infrastructure
HS 711 Housing Theories and Concepts
HS 721 Institutional Framework for Housing
UP 796 Research Methodology
HS 717 Management of Informal Sector
UP 788 Dissertation I
UP 763 Urban Housing and Infrastructure Planning and Design
UP 793 Urban Infrastructure Planning and Management

PhD Courses

HS 821 Informality and Urban Governance
HS 842 Public Infrastructure Services Provision and Management
HS 871 PhD Dissertation I

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

Bolatito Dayo-Babatunde, Javier Martinez, Monika Kuffer, and Alphonce Gabriel Kyessi (2019): The Street as a Binding Factor Measuring the Quality of Streets as Public Space Within a Fragmented City: The Case of Msasani Bonde la Mpunga, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, In: GIS in Sustainable Urban Planning and Management, pgs. 184-200.

Gordon McGranahan, Anna Walnycki, Festo Dominick, Wilbard Kombe, Alphonce Kyessi, Tatu Mtwangi Limbumba, Hezron Magambo, Mwanakombo Mkanga and Tim Ndezi (2018) How international water and sanitation monitoring fails deprived urban dwellers. In: Oliver Cumming and Tom Slaymaker (eds.) (2018), Equality in Water and Sanitation Services, Earthscan, Chapter 7.

Elinorata Mbuya, Nathalie Jean-Baptiste, Alphonce G. Kyessi (2018) Climate Adaptation Practices in Building Constructions: Progress and Limitations in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. In: Alves, F., Leal Filho, W. Azeiteiro, U. (Eds.) (2018): Theory and Practice of Climate Adaptation, Springer, Berlin.

Francis Dakyaga, Alphonce G. Kyessi and Jeol M. Msami (2018): Households’ Assessment of the Water Quality and Services of Multi-model Urban Water Supply System in the Informal Settlements of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, In: Journal of Civil Engineering and Architecture, 12 (2018) pps. 362-381.

Alphonce G. Kyessi and Hussein M. Omar (2018): Social-Economic Impact of Scrap Metal Business in Dar es Salaam: The Case of Kinondoni Municipality, Tanzania, In: Researchjournali's Journal of Economics, Vol. 6. No. 4, pp. 1-17.

Alphonce G. Kyessi, Omar, H.M. and Josephat A. Saria (2017): The Influence of Technological Factor to the Sustainability of Informal Solid Waste Collection Livelihood in Urban Areas: The Case of Kinondoni Municipality, In: Researchjournali's Journal of Economics, Vol. 5, Issue No. 7, pgs 1-15.

Kyessi, A.G., Omar, H.M., Saria, J.A. (2017): The Influence of Economic Factor to the Sustainability of Informal Solid Waste Collection Livelihood in Urban Areas: The Case of Kinondoni Municipality, In: Researchjounali’s Journal of Economics, Vol. 5, Issue No. 6, pgs. 1-17.

McGranahan, G., Walnycki, A., Dominick, F., Kombe, W., Kyessi, A., Limbumba, T. M., Magambo, H., Mkanga, M. and Ndezi, T. (2016). Universalising water and sanitation coverage in urban areas: From global targets to local realities in Dar es Salaam, and back. IIED, London.

John Lupala and Alphonce Kyessi (2016). Decentralization of Municipal Servicing in Tanzania: Opportunities and Challenges, In: Eva Dick, Karin Gaesing, Daniel Inkoom and Teodoro Kausel (Eds) (2016). Decentralisation and Regional Development: Experiences and Lessons from Four Continents over Three Decades) SPRING Geography, pp.89-106.
Kjellén M. &Kyessi A. (2015): Dar es Salam: the Development of Water Supply and Sewage Systems. In: Tvedt, T. & Oestigaard, T. (eds.): A History of Water: Water and Urbanization. London: I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd, pp. 550-574.

Fatemah Jalayer, Raffaele De Risi, Alphonce Kyessi, Elinorata Mbuya and Nebyou Yonas (2015): Vulnerability of Built Environment to Flooding in African Cities. In: S. Pauleit A. Coly S. Fohlmeister P. Gasparin G. Jorgensen S. Kabisch W.J. Kombe S. Lindley I. Simonis I and Yeshitela K (eds.) (2015): Urban Vulnerability and Climate Change in Africa: A Multidisciplinary Approach, Springer Future City Series, Vol. 4, pp. 77-106.

Alphonce Kyessi and Tumpale Sakiete (2014): Formalizing Property Rights In Informal Settlements and its Implications on Poverty Reduction: The Case of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, In: Journal of Business and Economics, Academic Star Publishing Company, Vol. 5, No 12, pp. 2353-2371.

Alphonce G. Kyessi and Abdi Ka’Bange (2014): Sense of Ownership in Municipal Water Provision and Management: The Case of Tabata Community Water Supply in Dar es Salaam, In: African Resources Development Journal, Vol.1, No. 1, pp. 1-19.
De Risi R, Jalayer F, De Paola F, Iervolino, I, Giugni M, Topa ME, Mbuya E, Kyessi A, Manfredi G. & Gasparini P (2013). Flood risk assessment for informal settlements. In: Nat Hazards, 1-30.

Kyessi A.G. (2010). The Potential of Grass-Roots Leadership in Water Management in Fringe Communities: the Case of Dar es Salaam. In: Calas, B. and Martinon, C.A.M (2010): Shared Waters, Shared Opportunities: Hydropolitics in East Africa, Mkuki na Nyota Publishers Ltd, pp. 143-172.
Kyessi A. and Furaha G. (2010). Access to Housing Finance by the Urban Poor: The Case of WAT-SACCOS in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. In: International Journal of Housing Markets and Analysis, Vol. 3, No. 3, pp. 182-202.

Kyessi A.G. (2010). Enhancing Security of Land Tenure in Informal Settlements: The Case of WAT-Human Settlements Trust in Hanna Nassif Settlement, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Accepted for Publication in Utafiti; Journal of the College of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Dar es Salaam, Vol. 8, No. 1, 87-104.

Kyessi A.G. (2008). Formalisation of Unplanned Settlements and Its Implications on Poverty Reduction: The Case of Dar es Salaam City. In: Tanzania Journal of Development Studies, Volume 8, No. 2, pp. 1-22.

CONTACTS

Institute of Human Settlements Studies, Ardhi University
P. O. Box 35124, Dar es Salaam
Mobile: (+255) 0754588305
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   Nathalie

Dr. Nathalie Jean-Baptiste

Senior Research Fellow
Institute for Human Settlements Studies
Ardhi University

BIOGRAPHY

Dr. Nathalie Jean-Baptiste is the Head of the CityLab Dar es Salaam hosted at the Institute of Human Settlements Studies. She is also associated with Technical University of Darmstadt and was appointed Honorary Professor at the University of Toronto in 2018. Her work focuses on vulnerability assessment and climate-related risks in low-income countries. Her field of expertise lies in the nexus of infrastructure, society and the environment. She is an architect who graduated from the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City, and holds a Master of Science as well as a Doctorate in Urban Studies from the Bauhaus University in Germany.
In 2016 she was awarded with the prestigious Marie Curie Global Fellowship to conduct research on accelerating transition in peri-urban areas in East Africa. Prior to her research and teaching appointment in Tanzania, she worked as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research in Leipzig, Germany. Her extensive international experience bridging science and practice includes environmental education in Mexico and Australia as well as risk assessment and adaptation in Burkina Faso, Ethiopia and Tanzania. She is a Board Member of the International Association People-Environment Studies (IAPS), a Coordinator of the Housing Network of IAPS, and Lead Coordinating Author of the chapter on Housing and Informal Settlements of the Second Assessment Report on Climate Change and Cities (ARC3-2) from the Urban Climate Change Research Network.
She has taught several courses at the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism at the Bauhaus University in Weimar, as well as at the Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies in Rotterdam. She is currently the principal investigator of a 3-year EU funded research project called ACTUS (2016-2019) and teaching atthe Institute of Human Settlements Studies. She has published several journal articles, book chapters and international reports.

EDUCATION

PhD (Urban studies and Engineering), Bauhaus University Weimar, Germany - 2012

MSc.(European Urban Studies),Bauhaus University Weimar, Germany - 2008

Certificate in Marketing and Commercial Strategies, Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City, Mexico - 2000

Diploma in Architecture, Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico- 1997

 

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

2018 to date Head of the CityLab Dar es Salaam, Institute of Human Settlements Studies, Ardhi University, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

2016 - 2018 Senior Research Fellow, Technical University Darmstadt, Germany &Institute of Human Settlements Studies, Ardhi University, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

2011 -2015 Research Fellow (Post-doctorate), Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, Leipzig, Germany

2008 - 2010 Research Associate Environment, Behavior and Society Research Group, University of Sydney, Australia
Environmental educator for local councils, Sydney, Australia

2005 – 2007 Consultant
Master of Science studies, Institute for European Urban Studies, Weimar, Germany

2004 – 2005 Researcher, National Institute of Ecology of Mexico, Instituto Nacional de Ecología, (INE), Mexico City, Mexico

TEACHING COURSES

Seminar - Critical Thinking and writing, Technical University Darmstadt
Seminar- Dissertation I, Institute for Human Settlements Studies, Ardhi University
Seminar - Global Environmental Change and Cities, Bauhaus Universität, Weimar
Seminar - Housing in a Global Changing Environment, Bauhaus Universität, Weimar

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

Jean-Baptiste, N., Olivotto, V., Porio, E., Kombe, W., and Yulo-Loyzaga, A. (2018). Housing and informal settlements. In C. Rosenzweig, W. Solecki, P. Romero-Lankao, S. Mehrotra, S. Dhakal, and S. Ali Ibrahim (eds.), Climate Change and Cities: Second Assessment Report of the Urban Climate Change Research Network. Cambridge University Press. (Accepted, In Press)

Jean-Baptiste, N.,& Kombe, W., (2017). Opportunities and Barriers for Research and Actions in Climate Change Adaptation in Tanzania. In Walter Leal et al. (eds.), Handbook of Climate Change Research at Universities: addressing the mitigation and adaptation challenges. Springer.

Schaller, S., Jean-Baptiste, N., Lehmann, P, (2017). Oportunidades y obstáculos para la adaptación urbana frente al cambio climático en América Latina. Casos de la Ciudad de México, Lima y Santiago de Chile. Revista EURE - Revista De Estudios Urbano Regionales Vol 42. No.127 pp257-278

Schaller, S., Jean-Baptiste, N., & Lehmann, P. (2016). Oportunidades y obstáculos para la adaptación urbana frente al cambio climático en América Latina. Casos de la Ciudad de México, Lima y Santiago de Chile. Revista EURE - Revista De Estudios Urbano Regionales, 42(127).

Herslund, L., Jalayer, F., Jean-Baptiste, N., Jørgensen, G., Kabisch, S., Kombe, W., Lindley, S., et al. (2015). A multi-dimensional assessment of urban vulnerability to climate change in Sub-Saharan Africa. Natural Hazards, 1-24 LA - English. Springer Netherlands. doi:10.1007/s11069-015-1856-x

Kabisch, S., Jean-Baptiste N., John, R., Kombe W., (2015). Assessing Social Vulnerability of Households and Communities in Flood Prone Urban Areas. In Urban vulnerability and climate change in Africa - a multidisciplinary approach. Pauleit S. et al., (Eds.). Springer, Series Future City pp. 197-228

John, R., Jean-Baptiste, N., & Kabisch, S. (2014). Vulnerability Assessment of Urban Populations in Africa: The Case of Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. E. Edgerton, O. Romice & K. Thwaites (Eds.), Bridging the Boundaries: Human Experience in the Natural and Built Environment and Implications for Research, Policy and Practice (Vol. 5). Boston: Hogrefe Publishings. pp. 234-244.

Jean-Baptiste, N., Kabisch, S., Kuhlicke, C., (2013). Urban Vulnerability Assessment in Flood-Prone Areas in West and East Africa. In: Rauch S, Morrison G M, Schleicher N, Norra S. (Eds) Urban Environment. Springer, Heidelberg, New York, p 203-218

Jean-Baptiste N., (2012). People centered approach towards food waste management in the urban environment of Mexico. Doctoral Dissertation. Bauhaus-Universität Weimar.

Jean-Baptiste N., Michener L., Wilson R., (2011). Using a Food Waste Diary to Impact Food Waste Reduction in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs. In Waste -The social Context, People, Policies, Persuasions and Payoffs, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada 8-11 May 2011. Edmonton Centre of Excellence

Jean-Baptiste N., (2008). Behavior and attitudes changes needed for improving biological treatments of organic waste in Latin American communities. In Bidlingmaier, W., (ED) Orbit 2008 Sixth International Conference. Wageningen, The Netherlands 13-15 October 2008. Weimar: Verlag ORBIT e.V.

CONTACT

Institute of Human Settlements Studies, Ardhi University
P.O. Box 35124, Dar es Salaam
Mob: +255(0)744 966 504
Website: www.citylab-dar.com
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Dr. Priscila Izar

Associate Researcher
Institute for Human Settlements Studies
Ardhi University

BIOGRAPHY

Priscila Izar has over 20 years international experience in architecture and urban production research and practice. Particular focus is on participatory planning practices in multi sector urban upgrading programs in highly impoverished communities in Latin American, Eastern European and African cities. Dr. Izar is a lecturer and research fellow at the Institute of Human Settlement Studies (IHSS) at Ardhi University. As core member of the Dar es Salaam City Lab at IHSS, she is involved in the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of community based urban experimentations and explorations.

EDUCATION

PhD (Planning, Governance and Globalization)
Virginia Tech, College of Architecture and Urban Studies, School of Public and International Affairs, National Capital Region Campus, VA May 2018

Master in International Development Policy,Duke University, Sanford School of Public Policy, Center for International Development Research, Durham, NC May 2000

Bachelor of Architecture and Urban Planning, Mackenzie University, School of Architecture and Urban Planning, São Paulo, Brazil December 1992

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

Associate Researcher, Institute for Human Settlement Studies (IHSS) May 2018 – Present

Graduate Research Assistant, Virginia Tech Global Forum for Urban and Regional Resilience (GFURR) January 2015 – December 2016

Graduate Research Assistant, Virginia Tech Urban Affairs and Planning August 2014 – January 2015

Graduate Assistant, Virginia Tech School of Public and International Affairs May – August 2014

Graduate Research Assistant, Virginia Tech Urban Affairs and Planning August 2011 – May 2014

Research Fellow, Housing and Urban Development Department, Office for International and Philanthropic Innovation (IPI), Washington DC May – July 2013

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

Izar, P.& Jean-Baptiste, N. (2019). “Housing practice and urban transformation at the interface of formality and informality. The case of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.” Anais to XVIII Enampur – Tempos em de-transformação/ utopias. Natal.

Izar, P. “Housing Provision Through Real Estate Development: Adopting Public-Private Partnerships for Affordable Housing Delivery in Brazil” Journal of Planning Education and Research, (under review)

Izar, P. “Can Public-Private Partnerships Help Achieve the Right to the City in Brazil? The Case of Casa Paulista Program in São Paulo” Journal of Urban Affairs, special issue on PPPs (accepted)

Izar, P. (2015). “Financialization of the urban: what is it and why does it matter?” In Stephenson Jr, Max, and Lyusyena Kirakosyan. Re: Reflections and explorations: Essays on politics, public policy, and governance. Virginia Tech Institute for Policy and Governance.

Izar, P. (2017). “The Unaccounted Risks of Public Private Partnerships.” Stephenson Jr, Max, and Lyusyena Kirakosyan. "RE: Reflections and Explorations: A Forum for Deliberative Dialogue."

CONTACTS

Unit 2140 Box 67 DPO AE 09846 | 1335 Mwaya Street, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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Dr. Huba M. Nguluma

Senior Research Fellow
Institute for Human Settlements Studies
Ardhi University

BIOGRAPHY

Dr. Huba Nguluma is an architect and a Senior Research Fellow with the Institute of Human settlements Studies of the Ardhi University where she has been employed since 1993. Dr. Nguluma used to work with the Building research Unit of the then Ministry of Lands and Human Settlements as a research Architect from 1986 to 1993. Dr. Nguluma also teaches and supervises postgraduate and undergraduate students in the school of Architecture, Construction Economics and Management (SACEM), and Institute of Human Settlements (IHSS) at Ardhi University. Her major field of specialization are Architecture, Built Environment and Housing. Dr. Huba Nguluma has carried out a number of research and consultancies in the field of Architecture and Human settlements to public, private and International institutions like NSSF, PSPF, LAPF, GEPF, UN Habitat, CBOS and NGOS like WAT, Habitat for Humanity and Plan International. She has also fairly published in the field of Human Settlements. She is a Registered Architect with the Board of Architects and Quantity Surveyors (AQRB) and a member of Architects Association of Tanzania (AAT).

EDUCATION

PhD. in Built Environment Analysis, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, 2003.
Master of Science Degree in Environmental Engineering and Sustainable Infrastructure, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, 1997.
Certificate, Architecture and Development, Lund University, Sweden, 1995.
Post Graduate Diploma In Housing, Planning and Building, Institute For Housing Studies, Rotterdam, 1991.
Advanced Diploma in Architecture, Ardhi Institute, Dar es Salaam, 1982-1985.

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

July 2007-Todate Senior Research Fellow

1996- June 2007 Research Fellow, Institute of Human settlements Studies, Ardhi University

1993 - June1996 Research Assistant with the Institute of Human Settlements Studies and Building Research Unit, Ardhi Institute

1990 - March 1993 Senior Assistant Architect - BRU.

1985 - August 1990 - Assistant Architect with the Building Research Unit [BRU] of Ministry for Lands Housing and Urban Development

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

Nguluma, H. and Kemwita, F.E. (2018). Housing Design for Elderly people in Tanzania. Significance of Adaptable Housing. International Research Journal of Advanced Engineering and Science, Vol. 3, Issue 02, pp. 355-362.

Nguluma, H. (2018). Modernization of Houses in Informal Settlements through Housing Transformation in Tanzania. International Research Journal of Engineering and Technology, Vol. 05, Issue 03, pp. 3501-3511.

Nguluma, H. (2018). Towards Housing Provision for Government Employees in Tanzania: An Overvew of House Types. International Journal of Humanities and Social Science, Vol. 8, Issue 2, pp. 59-77.

Nguluma, H. and Mtani, I. (2018). Women Empowerment in Architectural Research in Tanzania, International Journal of Humanities, Social Sciences and Education (IJHSSE), Vol. 5, Issue 2, pp. 1-8.

Makenya, A. and Nguluma, H. (2017). Selection of Building Materials towards Sustainable Building Construction in Urban Tanzania. International Journal of Sciences and Research (IJSR), Vol. 4, Issue 12, pp. 29-35.

Nguluma, H. (2016). Access to Housing through cooperatives: Potentials and Challenges from Tanzania, International Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences and Education, Vol. 3, Issue 9, pp. 100-113.

Eliufoo, H. Nguluma, H. (2016). “Activity Locus and Geographical Mobility: A Gender Perspective, Case of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania” International Journal of Social Science Studies, Vol. 4, No. 12 pp 56-62

Nguluma, H. Kachenje (2015) “Space Use and Environmental Effects of Home –Based Enterprises. The case of Buguruni Mnyamani Informal Settlements, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania” International Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, Vol 5, N0.4 (1). Pp 7-19.

Nguluma, H. Kachenje Y, Kihila J.(2010) “Assessing Urban Fire Risk in the Central Business District of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania” Journal of Disaster Risk Studies, Vol. 3 No. 1, pp 321-334.

CONTACTS

Institute of Human Settlements Studies, Ardhi University
P. O. Box 35124, Dar es Salaam
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Dr. Tatu Mtwangi Limbumba

Senior Research Fellow
Institute for Human Settlements Studies
Ardhi University

BIOGRAPHY

Tatu Mtwangi Limbumba is a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Human Settlements Studies, Ardhi University. Dr. Limbumba has a PhD in Built Environment Analysis and specializes in housing, informality and urban poverty. She has participated in research activities both locally and regionally in subjects related to urban service delivery, climate change and housing. She has been involved in collaborative research activities with the University of Copenhagen and, the University of Addis Ababa including local research institutions such as the Economic Research Foundation (ESRF). Dr. Limbumba has carried out various consultancy services for government institutions such as the Ministry of Lands Housing and Human Settlements including non-governmental institutions such as WAT-HST; ICNIC-TZ and international organizations such as UNICEF and DANIDA.

EDUCATION

PhD in Built Environment, Infrastructure and Planning, September 2005 - March 2010
KTH, Stockholm, Sweden
MSc. Degree in Geo-Information Systems for Urban Planning and Management, Sept 1997 - Feb. 1999, ITC, Enschede, the Netherlands
Post-Graduate Diploma in Housing, Planning and Building, Jan 1994 - Jun 1994, IHS Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
Advanced Diploma in Urban and Rural Planning, Jun. 1984 - May 1986, Ardhi Institute Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Human Settlement Studies, June 2016 – to date
Research Fellow, Institute of Human Settlement Studies, Oct 2010- June 2016
Assistant Research Fellow, Institute of Human Settlement Studies, July 2000 – Oct 2010
Assistant Research Fellow, Institute of Human Settlement Studies, 1995 – 1999 Research Assistant 1991 - 1995
Assistant Town Planner, Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development 1986 – 1989

TEACHING COURSES

MSc Housing

HS 714 Housing Delivery -
HS 762 Population and Housing Development

MSc Public Policy Analysis and Programme Management

HS 719 Development Policy and Poverty Reduction
HS 763 Gender and Development

PhD in Urban Governance and environmental studies
HS 815 Communication and Leadership for Development

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

Limbumba, T.M., Herslund L. and Kombe, J. (2019), Institutional Options and Opportunities for adopting Landscape Based Stormwater Management in Informal Settlements – Dar es Salaam City Journal of Sustainable Development Vol. 12, No. 2, 2019.

Limbumba, T M.., Mkupasi M. and Herslund L. (2019), Participatory Storm water Management: Lessons from a Design Charrette in Informal Settlements in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania - (Forthcoming in TRIALOG Journal Special Issue 2018)

Herslund, LB, Backhaus, A, Fryd, O, Jørgensen, G, Jensen, MB, Mtwangi Limbumba, T, Liu, L, Mguni, P, Mkupasi, M, Workalemahu, L & Yeshitela, K (2018), 'Conditions and opportunities for green infrastructure – Aiming for green, water-resilient cities in Addis Ababa and Dar es Salaam', Landscape and Urban Planning, vol. 180, pp. 319-327. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.landurbplan.2016.10.008

Limbumba, T.M.(2018) Housing Providers and Enablers: A tale of NGO housing delivery approaches in Dar es Salaam in (Kiunsi R., Shemdoe R and Lukwale S. Eds) Informality in housing and livelihood activities, Building materials and risk management in the construction industry in Tanzania, Ardhi University, Tanzania

Limbumba, T.M. (2016). An impression of land and housing choices of the emerging middle class: The case of Makongo Juu, Dar es Salaam, The African Resources Development Journal, Vol 2, Issue 2, December, 2016 pp 73-87;

Limbumba, T.M. and Ngware N. (2016). Informal housing options and locations for poor urban dwellers in Dar es Salaam city, The Journal of Social Sciences Research, Vol.2, No.5, pp 93-99;

Limbumba, T.M. (2013). An alternative explanation for residential location choices in a rapidly urbanising city: The case of Dar es Salaam, The Journal of Building and Land Development, Special Issue, September, 2013, Ardhi University, pp 78-93. (ISSN 0856-0501).

McGranahan G., Walnycki, A., Dominick, F., Kombe, W., Kyessi, A., Limbumba, T., Hezron Magambo, H., Mkanga, M., Ndezi T., (2016) Universalising water and sanitation coverage in urban areas; From global targets to local realities in Dar es Salaam,and back, International Institute for Environment and Development, UK

http://www.ids.ac.uk/files/dmfile/Universalising_Water_and_Sanitation_Coverage_in_Urban_Areas_working_paper2016.pdf

CONTACT

Institute of Human Settlements Studies, Ardhi University
P. O. Box 35124, Dar es Salaam
Mobile: +255 754 466 331
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Dr. Isabela W. Mtani

Research Fellow
Institute for Human Settlements Studies
Ardhi University

BIOGRAPHY

Dr Isabela W. Mtani is a registered architect since 2007. She is also a deputy secretary of the Architects Association of Tanzania (AAT), and a member of the Arbitration Institute of Tanzania (AIT). She is employed as a Research Fellow at Ardhi University in the Institute of Human Settlement Studies (IHSS). She is currently the acting director of gender dimension unit of the Ardhi University. She holds a PhD degree in Engineering specializingon building materials science from Kassel University, Germany, master of engineering management (Project Management) from the University of Dar es Salaam, a Bachelor of Architecture from University of Dar es Salaam and an advanced diploma in Management and Conservation of Historical Buildings from Lund University, Sweden.Dr Isabela W. Mtanihas designed and supervised a number of architectural projects in the country, she also participated in tender evaluation processes.Her major fields of specialization are building materials, conservation of historic buildings, sustainable architecture and housing.She has done several architectural consultancies and research on building materials, housing and conservation. Her clients range from private individuals to international organization, NGOs and government agencies.

EDUCATION

Ph.D. (Building Materials), Kassel University, German, 2015

MSc. (Engineering Management), University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, 2004

Bachelor of Architecture (UCLAS-UDSM), Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, 2001

Advanced Diploma (Conservation and Management of Historic Building), Lund University, Sweden, 2008.

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

2016 to date – Research Fellow, Institute of Human Settlement Studies (IHSS), Ardhi University, Dar es Salaam.

2004–2015 Assistant Research Fellow, Institute of Human Settlement Studies, Ardhi University, Dar es Salaam.

2004-Lecturer, School of Urban and Regional Planning, Ardhi, University, Dar es Salaam

2001-2004. Architect/ director of operation, Mekon arch consult LTD, Dar es Salaam

TEACHING COURSES

AR141/142 Building Material I&II
AR Design Studio II

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

Mtani, I.W. and Nuhu, S. (2019), Accommodation Status and Gender Based Analysis at Public Universities in Tanzania: Case of Ardhi University, Open Journal of Social Science (Forthcoming).

Nguluma, H.and Mtani, I. (2018).Women Empowerment in Architectural Research in Tanzania, International Journal of Humanities, Social Sciences and Education (IJHSSE), Vol. 5, Issue 2, pp. 1-8.

Mtani, I.W. and Mbuya, E.C. (2018), Urban Fire Risk Control: House Design, Upgrading and Re-planning, Journal of Disaster Risk Studies, Vol 10, No 1, pp. 1-8, DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/jamba.v10i1.522

Mtani, I. (2015). Salt deterioration of historical mortars in tropical climate: Analysis and Characterization- case studies from Tanzania Kassel University press
Mtani, I.and Middendorf, B. (2015), Climate appraisal of sodium sulphate decay mechanism in lime mortars: Paper presented in in construction chemistry conference held in Kassel, Germany, 13-15 October 2014.

Mtani, I. and Middendorf, B. (2012), Characterization of 18th century architectural stones for the Tanzanian coastal historic buildings: Postal presented in International conference on building materials held in Weimer Germany, 12th-15th September, 2012.

CONTACTS

Institute of Human Settlements Studies, Ardhi University
P. O. Box 35124, Dar es Salaam
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Dr. Jacob M. Kihila

Senior Research Fellow
Institute for Human Settlements Studies
Ardhi University

BIOGRAPHY

Dr. Jacob Kihila is an Environmental Engineer currently employed as a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Human Settlements Studies of Ardhi University (ARU), Dares Salaam where he has been working since 2008. He is a Registered Professional Environmental Engineer and Registered Environmental expert (EIA and Audit) with more than 15 years of experience in the field of water and sanitation and Environmental Management. He has particular skills in Projects design, planning and Management; Design and construction of Water and Sanitation facilities; Water quality monitoring and pollution control; Environmental Management plans, Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs); Community facilitation and mobilizations; Capacity building; Participatory rural appraisal methods. His areas of specialization include Water and Sanitation, Water and Wastewater treatment; Environmental Assessments, Disaster management and Climate change.
He has carried a number of technical assignments including feasibility studies for projects, evaluation of programs, preparation and review of Environmental management plans, environmental impact assessments, environmental audits and preparation of technical proposals. His experience has been obtained from various organizations including international reputable Non-Government organization such as World Vision and Plan International. He has also served as a member of the technical committee for establishing soil environmental standards for Tanzania under the Tanzania bureau of Standards (TBS) and has participated on preparation of the national sanitation policy.

EDUCATION

PhD (Environmental Science and Engineering), Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology, Arusha, Tanzania, 2014

MSc. (Environmental Technology and Management), University of Dar es Salaam, 2005

BSc. (Environmental Engineering) University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, 2003

Certificate (Remote Sensing and GIS) ITC, Netherlands, 2010

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

2018-Date Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Human Settlements Studies, Ardhi University, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

2014-2018 Research Fellow, Institute of Human Settlements Studies, Ardhi University, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

2008-2014 Assistant Research Fellow, Institute of Human Settlements Studies, Ardhi University, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

2006-2008 Project Coordinator, Plan International, Tanzania

2005-2006 Project Coordinator, World Vision, Tanzania

2003-2005 Postgraduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Environmental Engineering, University College of Lands and Architectural Studies, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

TEACHING COURSES

Hazardous Waste Management
Sewerage and drainage Engineering
Water treatment Engineering
Demography, Gender and Environment in Housing
Social Housing, Gender and Environmental Aspects
Environmental Economics and Environmental Impact Assessment
Environmental Management
Ecological and Decentralized Sanitation

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

Kihila, J. M., (2017), Indigenous Coping and Adaptation Strategies to Climate Change of Local Communities in Tanzania: A review, Climate and Development, pp1-11

Kihila, J. M., (2017), Fire disaster preparedness situational analysis in higher learning institutions of Tanzania, Jàmbá: Journal of Disaster Risk Studies, Vol 9 (1), pp 1-9.

Kihila, J. M., (2016), Indoor Air Pollution and its Situation in Tanzania, A review, The Journal of Building and Land Development, Vol 19 (1&2), pp. 29-39

Kihila, J., Mtei, K., Njau, K.N., (2015), A review of the challenges and opportunities for water reuse in irrigation with a focus on its prospects in Tanzania, International Journal of Environmental Engineering, Vol 7 (2), pp 111-130.

Kihila, J., Mtei, K., Njau, K.N., (2015), Performance of Experimental Scale Integrated Wastewater Treatment System on Pollutant Removal and Nutrient Recovery to Render Suitable Effluent for Irrigation, The African Resources Development Journal, Vol.2 (1), pp 20-33

Kihila, J. (2015), The potential of water reuse as a strategy for climate change adaptation in Tanzania, Presented at the Climate change and human settlements development Conference held at Ardhi University, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania on 30th December, 2015.

Kihila, J., Mtei, K., Njau, K.N., (2014), Wastewater treatment for reuse in urban agriculture; the case of Moshi Municipality, Tanzania Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, Vol 72-75, pp 104-110.

Kihila, J., Mtei, K., Njau, K.N., (2014), Development of a cost-benefit analysis approach for water reuse in irrigation, International Journal of Environmental Protection and Policy, Vol 2 No 5, pp 179-184.

Kihila, J., Mtei, K., Njau, K.N., (2014), Tracking materials with low phosphorus adsorption for use in constructed wetland aiming at wastewater treatment for irrigation purposes. International Journal of Sciences: Basic and Applied Research, Vol 14, No 2, pp 208-219.

Kihila, J. (2014),Rainwater harvesting using Ferro cement tanks an appropriate and affordable technology for small rural Institutions in Tanzania, International Journal of Civil and Structural Engineering, Volume 3, No 3, pp 332-341.

Shemdoe,R., Kihila,J. (2012), Understanding Community based Adaptation Strategies to Climate Variability in Fishing Communities of Rufiji River Basin in Tanzania, African Journal of History and Culture, , Vol. 4(2), pp. 17-26.

Kachenje, Y, Kihila,J, Nguluma, H (2010); Assessing urban fire risk in the Central business of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, Journal of Disaster Risk, Vol3, 1 pg 321-334.

Kihila, J, Mato R.R.M, (2008): Modeling sedimentation in Mindu dam and its implication to water supply for Morogoro municipality, COSTECH Annual Conference Proceedings

CONTACTS

Institute of Human Settlements Studies, Ardhi University
P. O. Box 35124, Dar es Salaam
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Dr. Elinorata Mbuya

Research Fellow
Institute for Human Settlements Studies
Ardhi University

BIOGRAPHY

Elinorata Mbuya is currently employed as a Research Fellow in the Institute of Human Settlements Studies of at Ardhi University (ARU). Her experience has been built overtime from working both with public and private entities. She has carried a number of technical assignments including feasibility studies for projects, audit of building and civil engineering construction projects, procurement audits for public organisations, and preparation of technical proposals for various construction projects. She has particular skills in projects planning and construction supervision. Mbuya has carried extensive research in areas of building construction and the built environment analysis, climate change and disaster risk management in urban areas and in Arid and Semi-Arid regions. She is a registered member of Architects and Quantity Surveyors Registration Board in Tanzania (AQRB), and a member of the Tanzanian Institute of Quantity Surveyors.

EDUCATION

PhD (Climate Change Studies), Ardhi University, 2016

MSc. (Engineering Management, Project Management specialisation), University of Dar es Salaam, 2003

BSc. (Building Economics), University College of Lands and Architectural Studies (UCLAS), 2000

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

2004 to date: Research Fellow, the Institute of Human Settlements Studies, Ardhi University, Dar es Salaam.

TEACHING COURSES

CM 734 Project Financial Management
BE 336 Estimating and Price Analysis
BE 335 Construction Economics
LM 339 Maintenance Management and Technology
BE 332 Measurement of Building Works III
BE 232 Measurements of Building Works II
AR 251 Building Economics

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

Mtani, I.W. and Mbuya, E.C. (2018).Urban fire risk control: House design, upgrading and replanning. Jàmbá: Journal of Disaster Risk Studies. 10 (1), 1 – 8.

Mbuya, E., Jean-Baptiste, N., and Kyessi, A. (2018). Climate Adaptation Practices in Building Constructions: Progress and Limitations in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, in, Theory and Practice of Climate Adaptation. Eds.: Alves, F., Leal Filho, W., Azeiteiro, U.Springer.

Jalayer, F., Carozza, S., De Risi, R., Mbuya, E. and Manfredi, G. (2015). Performance-based flood safety-checking for non-engineered masonry structures. Engineering Structures, Vol. 106, pp. 109-123.

Jalayer, F., De Risi, R., Kyessi, A., Mbuya, E. and Yonas, N. (2015). Vulnerability of Built Environment to Flooding in African Cities, in, S. Pauleit, et al. (eds.), Urban Vulnerability and Climate Change in Africa, Future City 4, Springer International Publishing, DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-03982-4_3.

CONTACTS

Institute of Human Settlements Studies, Ardhi University
P.O. Box 35124, Dar es Salaam
Mobile: +255 784 406 000/753 406 000
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Dr. Daniel E. Msangi

Research Fellow/Acting Director of Undergraduate Programmes
Institute for Human Settlements Studies
Ardhi University

BIOGRAPHY

Dr. Msangi, D.E. is a Research Fellow, academician and a consultant in the fields urban and regional development planning and management. He is currently employed at Ardhi University (IHSS) as a Research Fellow where he has been working since 2006. Before taking an academic career at the Institute of Human Settlement Studies (IHSS), Dr. Msangi was employed on temporary basis at the Ardhi University Consultancy Unit (ARUCU) as Projects Administrative Officer since 2005. His areas of interest include land use planning, peri-urban land development and management and livelihood issues.
Dr. Msangi has published in the areas of planned urban expansion and livelihoods as well as organic urban expansion. He has also carried out research in areas of Energy Provision in the Context of Heterogeneity: Sustainability Issues and Implications for Settlement Growth and Vice Versa in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania; gas exploration activities, community participation and livelihoods; Municipal Service Delivery and Local Actors in Land Development Process. Dr. Msangi has also carried out consultancy assignments in the fields of the new Urban Management and Development; Implications of the Land Act on Land/Water Management and Conservation; Land Use Planning and Integrated Natural Resources Management; Master Planning; as well as Capacity Development Mainstreaming in the Water Sector.

EDUCATION

PhD in Organic Urban Expansion: Process and Impacts on Livelihoods of Peri-Urban Households in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania; Ardhi University, Dar es Salaam and SLU, Sweden; Jan 2012-Dec 2014;

Licentiate Degree: Land Acquisition for Urban Expansion: Process and Impacts on Livelihoods of Peri-Urban Households, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania; The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU); January, 2011;

MSc. Urban and Regional Development Planning and Management; A Joint Programme run by the universities of Dortmund and UCLAS; 2003-2005;

BSc. In Urban and Rural Planning; University College of Lands and Architectural Studies (UCLAS); 1996-2000.

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

2014 to date - Research Fellow,Institute of Human Settlements Studies, Ardhi University

2006 – 2014 - Assistant Research Fellow, Institute of Human Settlements Studies, Ardhi University

October 2005 to April 2006 – Project Administrative Officer, UCLAS Consultancy Unit (UCU)

TEACHING COURSES

Environmental Planning and Management;
Environmental Planning and Management Studio;
Regional Development Planning Theory;
Institutional Framework for Housing;
Dissertation I (UP788); Institute of Human Settlements Studies;
Land Development and Management; and
Decentralisation and Institutional Development.

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

Msangi, D.E. (2018): Participatory Rhetorics in Public Land Acquisition and Realities in Peri Urban Dar es Salaam; International Journal of Geography and Regional Planning; Vol. 4(1), pp. 064-073, June, 2018

Kyessi, A.G. and Msangi, D.E. (2016): Gender Equity in Accessing Housing Microfinance in Urban Areas in Tanzania: A Case of Dar Es Salaam; African Resources Development Journal, Vol.2, Issue 2, 2016

Msangi, D.E. (2014): Organic Urban Expansion: Process and Impacts on Livelihoods of Peri-Urban Households in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania; Unpublished PhD Thesis, Ardhi University, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Msangi, D.E. (2011): Land Acquisition for Urban Expansion: Process and Impacts on Livelihoods of Peri Urban Households, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania; Published by Service/Repro, Uppsala.

Huba, N., Harriet, E., and Msangi, D.E. (2007): Women Participation and Division of Labour in The Construction Industry, The case of Dar es salaam and Dodoma, Ardhi University, Dar es Salaam.

CONTACTS

Institute of Human Settlements Studies, Ardhi University
P.O. Box 35124 (Off); and 35653 (Private), Dar es Salaam
Mobile : +255 739 500 106 (Off) ; and +255 787 219 580 (private)
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Dr. Yohannes E. Kachenje

Research Fellow
Institute for Human Settlements Studies
Ardhi University

BIOGRAPHY

Dr. Yohannes E. Kachenje is an academician, researcher and consultant in the field of human settlements planning, development and management. He is currently employed as a Research Fellow in the Institute of Human Settlement Studies (IHSS) of Ardhi University (ARU), Dar es Salaam. Dr. Kachenje’s research and consultancy interests have dwelt on the build environment, focussing on housing, land use planning, informal settlements upgrading, as well as infrastructure planning and management. Preparation of institutional land use plans, Community Infrastructure Upgrading Plans and the National Land Use Framework Plan are examples of projects in which Dr. Kachenje took part, adding to his professional experience. As for teaching, Dr. Kachenje has been teaching courses related to planning, housing, urban infrastructure and human settlements, mainly in postgraduate programmes. Along with that, Dr. Kachenje has been supervising students doing their dissertations in those levels. He is more interested in supervising dissertations related to coordination, infrastructure planning and management, as well as housing and human settlements dynamics.

EDUCATION

PhD. (Built Environment), Ardhi University, Dar es Salaam, 2017.

MSc. (Built Environment Analysis), KTH, Stockholm, Sweden, 2005/2006.

BSc.Urban and Rural Planning (URP), UCLAS, Dar es Salaam, 2000.

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

Research Fellow, Institute of Human Settlement Studies, Ardhi University, Dar es Salaam, 2018 to-date.
Assistant Research Fellow, Institute of Human Settlement Studies, Ardhi University, Dar es Salaam, 2006 to 2018.

TEACHING COURSES

Master of Science Degree

UP 744 Urban Housing and Infrastructure Planning and Management
HS 717 Informal Sector and Development
HS 751 Housing and Infrastructure
HS 721 Institutional Framework for Housing
UP 796 Research Methodology

Postgraduate Diploma

UP 661 Infrastructure Economics

Undergraduate

EC 123 Urbanisation and Urban Growth
HI 342 Housing Theories and Policies
HI 362 Infrastructure Costs and Financing
UP 229Village Planning Studio

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

Kachenje, Yohannes (2019): Strengths and Weaknesses of Community-Based Systems in Municipal Services Delivery: The Case of a Community-Based Water Supply Scheme in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. In Leal Filho, W. (Ed) Social Responsibility and Sustainability: how businesses and organizations can operate in a sustainable and socially responsible way. Springer, Berlin.

Nguluma, H., and Kachenje, Y. (2015): Space Use and Environmental Effects of Home-Based Enterprises. The Case of Buguruni Mnyamani Informal Settlement, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania,International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Vol. 5, No. 4; April 2015.

Kachenje, Y. E., Kihila, J., and Nguluma, H. M. (2010): Assessing Urban Fire Risk in the Central Business District of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, Jàmbá Journal of Disaster Risk Studies, 3 (1):.321 – 333, Jun. Available online as http://acds.co.za/uploads/jamba/vol3no1/jamba_vol3_no1.pdf

Kachenje, Y. E. (2005): Home-based Enterprises in Informal Settlements of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm. Available at www.infra.kth.se/bbaand http://unjobs.org/duty_stations/tanzania/dar-es-salaam

RECENT RESEARCH PROJECTS

The Last 100 Metres Project: Safeguarding Potable Water Supply in Informal Settlements of Dar es Salaam, 2017 – 2019.

The Governance of Land and Municipal Services Delivery in Peri-Urban areas of Dar es Salaam and Moshi, 2017 – 2020.

Urban Land Nexus and Inclusive Urbanization in Dar es Salaam, Mwanza and Khartoum, 2017 – 2020.

CONTACTS

Institute of Human Settlement Studies, Ardhi University
P.O. Box 35124, Dar es Salaam
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   Said

Said Nuhu

Assistant Research Fellow
Institute for Human Settlements Studies
Ardhi University

BIOGRAPHY

Said Nuhu is currently an Assistant Research Fellow at Institute of Human Settlements Studies (Ardhi University). He is profession in land governance, gender, environment and globalisation. He did masters of Development Studies and Bachelor of Geography and Environmental Studies. He joined Ardhi University in 2014 and he is currently PhD student. He has published articles related to urban land governance and management, water resources management in urban areas and corruption in the land sector.

EDUCATION

PhD student in Urban Governance and Environmental Studies.

Masters of Arts in Development Studies 2011-2013 at University of Dar es Salaam.

Bachelor of Arts in Geography and Environmental Studies from 2007-2010 at University of Dar es Salaam.

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

Assistant Research Fellow, Institute of Human Settlements Studies (Ardhi University) - 2014 to date.

Part Time Teaching Assistant, Institute of Development Studies, University of Dar es Salaam - 2013-2014

Research Assistant, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) - 2014

TEACHING COURSES

DS 101: Development Perspective I
DS 102: Development Perspective II

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

Nuhu, S. (2019), Land access systems in peri-urban areas in Tanzania: perspectives from actors, International Journal of Urban Sustainable Development. https://doi.org/10.1080/19463138.2019.1607354.

Mtani, I.W. and Nuhu, S. (2019). Accommodation Status and Gender Based Analysis at Public Universities in Tanzania: Case of Ardhi University, Open Journal of Social Science (Forthcoming).

Nuhu, S. (2019). Peri-Urban Land Governance in Developing Countries: Understanding the Role, Interaction and Power Relation among Actors in Tanzania. In Urban Forum (pp. 1-16). Springer Netherlands.

Iddi, B., &Nuhu, S. (2018). Challenges and Opportunities for Community Participation in Monitoring and Evaluation of Government Projects in Tanzania: Case of TASAF II, Bagamoyo District. Journal of Public Policy and Administration, 2(1), 1.

Nuhu, S.,& Mpambije, C. J. (2017). Land access and corruption practices in the peri-urban areas of Tanzania: a review of democratic governance theory. Open Journal of Social Sciences, 5(04), 282.

Muheirwe, F., &Nuhu, S. (2019). Are health care facilities and programs in Western Uganda encouraging or discouraging men's participation in maternal and child health care? The International journal of health planning and management.

Mpambije, C. J., &Nuhu, S. (2018). Water and Sanitation Services in Informal Urban Settlements and their Implications to Peoples Health in Tandale, Dar es Salaam Tanzania, International Journal of Research.

Mafuru, J., Nuhu, S., & Juma, F. B. (2018).Challenges of Water Accessibility in Peri-Urban Area of Tanzania: A Case of Kigamboni Dar es Salaam. The Journal of Social Sciences Research, 4(3), 47-54.

CONTACTS

Institute of Human Settlements Studies, Ardhi University
P.O Box 35124, Dar es Salaam
Mobile: +255 716 005 347
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   Matilda

Matilda Stanslaus Ntiyakunze

Assistant Lecturer
Institute for Human Settlements Studies
Ardhi University

BIOGRAPHY

Matilda S. Ntiyakunze is currently an Assistant Lecturer at the Institute of Human Settlements Studies (Ardhi University). She is an economist by profession. She did her masters dissertation on the field of environmental economics basically on environmental valuation techniques. She joined Ardhi University in 2014. She is currently pursuing PhD in Economics at Lulea University of Technology, Sweden.

EDUCATION

PHD student in Economics.

Master of Arts in Economics from 2010-2012 at University of Dar es Salaam.

Bachelor of Arts in Economics from 2007-2010 at University of Dar es Salaam.

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

Assistant Lecturer at Institute of Human Settlements Studies (Ardhi University) - 2014 to date.

Bank Officer Trainee at Bank of Africa (Tanzania) February 2013 to December 2013.

TEACHING COURSES

HS 712: Housing Economics and Finance
HS 754: Public Policy Economics and Finance for Development
HS 756: Public Finance and Welfare Economics
EC 121: Introduction to Macroeconomics 1
EC 223: Intermediate Macroeconomics 1
EC 360: Contemporary Issues in Economic Development
EC 361: Urban Governance and Public Finance.

RECENT PUBLICATION

Ntiyakunze, M.S. (2017), Valuation of Recreational Sites in Tanzania: The Case of Coco Beach, Dar es Salaam, American Journal of Environmental and Resource Economics, Vol. 2, No. 2, pp. 80-89, doi: 10.11648/j.ajere.20170202.14.

CONTACTS

Institute of Human Settlements Studies, Ardhi University
P.O Box 35124, Dar es Salaam
Mobile: +255717 00 24 69
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   lazaro

Lazaro E. Mngumi

Assistant Research Fellow
Institute for Human Settlements Studies
Ardhi University

BIOGRAPHY

Mr. Lazaro Mngumi is an Assistant Research Fellow at the Institute of Human Settlements Studies at Ardhi University, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. He has experience of working with government as well as non governmental organizations. He once worked with fhi a USAID funded NGO as a monitoring and evaluation officer, he also worked with the Ministry of Lands and Human Settlements Development of Tanzania as a Statistician in the preparation of the National Housing Profile before joining Ardhi University as a Research Assistant and later on as an Assistant Research Fellow. Mngumi has been involved in one of the REDD+ project in Tanzania which was funded by the Norwegian Government under Climate Change Impact Adaptation and Mitigation (CCIAM). He was also a team-member in the project “Institutions for Urban Poor's Access to Ecosystem Services: A Comparison of Green and Water Structures in Bangladesh and Tanzania: funded by ESPA. Mngumi has 2 published paper in scientific peer reviewed journals. His areas of interest in research include Environment, Sustainability Analysis, Contemporary Resource Governance, Climate Change and Policy Analysis. Currently he is pursuing PhD under double degree programme between Ardhi University, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden.

EDUCATION

MSc.Natural Resources Assessment and Management (NARAM); Institute of Resource Assessment, University of DaresSalaam, 2013.

BA (Hons)Statistics; Statistics Department, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Dar es Salaam, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, 2009.

TEACHING COURSES

ICT & Statistical Analysis for Development
Quantitative Analysis

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

Mngumi, L.; Shemdoe R. S.; and Liwenga, E. (2015), Community Dependence on Forest Resources and its bearing on REDD+ Initiative in Pugu and Kazimzumbwi Forest Reserves, Tanzania. The African Resources DevelopmentJournal,2(1)1-19.

Mngumi, L.;Shemdoe, R.S.; andLiwenga,E.(2013), Community Perceptions and Willingness to Accept and Execute REDD+ Initiative: The Case of Pugu and Kazimzumbwi Forest Reserves, Tanzania.Cross- CulturalCommunication, 9 (3), 48-54. Availablefrom:http//www.cscanada

CONTACTS

Institute of Human Settlements Studies, Ardhi University
P.O Box 35124, Dar es Salaam
Mobile: +255 787761987
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   Munuo

Ms. Neema A. Munuo

Assistant Research Fellow
Institute for Human Settlements Studies
Ardhi University

BIOGRAPHY

Ms Neema A. Munuo is registered Town Planner since 2013. She is an assistant researcher, academician and a consultant in the fields urban and regional planning. She is currently employed at Ardhi University (IHSS) as an Assistant Research Fellow since January 2019. Previously, Ms. Neema was employed as a Senior Town Planner at the Ministry of Lands, Housing and Human Settlement Development. Her areas of interest include regularization of informal settlements.
Before joining Ardhi University, she managed to coordinate a project titled “MakongoJuu Revised Detailed Schemes Project in Dar es Salaam City” from 2012 to 2015. In 2014 she was involved in the preparation of National Programme for Settlement Regularization and May 2009 to February 2010, involved in regularization projects titled, “Kimara Regularization projects in Dar es Salaam City”.

EDUCATION

2015 to 2018: Master in Engineering Management, College of Engineering and Technology (CoET), (Project Management), University of Dar es Salaam

2003-2007: Bachelor of Science in Urban and Regional Planning, Ardhi University

May 19th to 6th June 2008: Short course on Introduction to GIS, Aerial Photo Interpretation, Data Base Management Systems and Principles of Regularization.

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

Jan 2019 to date - Assistant Research Fellow, Institute of Human Settlement Development (IHSS), Ardhi University

March, 2008 to December, 2018 - Senior Town Planner, Ministry of Lands, Housing and Human Settlement Development

July 2007 to February 2008 - Town Planner Volunteer, Kinondoni Municipality in Dar es Salaam

TEACHING COURSES

General Planning Studio
Neighborhood and Regularization Studio

CONTACTS

Institute of Human Settlements Studies, Ardhi University
P.O. Box 35124,Dar es Salaam
Mobile : +255 0675 803280
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   Nyiti

Mr. Albert Cuthbert Nyiti

Assistant Research Fellow
Institute for Human Settlements Studies
Ardhi University

 

Albert Cuthbert Nyiti is an Assistant Research Fellow at the Institute of Human Settlements Studies (IHSS) of Ardhi University. He is an Urban Planner specialized in Housing and Infrastructure Planning with good experience of working in Public Private Partnership (PPP) arrangement projects. As an Urban Project Manager he has successfully supervised the following projects; New Ikwiriri Town Project, a Public Private Partnership arrangement between IIGROUP Ltd and the Rufiji District Council (2014-2015); and Mapping of the Japan Tobacco International (JTI) Primary Societies and Community Infrastructure Projects in Tabora Region through Geographic Information System (2016). In the year 2018 he took part in the designing of 3 Town Planning Layouts for Busega District Council in Simiyu Region. These included; Bomani Layout Plan, Bukabile Layout Plan and Nyashimo Centre Upgrading Layout Plan; all of which were later approved by the Ministry of Lands Housing and Human Settlements Development (MLHHSD). Mr. Nyiti is currently assisting in the ongoing research projects at IHSS.

EDUCATION

Master of Science in Housing (MSc. Housing), Ardhi University, Oct. 2014 – Dec. 2016.

Bachelor of Science in Housing and Infrastructure Planning (BSc. HIP), Ardhi University, Oct. 2008 – Dec. 2012.

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

Dec. 2018 to date - Assistant Research Fellow, Institute of Human Settlement Studies, Ardhi University
Dec. 2013 - Nov. 2018 - Urban Project Manager, Innovative Infinite Group Ltd (www.iigroup.co.tz)

Dec. 2012 - Nov. 2013 - Urban Planner, Innovative Infinite Group Ltd (www.iigroup.co.tz)

TEACHINGCOURSE

UP122: Site Planning Studio

CONTACTS

Institute of Human Settlements Studies, Ardhi University
P. O. Box 35124 (Office); 35991 (Private), Dar es Salaam
Mobile No: +255 713 863 215/+255 745 870 094
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   Genes

Ms. Mariam Genes Shirima

Assistant Research Fellow
Institute for Human Settlements Studies
Ardhi University

BIOGRAPHY

Mariam Shirima is an Economist; currently employed as an Assistant Research Fellow at the Institute of Human Settlement Studies, Ardhi University (ARU). She also has a Master degree in Public PolicyAnalysis and Programme Management. Her research areas of interests include local economic development; urban economics, and public policy analysis.

EDUCATION

MSc. Public Policy Analysis and Programme Management, Ardhi University, Dar es Salaam - 2018

B.A Economics, Ardhi University, Dar es Salaam - 2014

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

2018 to date Assistant Research Fellow, Institute of Human Settlement Studies, Ardhi University

2015 – 2018 Research Assistant, Institute of Human Settlement Studies, Ardhi University

Sept. 2014 - June 2015 Planning Officer/Economist II Intern, Directorate of Planning and Development, Ardhi University

TEACHING COURSES

EC 111 – Introductory Microeconomics I
EC 224 – Macroeconomics II

CONTACTS

Institute of Human Settlements Studies, Ardhi University
P. O. Box 35124, Dar es Salaam
Mobile: +255 624 068189
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   Joyce

Ms. Joyce Majinge

Administrative Officer
Institute of Human Settlements Studies
Ardhi University 

EDUCATION

M.A. (Public Administration), Mzumbe University, 2013

B.A. (Sociology), University of Dar es Salaam, 2005

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

October 2010 to date - Human Resources and Administrative Officer, Ardhi University

August 2009 to August 2010 - Junior Consultant (Volunteer), Consulting and Business Centre Ltd

February 2007-June 2009 - Community Services Officer- Sexual Gender Based Violence, World Vision Tanzania, Kigoma

November - December 2006 - Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, World Vision Tanzania, Shinyanga

April-August 2006 - Food Monitor, Oxfam GB, Shinyanga

March 2006 - Journalist (Majira Newspaper), Business Times Ltd, Dar es Salaam

August 2005-January 2006 - Junior Consultant, the Consulting and Business Centre Ltd, Dar es Salaam

June-November 2001 - Supervising Clerk, Tanga Cement Company Ltd

CONTACTS

Institute of Human Settlements Studies, Ardhi University
P. O. Box 35124, Dar es Salaam
Mobile: (+255) 713437532
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  Mbogo

Ms. Mary Ibrahim Mbogo

Senior Library Officer
Institute of Human Settlement Studies
Ardhi University

EDUCATION

B.A. in Library Services and Information Studies, Tumaini University-Dar es Salaam College, 2009
Diploma in Library, Archive and Documentation Studies, Bagamoyo, 2000
National Library Assistant Certificate Course, Dar es Salaam National Library Services, 1979.

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

1987 to date - Senior Library Officer 3, Head – Institute of Human Settlement Studies, Ardhi University

1984-1987 – Library Assistant, Technical and Acquisitions Department, Tanzania Library Services.

1980 – Library Assistant, Children Department, Tanzania Library Services.

CONTACT

Institute of Human Settlements Studies, Ardhi University
P. O. Box 35124, Dar es Salaam
Mobile: +255 784 461 849/658 461 849
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  Mutta

Ms. Marydiana. R. Mutta

Personal Secretary
Institute of Human Settlement Studies
Ardhi University

EDUCATION

Diplomain Secretarial Studies, Tanzania Public Service College, 2012.

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

2015 to date –Personal Secretary, Institute of Human Settlement Studies, Ardhi University

CONTACT

Institute of Human Settlements Studies, Ardhi University
P. O. Box 35124, Dar es Salaam
Mobile: 0714 13 72 98/ 0757 13 72 98
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