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Tanzania Team

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Dr Almas Mazigo

Affiliate Researcher | Dar es Salaam University College of Education in Tanzania

Dr Almas Mazigo is a lecturer and researcher based at the Dar es Salaam University College of Education in Tanzania. He is trained in Philosophy, Development Studies, and Applied Ethics. Dr Mazigo has interest and expertise in Action Research, Climate Change Ethics, Sustainability Thought and Practices, and Transformative Social Innovations. In his climate change–related research and teaching, Dr Mazigo applies philosophical and ethical insights to explain climate change as a moral problem and one requiring ethical responses. Accordingly, the foci of his empirical researches are on identifying cultural and moral resources which positively or negatively influence behaviors and practices of individual and collective moral agents and, in turn, foster or hinder their individual or collective attempts to respond to the demands of climate change placed on human beings. Dr Mazigo has participated in research projects on (i) responsible climate change management practices of coastal communities, and (ii) agency, health and livelihood challenges of environmental refugees in the Indian Ocean Region. Dr Mazigo will lead and manage the participatory action research (PAR) project in Tanzania and guide participating members to design and implement cultural-rooted interventions to facilitate members of coastal communities mitigate or adapt to climate change.

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Dr Emiliana John Mwita

Affiliate Researcher | Dar es Salaam University College of Education

Dr Emiliana John Mwita is a senior lecturer in Geography and Economics Department at the Dar es Salaam University College of Education (DUCE). She holds BA in Land Use Planning and Environmental Studies, MA in Geography and Environmental Management (University of Dar Es Salaam-Tanzania), and PhD (Geography) from University of Bonn-Germany. Her research interest is on natural resource assessment and management (special interest in wetlands), land use land cover mapping and change analysis, climate change, gender issues with special interest in girls’ mentorship and community empowerment. Over the past ten years she has been working with Tanzania Partnership Program (TPP), a partnership for sustainable development where several public universities collaborate with Michigan State University to implement development activities and research in selected villages in Southern and Northern part of Tanzania. Through this partnership she has coordinated capacity building programs for teachers, improvement of students’ performance, community engagement programs, girls mentoring and youth empowerment; and involved in study abroad programs. Her previous work on climate change include Climate Change Awareness and Education Programme (in partnership with University College Dublin), research on Responsible Climate Change Management Practices of Coastal Communities in Tanzania (with a team at DUCE), research on Sustainable Plastic Attitudes to Benefit Communities and their Environments (through partnership with Sterling University, Durham university, Herriot-Watt University, University of Malawi, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, and University of Strathclyde). As an experienced environmental management and climate change researcher, it is expected that Dr Mwita will provide the PAR team with technical knowledge and support for designing and implementing appropriate climate change interventions.

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Dr Maregesi Manyonyi Machumu

Affiliate Researcher | Dar es Salaam University College of Education (DUCE)

Dr Maregesi Manyonyi Machumu is a Lecturer in the Department of Educational Psychology and Curriculum Studies at the Dar es Salaam University College of Education (DUCE). He holds a PhD in Education from the University of Dar es Salaam. He has over 15 years of research experience in children’s learning, linking play and learning, integrating STEM in early years teaching, early literacy development, child protection, monitoring and evaluation, curriculum development and professional development. Dr Machumu is an experienced social and educational psychologist with huge interest and expertise in advancing knowledge about behavior change and psychological responses to climate change. He will guide the PAR team in determining, capturing and measuring appropriate behavior changes for envisioned climate change interventions.

 

He has also served as Head of the Department. Dr. Machumu has also been teaching both undergraduate and postgraduate students since 2008. Apart from teaching, Dr. Machumu is also actively engaged in research and consultancy. Dr. Machumu holds Ph.D in Education from the University of Dar es Salaam.

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Dr Jovitha Lazaro Mayega

Affiliate Researcher | Dar es Salaam University College of Education (DUCE)

Dr Jovitha Lazaro Mayega is a Lecturer in the Department of Educational Psychology and Curriculum Studies at the Dar es Salaam University College of Education (DUCE) in Tanzania. Her research interests include competence-based education, vocational and technical education, youth unemployment, gender, ICT in education and language. As expert and experience in competence-based education, curriculum development and evaluation, it is expected that Dr Mayenga will use such expertise to guide the PAR team in determining and integrating in the envisioned interventions important competences that members of coastal communities need to engage in climate actions.

University of Dar es Salaam

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