The United Republic of Tanzania
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William Manyama is a lecturer in the Department of Social Work, at the Institute of Social Work. He holds a PhD in Sociology from the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. He is a development professional with more than 12 years of experience in teaching, research and consultancy. His academic background reflects an interest in understanding the relationship between people and their environment from a spectrum of perspectives. His research interests and areas of expertise include: sociology, social work, social research, social policy, social administration, social welfare services and programmes. He has published notably on: Child welfare and protection, Parenting, Family planning, Family dynamics, Developmental social work, Indigenous and innovative social work models, Gender based violence and violence against children, and Community work, to mention a few. William Manyama is heading the Department of Social Work at the Institute of Social Work. He is a member of the Tender Board at the Institute of Social Work; member of the Faculty Board of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Dar es Salaam; member of the Steering Board of Mwananyamala Referral Hospital in Dar es Salaam. Further, William Manyama has a combination of positive attitude and hardworking spirit. Both of which are essential in teaching and undertaking any consultancy and research assignments in diverse contexts.
Zena Mnasi MABEYO (PhD) is a senior lecturer in Social Work and head of Psychology Department of the Institute of Social Work in Dar es Salaam. She has been actively involved in promoting social work not only in Tanzania her home country but in other African countries. She has been the Chairperson of the Tanzania Association of Social Workers from 2012 to October 2018 and a Country Coordinator of the project entitled “Promotion of Professional Social Work in East Africa (PROSOWO) which has contributed immensely to professionalising social work and increasing the visibility of African social work both locally and globally, from 2011 to 2018. Dr Mabeyo is the East African Representative of the Africa Association of Schools of Social Work (ASSWA). She has led research and contributed in publications in the field of Social Work in her country particularly in the areas of social protection for older people, the role of social work in poverty reduction and the indigenous and innovative models of social work practice.
Dr. Joyce Elzear Nyoni was appointed the Rector of the Institute of Social Work on the 29th of March, 2019. Previously, she was the Director of Social Sciences at the Tanzania Commission of Science and Technology (COSTECH) from 1st April, 2016.
Dr. Nyoni also served as the Head of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, at the University of Dar es Salaam from 2012 to 2015 and has taught at the Department for 16 years.
Dr. Nyoni has a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Dar es Salaam and has vast experience in the field of Medical Sociology and Anthropology. Her research interests include HIV/AIDS among key populations, Gender Based Violence and Maternal and Child Health in which she has published widely.
Prof. Sotco Claudius Komba was appointed Deputy Rector – Academic, Research and Consultancy on 14th February, 2022. He holds a Bachelor of Arts with Education degree, Master of Arts in Education degree, and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Education degree, all from the University of Dar es Salaam.
As an expert in the field of education, Prof. Sotco Claudius Komba has conducted various educational research projects, offered different outreach and consultancy services, supervised a good number of Master’s and Doctoral candidates, examined numerous theses and dissertations, published more than 40 articles in refereed journals, and authored 2 books, 4 book chapters, and a good number of official reports and teaching compendia. He has also lead teams of experts in preparing different documents for the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, including the National School Quality Assurance Framework and its tools, National Curriculum Framework, Primary Teacher Deployment Strategy, Teacher Competences Framework, a Diploma curriculum for pre-primary and primary teacher education, and subject syllabi for a Diploma curriculum for pre-primary and primary teacher education.
Prof. Sotco Claudius Komba has served as an Overall In-charge of Special Projects Coordination Team of the then Faculty of Science, at Sokoine University of Agriculture, from July 2013 to June 2014. He also served as the Head of the then Department of Social Sciences from July 2014 to March 2016 before he was appointed the Acting Head of the Department of Language Studies from March, 2016 to June, 2017. In July 2017, Prof. Komba was appointed Head of the Department of Language Studies, the position he held until June, 2020. In July 2020, Prof. Sotco Claudius Komba was reappointed Head of the Department of Language Studies, the position he held until February, 2022 when he was appointed Deputy Rector – Academic, Research, and Consultancy, at the Institute of Social Work.
Prof. Sotco Claudius Komba is a member of various national and international boards. He is also the current Vice –Chairperson of the Management Council of the Institute of Adult Education, the position he has held for two consecutive terms from 2018.
Prof. Justin Kalisti Urassa is an Associate Professor and he holds a PhD (Development Studies) and an MSc Social Research Methods (Development Studies) from the University of Sussex (United Kingdom). He also attained a Post-Graduate Diploma in Poverty Analysis for Socio-economic Security and Development from the Institute of Social Studies - Holland, an MSc and BSc (Agriculture) from Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA). Prof. Urassa also holds a Diploma in Dairy Husbandry from Livestock Training Institute (LITI) Tengeru, Tanzania.
Prof. Urassa in addition to his regular academic activities is currently the Chairperson of the Tanzania Quality Assurance Forum (TUQAF). Prof Urassa was Sokoine University of Agriculture Academic Staff Association’s (SUASA) Chairperson (April 2013 – January 2016). In addition, he has also acted as the Coordinator for SUA’s -Quality Assurance Bureau (August 2018 – to December, 2019) and as the Associate Director for the Development Studies Institute (SUA) from July 2004 to October 2005.
Before Joining ISW in February, 2022 Prof. Urassa worked in various capacities (Assistant Lecturer to Associate Professor) at Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA (December, 1999 – February, 2022). In addition, before joining SUA Prof Urassa had worked as a Livestock Tutor at the Ministry of Agriculture Training Institute (MATI) Mlingano, Tanga (1989 – 1999).
Dr. Polycarp Africanus Kerega is a lecturer at the Institute of Social Work; in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, where he heads the Department of Labour Studies. He gained a Doctoral Degree in Sociology from the University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM) in Tanzania through a sandwich programme in collaboration with Bergen University College and the University of Bergen in Norway. He graduated with a Master's Degree in Sociology at the University of Dar es Salaam. He earned a Bachelor degree from……. He also holds a post-graduate diploma in Law, Mediation and Arbitration as well as diploma in Education. He is the author of the book entitled “Female genital cutting and Gender relations in Kurya society. He has also authored several International Journal articles. He has been an active participant in numerous national and international conferences on issues of global health, gender, labour relations, and human rights. His areas of professional interest include Sociology and Anthropology, Industrial Sociology, Research Methodology, Gender, Human Rights and Labour Studies.
Judith Jackson Msangi is the Lecturer and researcher as well. She holds a PhD in Business Administration from University of Dar es Salaam Business School. She is a business management profession with more than 13 years in teaching, research and consultancy. Her research areas and interest includes HRM, business development, SMEs, emotional intelligence, leadership, change management, and product quality. She has published papers particularly on HRM, Employees engagement, product quality, strategic plan development skills, and small business growth. She also participated in the development of Strategic Plan and teaching Curriculum. Judith Msangi is heading the Department of Human Resource Management – Academic, at the Institute of Social Work. She is a member of Tender Board at the Institute of Social Work, member of Institute of Social Work Quality Assurance committee, Member of Research Committee of the Institute of Social Work. Finally, Judith is Self-motivated, positive attitude, initiative, flexible, committed and determined towards success.
Dr. Minani Ntahosanzwe is a lecturer at the Institute of Social Work and a Social Worker as well. He has twenty years of teaching experience specialized in the areas of gender, social work practice and field work instruction. He holds a Diploma in Education, from Morogoro Teachers’ College in Tanzania. He also has a Bachelor Degree in Social Work, from the Institute of Social Work, in Tanzania; Master’s Degree in Social Work and PhD in Social Work, from the Open University of Tanzania. His areas of interest include gerontology, gender studies and parenting. Dr. Minani has delivered consultancy services in Positive parenting, Gender based violence (GBV), and Guidance and counselling.