Program Trainers

Program Trainers

Julius Nyangaga

Consultant- Right Track Africa

Julius Nyangaga (MBA, MSc, and BSc) is a consultant with Right Track Africa (RTA), a group of professionals that provide services in Strategy Development, System Characterizations (baseline studies), Facilitating Innovative Solutions and Systems, Monitoring and Evaluation. He has specialized in integrating outcome-oriented thinking and evidence-based studies. He developed his experience while working for twelve years (2000 – 2011) as a Research Associate at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), three years (2011 – 2013) as the Eastern Africa Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) manager for the International Institute of Rural Reconstruction (IIRR), and four years (since then to date) for RTA. Between 2013 and 2016, Julius was a consultant for the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) in a number of assignments. This included facilitating several planning and review forums, and a mid-term assessment of the East Africa CCAFS program. Before ILRI he had worked for ten years with the Government of Kenya (the Ministries of Agriculture and Livestock) where he actively interacted with a wide range of actors (farming communities, government, donors, and the civil societies).

Prof. Danny M Simatele

Professor of Environmental Management and Sustainable Science, University of Witwastersrand, South Africa

Prof. Danny Simatele is an environmentalist and development expert with over 25 years teaching and hands on experience in development related areas such as climate change adaptation, reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD), rural and urban development, sustainable development, poverty, migration and food security within several sub- Saharan African and Latin American countries. He has combined sound theoretical and practical experience of managing environmental and development related projects as well as providing consulting and technical services and support to different national governments, international organisations, and non-governmental organisations.


Prof. Declan Conway

Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment London School of Economics and Political Science, UK
My research cuts across water, climate and society, with a strong focus on adaptation and international development. Originally a geographer, I draw on insights from different disciplines to pursue problem focused research. I have over 20 years’ experience working in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia (particularly China). My research funding has included the EU, UK departments DFID, Defra and DECC, UK NERC and ESRC, US NSF and the World Bank. My current research interests focus on developing counties and include the Food-Water-Energy Nexus and Water Security, Adaptation and Climate Change.

Prof. Aidan G.Msafiri

Senior Research Fellow Of the Kilimanjaro Center For Development and Environment( KCDE) and Mwenge Catholic University
Prof. Aidan G. Msafiri is the UN Climate Change Ambassador for Tanzania.He has a first classPh D on Environment Ethics in the year 2003 From the Vienna University in Austria.He has written more than ten books and presented many Papers and Seminars locally and globally.He isSenior Research Associate and lectures in different Universities in Africa and Europe.Prof.Msafiri is also Tanzania’s representative in the Globethics Organization based in Geneva, Switzerland.He has attended most of the International Climate Change Conferences, COP’s particularly in the last ten year.In November and December 2017 was selected by the Konrad Adenauer Foundation ( KAS) to join the African Delegates for discussions at the COP 23 in Bonn, Germany and thereafter in the United Nations, New York.In January 2017, he founded the Kilimanjaro Center For Development and Environment ( KCDE) based in Moshi, Tanzania as it’s CEO and Managing Director.Most Of his Publications are found in Amazon as E Books.

Dr. Henri Tonnang

Geo-spatial/Data Scientist, International Maize and Improvement Center
Henri TONNANG obtained a Bachelor and Master degree in Physics before undertaking further master level studies in Control Engineering with specialization in Data Mining. He completed a PhD in Applied Mathematics with some emphasis on Climate Change Impact Assessments. Henri has experience in carrying out research, establishing and managing multicultural teams of ICT Specialists, Agronomist, Biologist, Extension workers, Soil/ Climate scientists, and Economist to develop next generation of decision making tools, software and mobile phone apps for crops management.

Paul Watkiss

Independent researcher in climate change and adaptation policy and a Senior Visiting Research Associate at the ECI, University of Oxford
Paul Watkiss has over 20 years of experience in climate change. He has extensive expertise in climate change impact and vulnerability analysis, climate and adaptation policy, and economic and financial appraisal. Paul was a contributor the IPCC 5th Assessment Report and has worked extensively across Africa on climate assessment, national adaptation plans and climate finance proposals.

Prof. Siza Tumbo

Director General- Center for agric. Mechanization and rural technologies & Agricultural engineering Professor at Sokoine University of Agriculture
Professor in Agricultural Engineering, Modelling and Automation at the Dept. of Engineering Science and Technology (DEST) at Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA), Morogoro, Tanzania. Prof. Tumbo holds BSc in Agricultural Engineering (SUA), MSc in Light Current Engineering (UDSM), and PhD in Precision Farming (PennState, USA). He has been a Postdoctoral Associate and a Visiting Scientist at various occasions between 2000 and 2010.

Stella Funsani Gama

Department of Forestry MALAWI, member of the Technology Executive Committee of the Climate Technology Centre & Network (CTCN)
Deputy Director of Forestry, Malawi. Forest resources management specialist with focus on community forestry, using participatory and gender responsive approaches. Climate change negotiator for the Malawi team and the the Least Developed Countries Group at the UNFCCC. Lead negotiator for gender and climate change and technology development and transfer, and member of the Technology Executive Committee for the LDC Group.

Prof. Timothy Mwololo Waema

Professor of Information Systems, University of Nairobi, Kenya
Timothy Mwololo Waema is a Full Professor of Information Systems in the School of Computing and Informatics in the University of Nairobi. He holds a Ph.D. degree in Strategic Management of Information Systems from the University of Cambridge (UK) and a Bachelors Honours Degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the University of Bath (UK). Prof. Waema has extensive ICT for development research and consultancy experience. He has been key in leading the innovation agenda of the University of Nairobi, including establishing the Computing for Development Lab (C4DLab), the University ICT Innovation Hub as well as organizing the Nairobi Innovation Week for three years running.

Dr. Madaka Tumbo

Associate Director and Lecturer at the Institute of Resource Assessment (IRA), University of Dar es Salaam.

Laban MacOpiyo, PhD

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Mercy Njue

Founder Botlab

Dr. Elikana Kalumanga

Wildlife Ecologist at University of Dar es Salaam, Institute of Resource Assessment
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