The Postgraduate Diploma in Monitoring and Evaluation (PGD. M&E) is designed as a one year programme for students who wish to pursue an advanced degree in order to further their career in the field of monitoring and evaluation.
The PGD. M&E is an intensive programme that aims at building the students’ knowledge and skills through theoretical and empirical experiences. Graduates of this programme are expected to be capable of undertaking high quality monitoring and evaluation researches as well as providing professional contribution in the process of policy formulation and national development in general. Furthermore, upon successful completion of the programme, students are expected to be able to:
Establish and manage projects;
Conduct feasibility studies and impact assessment; and
Communicate results of M&E missions and other work accurately and reliably in a range of different contexts.
The process of developing this programme captured the contributions from several stakeholders from within the country and abroad. Critical gaps in the field of monitoring and evaluation were identified and the proposed solutions were addressed in the structure of this programme. The programme was approved by the Tanzanian Commission for Universities (TCU) in February, 2020.
LOCATION OF DELIVERY
Main Campus, Sokoine University of Agriculture
APPLICATION AND ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Application and entry into this programme shall be routed through the Directorate of Postgraduate Studies, Research, Technology Transfer and Consultancy (DPRTC) of Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) and shall follow the general procedures and requirements as detailed in the DPRTC webpage (http://www.dprtc.sua.ac.tz/) and the SUA Regulations and Guidelines for Higher Degrees, Fifth Edition, 2018. Online application can also be made through http://suasis.sua.ac.tz:9092/index.php/welcome.
The College of Forestry, Wildlife and Tourism of the Sokoine University of Agriculture, is coordinating a regional research school in forest sciences (REFOREST) Programme (financed by Sida). Under the programme the College is announcing calls for applicants for PhD scholarships in Forestry. The PhD programme is organized in partnership with Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences – SLU (Sweden), Eduardo Mondlane University (Mozambique), National University of Rwanda (Rwanda), Wondo Genet College of Foresty and Natural Resources (Hawassa University -Ethiopia) and Makerere University (Uganda). Applicants must hold a Master’s degree in forestry or allied sciences. Eligible candidates are from Eastern and Southern Africa. In the year 2020-2024 citizens of Ethiopia, Mozambique, Rwanda Tanzania and Uganda will be prioritized for sponsorships, female candidates are highly encouraged to apply. Successful applicants will be admitted and registered at Sokoine University of Agriculture. The Programme comprises one year of course work and three years of research and thesis writing. Students are encouraged to carry out the PhD research in their home countries. The PhD students will be supervised by a joint team of senior academics from the College of Forestry, Wildlife and Tourism, SLU and home university. The sponsorship covers a maximum of four years, and will commence in October, 2020.
Students will undertake research in one of the following thematic areas:
Commercial forestry and bio-economy – tree growing as business, tree improvement and silviculture, forest health and protection, forest products development, marketing, forest products value chains, sustainable forest management;
Natural forests management – Ecological and socio-economic aspects, biodiversity conservation, bio-energy, climate change, REDD+, Payment for Ecosystem Services, forest land policy and ownership as well as forest-land-water relations; and
Agroforestry, forest-agriculture interactions and synergies, and conflict management.
Cross-cutting areas for all the themes include gender, policy, livelihoods, forest governance, forest sector modeling, environmental and economic sustainability. Particular attention are placed on areas requiring more interdisciplinary research approaches, e.g. climate-forest issues, land use conflicts, market system analyses, poverty alleviation potentials of various forest/tree products and services, economic/social/ecological aspects of forestry, food and nutrition security.
How to apply
Successful scholarship candidates will apply for PhD admission at Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA)
RIFFEAC in partnership with USFS-IP is seeking a consultant, whose main mission will be to design a training module on protecting human rights and ethics in the management of protected areas.
Objective of the mission:
The purpose of this mission is to develop a training module for protected area management professionals and students’ which reviews conflict management in protected areas, especially needed protections of human rights and ethics in the management of protected areas.
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Fifty-eight bird species, eight mammal species, and 91 plant species - including 21 tree species - were recorded in the Litwang'ata Forest of Nkomang'ombe village in 2017.
Seventy-two bird species, 17 mammal species and 52 plant species (including 24 tree species) in the Intake Forest of Masimavalafu village.
These recordings were made by researchers of the Sokoine University of Agriculture through FORCONSULT, their consultancy bureau, funded by the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF). Both forests are part of the Njombe Forest Key Biodiversity Area in Tanzania, and at the time they were unprotected by any law. Now, both forests, covering 5819 hectares, have been declared Village Land Forest Reserves and are actively protected through the implementation of new forest management plans, by-laws and fire management strategies.
First, in 2017, FORCONSULT surveyed six unprotected forest patches in the Njombe Forests KBA, including Litwang'ata Forest and Intake Forest. Based on their research, FORCONSULT continued the work at these two forests in 2018-2019, through a second CEPF-funded project ‘Establishing Village Land Forest Reserves at Njombe Forests Key Biodiversity Area, Tanzania’. The idea was to use the findings, including the maps, that were produced during the research project, to establish Community-Based Forest Management (CBFM) structures at the Litwang'ata and Intake Forests in the Ludewa District of Tanzania.
This CBFM process was indeed completed, and included the production of two forest management plans, two fire management plans, two by-laws (approved at Full District level), the establishment of two buffer zones (with a total of 520 ha) and the construction of firebreaks with a width of 4-5 m for a stretch of 26 km. The process also involved extensive capacity building of local government, village committees and local civil society organisations.
Before establishment of the forest reserves, the project team conducted a survey to identify both the socio-economic and ecology challenges to the Community Based Forest Management model in Ludewa District. Typically, threats to the forest habitat turned out to be due to population increase with increased human pressure on the forest. Local project surveys found that approximately 93% of the community used firewood, wild meat, medicinal plants and mushrooms, which were collected directly from the forest.
How to fix this?
One of the unique approaches applied by FORCONSULT was to actively engage women and youth in their project. Traditionally, these groups are not included when it comes to forest management, but it is increasingly obvious that it is of critical importance to involve them. They are most often the de facto managers, resource users, and custodians of the forests. Hence, FORCONSULT purposefully included women and youth in all stages of the project - in the planning, implementation and monitoring of the project's progress. They proved to be very willing and able to take part in tangible forest conservation activities, such as constructing firebreaks (a prevention method to manage the spread of fire) around their newly established Village Land Forest Reserves.
The diversity of species in the forests, is mirrored in the diversity of people who live around these forests. When we protect a forest, we protect all species inside that forest. Similarly, when we work with the people who live around these forests, who depend on these forests, and who care for these forests - we should also make an effort to include them all. The CBFM framework can help with this, though it may require a more focused approach on linking different forest communities.
At least at Litwang'ata Forest and Intake Forests, the scene is now set for forest recovery, allowing all forest inhabitants to showcase their beauty for a long time to come.
BirdLife International runs the Regional Implementation Team (RIT) for the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) investment in the Eastern Afromontane Hotspot (2012 -2019). The investment is now completed and the programme closes on 31 March 2020. See the interactive map of all projects implemented under the CEPF Eastern Afromontane Hotspot programme here.
The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund is a joint initiative of l'Agence Française de Développement, Conservation International, the European Union, the Global Environment Facility, the Government of Japan and the World Bank. A fundamental goal is to ensure civil society is engaged in biodiversity conservation. More information on the CEPF can be found at www.cepf.net.
The College of Forestry, Wildlife and Tourism of the Sokoine University of Agriculture, in collaboration with the University of Copenhagen, Denmark hereby invites interested and qualified citizens of Tanzania (holding Master’s degree or equivalent) to submit applications for 3 PhD scholarships under Danida financed LIVEFOR project. Students will be enrolled at both the Sokoine University of Agriculture and University of Copenhagen, with a possibility of attaining a double degree.
The scholarships duration is a maximum of four years, and will commence on July 1, 2020. The PhD scholars will be supervised by a joint team of senior academics from the College of Forestry, Wildlife and Tourism and University of Copenhagen, and will be provided PhD level training in both university environments.
Funded by the World Bank, the Resilience Academy project consists of collaboration between the University of Turku and four Tanzanian universities to offer knowledge, tools, and digital skills for the African youth to enable better resilience and urban development in African cities.
Participants of the Resilience Academy seminar. Second from left in the front row Associate Professor Niina Käyhkö from the University of Turku and first from right in the front row Senior DRM & ICT Specialist Edward Anderson from the World Bank.
The World Bank’s Disaster Risk Management team visited the University of Turku in connection to their collaboration in the Resilience Academy project. The visit included a seminar with discussion on how open access information, new tools, and better digital skills can support the urban development in African cities.
Uncontrolled population growth, poor urban planning, and lack of information make these cities especially vulnerable to climate risks. The objective of the Resilience Academy project is to reduce this vulnerability by offering education and tools for the African youth as well as developing e.g. their geospatial expertise to improve flood control.
The seminar was opened by Rector Jukka Kola, who emphasised the role of the collaboration even in the University’s new strategy. Edward Anderson on the right.
– The World Bank has a sort of connecting role in this collaboration: we match supply with demand by looking for innovations and solutions to fill the gaps in infrastructure and knowledge in Africa. We also work with the local governments, tells Senior DRM & ICT Specialist Edward Anderson from the World Bank.
University of Turku Supports Education of Future Experts
The University of Turku has collaborated institutionally with the Tanzanian universities in geospatial research and education for a long time. Lack of geospatial data hinders the urban development of the African cities and complicates e.g. flood predictions.
– The World Bank’s project offers the University an opportunity to utilise our capacity and offer practical solutions and education in for example digital skills in Tanzania. We have helped to improve the curricula of the Tanzanian universities to make them more efficient and meet the needs of the society, says Associate Professor Niina Käyhkö from the Department of Geography and Geology from the University of Turku.
Tanzania Urban Resilience Project (TURP) is a partnership between the United Kingdom's Department for International Development (DFID) and the World Bank. It has been established to support the Government of Tanzania in its endeavour to increase resilience to climate and disaster risk. The Tanzania Urban Resilience Programme (TURP) employs coordinated and strategic action to improve Tanzania's ability to prepare for, respond to, and adapt to a changing climate, as well as to withstand and rapidly recover from shock.
Background and Project Objectives TRADE Hub is a five-year project running from 13th February 2019 to 12th February 2024. The project is implemented by Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) in collaboration with other partners from 15 different countries in Africa, Asia, the UK, and Brazil. It is financed through the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF), the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) Collective Fund.
The TRADE Hub project idea is based on the hypothesis that trade in wildlife and agricultural commodities could become an engine for inclusive economic growth and poverty reduction. The role of the hub is therefore to address the intractable challenge of how to eliminate the negative impacts on people and ecosystems from trade.
Specifically, the project will map the flow of commodities from origin to destination to shed light on their impact on people and the natural world and inject this information into global models to predict how shifts in trade patterns will affect both people and nature. The project will also develop tools for countries, companies, and decision-makers to make sustainable trade a positive force into the future.
The Tanzania TRADE Hub will:
Map relevant trade policies in wildlife- and commodity-exporting countries, value chain structures, strategies, agreements, protocols, demand and supply balance sheets for modeling of economic impacts;
Analyse interactions of policy frameworks between importing and exporting countries, analyse the role of the historical evolution of policies and norms in shaping current situations for key wildlife products and agricultural commodities, and identify best practices; and
Analyse international trade governance and performance, quantification of trade values and factors that influence trade both in the supply side and demand side.
Research Associates Positions Within this project, Ten (10) Research Associate Positions are available for Tanzanian nationals at this time. Existing MSc. students who have or are about to complete their coursework are encouraged to apply to undertake their research within the framework of the project identified topics on the wildlife, wild meat trade, and agricultural commodities (coffee, sugar, and soybean).