Josiah Z. Katani (PhD)

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Senior Lecturer

Morogoro
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Tanzania
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PERSONAL INFORMATION
Sex:                             Male
Date of birth:              21/3/1968
Marital Status              Married

CONTACT ADDRESSES
Department of Forest Resources Assessment and Managemeny,
Faculty of Forestry and Nature Conservation,
P.O. Box 3013, CHUO KIKUU, MOROGORO, TANZANIA.
Mobile Phone No.: +255 754 436 504, +255 715 436 504 or +255 682 528 134
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ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS
PhD, Wageningen University, the Netherlands - 2010
MSc. (Forestry), Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA), Morogoro, Tanzania- 1999
BSc. (Forestry) Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA), Morogoro, Tanzania- 1995

AREA OF RESEACH SPECIALIZATION
Involved in teaching, research, extension and consultancy services in Natural resource management, Forest resource assessment, Institutions in natural; resource management, Climate change and forestry, Forest based livelihood, Gender and indigenous knowledge in resource management.

WORK EXPERIENCE


Period

Work

July 2014 to July 2017

Head of Department of Forest Resources Assessment and Management

July 2012 to Date

Senior Lecture, Department of Forest Resources Assessment and Management, Sokoine University of Agriculture, Morogoro

July 2006 to June 2012

Lecturer, Department of Forest mensuration and Management, Sokoine University of Agriculture, Morogoro

June 2003 to June 2006

Assistant Lecturer, Department of Forest mensuration and Management, Sokoine University of Agriculture, Morogoro

April 2001 to June 2003

Researcher, Department of Research, Prevention of Corruption Bureau, Dar es Salaam

Nov 1998 to March 2001

Head, Training and Development Unit, Vi Agroforestry Project,  Musoma

Sept 1995 to August 1996

Field Natural Resource Officer, CARE International in Ngara

PUBLICATIONS

Chapters in Books

      1. Katani, J.Z. and Babili, I.H. (2012). Exploring forest governance in Tanzania. In Arts, B. Van Bommel, S. Ros-Tonen, M. and Verschoor, G. (eds). Forest-people Interfaces: Understanding community forestry and biocultural diversity. Wageningen Academic Publishers, Wageningen, The Netherlands. pp 259-275. ISBN: 978-90-8686-193-4
      2. Kajembe, G.C, Katani, J.Z., Lyimo, M.and Nduwamungu, J. (2008). Coping Strategies Against Deforestation: Impact of Socio-Economic Factors with attention to gender based indigenous knowledge on the Uluguru Mountains. In Mukangara, F. and Shao, I.F. (eds). Gender, Governance and Natural Resource in the Rural Setting: Some case studies from Tanzania. Pp 79-124. ISBN 978 9987 442 40 9. University of Dar es Salaam.

Papers in journals

  1. Katani, J.Z., Mustalahti, I., Mukama, K., and Zahabu, E. (2015). Participatory Forest Carbon Assessment in South-eastern Tanzania: Experiences, costs and future challenges. Oryx 1-10. Doi:10.1017/S0030605315000174
  2. DB Mosha, P Vedeld, GC Kajembe, AKPR Tarimo and JZ Katani (2015). Reflections on evolving water management institutions and institutional bricolage: a case of irrigation schemes in Iringa Rural and Kilombero districts, Tanzania. Water Policy, 1-18. Doi:10.2166/wp.2015.020.
  3. Mongo, C, Eid, T., Kashaigili, J.J., Malimbwi, R.E., Kajembe, G.C. and Katani, J.Z. (2014). Forest cover changes, stocking and removals under different decentralised forest management regimes in Tanzania. Journal of Tropical Forest Science 26(4): 484–494.
  4. Magessa, K, Mbeyale, G.E., Kajembe, G.C, and Katani, J.Z (2014). Power struggles in the management and utilization of Suledo village land forest reserve, Kiteto District, Tanzania. Tanzania Journal of Forestry and Nature Conservation, 82(2):50-67
  5. Mugasha, W.A., Eid, T., Bollandsås, O.M.,  Malimbwi, R.E., Chamshama, S.A.O., Zahabu, E. and Katani, J.Z. (2013). Allometric models for prediction of above-and belowground biomass of trees in the miombo woodlands of Tanzania.
    Forest Ecology and Management, 310: 87-101
  6. Nyenza, OM., Nzunda, E.F. and Katani, J.Z. (2013). Socio-ecological resilience of people evicted for establishment of Uluguru Nature Reserve in Morogoro Region, Tanzania, Forests, Trees and Livelihoods, 22:3, 190-203, DOI: 10.1080/14728028.2013.810405
  7. Katani, J.Z., Mbije, N.E., Mahonge, C.P.I., Chingonikaya, E.E. and Barandagiye, S. (2013). Local people’s perspectives on reducing negative impacts in human-wildlife interactions: A case of Doma and Mikumi villages in Kilosa District, Tanzania. Rural Planning Journal. 15 (2) pp 94-133.
  8. Kaniki, H.N., Kajembe, G.C., Zahabu, E,. Katani, J.Z. and Eid, T. (2012). Role of communal and private forestland tenure regimes in regulating forest ecosystem goods and services in Rombo district, Tanzania. Tanzania Journal of Forestry and Nature Conservation, 82(1):22-35
  9. Kitula, M.M., Kajembe, G.C., Zahabu, E., Luoga, E.J., Katani, J.Z. Ngowi, S.E. and Eid, T. (2012). Influence of forest land tenure regimes on forest condition in Uluguru mountains, Tanzania.  Tanzania Journal of Forestry and Nature Conservation, 82(1):68-91
  10. Katani, J.Z., Malimbwi, R.E., Zahabu, E. Mugasha, W and Mwembe, U.L. (2011). Improving smallholder livelihoods through woodlots management in Makete District, Tanzania. International Journal of Environmental Science and Ecotechnology 1(2): pp 99-113.
  11. Mahonge, C.P.I. and Katani, J.Z. (2011). Local community preferences of tree species and proposed prices: the case of Kindimba village in the Matengo highlands of Tanzania. International Journal of Environmental Science and Ecotechnology 1(1): pp 1-10.
  12. Chingonikaya, E.E., Katani, J.Z. and Zahabu, E. (2009). Valuation of carbon sequestration in village forest reserves: a case study of Duru-Haitemba forest reserve, Tanzania. African Affairs 25(2):3-30.
  13. Paulo, W., Madoffe, S.S., Kajembe, G.C., Luoga, E.J., Nduwamungu, J., Ngowi, S. and Katani, Z.J. (2007). Extent and constraints of local people’s involvement in biodiversity conservation in Uluguru Mountains, Morogoro, Tanzania. Journal of the Tanzania Association of foresters. Vol. 11. pp 55-65.
  14. Mbije, N.E.J., Katani, J.Z., Michael P, Mokiti, T.T.C., Justus V. Nsenga and Chingonikaya, E. (2007). Tourist industry and its negative effects on Mount Kilimanjaro ecosystem, Tanzania. Rural Planning Journal. 9(1). pp 60-77.
  15. Chingonikaya, E. E., Mbwambo, J. S. and Katani, J.Z. (2007). Interface of Agroforestry and poverty reduction in Magu district in Mwanza region, Tanzania. Journal of the Tanzania Association of  foresters. Vol. 11. pp 96-107.
  16. Lusambo, L.P., Monela, G.C., Katani, J.Z and Mombo, F. (2007). Socio-economic analysis of land use factors causing degradation and deforestation of Miombo woodlands in Kilosa District, Tanzania. Journal of the Tanzania Association of foresters. Vol. 11. pp 139-149.
  17. Katani, J.Z., Kajembe, G.C., Njovu, H., Lusambo, L.P. and J.B. Nkonoki (2005). Impacts of community based conservation project in Tanzania. Case of Wami–Mbiki area in Bagamoyo and Morogoro Rural Districts. Rural Planning Journal. 7(2). pp 38-49.
  18. Mwakalobo, A.B.S., Chingonikaya, E. E., Kessy, F.L. and Katani, J.Z. (2005). Gender Roles and Agroforestry Development in Smallholder Farmers in Tanzania: An Illustrative example of Gairo-Kilosa, Morogoro. Rural Planning Journal. 7(2). pp 1-24.

Proceedings

  1. Msuya, T.S.; Mbeyale, G.E.; Kajembe, G.C; Katani, J.Z.; Vedeld, P.; Kashaigili, J. Kagosi, P.; Hizza, S. and Nzunda, M.  (2012). Socio-Economic Factors Influencing Land Allocation in Irrigation Agriculture: A Case of Semi-Improved and Traditional Schemes in Iringa Rural and Kilombero Districts, Tanzania. In: Gimbi, D.M., Kurwijila, R.L.; Sife, A. and Silayo, D.A. (eds.). Scaling up Innovations: The role of researcher and value chain actors pertnerships. Proceedings of the first EPINAV Scientific Conference held at Hilux Hotel, Morogoro, Tanzania 17 – 19 December 2012. pp 197-206.
  2. Mugasha, W.A., Eid, T., Bollandsås, O. M., Malimbwi, R.E., Chamshama, S.A.O., Zahabu, E., and Katani, J.Z (2012). Allometric models for prediction of aboveground biomass of single trees in miombo woodlands in Tanzania. In Mwamengele, G.L., Mvena, Z.K, Augustino, S., Silayo, D.,  Kusolwa, P.M., Sife, A. Batamuzi, E.K., Katani, J.Z.  Madalla, N.A., Abdallah, J.M. &  Zahabu, E. (eds.). Proceedings of the first Climate Change Impacts, Mitigation and Adaptation Programme Scientific Conference held at Blue Pearl Hotel, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania 2-3 January 2012. pp 8-17.
  3. Madoffe, S.S., Rija, A.A., Midtgaard, F., Katani, J.Z., Mbeyale, G., Zahabu, E., Liwenga, E., Christopher, B.C (2012). Preliminary Assessment of Forest Structure, Management and Carbon Stocking in Tanzania Miombo Woodland. In Mwamengele, G.L., Mvena, Z.K, Augustino, S., Silayo, D., Kusolwa, P.M., Sife, A. Batamuzi, E.K., Katani, J.Z.  Madalla, N.A., Abdallah, J.M. & Zahabu, E. (eds.). Proceedings of the first Climate Change Impacts, Mitigation and Adaptation Programme Scientific Conference held at Blue Pearl Hotel, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania 2-3 January 2012. pp 106-117.
  4. Silayo, D. A., Katani, J. Z., Maliondo, S. M. S. and. Tarimo, M. C. T (2008). Forest plantation for biofuels to serve natural forest resources In: Varmola, M., Valkonen, S. & Tapaninen, S. (eds.). Research and development for sustainable management of semiarid miombo woodlands in East Africa. Metlan työraportteja / Working Papers of the Finnish Forest Research Institute 98. 115–124p. ISBN 978-951-40-2136-7 (PDF), ISBN 978-951-40-2137-4 (paperback). Available at: http://www.metla.fi/julkaisut/workingpapers/2008/ mwp098.htm.
  5. Kajembe, G.C., Nyingili, R.B., Msuya, J., Nduwamungu, J. and Katani, J.Z. (2004). Non-wood forest products and their contribution to household food security in Mbozi District, Tanzania. In: Batamuzi, E.K., Tarimo, A.J.P. and Kinabo, D.B. (Eds). Agricultural Technology Development through Participatory Research. Proceedings of the Third Collaborative Research Workshop held in Morogoro, 24 – 26 May 2004. pp 91-105.
  6. Kajembe, G.C, Katani, J.Z. and Malimbwi, R.E. (2000). The role of gender-based indigenous knowledge in developing coping strategies against deforestation. In: Temu, A.B., Lund, G.C., Malimbwi, R.E., Kowero, G.S., Kleinn, K., Malende, Y and Kone, I. (Eds). Off-forest tree resources of Africa. Proceedings of a workshop held in Arusha, Tanzania. July 12-16, 1999. pp 301-312.

Extension materials

  1. Malimbwi, R.E., Zahabu, E., Katani, J.Z., Mugasha, W., Mwembe, U., Luvuga, I.A. and Sunga, D.S. (2013). Guidelines for cultivation of pyrethrum for smallholder farmers. ISBN 978-9987-9673-2-2 and 978-9987-9673-1-5 (English and Swahili versions). Sokoine University of Agriculture. 17 pp.
  2. Malimbwi, R.E., Zahabu, E., Katani, J.Z., Mugasha, W. and Mwembe, U. (2010). Woodlot Management Guidelines for Smallholder Farmers. ISSN 978-9987-640-55-3 (English and Swahili versions). Sokoine University of Agriculture. 18 pp.

Other Publications

  1. Katani, J.Z., (2010). The role of multiple institutions in the management of micro spring forests in Ukerewe, Tanzania. PhD Thesis, Wageningen University, the Netherlands.
  2. Katani, J.Z., 1999. Coping strategies against deforestation: Impact of Socio-economic factors with special attention to gender based indigenous knowledge. A case study of Mwanza district. (M.Sc.  Thesis).
  3. Katani, J.Z., 1995. The Economics of conservation and deforestation of Kitulangalo forest reserve, Morogoro. (B.Sc.  Special Project).

RESEARCH PROJECTS

  1. Restoration of forests, carbon and livelihoods in Tanzania (2013-2016)- Team member
  2. Participatory Forest Carbon Monitoring Experiences from Angai Village Land Forest Reserves in Southern Tanzania (2012 –2012) – Team Leader
  3. Quantification of Carbon Stock Changes under different Forest tenure and their Implication on Livelihood and Governance in Miombo woodland. Funded by Norwegian Government under CCIAM Programme (2012-2015) – Team Member
  4. Institutional evolutions at macro and micro-levels in the management of water catchments and their influences on local community livelihoods under a climate change scenario in Tanzania. Funded by Norwegian Government under EPINAV Programme (2011-2014) – Co-Team Leader
  5. Enhancing the measuring, reporting and verification (MRV) of forests in Tanzania through the application of advanced remote sensing techniques (2011- 2015) – Team member
  6. Development of biomass estimation models for carbon monitoring in selected vegetation types of Tanzania. Funded by Norwegian Government under CCIAM Programme (2010-2015) – Team Member
  7. Developing Fire Reduction Strategy for Miombo Woodlands as a Potential Tool for Carbon Storage and Sequestration (2010-2014). Funded by Norwegian Government under CCIAM Programme (2010-2013) – Team Member
  8. Assessing the impact of forestland tenure changes on forest resources and rural livelihoods in Tanzania. Funded by Norwegian Government (2007-2012) – Team Member
  9. Assessment of effectiveness of local institutions in the management of micro spring forests in Ukerewe District, Tanzania. Funded by International Foundation of Science, IFS (2007-2010) – Team Leader
  10. The Role of Gender and Indigenous Knowledge in Developing Coping Strategies against Deforestation in Uluguru Mountains. Funded by Gender Dimension Programme, University of Dar es Salaam (June 2005 – May 2006) – Team member.

CONSULTANCIES

  1. Carrying out forest inventory and harvesting planning for Namatunu Village Land Forest Reserve in Nachingwea District. Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism. January – May 2015.
  2. Coordinated Advocacy for biomass friendly governance of the energy sector in Tanzania: Potentials, limitations & impacts of Biomass Energy in Tanzania. The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), February 2014 – May 2014
  3. Reviewing Management plans for 15 Forest plantations under the Tanzania Forest Services (TFS). June – September 2013
  4. Integrating Landscape Conservation Plans into District Development Plans in southern Tanzanian Coastal Forests. WWF-TCO, July 2012-November 2012
  5. Baseline Surveys in 8 Nature Reserves and 1 National Park in the Eastern Arc Mountains of Tanzania.     Eastern Arc Mountain Conservation Endowment Fund (EAMCEF), January 2012-May 2012.
  6. Assessment of the Permanent Sample Plots for the Miombo woodlands, Montane forests, Sub-montane forests and Lowland forests in Morogoro, Tanga, Manyara and Lindi regions for the purpose of generating the trend of forest stock changes in those forests. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), January 2012-May 2012.
  7. Collection of REDD related literature and land use information in Tanzania. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), January 2012-May 2012.
  8. Improving smallholder livelihoods through woodlots management:  an adaptation to climate variability & change in Makete District, Tanzania. The UNEP/UNDP Climate Change and Development: Adapting by Reducing Vulnerability (CC DARE) programme, 2011. Phase Two.
  9. Improving smallholder livelihoods through woodlots management:  an adaptation to climate variability & change in Makete District, Tanzania. The UNEP/UNDP Climate Change and Development: Adapting by Reducing Vulnerability (CC DARE) programme, 2010. Phase One.
  10. Capacity building needs assessments in undertaking vulnerability assessments and implementing adaptation measures for stakeholders at local, district, regional and national level. The Climate Change and Development project of IUCN Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Office Programme in Tanzania, 2010
  11. Development of proposals for grants to support Kibao, Lufuna, Mpanga, Mtwango and Ludilo villages in Mufindi to pilot fuelwood efficient cooking stoves. Unilever Tea Tanzania Limited (UTT), March 2008.
  12. Participatory forest resources assessment of Misumba village forest reserve, Tangeni  , Mvomero District, Tanzania. Wildlife Conservation Society of Tanzania (WCST), Uluguru Mountains Biodiversity Conservation Project (UMBCP), June, 2007.
  13. Forest Area Baseline For The Eastern Arc Mountains: Conservation & Management of the Eastern Arc Mountain Forests: Eastern Arc Mountains Strategy (GEF/UNDP:00015426), 2006.
  14. Forest Inventory in Eleven Districts of Southern Highlands and Eastern Zones of Tanzania. FBD/ World Bank, June 2005.
  15. An issue paper for the formulation of the national wetlands strategy for the Wildlife Division, Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism, The United Republic of Tanzania, December 2004.

SUPERVISION OF STUDENTS’ RESEARCH PROJECTS


Degree Programme

Number of students supervised

Undergraduate programmes

25

Masters’ programmes

8

PhD programme

1