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Senior Lecture: Gimbage E. Mbeyale (PhD)
Date of birth: 7th March, 1968
Marital Status: Married
Department of Forest Resources Assessment and Management,
College of Forestry , Wildlife and Management
P.O. Box 3013, CHUO KIKUU, MOROGORO, TANZANIA.
Mobile Phone No.: +255 754 818 514
PhD (Natural Resources Management), University of Dar es salaam - 2009.
MSc. (Forestry) Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA), Morogoro, Tanzania- 1999
BSc. (Forestry) Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA), Morogoro, Tanzania- 1995
AREA OF SPECIALIZATION
Involved in teaching, research, extension and consultancy services in forestry and natural resources. Teaches Forest Management Planning, Participatory Forest management, Natural Resource Management, Natural Resources Project Planning and Evaluation, Governance in Forestry and Natural Resources, Conflict Management and Conflict resolution in forest and natural resource, Policy and Institutional Analysis for both undergraduate and graduate students. Actively participate in research and consultancy in forest resources consumption surveys, Resource use conflict and management, natural resource governance, Community based forest management and Collaborative Forest Management, management and socio-economics
July 2010 to Date
Senior Lecture, Department of Forest Resource Assessment and Management, Sokoine University of Agriculture, Morogoro
July 2004 to June 2010
Lecturer, Department of Forest mensuration and Management, Sokoine University of Agriculture, Morogoro
June 2000 to June 2004
Assistant Lecturer, Department of Forest mensuration and Management, Sokoine University of Agriculture, Morogoro
April 1998 to June 2000
Research Assistant- CIFOR, Miombo Research Project- SUA
Nov 1995 to March 1997
Teaching at Self Supporting Farm Institute, Kibidula, Iringa
Chapters in Books
- Chandrasekharan Behr, Diji, Eileen Mairena Cunningham, Mbeyale Gimbage, George Kajembe, Steve Nsita, Kenneth L. Rosenbaum. 2012. Benefit Sharing in Practice: Insights for REDD+ Initiatives. Washington, DC: Program on Forests (PROFOR).
- Ludi E, Amsalu A, Chiuri W, Haller T, Mbeyale G, Mhando D. 2011. Sustainable livelihoods for coffee producers in East Africa: Is producing speciality coffee a way out of poverty? In: Wiesmann U, Hurni H, editors. Research for Sustainable Development: Foundations, Experiences, and Perspectives. Perspectives of the Swiss National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) North-South, University of Bern, Vol. 6. Bern, Switzerland: Geographica Bernensia, pp 505-524.
- Mbeyale, G.E. 2010. From integrated slope management to fragmented use: Common-pool resources, institutional change, and conflicts in Pangani, River Basin, of Same District, Tanzania in: Haller, T ed, Disputing the Floodplains: Institutional Change and the Politics of Resource Management in African Wetlands. African Social Studies Series Vol. 22. Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands. Pp 195-242.
- Ngana J, Notter B, Messerli P, Wiesmann U, Mbeyale G, Msuya T, Chitiki A. 2010. Managing water resources in dynamic settings: A multi-level, multi-stakeholder perspective. In: Hurni H, Wiesmann U, editors; with an international group of co-editors. Global Change and Sustainable Development: A Synthesis of Regional Experiences from Research Partnerships. Perspectives of the Swiss National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) North-South, University of Bern, Vol. 5. Bern, Switzerland: Geographica Bernensia, pp 91–106.
- Ifejika S.C, Ayiemba E, Mbeyale G, Ludi E, Ong’anyi P, Mwamfupe D. 2010. Strengthening policies and institutions to support adaptation to climate variability and change in the drylands of East Africa. In: Hurni H, Wiesmann U, editors; with an international group of co-editors. Global Change and Sustainable Development: A Synthesis of Regional Experiences from Research Partnerships. Perspectives of the Swiss National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) North-South, University of Bern, Vol. 5. Bern, Switzerland: Geographica Bernensia, pp 107–130.
- Mbeyale GE, Songorwa AN. 2008. Conservation for whose benefit? Challenges and opportunities for management of Mkomazi Game Reserve, Tanzania. In: Galvin M, Haller T, editors. People, Protected Areas and Global Change: Participatory Conservation in Latin America, Africa, Asia and Europe. Perspectives of the Swiss National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) North-South, University of Bern, Vol. 3. Bern: Geographica Bernensia, pp 221-251.
Papers in journals
- Magessa, K, Mbeyale G.E, Kajembe, G.C, and Katani, J.Z (2013). Power struggles in the management and utilization of Suledo Village Land Forest Reserve, Kiteto District, TanzaniaTanzania Journal of Forestry and Nature Conservation, Volume 82(2) June, 2013
- Mhando, D.G., Haller, T., Mbeyale, G. and Ludi, E. 2013. Adaptation to change in coffee value chain and the price of coffee producers in two villages in Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. African Study Monographs Vol.34, No 1 , 27-56pp.
- Tobias Haller, Gilbert Fukou, Gimbage Mbeyale and Patrick Meroka, 2013. How fit turns into misfit and back: Institutional Transformations of Pastoral Commons in African Floodplains. Ecology and Society 18(1): 34 [http://www.ecology and society. org /vol18/iss1/art34/]
- Kimaro D.N., Mbeyale G.E., Hella J.P., Kajembe G.C., Semalulu O. and Mogaka, H. (2013). Modern beekeeping as an enterprise for monetary benefits, environmental rehabilitation and biodiversity conservation: A case study of Lushoto District, Tanzania. In: [ASARECA] Association for Strengthening Agricultural Research in Eastern and Central Africa. Feeding our region in the 21st century: First ASARECA General Assembly, Volume 2: Selected scientific and technical papers: ASARECA: Entebbe, Uganda. ISBN 2978-92-95070-94-3. pp177 – 193
- Shahbaz, B, G. Mbeyale and T. Haller 2008: Trees, Trust and the State: A comparison of participatory forest management in Pakistan and Tanzania. Journal of International Development . 20, 641–653
- Vedeld, P, Liheluka, E., and Mbeyale, G., 2015. Institutional water resources management and livelihood adaptation: A case from Kilombero Rural Areas, Tanzania. Multi-dimentional Sustainability and climate change in African Agriculture confrerence held in Morogoro, June, 3-5, 2015.
- Mbeyale, G.E., Kimaro, D.N., John R., Pima, E. N and Kajembe, G.C. (2013). The effect of beekeeping on vegetation restoration and conservation of degraded water sources and riverbanks in West Usambara Mountains, Tanzania. Paper presented to the Joint African Soil Society (ASSS) and Soil Science Society of East Africa (SSSEA) conference on 21st – 25th October 2013 in Nakuru, Kenya.
- Kimaro, D.N., Sinyangwe J.. Mbeyale, G.E., Kajembe, G.C. and Mogaka, H. (2013). Stakeholders’ diverging interests and emerging resource use conflicts in apiculture in West Usambara Mountains, Tanzania. Paper presented to the Joint African Soil Society (ASSS) and Soil Science Society of East Africa (SSSEA) conference on 21st – 25th October 2013 in Nakuru, Kenya..
- Msuya, T.S.; Mbeyale, G.E; Kajembe, G.C.; Katani, J.Z; Vedeld, P.; Kashaigili, J; Kagosi, P; Hizza,S and Nzunda, M. 2013. Socio-economic factors influencing Land allocation in irrigation water use: a case of semi-improved and traditional schemes in Iringa Rural and Kilombero Districts, Tanzania. Programme on enhancing Pro-poor innovations in Natural resources and Agriculture value – chains- EPINAV. Scalling up innovations: The role of reserch and value chain actors Partnerships. Workshop Proceedings, Issue No. 1, March 2013. Sokoine University of Agriculture.
- Rija, A.A.; Madoffe, S.S.; Katani, J.Z.; Midtgaard, F.; Mbeyale, G.; Zahabu, E.; Liwenga, E.; Christopher, C. 2013. Preliminary assessment of forest structure, management and carbon stocking in Tanzania miombo woodland. Presented at 1st CCIAM Programme Scientific Conference, 2nd - 3rd January 2012, Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania
- Kajembe, G.C. and Mbeyale, G.E. (2011). Emerging Opportunities and Challenges underlying sustainable Natural Resources Management in Tanzania. A Key Note Paper Presented at a High Level Ministerial Meeting Held in Moshi, Tanzania, January 24, 2011.
- Kajembe, G.C., Mbeyale, G.E. and Njana, M. (2010). Natural Resources Governance in Tanzania: An overview. Paper presented at the Department of Natural Resources Management, University of Applied Sciences of Western Switzerland, November 12, 2010. [http://dlc.dlib.indiana.edu/archive/00003878/01/Mbeyale 209001.pdf
- Kimaro, D.N.; Semalulu, O.; Ayaga, G.; Mbeyale, G.E.; Kasenge, V.; Gumisira, C.; Kajembe, G.C. and Mogaka, H. (2010). Promoting Sustainable Natural Resource Management options through Effective Governance and Farmer-Market Linkages in the Highlands of East Africa. Key Note Paper: Best Practices in University Development through International Conference, February 2-4, 2010, Baguco City, The Philippines.
- Dugilo, N.M.; Luoga, E.J.; Kajembe, G.C. and Mbeyale, G.E. (2010). Factors Influencing People’s Participation in Forest Management Activities at Selela Village Forest Reserve, Monduli, Tanzania. Paper Presented during the Annual Meeting of IFRI-IFLEA Network in East Africa, Kisumu, Kenya, August 28 – 31, 2010.
- Mbeyale, G.C.; Lalika, M.C.S. and Kajembe, G.C. (2009). Decision Making on Human-Environment Systems: Analysis of a Meso-Level Governance Landscapes. Proceedings of the North-South National Centre of Competence in Research. Workshop held at Amabilis Conference Centre, Morogoro, Tanzania. April 2 – 3, 2009.
- Mbeyale, G.E, Kajembe, G.C, Haller, T, and Mwamfupe, D. 2008. "Institutional Changes in Management of Common Pool Resources (CPR) in Eastern Same Tanzania: Challenges and Opportunities." Presented at "Governing Shared Resources: Connecting Local Experience to Global Challenges," 12th Biennial Conference of the International Association for the Study of Commons, Cheltenham, England, July 14-18, 2008.
- Mbeyale, G.E., Kajembe, G.C. & Luoga, E.J. (2004) Analysis of Institutional Changes in the Management of Common Pool Resources: A Case of Mkomazi Valley, Same District, Tanzania. In: D.T.K. Shemwetta, E.J. Luoga, G.C. Kajembe, S.S. Madoffe (Eds) Institutions, Incentives and Conflicts In Forest management: A Perspective. Proceedings of the Regional Conference of East African International Forestry Resources& Institutions (IFRI) Research Network. Moshi, Tanzania. 12th –13th January 2004 pp 49-57.
- Kajembe, G.C., Y.M. Ngaga, and G.E. Mbeyale 2001. Impact of World Trade Organization (WTO) on the environment and natural resources. Proceeding of the workshop on the World Trade Organization and environment held at Morogoro hotel, Morogoro, 13th – 15th June 2001 pp 38-50.
- Mbeyale G.E and G.C. Monela. 2000. Socio-economic assessment of the factors influencing building poles consumption, conservation and management of the Amani forest nature reserve in Tanga, Tanzania. Sokoine University of Agriculture. Proceedings of the first University wide scientific conference, 5th - 7th April 2000, pp351-362
- Mbeyale, G., and Meroka, P., 2005. Ujamaa policy and open access in Pangani River basin and Rufiji flood plains. The International Association for the Study of Common Property: The Common Property Resource Digest, Sept 2005, 74: 5-7.
- Science and Power in Participatory Forestry (SCIFOR) Funded by DANIDA 2013-2017-Co project leader
- Institutional Evolutions and Macro and Micro – Levels in the Management of Water Catchments and their Influences on Local Community Livelihoods under Climate Change Scenario in Tanzania. Funded by NORAD (2011 – 2015). –Team member
- Promoting Sustainable Natural Resource Management through Effective Governance and Farmer-Market Linkages. Funded by ASARECA, 2009-2011-Co-project leader
- Developing Fire Reduction Strategy for Miombo Woodlands as a Potential Tool for Carbon Storage and Sequestration Funded by NORAD (2010-2013)- Team member
- Livelihood Futures in Resource-Scarce Areas – and the Quest for the Inclusion of Marginal Groups 2009-2013. Funded by NCCR North South and Swiss National Science Foundation -Team leder
- Impact of Development Intervention on Poverty Environmental Nexus in Pangani Basin, Tanzania 2007-2009. Funded by NCCR North South Swiss National Science Foundation Team leder
- The impact of institutional changes in the management of common pool resources in Pangani basin: A case Eastern Same District, Tanznania. 2004-2008. Funded By NCCR North South and Swiss National Science Foundation -Team leder
- Woodfuel consumption surveys in some urban areas of Tanzania, Taznania Government (2002) Team member
- Local level consultative processes in forestry: Best Practices and lessons of experience for designing the national forest programme World Bank (2000) Team member
- Socio-economic assessment of the factors influencing building poles consumption, conservation and management of the Amani forest Nature reserve in Tanga, Tanzania. NORAD, 1998-Team leader
- Evaluation of Acacia Spp for use in Agroforestry technology in Shinyanga region, Tanzania. Tanzania government – 1995 Team leader
- Impact Assessment of Pastoralist Field Schools in Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda. Submitted to FAO regional office, Nairobi Kenya, October, 2013
- External evaluation on the Governance of Community Based Natural Resource Management Project, Inyonga, Mlele Distrct, Katavi region, Tanzania, July, 2013. Submitted to the Association for the Development of Protected Areas (ADAP), Based in Geneva, Switzerland
- A socio-economic Valuation of losses from non-compliance with Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) in Tanzania February-April, 2012
- Capacity Needs Assessment of Government Institutions at Central, Regional, Districts and Local Levels for the Establishment of a REDD+ Scheme in Tanzania. Funded by UNDP through LTS based in UK (March – July, 2012)
- Rethinking Forest Partnerships and Benefit Sharing: Insights on factors and Context that make collaborative arrangements work for communities and land owners June –October 2011. Submitted to the Word bank, Washington DC.
- Consultancy Report for Documenting Lessons Learnt for the WWF Project on ‘Improving Natural Resource Use on the Eastern side of Udzungwa Mountains National Park, Tanzania’
- Consultancy Report on Capacity Needs Assessment for 9 Village Natural Resources Committees in Kilosa District for the WWF Project on ‘Improving Natural Resource Use on the Eastern side of Udzungwa Mountains National Park, Tanzania’
- Quantification of the magnitude of utilization and commercialization of forest products in Iringa rural district, Tanzania. A baseline socio-economic survey for MEMA project. A consultancy report, FOCONSULT, Faculty of Forestry and Nature Conservation in collaboration with COWI Denmark.
- Training course for catchment and Mangrove management project staff. June and July 2001, organized by Forconsult in collaboration with Forest and Beekeeping Division
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