Kenneth M.K. BENGESI (PhD) is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Policy Planning and Management and Acting Deputy Principal of the Campus College of Social Sciences and Humanities of the Sokoine University of Agriculture in Morogoro Tanzania;
He holds a PhD in Strategic Entrepreneurship (University of Pretoria), MSc Soil Science and Land Management (Sokoine University of Agriculture), Postgraduate in Economics and Management Sciences (University of Pretoria), and BSc in Agriculture (Sokoine University of Agriculture).
He also attended a number of international professional courses in Project Panning & Management (University of Antwerp, Belgium), Monitoring and Evaluation of Development Projects (University of Antwerp, Belgium), Designing Agricultural Extension Programme (Tokyo International Center, Japan). His research interests are on strategic entrepreneurship, Business Failure and Turn around Strategies, Agriculture and Rural Development Planning, Impact Evaluation, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), and Public Private Partnership (PPP).
For over fifteen years he has been actively engaged in teaching both undergraduate and postgraduate students, doing research and consultancy leading to development, and engaged as external examiners of the University of Dar es salaam, University of Mzumbe, University of Aridhi, and Institute of Rural Development Planning.
Currently, he is a partner and a member of consortium steering committee of the GLOBAL VALUE Project; the largest funded European Union Project under the Seventh Research Framework Programme.
The GLOBAL VALUE PROJECT aiming at developing an innovative framework for assessing impacts of Multinational Corporations (MNCs) on issues related to the Millennium Declaration, sustainable development, human rights, transparency, and anti-corruption. He is also been involved as consultants in various areas in Designing, Monitoring & Impact Evaluation of Local and Regional Development Projects, and facilitated several Training of Trainers workshops.
Currently He is contracted by the Africa Lead II - Feed the Future initiative as one of the Tanzanian Trainers to facilitate trainings to Members of Parliament, Permanent Secretaries, and Districts / Municipal Directors as part of capacity building for African Agricultural Transformation as proposed by the African Union Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Program (CAADP).
In all these undertakings, he has developed well experience working with various stakeholders such as Government Departments and Agencies, Civil Society Organizations, development partners, and Private sector.