CURRICULUM VITAE

1.0 PERSONAL HISTORY

1.1 PERSONAL PARTICULARS

  • Name              :     Christopher Paul Mahonge
  • Sex                   :     Male
  • Marital status   :     Married
  • Citizenship       :   Tanzanian

1.2 AC   ACADEMIC BACKGROUND

  • PhD (Governance of people-environment interactions), Wageningen University, The Netherlands – 2010
  • MSc
  • BSc

1.3 WORK EXPERIENCE

1.3.1 Job titles

  • September 2015 to-date: Associate Research Professor
  • March 2016 to-date: Coordinator of Bureau of Development Oriented Research
  • July 2011 to December 2015 – Deputy Director with SUA Centre for Sustainable Rural Development (SCSRD)
  • July 2011 to August 2015 – Senior Research Fellow with SUA Centre for Sustainable Rural Development (SCSRD)
  • July 2007 to June 2011 – Research Fellow with SUA Centre for Sustainable Rural Development (SCSRD)
  • March 2003 to June 2007 - Assistant Research Fellow with SUA Centre for Sustainable Rural Development
  • 2002 to February 2003 – Research Assistant with SUA/JICA project on Sustainable natural resources management
  • Jan - June 1989: Worked as a teacher with Language School and Orientation of Lutheran Junior Seminary, Morogoro –Tanzania
  • July 1996 – June 2002:worked as a Research Assistant with the Department of Wood Utilization (SUA)

1.3.2 Research and outreach experiences

  • 2012 to-date: Participation in rural development research and outreach activities with focus on community-based and collaborative governance of natural resources.
    • The activities include training farmers and village government and community leaders on issues of good governance (accountability, rule of law, inclusion, responsiveness, transparency, etc) in natural resource management
    • Piloting of hybrid models of development (multiple stakeholders collaborative governance)
    • Community organisation for creating frameworks for sustainable development
  • October 2011 - May 2014. Participated in the research project titled enhancing climate change adaptation and mitigation capacities of vulnerable communities in eco-villages of different ecosystems of the Uluguru Mountains
  • December 2011 to 2014: participated in the research project titled integrated livelihood and natural resource management to adapt dryland communities to climate change in Mwanga district. Tanzania
  • September 2005 – November 2009: PhD research titled Governance of complex social-ecological systems in Tanzania: The case of Lake Jipe wetland. Thesis submitted to Wageningen University in the Netherlands on the 22nd of October 2010. This thesis investigated the interplay among institutions (formal, informal and hybrid) and actors (governmental and community) in the use of natural resources (land, water, forests and fisheries) in agricultural, and livestock production and fisheries management.
  • April 2004 to-2007: Participated in a research project on establishment of the technical prototypes of rural development activities for the integrated land resources management and environmental conservation in the fragile mountain landscape (Uluguru Mountains). The project was sponsored by African Institute for Capacity Development (AICAD)
  • June 2002 – April 2004: Community based watershed management in the Matengo Highlands Southern Tanzania. The project was sponsored by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
  • 19th - 29th May 2002: PRA and questionnaire surveys in some villages around the natural forests in Turiani, Mtibwa and Mvomero Morogoro rural areas. The historical changes in the management of forests in Tanzania since independence to 2002.
  • 23rd - 26 th April 2002: A questionnaire Survey on market and marketing strategies for solar power in   some Morogoro rural and urban districts. UMEMEJUA LTD. Dar es Salaam Tanzania

2.0   PUBLICATIONS

2.1 Journal Articles

  1. Suzana Samson, Robinson H. Mdegela, Anders Permin, James E. D. Mlangwa and Christopher P. Mahonge (2017). Obstacles to Low Quality Water Irrigation of Food Crops in Morogoro,
  2. Suzana Samson, Robinson H. Mdegela, Anders Permin, Christopher P. Mahonge

     and James E. D. Mlangwa (2016). Incentives for low-quality water irrigation of food crops in    

     Morogoro, Tanzania. Journal of Environment, Development and Sustainability. 18pp.

  1. Mahonge, C.P; Nsenga, J.V., Mtengeti, E.J., Challe, J. And Kilave, D. (2016). Convergence of horizontal and vertical experiential sharing through participatory feedback: the case of integrated natural resource management and livelihood improvement in Mwanga district, Tanzania. Submitted to International Journal of Research and Development in Social Sciences. Volume 2, Issue 1, Number 1, pages 1-18.
  2. Mahonge, C.P. and Lutatenekwa, D. (2015). Amidst complex transformation what about gender roles: A case of pastoralists in rangeland areas in Tanzania. African Resources Development Journal (ARDJ). Volume 2, Issue 1.
  3. Kihupi, M., Mahonge, C.P., and Chingonikaya, E. (2015). Smallholder farmers’ adaptation strategies to impact of climate change in semi arid areas of Iringa district Tanzania. Journal of Biology, Agriculture and Healthcare. 5(2):123-131. The international Institute of Science and Technology.
  4. Kihupi, M., Chingonikaya, E. and Mahonge, C.P. (2015). Smallholder farmers’ perception of climate change in semi-arid areas of Iringa district, Tanzania. Journal of Environment and Earth Science. 5(2):137-147. The international Institute of Science and Technology
  5. Mahonge, C.P., Kashaga, R.A.L.Sangeda, A.Z.Kahimba, F.C. Semu, E. Mkanda, F.X. (2015). Participatory land use planning: integrating expert-oriented and community-based tools for sustainable land management in Kilimanjaro region. Journal of Environment and Earth Science, Vol. 5 No. 7.
  6. Msangya, M L, Urassa, J. K. and Mahonge, C P (2015). Role of heifer in-trust schemes in smallholder household’s wellbeing in semi-arid region of Shinyanga Tanzania. The International Journal Research’s Publication’s. Research Journal of Social Science and Management. Vol. 5 No. 1, p 196-203.
  7. Msangya, M L, Urassa, J. K. and Mahonge, C P (2015). Heifer In-trust schemes and incomes of smallholder households in the Highland and Semi-arid regions of Tanzania. Livestock Research for Rural Development. Volume 27, Article #17.Retrieved January 14, 2015, from http://www.lrrd.org/lrrd27/1/msan27017.html
  8. Sangeda , A. Z., Kahimba, F. C., Kashaga, R.A. L., Semu, E., Mahonge, C. P., and Mkanda, F. X. (2014). Testing of Decision Making Tools for Village Land Use Planning and Natural Resources Management in Kilimanjaro Region. Open Journal of Soil Science, 2014, 4, 446-458
  9. Said, I., Sangeda, A.Z., and Mahonge, C.P. (2014). Critical analysis of synergies between Kilimo Kwanza resolution and sustainable forest management in Tanzania. Journal of Continuing Education and Extension (JCEE). Vol. 5 No. 2. December 2014.
  10. Mahonge, C.P., Mwilawa, A. Ngendello, M. and  Mtambuki, A. (2014) Policies issues for enhancing pastoralists’ resilience to climate variability versus reality in Longido district Tanzania. Livestock Research for Rural Development 26 (12) 2014 .
  11. Msangya, M L, Urassa, J K and Mahonge, C P. (2014). Contribution of Heifer In-Trust schemes to smallholder households’ well-being in Highland area of Njombe Region, Tanzania. Livestock Research for Rural Development 26 (12) 2014
  12. Mahonge, C. (2013) "Factors behind sustainability of activities in the post-project period in Matengo highlands in Tanzania," Journal of Environmental Sustainability: Vol. 3: Iss. 3, Article 5. Available at: http://scholarworks.rit.edu/jes/vol3/iss3/5
  13. Sanga, A. and Mahonge, C. (2014). Socio-economic factors influencing the adoption of integrated pest management technologies for common bean at household level in Mbeya district Tanzania. International Journal of Physical and Social Sciences (IJPSS) 4 (4): 128-146.
  14. Mbilingenda, G. and Mahonge, C. (2014). Contribution of National Service on Agricultural Production: A Case of Maize Production by Mgambo JKT in Handeni District. International Journal of Physical and Social Sciences (IJPSS) 4 (4): 62-81
  15. Nindi, S. J., Mhando, D. G., Mahonge, C. P. I. and Itani, J. (2014) Land cover change and the role of farmer groups in environmental conservation and livelihood improvement: the case of Mbinga District, Tanzania. International Journal of Research in Social Sciences (IJRSS) 4(1):132-142.
  16. Mahonge, C.P.I., Sangeda, A.Z., and Mtengeti, E.J. (2014) Mismatch between state’s and community’s boundaries and implications on pastoralism in Tanzania. International Journal of Research in Social Sciences (IJRSS), 4(1):240-256.
  17. Mahonge, C.P.I. (2014). Trade-offs between communal and private institutions in natural resource management along the spaces of time and place: reflection from four case studies in Tanzania. International Journal of Physical and Social Sciences (IJPSS), Volume 4 (2): 89-98
  18. Mtengeti, E.J., Maseki, N.M., Mahonge, C.P., and Nsenga, J.V (2013). Status quo of beekeeping in dryland area of Mwanga district as an entry point towards improved beekeeping intervention. International Journal of Physical and Social Sciences (IJPSS), Vol. 3(12): 259-277.
  19. Muzanila, C. and Mahonge, C.P. (2013). Factors affecting men’s participation in development group activities: A case of Simanjiro district. International Journal of Physical and Social Sciences (IJPSS), Vol. 3(12): 415-435.
  20. Mahonge, C.P.I. (2013). Out-scaling of hybrid institution for socio-economic development and environmental conservation: the case of Mbinga district Tanzania. International Journal of Research in Social Sciences (IJRSS): Vol. 3(12): 460-471.
  21. Mageka, R. and Mahonge, C.P.I (2013). Informal institutions and female students’ school engagement: A case of Mvomero district ward schools. International Journal of Education and Research (IJER) 1(8): 1-12
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  23. Ayoub, O. and Mahonge, C.P.I (2013). Harmonising environmental interests with human needs for sustainability of Saadani Social-Ecological system in Pwani Region, Tanzania. International Journal of Environmental Science, Management and Engineering Research (IJESMER) 2(3):57-68
  24. Mattee, A.Z., Mahonge, C.P.I, Nsenga, J.V. and H. Kayeye (2013). Linking livelihood improvement and environmental conservation: Case of East Uluguru Mountains in Tanzania. International Journal of Environmental Science, Management and Engineering Research IJESMER 2(3):106-116
  25. Mahonge, C.P.I (2012). The role of informal politics in environmental governance in East Uluguru Mountains in Tanzania. Journal of Education, Humanities and Sciences, Volume 1, No. 1,: 69-79
  26. Mahonge, C.P. I., Nsenga, J.V., and Mattee, A.Z. (2010). Informal environmental awareness status as entry point for formal environmental education programmes: the case of East Uluguru Mountains, Tanzania. ICE Journal (2010) Vol.3 No.2, 51-62
  27. Mattee, A.Z., Mahonge, C.P.I., Nsenga, J.V., Nindi, S., and H. Kayeye (2010). Institutional and Natural Resource Use Dynamics and their Implications on Sustainable Watershed Management in the East Uluguru Mountains in Tanzania. Journal of African Affairs, volume 28 (8): 105-129. Institute of African Studies, Hankuk University of Foreign Affairs, Seoul, Korea.
  28. Mahonge, C.P.I and Nkonoki, J.B. (2009). Utilization of medicinal plants in the Matengo highlands in Tanzania. Rural Planning Journal (RPJ). Vol. 1 December 2009
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  30. Mahonge, C.P.I, and Nsenga, J.V. ( Determination of community’s perception of the current status of wood energy in the Matengo Highlands. International Journal for Ecology and Development (IJED). Vol. 8 No S07. www. Isder.ceser.res.int/ijed-s07-abs.html
  31. Mahonge C.P.I, Nsenga J.V, and Kitundu K.M.B and Nkonoki, J (2007). Assessment of school pupils’ understanding of environmental management: a case of pupils of Kindimba primary school in the Matengo highlands. Rural Planning Journal (RPJ) Vol. 8. Issue No. 2.
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  33. Mahonge, C. P. I., Nsenga, J. V., Mtengeti, E. J., and Mattee, A.Z. (2006) Utilization of medicinal plants by Waluguru people in east Uluguru Mountains Tanzania African Journal of Tradition, Complementary, and Alternative Medicines (AJT CAM)
  34. Hamza, K.F.S., Opulukwa, M.J., Malende, H.J. and Mahonge, C.P.I. Utilization of Dalbegia melanoxylon (guill & Perr) in Tanzania: A case study of Nachingwea District. Tanzania Journal of Forestry and Nature Conservation, 75: 29-36.
  35. Hamza, K.F.S, Makonda, F.B.S and Mahonge, C.P.I (2003). Basic density and strength properties of Cedrela odorata grown under agroforestry systems in Muheza Tanga, Tanzania. Annals of Forestry. An International Journal of Forest Sciences. Dehra Dun India. Ann. For. 11(1): 1-7. (Never used during my recruitment)
  36. Mahonge, C.P.I and Hamza, K.F.S (2001). Assessment of Wood quality of agroforestry grown Grevillea robusta Cordia africana Annals of Forestry. An international Journal of Forest Sciences. Dehra Dun India. Ann. For. 9(2): 275 – 283
27.  Mahonge, C.P.I. (2012). Transforming traditional land governance systems and coping with land deal transactions. Published by Land Deals Politics Initiatives (LDPI) in collaboration with Institute for Development Studies (in the UK), International Institute for Social Science (ISS) (in the Netherlands) and Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies (South Africa), and the Polson Institute for Global Development (in the USA). Working paper number 6. 13pp.
29.  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 Eco-technology (IJESETech), 1(1):1-10

2.2 PROCEEDINGS

  1. Mahonge,
  2. Mahonge, C.P. and Itani, J. (2013). What REDD+ can learn from the implementation of PES: The case of Uluguru Mountains in Tanzania. The Proceedings of the International Workshop on Incentives of local community for REDD and semi-domestication of non-timber forest products (Global Environment Research Fund: E-1002, Ministry of Environment, Japan) 2013. Kanae Ishimaru and Shigeo Kobayashi (Eds). P 155-165
  3. Mtengeti, E.J., Nsenga, J.V., Mahonge, C.P., Maseki, N., Challe, J., Sundstol, F., Mosha, D.B., (2012). Potential and limitations of dryland communities in adapting to climate change in Mwanga district. Submitted to Epinav Sectrariat SUA
  4. Mahonge, C.P. and Itani, J. (2012). Incentivising local people’s participation in REDD initiative in Tanzania through mainstreaming institutional complexity. The Proceedings of the International Workshop on Incentives of local community for REDD and semi-domestication of non-timber forest products (Global Environment Research Fund: E-1002, Ministry of Environment, Japan) (FY2010-2012) in 2012. P 207-219.
  5. Mtengeti, E., Mtengeti, E., West, J., Mahonge, C., Eik, L.O. Bentrup, F., and Chambuya, R. (2012). Public-private partnership collaboration in environmental climate compatible agricultural growth. Preliminary observation. Proceedings of the first climate change impacts, mitigation and adaptation programme scientific conference, 2012. P 169-178
  6. Nsenga, J.V., Mahonge, C.P.I., Mtengeti, E.J., Rutatora, D.F., Tamura, K., Itani, J., Kanda, Y. and Araki, M (2004). The SUA method - The case study from Mbinga District. Proceedings of the International Conference on Perspectives and Approaches to Sustainable Rural Development in Africa, held at the Institute of Continuing Education – SUA, from 18th to 19th February 2004. 405: 333 – 357. ISBN: 9987-605-82-6

2.3 PUBLISHED BOOKS/CHAPTER IN A BOOK

1. Mattee, A. Z., Mussa, K.R., Mwaseba, D.L., Mahonge, C.P. and Nsenga, J.V. (2015). Factors in smallholder farmers’ vulnerability to climate change impacts in Uluguru Mountains Tanzania. P 185-199. In Rattan Lal., Bal Ram Singh, Dismas L. Mwaseba, David Kraybill, David O. Hansen, lars Olav Eik (editors). Sustainable Intensification to Advance Food Security and Enhance Climate Resilience in Africa. Springer. ISBN 978-3-319-09357-8. Springer Cham, Heidelberg, New Dordretch London. 657pp.

  1. 2.4PAPERS ACCEPTED FOR PUBLICATION

1     Shirima, A.O., Mahonge, C.P. and Chingonikaya, E.E. (2016). Smallholder farmers' levels of adaptive capacity to climate change and variability in Manyoni district, Tanzania. Accepted by International Journal of Research & Methodology in Social Science.

3.0 CONSULTANCY

  1. UNDP Tanzania (March-April 2014). Participated in a team that provided consultancy services on designing/adapting decision-making tools to facilitate village land-use planning for natural resources management (NRM) within the Kilimanjaro region
  1. SNV-Tanzania (June – July 213). Led a team which reviewed regulatory framework governing red meat sub-sector in Mororogo Municipality. The study commisioned by SNV Tanzania and conducted by Parakuyo Indigenous Community Development Organisation (PAICODEO)
  1. CARE-Tanzania (June –Nov, 2008)

Provided consultancy services to PWS (Payment for Water Services project) under CARE-Tanzania to devise Soil and Water Conservation Measures and Strategies to be undertaken collaboratively with rural communities for their livelihoods and watershed sustainability in Kibungo Sub-catchment Area (Uluguru Mountains, Morogoro Rural District).

  1. RELMA at ICRAF (2005)

The study on Strengthening Farmers’ Organizations in East Africa. The overall objective of the study was to undertake an inventory of selected apex and formal and informal primary or grassroots farmers’ organizations/associations in countries of the region affiliated to national/apex farmers’ organizations critically examining their relevance.

Diocese of Central Tanganyika (Development Services Company Ltd) –2004

  1. Participated in the SCSRD’s team for Evaluation of Area Development Programmes (2002-2004) in Dodoma Rural District to review the programme’s institutional context and its impact on programme performance and sustainability.

3.1 TEACHING

  • Undergraduate students: third year range management. The name of the course: Pastoralism, human-environment interaction and indigenous knowledge (2 crd).
  • Undergraduate first year range management. The name of the course: Principles of land use planning (1.5 crd)
  • Master of Science in Health of Aquatic Resources. The name of the course: Policies and legislations for aquatic resources.

3.2 SUPERVISION

  • BSc/BA students (Bachelor of Tourism Management; Bachelor of Arts in Rural Development; Bachelor of Science in Range Management);
  • Master of Arts in Rural Development Students,
  • Supervision of PhD students (Rural Development; Policy Analysis in low quality water management)

3.3 SEMINARS/WORKSHOPS/CONFERENCES ATTENDED

  • Regional Conference on promoting investment in plantation forestry held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Dar es salaam, Tanzania, 15-16 November 2016
  • Launching workshop of Timber rush project: Private forestry in village land held in Iringa region Mkwawa University College of Education on 29th September 2016.
  • International Workshop on Incentives of local community for REDD and semi-domestication of non-timber forest products (Global Environment Research Fund: E-1002, Ministry of Environment, Japan), January 2013
  • International Workshop on Incentives of local community for REDD and semi-domestication of non-timber forest products (Global Environment Research Fund: E-1002, Ministry of Environment, Japan), January 2012
  • Seed procurement, processing and pre-treatment, held in Tanzania at ICE, SUA 1995.
  • Entrepreneurship awareness and enterprising teaching and learning methods, held at the Institute of Continuing Education (ICE) SUA, from 26th to 29th August 2003
  • 25th Anniversary of Professional Forestry Education in Tanzania, held at ICE, SUA in 1998.
  • Workshop on Sustainable Production of African Blackwood – Dalbergia melanoxylon, held in Dar es Salaam Tanzania at Karibu Hotel, 8th – 10th October 2001.
  • Building Peace in Africa: Human Security and the Millennium Development Goals -October 22nd 2005 - Institute of Social Studies, The Hague, the Netherlands

3.4 MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL/ACADEMIC ORGANISATIONS

  • Vice Chairperson of University Council of Sebastian Kolowa Memorial University (SEKOMU) located in Lushoto district, Tanga region – November 17th 2016 to-date
  • Chairperson of Bishop Fund for Education (BiFED) of Northern Diocese of Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania (ELCT) – March 2016 to-date.
  • Member of the University Council of Sebastian Kolowa Memorial University (SEKOMU) located in Lushoto, district Tanga region, from 30th November 2013 to-date.
  • Representative of Director to the Sokoine University of Agriculture Senate as Deputy Director of the SUA Centre for Sustainable Rural Development (July 2011 to December 2015)
  • Member of the Rangeland Society of Tanzania, from 2009 to-date.

Our Contacts

College of Social Sciences and Humanities (CSSH)

Sokoine University of Agriculture

P.O. Box 3035, Chuo Kikuu,, Morogoro, Tanzania.

Phone: +255(0)23-2604360, 4758, Ext. 4404-05

E-mails: cssh@suanet.ac.tz; timberrush@suanet.ac.tz