WIO Theme experts

Dr. Benjamin Ngatunga

Dr. Ngatunga is a  fisheries biologist (Ichthyologist) and the Director, Tanzania Fisheries Research Institute (TAFIRI)

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Prof. Yunus D. Mgaya

Prof. Mgaya: a marine biologist by training is a full Professor of Aquatic Science at the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Throughout his career, he has published extensively and involved in various consultancies, which are related to aquatic science, strategic planning, monitoring and evaluation, strategic environmental assessment, environmental impact assessment and biodiversity assessment.

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Dr. Simeon Mesaki

Senior Lecturer, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Dar es Salaam


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Mr. Juma Kangwe

Officer, Tanzania Fisheries Research Institute (TAFIRI)

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Dr. Charles Lugomela

Department of Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries University of Dar es Salaam

Specialization: Marine Biologist

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Dr. Shigalla Mahongo

Researcher at Tanzania Fisheries Research Institute (TAFIRI)

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Dr.Amani Ngusaru

Background in Near-shore Oceanography, Fisheries Management and Integrated Coastal Zone Management. Experience with Large Marine Ecosystems management, Marine Protected Areas, Oceanographic Research, Sonar Image Processing and Application of GIS for Coastal Zone Management. 

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Dr. Julius Francis

Dr. Francis is the Executive Secretary of the Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association (WIOMSA)

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