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Project Coordinators

  • Ella Suortti

    Project Coordinator (Finland)

    University of Eastern Finland

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    Janeth Kalinga

    Project Coordinator (Tanzania)

    Dar Es Salaam University College of Education

    Dr. Janeth Kalinga, a seasoned educator at Dar es Salaam University College of Education (DUCE), brings over 15 years of experience in teacher education, focusing on curriculum development and instruction, and language teaching methods. Her expertise in curriculum issues will inform the design of professional development programs for educators, fostering continuous improvement in teaching practices. Through collaborative research efforts, she enhances her proficiency in development projects, contributing significantly to project goals and capacity building. With strengths in instructional materials development and teaching methodology, Dr. Kalinga strengthens training programs and material design. Her exemplary leadership and communication skills ensure seamless coordination, documentation, and reporting of project activities, facilitating effective dissemination of results. Dr. Kalinga is fully dedicated to project success, ready to undertake tasks and deliverables with utmost commitment.

  • Project Coordinator (Namibia)

University of Eastern Finland

University of Turku

University of Namibia

  • Sacky Iipinge

    Sakaria Iipinge

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  • Eveline Anyolo

    Eveline Anyolo

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  • Lydia Amakali

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  • Helena Uushona-Ndakalako

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  • Naukushu

    Shiwana Naukushu

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Dar Es Salaam University College of Education

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    Rehema Mwakabenga

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    Dr. Rehema Mwakabenga is the senior lecturer in the Faculty of Education at Dar es Salaam University College of Education (DUCE), Tanzania. She holds a PhD in Teacher Education from Massey University, New Zealand. She participated in the Post-doctoral studies at Michigan State University, in the United States to stregthen her research skills and collaboration with African scholars and beyond. Her research interest is in teacher education, with a special focus on professional development, curriculum development, and innovative pedagogy for classroom practices. Apart from teaching her courses, Mwakabenga has been facilitating training on Teaching Methodology in various Higher learning Institutions. She has been a national facilitator for the Teacher Educators Support Program organized by the Ministry of Education and the Canadian government. Apart from teaching, Mwakabenga has been involved in reviewing and designing curriculum programs at school and university levels. She has also been involved in various projects and consultancies at the national and international levels.

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    Katherine Fulgence

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    Dr. Katherine Fulgence is a Senior Lecturer and served as Head of the Department of Educational Foundations, Management, and Lifelong Learning, with a distinguished career spanning 15 years. Her area of expertise lies in entrepreneurship education and the enhancement of graduates’ employability through skills development programs. Alongside her role as an educator, she actively engages in research, training, mentorship programs, and consultancy services across various domains including digital fluency, teacher education, professional development, and career transition. Dr. Fulgence demonstrates a strong commitment to community and outreach engagements. Her experience in project management and collaboration with international partners has further enriched her understanding of entrepreneurship education and its impact on socio-economic development.

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    Thadei Sagamiko

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    Dr. Thadei Damas Sagamiko holds PhD in Mathematics. He has over 10 years of experience in research and consultancy. Currently, he is the college head of quality assurance in Teaching and Learning and Coordinator of Research at the Department of Physics, Mathematics, and Informatics. Dr. Sagamiko has been involved in several activities with the Tanzania Institute of Education which has the role of providing quality education through the curricula in pre-primary, primary, Secondary, and Teacher Education. Moreover, Dr. Sagamiko has been actively engaged in development projects and development work.

  • Joseph Njiku

    Joseph Njiku

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    Joseph Njiku is a lecturer in the Department of Educational Psychology and Curriculum Studies of the Dar es Salaam University College of Education. He holds a PhD in Mathematics Education, a Master of Education in Science Education, and a Bachelor of Education in Science. He has been working as a faculty member for over twelve years. He also coordinates postgraduate studies and research at the faculty of education since 2021. He has also been involved in developing various professional development and undergraduate programmes specifically in the areas of science education and technology integration in teaching and learning. He has participated in various outreach activities involving the training of teachers in teaching methodologies for competence-based learning. His research is in mathematics and science education, teacher education, and technology integration in education.