Rasel Madaha

Rasel Madaha.

Mpuya Madaha, PhD, is an academician, researcher, author, consultant and not-for-profit entrepreneur. He has over 18 years' experience in the not-for-profit industry in Africa and the United States, and over 8 years' experience in multidisciplinary action research, social experiments, cross-sectional surveys and ethnography.

Rasel came to UB for an MA in Global Gender Studies as a Fulbright Scholar from 2009- 2012. After graduating from UB, Rasel pursued a PhD in Development Studies of the University of Dar es Salaam, focusing on community and rural development in developing countries. Currently, he is teaching in the Department of Agricultural Extension and Community Development at Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) in Morogoro, Tanzania. He has taught more than 3,000 undergraduate students and holds membership in reputable professional associations such as Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) and American Political Science Association (APSA).

How did your time in the department impact your career?

"I owe my success to the department. I started traveling across the world after joining the department. I have never stopped. I will be at Indiana University in two weeks’ time. Then Botswana in June; then UK in September. I have managed to publish over 10 publications in peer review journals and books. I have been a resource person for national NGOs in my country for quite sometimes. And the list goes on."

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