Halima O. Mangi
Halima Omari Mangi, hold a European Master of Science in Applied Ecology (EMAE) which she accomplished through Erasmus Mundus Program in 2012. She has studied Wildlife Management in the Sokoine University of Agriculture in Morogoro Tanzania. She has been working with Sokoine University of Agriculture, Department of Development Studies, as Assistant Lecturer since 2014. Before joining Sokoine University she has been working as Park Ecologist with Mkomazi National Park in Kilimanjaro region, Tanzania. Halima has skills in Ecological modeling and spatial analysis. She also has experience in community based Natural Resource Management and Ecosystem Management. She has been involved in different Socio-Ecological System Analysis projects and Ecosystem Services researches. She has also been part in interdisciplinary research dealing with Gender vulnerability to climate change and communities livelihoods. She participated as Spatial and Socio- Ecological Analyst in a Baseline survey for Land Resources Management Capacity of the Institutions in Sumbawanga Cluster. In addition, Halima is currently engaged in two researches namely; Tanzanias’ food production and supply for Tourism Sustainability: Opportunities and Constraints and Assessment of community awareness of Biodiversity Awareness in and around Wazo Hill Quarry. Halima has research aspiration on Socio-Ecological System Analysis and Ecological Modeling and the application for Sustainable development.At the Development Studies Institute, she teaches various courses and she has supervised a number of Undersgraduate Special Projects, carried out different out research and consultancies.
- a member of DSI Research and Publication Committee
- a member of estructuring Process Task Force Committee
Msc. Applied Ecology ; Erasmus Mundus Program within the following Universities; Poitiers University - France, East Anglia University - U.K, Coimbra University - Portugal and Kiel University, Germany ( 2012)
RESEARCH STUDIES UNDERTAKEN
- Tanzania's Food production and Supply and Sustainability of Tourism Sectors; Opportunities and Constraints (on going)
- Assessment of Community awareness of biodiversity in and Around Wazo Hill Quarry area (ongoing research funded by Quarry Life Award)
- Gender analysis of climate change vulnerability to community livelihoods in Tanzania: a qualitative approach in Iramba and Meatu Districts
- Impact of Water Availability on the distribution of Large Mammals in the Mkomazi National Park
- Effect of Mammal distribution on the Vegetation Changes and patterns in Mkomazi National Park, Same Kilimanjaro
- Vegetation Resources and species diversity Inventory in The Mkomazi National Park, Mkomazi National Park, Same Kilimanjaro
- Large Mammals Population monitoring in the Mkomazi National Park
- Surface and Ground Water Resource quantity and quality analysis in Mkomazi National Park, Same, Kilimanjaro
CONSUTANCY ASSIGNMENT CONDUCTED
- Established Ecological Monitoring Database at Mkomazi National Park – Tanzania from November 2008 to December 2014.
- Preparation “Waste Management Plan” for Mkomazi National Park from October 2012 to December 2013
- Member of working group in Development of a five “Strategic Fire Management Plan” for Tanzania National Park in 2013
- Member of working group in Development “Strategic Water Management Plan” for Tanzania National Park from 2012 to 2014.
- Coordinator at the Park level during development of a ten years “General Management Plan” for Mkomazi National Park from November 2008 to May 2010.
- Group leader in stakeholder’s consultation meetings from 20th Nov –18th Dec 2008 conducted in twenty (20) villages, five (5) Districts of Same, Mwanga, Mkinga (Kilimanjaro) and Korogwe and Lushoto (Tanga)
- Co-Facilitator on the seminar held to villagers of Bisarwi at Tarime District on Environmental protection which was organised by Nile basin Project, March, 2008
- Liason person between the Central Government and communities in the Serengeti Ecosystem (at Kibaso and Mrito villages) during initial stages of establishment of Wildlife Management Area from September 2007 to July 2008; Tarime District, Mara - Tanzania Member of the working group for Endangered Zebra species (Grevy’s Zebra) in Samburu Conservation area in Kenya in 2008.
- Coordinated Environmental week campaigns from 1 – 5th June in Tarime District Council (Cleaning and tree planting at Tarime Township, Sirari boarder town and Nyamongo area).
- Organised National Tree planting day, 1st January 2008 at District level at Tarime District Council at Nyarero village (about fifty thousand trees were planted that day in the whole district)
- Coordinated preparation of Constitution for Youth Inventiness Support Friendship (Non-Governmental Organisation) Co-facilitor for group dynamics to 34 trainees with Development office of Caritas – Singida; from 15th November 2006 – 1st March 2007.
- Co-facilator on project planning and management with Development office of Caritas – Singida
Kabote, S. J., & Mangi, H. O. (2018). Need for Sustainable Development: Theoretical and Practical Concerns for Sub-Saharan Africa. In Handbook of Research on Sustainable Development and Governance Strategies for Economic Growth in Africa (pp. 30-46). IGI Global.
Mangi, H. O., & Urassa, J. K. (2017). Local versus Imported Food: Opportunities and Constraints for Tanzanian Hotels. Journal of Gastronomy and Tourism, 2(4), 247-258.
O. Mangi, "Estimation of Monetary Values of the Ecosystem Services Flow at the Tidal Elbe River," Advances in Ecology, vol. 2016, Article ID 6742786, 8 pages, 2016.
Mangi, O.H (2012).Assessment of the changes of ecosystem services as a result of the tide management in the River Elbe. Hamburg, Germany (Thesis- Unpublished)
Papers sent for publication
Kabote, S.J, Nombo, C.I, Mamiro, D.P, Synnevåg G, Urassa, J.K, Masolwa, L.W, Mattee, A.Z, and Mangi,O. H . Gender analysis of climate change vulnerability to community livelihoods in Tanzania: a qualitative approach; Iramba and Meatu Districts , Tanzania
Mangi, O.H (2015).Assessment of Impact of Water Sources on the Mammal Distribution in Mkomazi National Park; Same Kilimanjaro
- Environmental and Social Impact Assessment procedures. 29th May – 6th June 2009
- Certificate in Application of GIS and MARA Decision Support System; by WREM – International Inc., U.S.A April 28 – 13 July 2008
- Certificate in Principles and application of GIS; by UCLAS University, Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania November 4 – 16, 2007
- Certificate in Disaster Management; by UCLAS University – Dar es Salaam, Tanzania 12th– 16th March 2007
- Certificate in Project planning and Management; by M.M.M Sisters, Ngaramtoni Arusha, Tanzania. 24, Sept– 6 Oct 2006
- Workshop on Water resources Management, Arusha. 22 – 27 November 2010
- Workshop on Wild fire Management, Arusha Tanzania. 14 – 18 May 2012
- Facilitator in Community Based Ecosystem Management Workshop; Korogwe, Tanga. 18 – 20 June 2012
- Training on Teaching Methodology, Mid land Hotel, Morogoro January, 2015
- Training on Problem based Learning and E- learning ( Moodle platform); Amibilis hotel, Morogoro Tanzania 13, – 7 June 2015
- Training on E- learning (Moodle platform); ICE – SUA, Morogoro. 1 – 3 July, 2015
- Training on Soil and Water Analysis Tool (SWAT) at SUA Morogoro. 25th - 30th July 2015
- Training on R-STATISTICS at SUA, Morogoro 10th -14th August 201
- Mentoring Workshop at Hilux Hotel, Morogoro (28th June to 1st July 2016
- Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Methodological Perspective at Sokoine University (26th September to 7th October, 2016 )
- QGIS, QSWAT and SWAT_CUP application at Sokoine University (10th to 14th October, 2016
- Didacticsand Pedagogical skills at VETA Mikumi Morogoro (1st to 4th March, 2017)