Dr. Samwel J. Kabote

Dr. Samwel J. Kabote
Principal College of Social Scienciesand Humanities
Dr. S.J Kabote holds a Ph.D (Rural Development). He is teaching, supervising bachelor and postgraduate students’ research projects and conducting research at Sokoine University of University since 2008. Dr. Kabote was Head of Department of Development Studies at SUA from July 2017 to March 2019. He is currently the Principal of the College of Social Sciences and Humanities effectively from March 2019. He graduated B.Sc in Environmental Sciences and Management from Sokoine University of Agriculture; M.A in Development Studies from the University of Dar es Salaam, and Ph.D in Rural Development from Sokoine University of Agriculture in Tanzania. He has worked with CARE International in Tanzania in implementing income and food security as well as women social economic empowerment project at different capacities. Kabote teaches Designing of Development Projects, Monitoring and Evaluation of Development Projects, and Principles and Theories of Development for undergraduate and postgraduate students. He also works as a consultant on development issues. In addition to having rich experience in teaching, he has published widely in the areas of climate change and other development concerns. His research interests include: land and water resource governance, corruption, foreign investment, climate change, environment, well-being, poverty, livelihoods, gender, education, health and other contemporary development issues.

2011 - 2015: PhD Rural Development, Sokoine University of Agriculture: The title of PhD Thesis was Impact of climate variability and change on rain-fed farming system in selected semi-arid areas of Tanzania

2006-2008: MA. Development Studies, University of Dar es Salaam, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The title of the dissertation was Affirmative Actions and Women’s Access to and Participation in Local Politics in Tanzania, Progress, Challenges and Future Prospects: A Case Study of Misungwi District, Mwanza Region

2005: International Diploma on Business Management, Cambridge International College, Britain

2000-2003: BSc. Environmental Sciences and Management, Sokoine University of Agriculture. The title of the Special Project was Assessment of Socio-economic Impact of the Mindu Dam Management in Morogoro Municipality, Tanzania

 

2015-2019: Member of the project titled “Integrated Pest Management Innovation Lab Project funded by USAID through a Cooperative Agreement with Virginia Technological and Ohio State University under grant award No. AID-OAA-L-15-00001

 

2011-2016: A member - Gender and climate change project-financed by the government of Norway through NORAD

2012-2013: Team Leader - International land deals in Tanzania – funding received from Organization for Social Science Research in Eastern and Southern Africa (OSSREA) with headquarters in Addis Ababa Ethiopia.

2010-2013: Team Leader - Socio-economic effects of large-scale gold mining on artisanal miners in Tanzania – funding received from Research on Poverty Alleviation (REPOA), Tanzania.

Team Leader: End of Project Evaluation for the Project Titled “Sustainable Livelihood Development of Rural Communities along Mara River Basin” Commissioned by Mogabiri Farm Extension Centre in December 2018 to February 2019

 

2016-2017: Baseline and impact assessment on East African Vegetable Crops IPM-IL Project in Morogoro and Iringa Regions in Tanzania. Funded by USAID: Team Leader

2016: Baseline study on water management, land resource and food security, renewable energy and climate change under SNV Sumbawanga cluster, Tanzania. Funded by SNV (Team leader)

2016-2017: Top-up Baseline survey for the SUSTAIN project in Sumbawanga, Tanzania. Funded by SNV in consortium with International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) (Co-Team leader)

2016: Baseline study on Income and Employment for Women and Youth in the Dairy Sub-Sector in the North-East Tanzania. Funded by SNV (Team leader)

2012: Baseline survey on Gender and climate change in farming systems and natural resources management in Iramba and Meatu districts. Funded by EPINAV (Co-Team Leader)

2005: Baseline survey on women and girls empowerment project in Kahama District. Funded by CARE international in Tanzania (Member)

2005: Participatory evaluation of Magu District Livelihood Security Project. Funded by Care International in Tanzania (Member)

2005: Participatory evaluation of Misungwi Income and Food Security Project. Funded by Care International in Tanzania (Team member)

2005: Rapid Food Assessment in Misungwi District. Funded by Care International in Tanzania (Team member)

2003: Mid-Term Evaluation of Misungwi Income and Food Security Project. Funded by Care International in Tanzania (Team member)

Participated in policy dialogue in Singida and Simiyu and developed a policy brief: Kabote, S.J., Nombo, C.I., Urassa, J.K., Mangi, H.O., Mattee, A.Z., Mamiro, D.P and Masolwa, L (2016). Achieving effective gender responsive adaptation to climate change in semi-arid environments of Tanzania. EPINAV policy brief N0. 1.

 

Urassa, J.K., Nombo, C.I., Synneva°g, G., Mamiro, D.P., Kabote, S.J., Mattee, A.Z., Mbwambo, J.S and Masolwa, L (2016).  Athari za mabadiliko ya tabia nchi kwa mtizamo wa kijinsia na namna ya kukabiliana nazo: uzoefu kutoka wilaya ya Meatu na Iramba. Extension material published by EPINAV with ISBN 978-9976-9930-2-8

 

Book chapter

Kabote, S.J and Mangi, H.O (2018). Need for Sustainable Development: Theoretical and Practical Concerns for Sub-Saharan Africa. IGI Global http://www.suaire.suanet.ac.tz:8080/xmlui/handle/123456789/2077

Kabote, S. J. (2018). Farmers’ Vulnerability to Climate Change Impacts in Semi-arid Environments in Tanzania: A Gender Perspective. In: Arid Environments and Sustainability. InTechOpen, Rijeka (Edited by Yuksel, Ibrahim) pp: 55-74. http://www.suaire.suanet.ac.tz:8080/xmlui/handle/123456789/2166.

Gudaga, J. L.; Kabote, S. J.; Tarimo, A. K. P. R.; Mosha, D. B. (2018). Groundwater situation in Tanzania: Experiences from Mbarali district in Mbeya region.  in: Development in East Africa Environment and Economy (edited by Jerzy Gilarowski). Mkwawa University College of Education, Iringa. Pp. 263-295. http://www.suaire.suanet.ac.tz:8080/xmlui/handle/123456789/2458

 Nombo, C.I., Kabote, S.J., Mamiro, D.P., Synneva°g, G., Mattee, A.Z., Urassa, J.K and Matata, L. (2015). Adaptation to climate change: changing gender relations in the Meatu and Iramba districts in Tanzania. In: Sustainable Intensification to Advance Food Security and Enhance Climate Resilience in Africa. (Edited by Lal, R., Singh, B.R., Mwaseba, D.L., Kraybill, D., Hansen, D.O and Eik, L.O), Springer International Publishing, Switzerland. pp. 587-599.

Synneva°g, G, Kabote, S.J, Nombo, C.I, Mamiro, D and Mattee, A.Z. (2015). Smallholder adaptation to climate change in semi-arid areas of Tanzania: experiences from Iramba and Meatu districts. In: Sustainable Intensification to Advance Food Security and Enhance Climate Resilience in Africa. (Edited by Lal, R., Singh, B.R., Mwaseba, D.L., Kraybill, D., Hansen, D.O and Eik, L.O), Springer International Publishing, Switzerland. pp. 467-485.

Kabote, S.J., Niboye, E.P and Ringo, J.J. (2014). International land deals and rural poverty reduction in Kisarawe District, Tanzania: in International Land Deals in Eastern and Southern Africa (edited by Paschal B. Mihyo). Organization for Social Science Research in Eastern and Southern Africa (OSSREA). Pp. 99-121

Kabote, S. J., Ringo, J J., Urassa, J. K and Allan, T. (2012). Rethinking Poverty and population dynamics in Tanzania (in a review of fifty years of Tanzania’s (Mainland) independence edited by Urassa J. K). Lambert academic publishing, Germany. Pp 59-77.

Niboye E. P and Kabote, S. J. (2012). Issues in Pastoral Production System in the Past Fifty Years of Tanzania’s Independence (in a review of fifty years of Tanzania’s (Mainland) independence edited by Urassa J. K). Lambert academic publishing, Germany. Pp 36-58.

Journal Articles

Elimeleck P. Akyoo, Samwel J. Kabote and John Jeckoniah, (2019). Factors Influencing Household Livelihood Outcomes in Kilombero Valley, Tanzania, International Doctoral Research Scholars Journal, JLS Africa. 1(1): 44-57.

 

Gudaga, J. L.; Kabote, S. J.; Tarimo, A. K. P. R.; Mosha, D. B.; Kashaigili, J. J. (2018). Effectiveness of groundwater governance structures and institutions in Tanzania. Applied Water Science 8(2): 1-14. http://www.suaire.suanet.ac.tz:8080/xmlui/handle/123456789/2134

 

Kabote, S.J. and Gudaga, J.L (2018). Groundwater conflicts or disputes? Experience from Mbarali District in Tanzania. Journal of African Studies and Development, 10(5): 51-60. http://www.suaire.suanet.ac.tz:8080/xmlui/handle/123456789/2580

 

Gudaga, J. L; Kabote, S. J.; Tarimo, A. K. P. R.; Mosha, D. B.; Kashaigili, J. J. (2018). Groundwater users’ awareness of water institutions in Tanzania: A case study of Mbarali District, Mbeya Region. Journal of African Studies and Development, 10(3) 29-42. http://www.suaire.suanet.ac.tz:8080/xmlui/handle/123456789/2076

 

Kabote, S. J. (2018). Influence of women entrepreneurs’ characteristics on personal well-being in Arumeru District in Tanzania African journal of business management, 2018; 12 (11): 316-328. http://www.suaire.suanet.ac.tz:8080/xmlui/handle/123456789/2339

 

Kabote, S.J. (2017). Perceived corruption and quality of health services in Mbeya urban district, Mbeya region Tanzania. International Journal of Social Science Research 5(1): 150-164. http://www.suaire.suanet.ac.tz:8080/xmlui/handle/123456789/2050

 

John, P and Kabote, S.J. (2017). Land governance and conflict management in Tanzania: institutional capacity and policy-legal framework challenges. American Journal of Rural Development 5(2): 46-54. http://www.suaire.suanet.ac.tz:8080/xmlui/handle/123456789/2048

 

Kabote, S.J. (2017). Revisiting Subjective Wellbeing to Stimulate Empirical Research in Sub-Saharan Africa. Social Sciences. Vol. 6, No. 1, 2017, pp. 28-34. doi: 10.11648/j.ss.20170601.15. http://www.suaire.suanet.ac.tz:8080/xmlui/handle/123456789/2051

 

Kabote, S.J., and Pius John. (2017). Water Governance in Tanzania: Performance of Governance Structures and Institutions. World Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities. Vol. 3, No. 1, 2017, pp 15-25. http://www.suaire.suanet.ac.tz:8080/xmlui/handle/123456789/2043

 

Kabote, S.J; Delphina P. Mamiro; Gry Synnevåg; Justin K. Urassa; Amon Z. Mattee; Jonathan S. Mbwambo; Carolyne I. Nombo; Emanuel E. Chingonikaya and Leah Masolwa. (2017).
Perceived and measured climate variability and change in semi-arid environments in Tanzania: experiences from Iramba and Meatu districts: International Journal of Environment and Sustainable Development, 16 (1): 1-24. http://www.suaire.suanet.ac.tz:8080/xmlui/handle/123456789/2041

 

Urassa, J.K, C.I Nombo, S. J Kabote, D.P Mamiro, J.S Mbwambo, A.Z. Mattee,  L.M Matata, G. Synnevag, G. (2016) The impact of climate change and its variability on crop production in Semi-Arid of Iramba and Meatu Districts, Tanzania. Journal of African Studies in China, Special Issue of the International Conference on African Agriculture, Rural Development and Sino-Africa Cooperation (CAARDSAC). African Development, Vol. 32, Special Issue, 2016. http://www.suaire.suanet.ac.tz:8080/xmlui/handle/123456789/2035 

 

Kabote S.J (2015). Land Deals in Tanzania: Processes, Opportunities and Challenges for Development in Kisarawe District. Tengeru Journal of Community Development 2 (1): 159-177.

 

 Mamiro, D.P, Kabote, S.J, Urassa, J.K, Masolwa, L.W, Nombo, C.I, Mattee, A.Z, Synnevåg G, and Mbwambo, J.S. (2014). The Effect of Climate Variability and Change to the Farming Systems in Iramba and Meatu Districts, Tanzania, Journal of Continuing Education and Extension 5 (2): 650-670.

 

Nombo, C.I., Urassa, J.K., Mbwambo, J.S., Mattee, A.Z., Mamiro, D.P., Kabote, S.J., Matata, L and Synnevåg, G. (2013). A gendered analysis of climate change impacts and adaptations in semi-arid area farming systems of Tanzania. Journal of Continuing Education and Extension 4(1): 212-227.

 

Niboye, E.P and Kabote, S.J. (2012). Agricultural Transformation and Population Nexus: Some Theoretical and Empirical Lessons for Sub-Saharan Africa. UTAFITI 9(1&2): 111-130.

 

Kabote, S.J., Mamiro, D., Synnevåg, G., Urassa, J.K., Mattee, A.Z.., Mbwambo, J.S., Nombo, C.I., Masolwa, L.M and Chingonikaya, E.E. (2014).  Inter-annual Anomaly and Seasonal Variability of Rainfall and Temperature in Selected Semi-arid Areas of Tanzania. Journal of Continuing Education and Extension 4(2): 295-317.

 

Kabote, S.J., Mamiro, D.P., Synnevåg, G., Urassa, J.K., Mattee, A.Z., Chingonikaya, E.E., Mbwambo, J.S., Nombo, C.I and Masolwa, L.M. (2014). Rain-fed farming system at a crossroads in semi-arid areas of Tanzania: what roles climate variability and change play? Journal of Environment and Earth Sciences 4(16): 85-101

 

Kabote, S.J., Elliott P. Niboye and Carolyne I. Nombo. (2014). Performance in Mathematics and Science Subjects: A Gender Analysis for Selected Primary Schools in Rural and Urban Tanzania, International Journal of Gender and Women’s Studies 2 (3): 87-105. http://ijgws.com/journals/ijgws/Vol_2_No_3_September_2014/6.pdf

 

Kabote, S.J and Niboye, E.P. (2012). Livelihood Diversifications in Artisanal Mining Communities of Tanzania: Trends before and after Privatization of Bulyanhulu Gold Fields. Loyola Journal of Social Sciences 26 (2): 229-249.

 

Kabote, S.J and Niboye, E.P. (2012). Trends in HIV and AIDS Voluntary Testing in Tanzania: A Case of Njombe Urban, Njombe Region. Research on Humanities and Social Sciences 2(11): 171-177. http://www.iiste.org/Journals/index.php/RHSS/article/view/3804/3853

 

Kabote, S.J and Niboye, E.P (2011). Gender Equity in Primary Education in Artisanal Mining Communities: Lessons from Kahama District in Rural Tanzania. Loyola Journal of Social Sciences 25 (1): 21-37.

 

Kabote S.J (2009). Attitudes towards Affirmative Action Policies Implementation in Local Politics in Tanzania: A Case of   Misungwi District, Mwanza Region. Journal of African Studies 25: 83-102.

  

 




1. International workshop on post-doctoral professional capacity building: 18-22 May, 2015 Chamba Valley Exortic Hotel Lusaka Zambia

 

2. Writing for scholarly publishing: 13-17 July 2015 Kampala Uganda

 

3. Gender mainstreaming workshop: 24th February to 7th March 2014 Kunduchi Beach Hotel DSM

 

4. Effective use of climate data: 21st January 2014,SUA, Morogoro

 

5. Better pedagogy in development studies: 20th November 2013, University of Helsinki, Finland

 

6. 2nd Nordic Conference, knowing development: developing knowledge? 13th-14th November 2013, Espoo, Finland

 

7 OSSREA’s response to Africa’s challenges of change: 9th-11th December 2013, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

 

8. E-Resources Training of Trainer Course: Tapping into E-resources Training for DAAD Scholars: 12-16 March 2013 Protea Hotel, Dar es Salaam

 

9. Annual research workshop on inclusive growth organized by REPOA: 3rd-4th April 2013, Kunduchi Beach Hotel Dar es Salaam

 

10. Annual Research Workshop organized by REPOA: March 30th to 31st 2012 White Sands Hotel, Dar es Salaam

 

11. PhD Course in Research Methodology: April to May 2012 University of Jyvaskyla, Finland

 

12. The role of High Education Capacity Building in Developing Countries: 3-4 May 2012, Finlandia Hall, Helsinki Finland

 

13. Pre-doctoral workshop in Lusaka Zambia – Focusing on formulating a research problem: November 17th to 23rd 2011 Commonwealth Youth Centre Lusaka - Zambia

 

14. Annual Research Workshop organized by REPOA: March 30th to 31st 2011 White Sands Hotel, Dar es Salaam

 

15. Workshop on e-learning: March 2010, SUA Morogoro

 

16. Workshop on report writing skills: 28 June to 04 July 2010, Dar es Salaam; REPOA offices

 

17. Workshop on Participatory Research Methods: November to December 2009, Kibaha Conference Center

 

18. Research Writer’s Workshop: February 2009, Arusha

 

19. University Teaching and Learning Workshop: December 2008, SUA main campus Morogoro

 

20. Monitoring and Evaluation workshop:    December 2003, Mwanza Hotel         

 

21. Participatory research methodology workshop: May 2006, Landmark Hotel Dar es Salaam

 

22. Workshop on data analysis: July 2007, University of Dar es Salaam

 

23. Workshop on Information Literacy Skills: May 2007, University of Dar es Salaam

 

24. Workshop on Integrated Pest Management: April 2004, Maswa Shinyanga

 

25. Workshop on Agro forestry Techniques: May 2005, Musoma Agro forestry offices

 

26. Workshop on Gender & Advocacy: January 2005, Magu Mwanza

 

27. Workshop on HIV/AIDS Control using Stepping Stones Approach: September 2003, Magu Mwanza

28. Workshop on Project planning & Management: January 2003, Monarch Hotel Mwanza

 

 

Kabote, S.J (2015). Impact of climate variability and change on rain-fed farming system in selected semi-arid areas of Tanzania. SUA PhD Thesis. 199pp.

Socio-economic effects of large-scale gold mining on artisanal miners in Tanzania – funding received from Research on Poverty Alleviation (REPOA), Tanzania.

Kabote, S.J (2008)
. Affirmative Actions and Women’s Access to and Participation in Local Politics in Tanzania, Progress, Challenges and Future Prospects: A Case Study of Misungwi District, Mwanza Region, MA Dissertation; University of Dar es Salaam (Unpublished), pp 110.

Kabote, S.J (2003). Assessment of Socio-economic Impact of the Mindu Dam Management in Morogoro Municipality, Tanzania. Bachelor Degree Special Project Report, Sokoine University of Agriculture (Unpublished), pp 70.

Senior Lecturer

Contacts (Physical, postal address, emails, phone numbers, Skype, etc)

P.O. Box 3024, Morogoro Tanzania

sjkabote@sua.ac.tz OR samwel.kabote@yahoo.com

+255682 690024; OR +255754 756674; OR +255714932361

Skype: samwel.kabote