Kenneth M.K. BENGESI (PhD) is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Policy Planning and Management and Principal of the Campus College of Social Sciences and Humanities of the Sokoine University of Agriculture in Morogoro Tanzania; he holds a PhD in Strategic Entrepreneurship (University of Pretoria, South Africa), Postgraduate in Economics and Management Sciences (University of Pretoria, South Africa), MSc Soil Science and Land Management (Sokoine University of Agriculture), and BSc in Agriculture (Sokoine University of Agriculture).
He also attended a number of international professional courses in Project Planning & Management (University of Antwerp, Belgium)), Monitoring and Evaluation of Development Projects (University of Antwerp, Belgium), Designing Agricultural Extension Programme (Tokyo International Center, Japan).
His research interests are on strategic entrepreneurship, Business Failure and Turn around Strategies, Research Leadership and Management, Impact Evaluation, Result Based Management, Designing of Rural Development programmes, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), and Public Private Partnership (PPP).
Currently, he is a partner and a member of consortium steering committee of the GLOBAL VALUE Project; the largest funded European Union Project under the Seventh Research Framework Programme. The GLOBAL VALUE PROJECT aiming at developing an innovative framework for assessing impacts of Multinational Corporations (MNCs) on issues related to the Millennium Declaration, sustainable development, human rights, transparency, and anti-corruption.
He is also a Co-Coordinator of innovation hub and component leader of research leadership and Management of the SACIDS African Centre of Excellence (SACIDS-ACE) funded by the World Bank based at the Sokoine University of Agriculture. Moreover, he has been involved in Designing, Monitoring & Evaluation of Local and Regional Development Projects, also has facilitated several Training of Trainers workshops on Project Cycle Management, Integrated Rural Development, Impact Assessment and Monitoring and Evaluation.
Currently, he is engaged as an independent consultant for Trainer of Trainers of the Africa Lead feed the future initiative financed by the USAID to scale up food security in Africa. In all these undertakings, he has developed well experience working with various stakeholders (i.e. Government Departments and Agencies, Civil Society Organizations, development partners, and Private sectors) in development interventions.