HAKIARDHI Members Profiles

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Dr. Ng’wanza Kamata
  • Lecturer of Political Science and Public Administration University of Dar es Salaam
  • Member of HAKIARDHI since 1997, Board Director since 2002 and The Chairman of Board of Directors since 2007
  • Researcher, Books, journals and articles writer on issues related to political science and administration, environment, Bio resources and land

Dr. Wilbert B. Kapinga

 

 

 

  • Senior lecturer and Head of Faculty of Law University of Dar es Salaam till 2000
  • Prominent Advocate of Mkono & Co Advocate Company
  • Advocate of the Higher Court and Court of Appeal of Tanzania and different Intenational Courts
  • Founding Member of HAKIARDHI since 1994
  • Board Director since 1994 to 2002 and the Chairman of the Board from 2002 to 2007 and member of Board of Directors
  • Researcher and writer of many books and arcticles on laws(Intellectual property rights, company, insurance and land)
Wiliam Olenasha
  • Speicialist of land and pastoralist of Oxfam under Joint Livelihoods Initiative in Tanzania – JOLIT from 2005
  • Independent Advocate of the higher Court of Tanzania
  • Member of HAKIARDHI since 2000, and Director of Board of Directors of HAKIARDHI from 2007 - February 2012
  • Researcher, consultant and writer of articles in different publications over land laws and Pastoralist

Ms. Subira Kibiga

 

  • A peasant woman involving subsistence agriculture in from Kigamboni Dar es salaam
  • Member of HAKIARDHI since 1997 and member of Board of Directors of HAKIARDHI from 2007- February 2012
  • Activist of different issues related to gender and development through different organizations e.g. TGNP, TAMWA.

Prof. Bertha Koda


  • Profesor of Development Studies (University of Dar es Salaam)
  • Member of HAKIARDHI since 1997
  • HAKIARDHI Board Member from 2000 – 2007, and many  Boardies in Tanzani e.g . KIHACHA,
  • Researcher and writter of many articles published in different books and  news letters
Prof. Aida Isinika
  • Professor of Agricultural Economics from Sokoine University of Agriculture in Morogoro (SUA)
  • Member of HAKIARDHI since 1999 and member of Board of Directors of HAKIARDHI since 2002
  • Researcher, consultant and writer of books and articles in areas of land, agricultural economics and extension services.

Prof. Issa G. Shivji

 

 


  • Profesor of Law (University of Dar es Salaam up to 2006) and Advocate of the Higher Court and Court of Appeal of Tanzania.
  • Founding Member of HAKIARDHI
  • Founding Director of HAKIARDHI from 1994-2007
  • Has been the Chairman and Executive Director of HAKIARDHI 1994-2002.
  • Researcher and distinguished writer of arcticles, journals and books which have liberal ideas.
  • The First Professor of Mwalimu Nyerere Professorial Chair in Pan – African Studies.

Georgios Hadjiyavanis

 


  • Founding member of HAKIARDHI in 1994.
  • He taught at the Sokoine University of Agriculture in Morogoro until 1998
  • Consultant in Ethiopia for International consultancies in the United Nations related organizations.
  • He is a renowned activist of land and agrarian reforms as well as author of several publications on land, agriculture and development.
Rehema Mfaume
  • A Tanzanian woman involved in peasantry for subsistence in Kigamboni peri urban area of Dar es Salaam.
  • Participated in a number of activities organized by the Institute.
Salma Twahir
  • A Tanzanian woman involved in peasantry for subsistence in Kigamboni peri urban area of Dar es Salaam
  • Has participated in a number of monthly seminars and land fora organised by the Institute.

Samwel Qawoga

 

 


  • A resident of Hanang District in Manyara Region
  • Has been participating in various activities organized by the Institute at different capacities.  In all instances he proved to be zealous, committed to the course and determined to pursue the agenda for small producers’ claim over their rights to land and other resources.
  • He is a prolific activist of the land rights for grassroots based small producers.
  • He led a discussion in 2010 during the National Land Forum held on 25 and 26 February 2010 at TEC Kurasini in Dar es Salaam

Adam Olemwarabu

 


  • A resident of Kilosa District in Morogoro Region
  • Member of HAKIARDHI since 2007
  • He is a prolific activist of the land rights for grassroots based small producers especially pastoralist
  • Very vibrant in discussions with very contractive ideas on issues related to land reforms and equal ownership, control and management of land resources

Fatuma Mohamed

 

  • A resident of Buyuni in Kinondoni Dar es Salaam
  • Member of HAKIARDHI
  • Very active in debates over land issues
  • Participated in different activities organised by the Institute such monthly seminars, and land fora
Moyo Violet Ndonde
Prof. John F.Kessy
  • Senior Lecturer at Sokoine University of Agriculture in Morogoro
  • Researcher, consultant and writer of books and articles.
Dr. Joachim A. Mwami
  • Senior Lecturer of Sociology University of Dar es Salaam
  • Researcher, consultant and writer of books and articles published in different books and journals
  • Member of HAKIARDHI
Abdalah Matata
  • Member of HAKIARDHI
  • Actively participant in HAKIARDHI activities like Monthly seminars, Land forums and land rights trainings

Emillian A. Jaka

 

 

 

 

 

 


  • Has since July 1998 been participating in various activities organized by the Institute at different capacities.  In all instances he proved to be zealous, committed to the course and determined to pursue the agenda for small producers’ claim over their rights to land and other resources.
  • In 1998 he actively participated in land rights advocacy for peri urban residents of Morogoro town where expansion of the town was swallowing up farms and residential areas for commoners.
  • He led a committee of local based activists to protest and condemn land grabbing habits by the Morogoro Municipal Council and managed to secure and retain the rights of majority poor people who were about to loose their lands.
  • In the year 2000 he actively took part in the initiative to resolve one of the high profile land conflicts between pastoralists and peasants in Kilosa district that had culminated into ruthless killings of 32 peasants at Rudewa Mbuyuni village in a morning surprise casual attack.
  • His skilful involvement in proposing village based land disputes reconciliation committees which became a success story in the district proved his immense experiences in dispute settlement, land and human rights advocacy and land tenure issues in general.

Ms. Martha Laurent Sumaye

 


  • A young peasant woman residing in Mulbadaw Village Bassoutu Ward in Hanang District.
  • She was first involved the Institute activities in September 2003 when LARRRI organized the first workshop in the district but became a member in 2007.
  • She is a prolific activist of the land rights for grassroots based small producers.
  • Besides her personal interest in advocacy and land rights defence, she is potentially young, energetic and curious to learn more and mix up with persons of different calibre without difficulties.

Anna Oloishuroo

 

 

 


  • A mid aged woman based in a pastoralist’s village called Twatwatwa that is located in Kilosa district.
  • In the year 2000, she was one of the few women pastoralists who attended a reconciliation workshop that LARRRI held in Mazinyungu primary school in Kilosa town following the clashes between peasants and pastoralists in Rudewa Mbuyuni village that claimed tens of lives of peasants.
  • During the workshop and thereafter, she has proved to be an active and committed land and human rights activist.
  • For the past three years, she has actively participated in our programme on the implications of land scarcity in Kilosa district on different capacities including managing field workshops logistics and facilitation of training.
  • She is articulate enough to express herself well and capable of argumentations.

Ally Abbas Yusuf

 

 

 

 


  • Is a human rights activist who has been in the struggle to defend the rights of indigent persons for a couple of decades.
  • In 1998, he managed to organize a wide range of academia, journalists and environmentalists to campaign against Rufiji Delta prawn Project which would upon its full implementation, cause far reaching negative implications to the basin’s residents communities including loss of their natural means of livelihoods, denied access to and control over fishing activities and other related hindrances.
  • He prepared a very comprehensive paper on the area which he presented along with other elders from Rufiji in one of the monthly seminars organized by LARRRI.
  • He has quite often participated actively in most of the activities organized by the Institute including Monthly seminars, National Public Forum, Annual General meeting and demonstrated high commitment, zealousness and interest in defending the rights of the rural poor.

Mr. Zephania Mariki

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


  • Is a resident of Mto wa Mbu village in Monduli district Arusha region.
  • He is a peasant who is actively involved in land rights advocacy for peasants and pastoralists in Monduli and Arusha region in general.
  • He became first known to HAKIARDHI in 2005 during a workshop organized by MVIWATA a national network organization for farmers groups in Tanzania that was held in Morogoro. He, in that session, was very curious to know so many issues regarding Tanzania’s land tenure system and LARRRI’s involvement in advocating for and promoting land rights of small producers.
  • He is the active participants in plenary and group discussions raising pertinent issues about the rights to land of small producers in general.
  • He has been actively participating in training programmes that LARRRI has been organizing for and/or in collaboration with MVIWATA.
  • He has constantly kept the Institute abreast with up to date information on issues and events taking place in his areas of work especially regarding the plight of pastoralist in North East regions as Investment on wildlife tourism keeps on extending to their land.
  • He is currently, the secretary to the lobbying and advocacy committee of MVIWATA Monduli network popularly known as MVIWAMO.
  • He is generally well informed of key issues about land rights of marginalized groups with a bias to Maasai pastoralists where he finds his background.
  • He is courageous, articulate and committed to push forward the agenda for emancipation of marginalized groups.

Mr. Bashiru Ally

 

 

 

 

 

 


  • Lecturer in the Department of Political Science and Public Administration University of Dar es salaam.
  • Researcher, and writer of different articles published in different publications
  • He is current a Ph. D candidate at the University of Dar es Salaam
  • He has been actively involved on activities organized by the Institute for the past three years at different capacities.
  • He is a facilitator and trainer on issues related to governance and land rights and second, as devotee to a number of activities the Institute organizes. In 2005 for instance, he was one of the trainers in a special Training of Trainers (TOT) programme that the Institute organized before actively taking part in the National land forum held in the same year.
  • In the latter, he shared with other participants, very constructive views on the challenges of establishing a vibrant National Social Movement in Tanzania.
  • He is argumentatively provocative, open minded and flexible to learn new things.
  • He is a treasure to the institute’s resource base in organizational development, programme support, field facilitation and activism.
  • Member of HAKIARDHI and member of Board of Directors of HAKIARDHI from February 2012

Mr. Raphael Mahangi

 

 

 

 

 


  • Is a peasant from Meatu district Shinyanga region.
  • He was first introduced to LARRRI during a district level workshop organized by the Institute in1998.
  • He has been actively participating in various activities organized by the Institute.
  • He participated in the National Land Forum in 2003, 2005 and 2010 respectively where he shared a very moving testimony on the implications of privatization of cotton estates and ginneries in Meatu district and Shinyanga region generally.
  • He is good at networking and coalition building. This was evident in 2002 when LARRRI organized a four day land rights training workshop in Kahama district where Mr. Mahangi requested to participate in order to share his experiences in self organizing and advocacy with residents of  villages around Bulyanhulu gold mine. He and his colleague Gambaseni Dutu, inspired the villagers to constantly push for their rights to land along with demands for prompt and fair compensation before they are evicted by the Bulyanhulu Gold miners.
  • He has demonstrated high commitment in pushing forward the emancipation agenda for marginalized communities especially the rights of the rural poor peasants.

Mr. Alquin Senga

 

 

 

 


  • Is currently the deputy Secretary General for Trade Union of Industrial and Commercial workers TUICO.
  • He is a labour rights activist and one of the lead personalities in industrial workers movements for their rights.
  • In his post and capacity as deputy secretary general, he has organized, coordinated and actively participated in workplace strikes, demonstrations, peaceful negotiations and designing of charters to improve  payments and employees welfare in various organizations.
  • The National Bank of Commerce NBC case was exemplary for him especially in terms of skills employed in mobilization of the workers and level of engagement with the employer in demand for a new voluntary working contract.
  • He eloquently articulate issues of critical concerns for both trade unions and NGOs that if taken into consideration, can improve the relation between the two and eventually improve their well being too.
Ms. Mercelina Charles
  • A peasant woman involving subsistence agriculture in from Morogoro Region
  • Member of HAKIARDHI since 2007 and member of Board of Directors of HAKIARDHI from 2012
  • Activist of different issues related to gender and development through different organizations e.g. TGNP, TAMWA.
  • Member of MVIWATA

Jackline Mgumia

 

 

 


  • Lecturer in the Department of Sociology University of Dar es salaam.
  • She is committed in advancing the emancipation agenda of the marginalized groups through her involvement in activism at various levels.
  • She is identified in several occasions at the University and outside the main campus taking a leading role in discussions, open forum and small group discussions arguing confidently on the issues related to rights and emancipation of the indigent majority especially the rural poor.
  • She is self motivated, committed, hard working and confident in what she pursues.
  • She equally demonstrated high level of commitment, true devotion to stand for, mobilize and organize other people for practical transformation of the society.
 

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