UNIVERSITY OF DAR ES SALAAM
DAR ES SALAAM UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF EDUCATION (DUCE)

Researches-On Going Projects

1. Title: Development of poultry feed from under-utilized food wastes: a strategic step towards value added food wastes and improved public health in Tanzanian cities.

Team Members: James T Zacharia, David Kacholi, Halima Amir and Rita Lyatuu

Duration: March, 2023 to March, 2024

Department/Unit owning: Chemistry

Funder: DUCE

 

2. Title: Sustainable Plastic Attitudes to benefit Communities and their Environments (SPACES). Team Members: Prof. Richard Quilliam, Dr. Emiliana Mwita Dr. Daniel Abel Shilla, Dr. Dativa Joseph Shilla, Dr. Daniel Sabai, Dr. Alexander Songoro Dr. Cresencia Masawe 2. Dr. Heather Price, Dr. Conny Wollbrant, Dr. Tobias Borger, Dr. David Oliver, Prof. Kate Hampshire, Dr. Michael Gormley, Dr. Tracy Morse, Dr. Elizabeth Tilley, Prof. Nicholas Feasey, Prof. Catherine Alexander and Dr. Mirko Moro.

Duration: 01/01/2021 to 01/01/2024

Department/Unit owning: Geography and Economics (GE)

Funder: NERC

 

3. Title: Strengthening social accountability for improving health system in Tanzania: how can health facility governing committees fulfil their role? (REACH – Tanzania)

Team Members: Prof. S. Maluka (co- PI), Dr. R. Kigume, Dr. C. Masawe, Prof. P. Kamuzora, Dr. N. Kapologwe Duration: From 2022 to 2024

Department/Unit owning: History, Political Sciences and Development Studies (HPD) Funder: Swedish Research Council

 

4. Title: Screening of Phytochemical and Toxicity, antimicrobial and antioxidant activities of the mostly used plants for treatment of respiratory disorders in Tabora region.

Team Members: Dr. Halima Amir and Dr. David Kacholi Duration: February, 2023 to February, 2024

Department/Unit owning: Biological Sciences

Funder: DUCE

 

5. Title: Computational Investigation of Structural, Vibrational and Thermodynamic Properties of K2MgX4 and K2AlX5 (X = F, Cl, Br, I)

Team Members: Sixberth Mlowe, Fortunatus Rwegasira Jacob, Geradius Deogratias, Grace Ansgar Kinunda, Lucas P Luchemba, James Mgaya, Silvia Mushi and Ebenezer Ngowi Duration: March 2023 to March 2024

Department/Unit: owning: Chemistry

Funder: DUCE 2

6. Title: An Ethno-Linguistic Survey of Datooga Plant Names and their Usage in Treatment of Human and Cattle Diseases Team Members: Kuria Mdoe, Amani Lusekelo and Halima Amir Duration: February, 2023 to February, 2024

Department/Unit owning: Languages and Literature (LL & LT)

Funder: DUCE

7. Title: Integrated GIS and Remote Sensing Technology for Modelling the Potential Groundwater zones and Optimum Location for Water Supply Tanks in reducing water stress in Dar es Salaam

Team Members: Evaline Mcharo, Daniel Sabai, Zahor, Zahor and Johnstone Andrea Duration: February, 2023 to February, 2024

Department/Unit owning: Geography and Economics (GE)

Funder: DUCE

 

8. Title: READ Japan project Researcher: Dativa Shilla Duration: November, 2022 to 2023 Department/Unit owning: Chemistry/Library

Funder: The NIPPON Foundation, Tokyo Japan

 

9. Title: Strengthening Stakeholders Participation in the implementation of Primary School Feeding Programme in Tanzania

Team Members: Dr. Patrick Kavenuke (PI), Kelvin Dilunga, Grace Ulomi and Felista Mwingira Duration: February, 2023 to February, 2024

Department/Unit owning: Education Foundation, Management Life-long Learning (EFMLL)

Funder: DUCE

 

10.Title: Harvesting Technologies for Climate Change Resilience and Gender Equity among Small-holder farmers in Tanzania

Team Members: Dr. Nuria Majaliwa (SUA), Dr. Lilian Mulamula (DUCE) and Dr. Rita Alex (DUCE) and Dr. Frida Mnyete (SUA). Duration: December, 2022 to December, 2026

Department/Unit owning: SUA

Funder: TWAS ELSIVIER

 

11. Title: Parenting in the Digital Age: Experiences from Tanzania (CyberParent Project-TZ)

Team Members: Dr. Cresencia A. Masawe (PI), Dr. Hezron Z. Onditi (Co-PI), Mr. Salmin M. Singano (Co-PI) and Issakwisa Mwakyula Duration: February, 2023 to February, 2024

Department/Unit owning: History, Political Sciences and Development Studies (HPD)

Funder: DUCE 

 

12. Title: School-Based In-Service Training

Team Members: Dr. Katherine Fulgence, Dr. Perpetua Urio, Dr. Patrick Kavenuke, Dr. Rehema Mwakabenga and Dr. Oziambo Betweli Duration: May 2021 to October 2023

Department/Unit owning: Education Foundation, Management Life-long Learning (EFMLL)

Funder: IDRC

 

13. Title: Rethinking about subject Specialization for Primary School Teachers in Tanzania: A road map to Quality Education relevant for 4th Industrial Revolution

Team Members: Septimi Kitta, David Koloseni Silvester Rugeihyamu Zubeda Mussa and Rose Kisusi Duration: March, 2023 to March, 2024

Department/Unit owning: Educational Psychology and Curriculum Studies SoED (EPCS)

Funder: UDSM

 

14. Title: Turning domestic and agro waste into nutritious animal feeds

Team Members: Lucas P. Luchemba (PI), Lilian Kaale, Deokary Joseph, Alice Isibika, James Mgaya, Sixberth Mlowe, Ebenezeri E. Ngowi, Silvia J Mushi Duration: March, 2023 to March, 2024 Department/Unit owning: Chemistry

Funder: DUCE

 

15. Title: Student and Staff Experience and Perception of Sexual Harrassment

Team Members: Dr Ikupa Moses (PI), Dr. Cresencia Massawe, Mr. Kisinda & Dr. Hezron Onditi Duration: March, 2023 to March, 2024

Department/Unit owning: Educational Psychology and Curriculum Studies (EPCS)

Funder: DUCE

 

16. Title: Strengthening Institutional Capacity for Developing Research and Capacity-Building Grants among Female and Early Career Academic Staff

Team Members: Dr. Emiliana Mwita, Dr Perpetua John Urio & Dr Maregesi Machumu Duration: January, 2023 to December, 2024

Department/Unit owning: Geography, EFMLL & EPCS

Funder: African Alliance Partnership (AAP)

 

17. Title: Effects of violence and maltreatment on the development and well-being of children: Experimental approaches to studying the causal effects of maltreatment reduction in Tanzania, Uganda and Ghana.

Team Members: Hecker, T., Nkuba, Mabula & Machumu, Malegesi. Duration: January, 2023 to October, 2024 4

Department/Unit owning: Educational Psychology and Curriculum Studies (EPCS)

Funder: DGF funded project

 

18. Title: PDG project on Resource Nationalism in Southern Africa Reseacher: Prof. Abel Kinyondo Duration: July 2020 to July 2023

Department/Unit owning: Geography and Economics (GE)

Funder: Social Science and Humanities Research Council, Canad