UNIVERSITY OF DAR ES SALAAM
UNIVERSITY OF DAR ES SALAAM SCHOOL OF LAW (SOL)

Prof Hamudi Ismail Majamba

Hamudi Ismail Majamba is an Associate Professor of Law specialising in Natural Resources and Environmental Law. He joined the School (then Faculty of Law) in 1994. He has a Bachelor of Laws Degree (LL. B-1992) (Hons.) [First Class], University of Dar-es-Salaam; 1992, Master of Laws (LL. M-1994) Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada; Certificate in American Law and Legal English, University of Delaware, Delaware, 1996 and Doctor of Philosophy Degree (Ph. D-1999), Northeastern University, Boston. Professor Majamba has been an Advocate of the High Court of Tanzania, Notary Public and Commissioner for Oaths since 1996. He is a member of Tanganyika Law Society and the East Africa Law Society; Bar Associations for Tanzania mainland and East African Countries, respectively.

Currently, Prof Majamba serves as a Dean for the 2015-2018 triennium. Before this position, Prof Majamba held several administrative positions within the University. He was an Associate Dean (Academic), Faculty of Law, 2002-2006; Deputy Director, Directorate of Postgraduate Studies, 2009 to 2012 and head of Department of Private Law, 2012 – 2015. His other engagements include being Deputy Editor, East African Law Journal; Member, Editorial Committee, Dar-es-Salaam University Press; Board Member, Eastern Africa Law Review, Faculty of Law; Member: University of Dar-es-Salaam Technical Sub-Committee on HIV/AIDS, 2009; Board Member: Faculty of Law 1988 – to date; Board Member, Graduate School, University of Dar-es-Salaam 2002 – 2012; UDASA Representative, Staff Disciplinary Appeals Committee 2009 to date; Vice Chairperson, University of Dar-es-Salaam Academic Staff Assembly (UDASA) (2008) and Coordinator, Law School of Tanzania, 2009 to 2012.

Professor Majamba’s outstanding contribution to the Tanzanian legal profession, and specifically on the environmental and natural resources sector, has seen him engaged in a lot of national and international assignments of strategic importance. For example, between 2013-2015, he was a member of the expert panel of the Tanzania Natural Resource Charter Programme. Since May 2015, he is a member of the Tanzanian’ Government Negotiating Team on Oil and Gas. Professor Majamba has also served as a Board Member, Ministerial Advisory Board of Tanzania Forest Services of the United Republic of Tanzania between 2011-2014. He has also been a Trustee of the Eastern Arc Mountains Conservation Endowment Fund Tender Board from 2011-2015.

Professor Majamba’s contribution to higher education within and outside Tanzania is exceptional. For instance, he has been a visiting lecturer in various academic institutions such as International Development Law Institute, Rome, Italy (2001) and University of Bayreuth, Germany, Institute of African Studies and Faculty of Law, Business Administration and Economics (2011). He has acted as an external examiner to different universities including Mzumbe University, Faculty of Law, 2000 – 2002; Open University of Tanzania, Faculty of Law, 2001 -2003; Makerere University Faculty of Law, 2004 – 2012; University of Nairobi Faculty of Law, 2005-2010; Sokoine University of Agriculture, 2011 and St. Augustine University of Tanzania, 2012. Professor Majamba has also acted as a resource person and trainer to numerous national and international seminars and conferences.

Publications

Professor Majamba has published widely in the field of Natural Resources and Environmental Law. Additionally, he has leading publications in legal drafting, research, and constitutional law. Some of his publications can be accessed at. http://udsm.academia.edu/HamudiMajamba

Books

  • Co-author, Rule of Law versus Rulers of Law, Justice Barnabas Albert Samatta’s Road Justice. (Edited and compiled in association with Issa Shivji), Mkuki na Nyota Publishers, Dar-es-Salaam, 2011
  • Editor, Towards a Rights – Sensitive East African Community: The Case of Ethnic and Racial Minorities. Kampala: Fountain Publishers, 2011

Book Reviews

  • Creation of Tanzania: An Incomplete Survey of its Genesis?” CHEMCHEMI Bulletin, Mwalimu Nyerere Professional Chair in Pan-African Studies, University of Dar-es-Salaam, Issue No. 1, April 2009 (See also Pambazuka News – Pan African Voices for Freedom and Justice, Issue No. 450, 01/10/2009 available at http://pambazuka.org.en/category/books/59157)

Chapters in Books

  • “Environmental Protection Within the Framework of the East African Community: Lessons for Constitutional Reforms in Tanzania,” in Doveling et al., (Eds.) Constitutional Reform Processes and Integration in East Africa, Tanzania German Centre for Eastern African Legal Studies (TGCL) Series 3, University of Dar-es-Salaam Press, 2013
  • “Ideological Inclinations in Postgraduate Dissertations: Trends in Five Decades at the Faculty of Law,” Chapter 5 in Fimbo, G.M. (Ed) 50 Years of Legal Training in Tanzania Martisayi Investment Co. Ltd., October 2011
  • “A Review of Studies on Minorities in East Africa,” in Majamba, (Ed) Towards a Rights – Sensitive East African Community: The Case of Ethnic and Racial Minorities. Kampala: Fountain Publishers, 2011
  • “Criminal and Civil Trial,” (Chapter 19) in Constitutional and Legal System of Tanzania - A Civics Sourcebook (authored with I.G. Shivji, C.M. Peter and R.V. Makaramba) Mkuki na Nyota Publishers, Dar-es-Salaam, [November 2004]
  • “The Court: Hierarchy and Jurisdiction,” (Chapter 18) in Constitutional and Legal System of Tanzania - A Civics Sourcebook (authored with I.G. Shivji, C.M. Peter and R.V. Makaramba) Mkuki na Nyota Publishers, Dar-es-Salaam, [November 2004]
  • “Crime and Punishment,” (Chapter 20) in Constitutional and Legal System of Tanzania - A Civics Sourcebook (authored with I.G. Shivji, C.M. Peter and R.V. Makaramba) Mkuki na Nyota Publishers, Dar-es-Salaam, [November 2004]
  • “Environment & Natural Resources Law,” (Chapter 21) in Constitutional and Legal System of Tanzania - A Civics Sourcebook (authored with I.G. Shivji, C.M. Peter and R.V. Makaramba) Mkuki na Nyota Publishers, Dar-es-Salaam, [November 2004]
  • “Nationalization, Liberalization and Regulatory Law,” (Chapter 22) in Constitutional and Legal System of Tanzania - A Civics Sourcebook (authored with I.G. Shivji, C.M. Peter and R.V. Makaramba) Mkuki na Nyota Publishers, Dar-es-Salaam, [November 2004]
  • Emerging Paradigms in the Human-Wildlife Conflict: Lessons from the Enforcement of Anti-Poaching Laws in Tanzania. In Mukandala, R.S, (Ed.) (2015) The Political Economy of Change in Tanzania: Contestations over Identify, the Constitution and Resources, Dar-es-Salaam University Press, Dar-es-Salaam (2015).

Publications in refereed journals

  • ‘The Paradox of the Legislative Drafting Process in Tanzania,’ Statute Law Review, 2017, Oxford University Press, 18 Feb 2017. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1093/slr/hmx003
  • Public Trust Doctrine: Emerging Trends in Combating Illegal Ivory Trade in Tanzania,’ Eastern Africa Law Review, Vo. 41, Issue No. 2 December 2014.
  • ‘Tanzania’s Oil and Gas Industry: Legal Regime, Management and Access Rights,’ Retcht in Afrika (Law in Africa), Vol. 1, 2016 (available at http://www.nomos-elibrary.de/zeitschrift/2363-6270/19)
  • Reflections on the Philosophy of the Greek Classical School of Thought,” Nyerere Law Journal, Vol. 2 2004 (2004)
  • Environmental Rights Jurisprudence in Tanzania: A Review of Judicial Precedents,” Lesotho Law Journal, Vol. 14 2001-2004 No. 2 December 2004
  • “An Assessment of the Framework Environmental Law of Tanzania Zanzibar,” - 1/1 Law, Environment and Development Journal LEAD (2005) p. 18, available http://www.lead-journal.org/content 05018. Pdf (2005)
  • “Perspectives on the Kadhi’s Courts in Zanzibar,” Orient Journal of Law and Social Sciences, Vol. 1 Issue No. 2, January 2007 (2007)
  • Legal Training for Diverse Roles in Zanzibar: Challenges and Prospects,” Open University Law Journal, Vol. 1 No. 1 July 2007
  • “Integrating Local Communities in the Policy and Legislative Framework for Wildlife Conservation and Management in Tanzania,” Uongozi Journal of Management and Development Dynamics
  • Possibility and Rationale of Establishing Kadhi Courts in Tanzania Mainland, Eastern Africa Law Review, Combined Vols. 35-40, December 2009
  • “Implementation and Enforcement of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Fauna and Flora in Tanzania,” (Combined Issue Vol. 28-30, Eastern African Law Review, Journal of Law and Development, December 2003, Faculty of Law, University of Dar-es-Salaam,)
  • Implementing the Ramsar Convention in Tanzania: Salient Features of Legislation and Policies for the Management and Conservation of Wetlands,
  • An Appraisal of the Legal Framework for the Management and Conservation of Tanzania's Wetlands
  • An Appraisal of Tanzania’s Legislative Framework on Environment in the Context of REDD+ Safeguards Recht in Afrika: Law in Africa, October 2012 Issue No. 2.
  • Decentralization of Natural Resources Management: Reflections on the Constitution of the United Republic of Tanzania, Orient Journal of Law and Social Sciences, (October Issue, 2012)

Consultancy Reports

  • Blueprint for Regulatory Reform to Improve the Business Environment (2017) (Report Prepared for the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment, United Republic of Tanzania, May 2017)
  • Legal Review Note on the Re-Alignment of the Boundaries of the Kilombero Game Controlled Area, Kilombero and Lower Rufiji Wetlands Ecosystem Management Project, (KILORWEMP), The Belgian Development Corporation, (BTC-Tanzania) European Union (EU) and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism (MNRT), May 2016
  • Report on Legislative and Enforcement Structures Assessment on Wildlife and Forest Crimes (WLFC) in Tanzania Mainland and Zanzibar, submitted to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crimes, (UNDOC), Vienna, Austria, September 2014
  • The Impact of Changing Seed and Plant Breeders' Rights Laws on Farmer Managed Systems in Tanzania, submitted to the African Centre for Biosafety and Tanzania Alliance for Biodiversity, June 2014
  • Institutional Capacity Assessment Report, for Jumuiya ya Uhifadhi wa Misitu ya Jamii Zanzibar – Association for Conservation of Community Forests, Zanzibar) (JUMIJAZA), CARE International, Tanzania, May 2014
  • Review of Tanzania’s Agricultural Policy and Legislative Framework: Reflections on Small Holder Farmers In Kilimo Kwanza, submitted to Both Ends (The Netherlands), Lawyers Environmental Action Team (LEAT), July 2012
  • The Wildlife Conservation (Prospecting and Mining in Game Reserves and Game Controlled Areas) Regulations2011 United Republic of Tanzania, Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism, Wildlife Division, November 2011
  • In-Depth Analysis of Legal, Policy and Institutional Arrangement Affecting REDD-COFM In Zanzibar, September 2011 CARE- Tanzania, Zanzibar (under the auspices of LEAT and ZABBACCO)
  • Legal and Institutional Framework Review in the Context of REDD Intervention, Submitted to the Institute of Resource Assessment (IRA) of The University of Dar-Es-Salaam, Tanzania (En Route to The Government of the United Republic of Tanzania), November 2010
  • Modalities of Establishing and Operationalizing National REDD Trust Fund an Associated Financial Flow Management, (Submitted to the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania through the Institute of Resource Assessment of the University of Dar-es-Salaam (Secretariat to the National REDD Task Force), August 2010
  • Review of the Hunting Industry in Tanzania, Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism, December 2008
  • Legal Aspects of Biofuel Production in Tanzania, College of Engineering, UDSM, December 2008
  • (June 2007) Analysis of Conflicts Between Central and Local Government Authorities in Implementing the National Forest Programme in Tanzania: Case Study of Local Government Authorities’ By-Laws, (Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism, Dar-es-Salaam – Forest and Beekeeping Division - FOPIS)
  • Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, [CITES] Implementation Regulations, 2005 Wildlife Division, Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism, June 2004, [GN 22 published on 5/8/2005]
  • Wildlife Management Areas Regulations, 2004 Wildlife Division, Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism, June 2003, GN 385 of 2005
  • Wildlife Act [Bill], November 2004
  • Review of the Wildlife Conservation (Non-Consumptive Wildlife Tourism), Regulations 2006, Wildlife Division, Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism., February 2006

Other Publications

  • Review of the Hunting Industry in Tanzania, LEAT, December 2008
  • "Women Participation in Cooperatives: A Review of Salient Features in Tanzania's Legislative Framework," in Nippierd and Holmgren, (Eds.) Legal Constraints to Women' Participation in Cooperatives: Case Studies from Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Ecuador, India, Lesotho, Morocco, the Philippines, Tanzania, Thailand and Uruguay, International Labor Office, Geneva, 2002 (See http://www.ilo.org/dyn/infoecon/docs/322/F1572596723/legal%20constraints%20cooperatives.pdf)
  • “Wildlife Trade and the Implementation of CITES in Tanzania,” Uganda Wildlife Society Research Report Series No. 2, C &A Printing and Publishing Ltd., Kampala, Uganda, 2000 (See: www.uws.or.ug/.../WLT%20&%20CITES%20Report%20-%20TZ.pd..)
  • Training of Villagers in Legal Issues Pertaining to Community Control of Natural Resources Environmental Management and Biodiversity Conservation of Forests, Woodlands and Wetlands of the Rufiji Delta Plain, Tanzania, Rufiji Environmental Management Project, Technical Report No. 21, Vol. 1 of 2, July 2001 (See: http://www.iucn.org/themes/wetlands/REMP/211legal.pdf)
  • Procedures for Communities to Enter into Joint Venture Agreements in Wildlife Management Areas (Co-authored with Vernon Booth and George Nangale) EPIQ (USAID) Report submitted to Tanzania/GTZ/Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism, Dar-es-Salaam. August 2000 (See: http://rmportal.net/groups/conservation_finance/payment-for-environmental-services/pes-smart-list/atct_topic_view?b_start:int=649)
  • “The Legal Aspects of Securities in the Provision of Credit: A Case Study of the Cooperation and Rural Development Bank, Dar-es-Salaam,” (Co-authored with C.M. Binamungu) University of Dar-es-Salaam), 1992. (See: http://www.libis.udsm.ac.tz/opac/%2852pma455taqsxvrq1osk2lnb%29/detail.aspx?parentpriref=)
  • “Ameliorating the Legal Prospects for Wildlife Conservation: Reflections on the African Convention for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources, 1968,” Queen’s University (See McGill Law Journal, No. 4 December 1994)
  • “Indigenous Knowledge Systems and Wildlife Management: A Framework for Legislation and Policies for Sub-Saharan Africa,” Northeastern University, Boston, 1999, (See: http://classify.oclc.org/classify2/ClassifyDemo?swid=043371201)

Awards

Professor Majamba has received various awards and honours. Some of the awards are;

  • Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism Grant, Preparatory African Regional Meeting for the 9th Meeting of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, Arusha, April 2005
  • University of Joensuu [Finland] - UNEP Fellowship: International Environmental Law-Making and Diplomacy Course, July 2004
  • Most Prolific Employee, Faculty of Law, 2003 & 2005
  • Service to Legal Education Certificate: Faculty of Law, University of Dar-es-Salaam, 2002
  • The World Conservation Union Scholarship: The Regional Office for Southern Africa, IUCN-ROSA, Harare, Zimbabwe, October 2000
  • Charlotte Fellowship: African Wildlife Foundation, Nairobi, 1998-1999
  • International Student (Retention) Award: Northeastern University, Boston, 1998-1999
  • American Alumni Association Award: United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Dar-es-Salaam, 1996
  • Fulbright Fellowship: USAID, United States of America, 1996-1999
  • Queen’s University School of Graduate Studies Dean’s Award: Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada, 1993-1994
  • Government of Ontario Award: Province of Ontario, Canada, 1993-1994
  • Queen’s Graduate Fellowship: Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada, 1993-1999
  • Minister for Education Prize: University of Dar-es-Salaam, 1991/1992
  • Tanzania Portland Cement Prize: University of Dar-es-Salaam/ Twiga Cement Corporation, 1991/1992
  • Chief Corporation Counsel Prize: Tanzania Legal Corporation/University of Dar-es-Salaam, 1991/1992
  • Law Prize: University of Dar-es-Salaam, 1991/1992
  • University of Dar-es-Salaam Prize: University of Dar-es-Salaam, 1991/1992
  • Social Security Research Prize: University of Dar-es-Salaam, 1990/1991
  • Law and Development Prize: University of Dar-es-Salaam, 1990/1991