Ms. Judith S. Kahamba (MA)

Ms. Judith S. Kahamba is Assistant Lecturer in the Development Studies Institute, at Sokoine university of Agriculture. She has a Bachelor of Science in Home Economics and Human Nutrition and Master of Art in Contemporary Development obtained from Beijing Normal University, China. Her expertise is in the fields of: Development theories; Governance; civil society development (Co-operatives); gender and qualitative research methods.
Courses taught:
  • Introduction to Principles and theories of Development Studies issues;
  • introduction to gender and development;
  • Cooperatives and Rural Development; and
  • Democracy and Governance.
Ms. Judith Has conducted/participated in various research activities. Her research areas of interest include; rural-urban transformation, gender issues, governance and leadership and poverty reduction interventions.

Other duties;
  • Member the DSI staff welfare committee
  • DSI website administrator
  • Chairperson of DSI Social Welfare Committee
  • Coordinator of Students Field Practical Training
  • Member of HERS-EAST AFRICA organization
  • Member of Go-Organic Tanzania Network
MA in Contemporary Development of China, Beijing Normal University, China ( 2011-2013)

BSc. Home Economics and Human Nutrition, Sokoine University of Agriculture ( 2007-2010)
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Journal articles
Kahamba, J.S. and Sife, A.S. (2013). The Impact of Microfinance on Rural China Women’s Lives: A Case study of the Pucheng County Women’s Sustainable Development Association. Journal of Continuing Education and Extension. 4 (1): 131 – 144

Kahamba, J.S. and Sife, A.S. (2014).Microfinance and women’s empowerment: A case study of Pucheng County Women’s Sustainable Development Association. Uongozi Journal of Management and Development Dynamics. Vol 25 (2):110-129.
  • Training workshop on improving teaching methods at Morogoro Hotel, Morogoro. ( 24th June to 25th June, 2015)
  • Training workshop on integrating Problem Based Learning ( PBL) and e-learning in teaching at Amabilis Conference center, Morogoro ( 16th Jun to 19th June, 2015)
  • Training on Didactics and pedagogical teaching skills held at Kibaha Conference Center ( 26th Jan. to 30th Jan, 2015)
  • Training workshop on Communication and Information Packaging held at Bagamoy ( 10th Dec.-12th Dec. 2014)
  • Training workshop on Stakeholders Analysis and stakeholders relations held at Bagamoyo ( 29th Oct.-31st Oct. 2014)
  • HERS-EA launching conference at Imperial Royale Hotel in Kampala, Uganda. ( 4th Aug. to 7th Aug, 2014)
  • Training seminar on Evaluating Analytical Gender Frameworks in Research, Planning and Development Programs, Sokoine University of Agriculture ( 23rd July, 2014)
  •  Short course training on Research Evaluation, Sokoine University of Agriculture ( 30th June to 4th July, 2014)
  •  Seminar on Inclusive development and Poverty Reduction in 6th -7th Oct. 2012 Beijing Organized by the International Poverty Reduction Center in China ( IPRCC)
  •  Short Course Training on Social Capital and Social cohesion by Richard Estes in 8th -11th May, 2012 at Beijing Normal University
  •  Workshop on Microfinance and Women Empowerment on 16th March, 2012, Beijing Normal University
  •  Seminar on Theory and Practices of International Development (Poverty Reduction) for
  • Asian Countries in Sichuan Province from 16th -27th November , 2011 organized by IPRCC
  •  International training on Organic Agriculture in Uganda from July –August 2010, Makerere University of Kampala, Uganda
  •  Gender sensitization workshops and seminar on 7th May, 2010 conducted by GIPC, at ICE, SUA.
Development Studies Institute,
Sokoine University of Agriculture,
P.O. Box 3024, Morogoro


Email address: OR judysamwel@gmail.comPhone Number: +255 652 394 166
Skype Account: judith.samwel

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