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The history of department of development Studies at SUA goes back to 1969 when interdisciplinary courses were first introduced at the University College of Dar es Salaam of the then University of East Africa. In 1970, when the University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM) was established, a Department of Development Studies was established within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

In July 1973, the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) was established under the provision of establishing the University of Dar es Salaam.

Development studies discipline is dedicated to research on processes of social, political and economic development and change in order to understand social problems and development related issues within local communities, national political and economic systems, and international systems.

Studying development for social transformation requires a blending of knowledge and perspectives from various disciplines such as political economy, economics, sociology, psychology, anthropology, geography, history, and environmental science.

The proposed Department of Development Studies will focus on teaching and research on contemporary issues, governance and development, rural development, gender issues, population and demography and natural resources management by employing an interdisciplinary and political economy approach.

The department will host the current Bachelor of Rural Development program, the Master of Arts and PhD in Rural Development. In this department there will be an addition of new undergraduate courses, that is, B.A Governance and Management and M.A Gender and Development.

Also, an Executive Master of Arts degree in Leadership and Governance will also be offered to target personnel in government and non-governmental leadership and management positions. Also, the Department of Development Studies will establish some new undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs. Other postgraduate programs will be an expansion of the undergraduate degree with some minor specializations.

Since Development Studies is an interdisciplinary subject, most of the academic staff have competencies in diverse disciplines. Academic staff with specializations in development studies, political science, international development, sociology, contemporary development and rural development are members of the Department of the Development Studies.

The variety of disciplines in the department plays an instrumental role in establishing different degree programs, carrying out research and also for advising the government on various development challenges.

The department performs, among others, the following roles:

(i) Hosting and teaching undergraduate and postgraduate courses
(ii)Teaching Principles, Theories and Contemporary Issues of Development (DS 100) across the University
(iii)Offering PhD programs
(iv)Serving as a think-tank and advisor on development issues to governmental and non-governmental organizations
(v) Conducting research on political, economic, demographic, social and other contemporary society issues

 

CSSH ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF

 

S/No

 Name

Sex

Department

Rank

1

Ms. Theresia Tesha

Female

 Language Studies

Personal Secretary III

2

Ms. Happiness Nyambita

Female

 Language Studies

Office Attendant I

3

Hekima Titus Maketa

Female

 Principal’s Office

Senior Administrative Officer II

4

Edna Allen Mwangalaba

Female

 Principal’s Office

Personal Secretary III

5

Ms. Veronica Israel Komba

Female

 Principal’s Office

Office Attendant 1

6

Mr. Ayubu H. Yusuph

Male

 Principal’s Office

Principal Driver

7

Mr. Jimson Makweta

Male

 Principal’s Office

Field Attendant

8

Mr. Adam Tamambele

Male

 Principal’s Office

Field Attendant

9

Mr. Daniel Masunzu

Male

 Principal’s Office

Assistant Computer Technician

10

Mr. Frank Mwaluko

Male

 Principal’s Office

Field Attendant

11

Ms. Theresia Maila

Female  

 Principal’s Office

Field Attendant

12

Ms. Prisca Laison Mwinuka

Female

 Policy, Planning and Management   

Office Attendant II

13

Ms. Joyce  Florian Mkwama  

Female

 Development Studies

Senior Estates Attendant I

14

Mr. Edson Angelus Kanisa

Male

 Development Studies

Field Attendant III

RANK

SN

NAME

DEPARTMENT

Associate Professors  

1

Prof. Kim A. Kayunze

Development Studies

 

2

Prof. Anna N. Sikira

Development Studies

 

3

Prof. Carolyne I. Nombo

Development Studies

 

4

Prof. Sotco C.Komba

Language Studies(Head of Department)

 

5

Prof. Justin K. Urassa

Policy, Planning and Management

 

6

Prof Christopher P. Mahonge

Policy, Planning and Management

 

7

Prof David G. Mhando

Policy, Planning and Management

 

8

Prof. Kenneth. M.K. Bengesi

Policy, Planning and Management(Moved to lead sugar board of Tanzania as a CEO)

Senior Lecturers

     
 

9

Dr. Samwel J. Kabote

Development Studies (College Principal(CSSH)

 

10

Dr. John N. Jeckoniah

Development Studies

 

11

Dr. Emanuel E. Chingonikaya

Development Studies

 

12

Dr. Jonathan S. Mbwambo

Development Studies

 

13

Dr. Hashim I. Mohamed

Language Studies

 

14

Dr. Fatihiya A.Massawe

Policy, Planning and Management(Head of department)

Lecturers

     
 

15

Dr. Raymond J. Salanga

Development Studies(Head of Department)

 

16

Dr. Emmanuel T. Malisa

Development Studies

 

17

Dr. John V. Msinde

Development Studies

 

18

Dr. Justine J. Ringo

Development Studies

 

19

Dr. Justus V.Nsenga

Development Studies

 

20

Dr. Frida S. Salehe

Development Studies

 

21

Dr. Mikidadi I. Muhanga

 
 

22

Mr. Pius J. Nyamhanga

Development Studies

 

23

Ms. Judith S. Kahamba

Development Studies

 

24

Ms. Halima O. Mangi

Development Studies

 

25

Mr. Yahaya E. Nawanda

Development Studies

 

26

Dr. Amani MwakalapukaDr. Amani Mwakalapuka

Language Studies

 

27

Mr. Abdulkarim Mhandeni

Language Studies

 

28

Mr. Alex J. Sikalumba

Language Studies

 

29

Mr. Onesmo Nyinondi

Language Studies

 

30

Mr. Frederick Chiwanga

Language Studies

 

31

Mr. Job Mwakapina

Language Studies

 

32

Dr Goodluck D. Massawe

Policy, Planning and Management

 

33

Dr Suzana Samson

Policy, Planning and Management

 

34

DR. Tumaini A. Tuni

Policy, Planning and Management

 

35

Ms Fausta M. Mapunda

Policy, Planning and Management

 

36

Ms. Anna G. Monela

Development Studies

 

37

Mr. Kenya Nyamonge Muhenga

Development Studies

 

38

Mr Robinson Mwasakilali

Language Studies

 

39

Mr Salumu Iddy

Language Studies

 

40

Mr. John Andrew Chialo

Language Studies

 

41

Mr. Peter Mziray

Language Studies

 

42

Mr. Bazil Bamuhiga

Language Studies

 

43

Mr Rodgers Andrew

Policy, Planning and Management

 

44

Mr Michael L.Kadigi

Policy, Planning and Management

 Tutorial Assistants

45

Mr. Edwin C. Msigwa

Language Studies

 

46

Ms Tumaini E. Mkoko

Policy, Planning and Management

Vision

To become a leading College in Social Sciences and Humanities with emphasis in rural socio-economic transformation and sustainable development

Mission

To provide quality education, research, consultancy and advisory services on responsible development practices.