Upendo Shushu, a Tanzanian female, graduated with a master’s in Hydrology and Water Resources Engineering. Ms. Upendo master’s research focused on the “Performance optimization of unplanned water distribution network in fast-growing towns: A case study of Mwanza City”. Before joining WISE-Futures MSc. study fellowship, she was working at Arusha Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Authority (AUWSA) as Project Water Engineer. After earning her master’s degree Ms. Upendo was promoted to a position of Acting Director of Water Supply and Sanitation Management. She is currently responsible for Water production, Transportation, Treatment and Distribution and sanitation services including Waster water transportation, Treatment and Discharge, faecal Sludge management/treatment and Supervision of Projects undertaken by AUWSA in Arusha city and other Towns in the Region. The increase in responsibilities came with a raise in personal emolument and a sit in decision making bodies. In this new position, Ms. Upendo has a say in strategic policy decision where she is influential in women empowerment and social inclusion. 

 

 

 

Lucia Petro, a Tanzanian female, graduated with a master’s in Sustainable Energy Science and Engineering. Ms. Lucia study research delved on “Optimization of domestic biogas Stove Efficient Energy Utilization”. Before joining WISE-Futures MSc study fellowship, she w as an instructor at Arusha Technical College, a vocational training with a university status in Arusha. After completion of her MSc studies Ms. Lucia was promoted to a rank of an Assistant Lecturer in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, in the same institution. Her current duties include teaching engineering courses such as fundamentals of bioenergy technology, machine tool/process and maintenance, metal cutting to undergraduates students. Being a female lecturer in Science Engineering and Technology and Innovation (SETI), Ms. Lucia serve as an inspiration for young women in Science Engineering Technology and Innovation (SETI).

 

 

 

Rosemary Kavishe, a Tanzanian female, graduated with a master’s in Hydrology and Water Resources Engineering. Ms. Rosemary study research assessed the “Adoption and Water productivity of the system of Rice Intensification under Farmer-Led Irrigation System in Northern Tanzania”. Before being awarded WISE-Futures MSC study fellowship, she was working at Mbeya University of Science and Technology as Tutorial Assistant. Upon successful completion of her master’s program, Ms. Rosemary was promoted to the position of Assistant Lecturer where she also assumed the duties of the Head of Department of Architecture and Art Design. Ms. Rosemary is currently in the first months of her PhD studies at the University of Dar es Salaam where she is studying Water Resource Engineering. She is an inspiring SETI leader and an academic who, upon completion of her PhD studies, will play a key role in the nation’s agenda to empower the young female student in SETI fields.

 

 

Paulo Sanka, a Tanzanian male, graduated with a master’s in Hydrology and Water Resources Engineering. Paulo study research focused on “Removal Metal of Selected Heavy Metal lons from Industrial Wastewater Using rice and corn Husk biochar”. Before becoming a WISE Futures MSC study fellow, Paulo was working as Laboratory Scientist at NM-AIST. After earning his master’s degree, Paulo joined Water Institute in Dar es Salaam, where he works as work an Assistant Lecturer.

 

 

 

 

Benedicto M Joseph, a Tanzanian male, graduated with a master’s degree in Sustainable Energy Science and Engineering. Benedicto study research focused on “Semi-Transparent Building Integrated Photovoltaic panel: Performance Evaluation in Tropic Arusha”. Before joining WISE Futures MSc study fellowship, Benedicto was a Tutorial Assistant at St Joseph University, a private owned higher learning institution in Tanzania. After completing his master’s program, Benedicto returned to his employer where he was promoted to a rank of Assistant Lecturer. However, in 2021 Benedicto left his salaried job to start his own Renewable Energy Enterprise. Benedicto uses skills gained during his MSc. training to conduct trade and provide consultancy services in Renewable Energy. Benedicto is a living evidence of the mission and vision of the WISE-Futures and NM-AIST to produce graduates who can self-employ and employ others.

 

 

 

 

Dr. Aloyce Isaya Amasi, a Tanzanian male, graduated with a PhD in Environmental Sciences and Engineering. During his PhD study tenure, Aloyce investigated “sediment source and delivery dynamics in an East African Hydropower reservoir using sediments tracing technology”. Before joining WISE-Futures PhD study fellow, Aloyce was an employee of the Tanzania Atomic Energy Commission in the position of Nuclear Research Officer. Aloyce currently works as Lecturer at NM-AIST in the school of Environmental science and Engineering, where he teaches, supervise PhD and MSc student, conduct research and provide consultancy services in areas of energy.

 

 

 

Jophilline Bejumula, a Tanzanian male graduated with a master’s in Environmental Sciences and Engineering. Jophilline study research focused on the “assessement of Floride Bioacculation in catfish Grown in Fluoride Rich Waters”. Before becoming a WISE-Futures MSc. study fellow, Jophilline worked with Stamigold Biharamulo Mine as a Social and Environmental liason Officer. Currently, Jophillene works with C40 Cities as a Climate Change City Adviser for the City of Dar es Salaam. His current role is to advise the city council and technical personnel on issues related to climate change.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Latifa Omary, a Tanzanian female, graduated with a master’s in Environmental Sciences and Engineering. Latifa study research focused on the “Impact of climate change on Ground Water in Lake Manyara Catchment”. Before joining WISE-Futures MSc. study fellowship, Latifa was employed at the Tanzania Meteorological Authority as a Technician. After earning her master’s degree, Ms Latifa moved to a better paying job with more scientific and managerial responsibilities at the Petroleum Upstream Regulatory Authority where she works as Environmental Management Officer. Her current duties include inspection of safety and environmental compliances for upstream operations during exploration and development of oil and gas, and EIA and ESIA in upstream petroleum operations.

 

 

 

 

Jean Gildas Tapsoba, a Burkina Faso Male, graduated with a master’s in Hydrology and Water Resources Engineering (HWRE) .Jean research focused on the “Production of Biogas as a Waste Management Option for Textile Effluent Sludge: A case study of the  A to Z Textile Mills LTD.” Before joining WISE-Futures MSc. study fellowship, Jean completed his BSc in Water and Environmental Engineering at 2iE, Ouagadougou 2017 and enrolled at NM-AIST in 2018.

After earning his master’s degree, Jean returned to Burkina Faso and began working part-time as a consultant for NGOs such as Initiative: Eau, IRC, and the KYNAROU-France Association. Also, he worked as a WASH Program Assistant for the Danish Refugee Council (DRC), to assist the mission’s projects in the Sahel Region for Internally Displaced Persons, primarily by conducting rapid assessments of the needs in terms of Water, Hygiene, and Sanitation, and then implementing and monitoring adapted responses in collaboration with the project managers.

Jean is currently at the IHE Delft Institute for Water Education in the Netherlands doing master’s in Water Management and Governance.