Ernest Mwamwaja

  Lecturer

  DepartmentTourism and Recreation

  P.O. Box: 3167

  Phone: +255 23 2601376

  Email:

 

  Research Area: Tourism strategic plans, CSR, and tourism product diagnosis and development.

 


Biography:Mwamwaja has been in charge (MNRT) for several public and private sector-led initiatives in the development and management of tourism sector in the country. His key achievements here include coordinating tourism investment and training programmes, tourism product development, and setting and implementing key legislation instruments for the tourism and wildlife sectors in the country. He was later (at SUA) involved in a number of Research and consultancies projects particularly in areas of destination planning and management, promotion of responsible businesses, and projects development and management.


  Ernest Mwamwaja

  Lecturer

  DepartmentTourism and Recreation

  P.O. Box: 3167

  Phone: +255 23 2601376

  Email:

 

  Research Area: Tourism strategic plans, CSR, and tourism product diagnosis and development.

 


Biography:Mwamwaja has been in charge (MNRT) for several public and private sector-led initiatives in the development and management of tourism sector in the country. His key achievements here include coordinating tourism investment and training programmes, tourism product development, and setting and implementing key legislation instruments for the tourism and wildlife sectors in the country. He was later (at SUA) involved in a number of Research and consultancies projects particularly in areas of destination planning and management, promotion of responsible businesses, and projects development and management.


Academic profile

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS:

 

1998-2000

Wageningen University (The Netherlands): Msc in Tourism, Leisure and Environments

1994-1998

University of Dar es Salaam:  B.Ed (Hons)

1989-1991

Sangu High School (Mbeya): A-level Secondary Education

1985-1988

Pugu Secondary School (Dar es Salaam) and Rungwe Secondary School (Mbeya): O-level Secondary Education

 

Publications

PUBLICATIONS:

1.     Mwamwaja, E. (2013). Options and challenges in promoting an innovative tourism sector in Tanzania: views from tourism operators. JTKU. No. 4, pp95-109.

2.     Mwamwaja, E., Jani, D., Elly, T., & Anderson, W. (in progress). Emerging model for linkage between tourism and agriculture sectors in Tanzania.

3.     Patrick, M. and Mwamwaja, E. (in progress). Service Quality and Passengers’ Satisfaction at Kilimanjaro International Airport Abstract

4.     Patrick, M. and Mwamwaja, E. (in progress). Community Participation and Barriers in tourism activities: A Case Study in Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority.

5.     Mwamwaja, E., Patrick, M. M. & Mathew, L (Submitted). The role of the state in promoting innovation in tourism sector in Tanzania.

 

 

Students Supervision

STUDENTS SUPERVISION:

1.     Makindi Elly Zablon (2013). Contribution of culture to the tourism development. The case study of Arusha City.

2.     Nkukwe Raphael Elias (2013). Participation of local community in the conservation of wildlife corridors; a case study of Monduli District.

3.     Kinyonga Victor Raphael (2013). Challenges facing the development of hospitality and tourism entrepreneurship: The case study of Arusha District.

4.     Fissoo Paul Hillonga (2013). Effects of increasing commercialization of Maasai culture; a case study of Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

5.     Kaaya Ismail Samuel (2013). Marketing challenges facing small tour operators in Tanzania. A case study of Arusha City.

6.     Marshall, Alice (2013). The role of wildlife conserving organizations in protecting biodiversity on Tanzania.

7.     Shayo, Alex Leon (2013). Exploring potential threats of tourism investment on wildlife habitat conservation: Tarangire National Park.

8.     Mushi, Davis (2013). Attitude of Tanzanian citizens towards visiting domestic tourism sites. A case of Arusha City, Tanzania.

9.     Laban Moruo (2013). Contribution of tourism activities on local community well-being. A case of Ngorongoro Conservation Area in Tanzania.

10. Mkenda, E. Godson (2013). Contribution and challenges of community-based tourism on socio-economic well-being in Arusha, Tanzania.

 

Research & Consultancy

RESEARCH AND CONSULTANCY:

Date

Assignment

Client

2015 Nov - 2016 Jan

Tourism Product Audit in Destination Tanzania

MNRT

2011 May and Aug

Innovation in tourism industry

UNESCO

2012 Nov.-2013 May

Tourism-Agriculture Linkage for Sustainable Development

BSU, research

2014 March

Tourism investment strategy

Merera lodge in Arusha

2015 March-July

Tourism Development Strategic Plan for Destinations

Morogoro Municipal Council

2015 May

Branding and marketing strategy for training institute

Tamal training institute in DSM

2015 July

Branding sports (football) for promoting tourism

TFF

2009 October

Pro-poor tourism development  in Mara

SNV

2008 July

Employment in tourism sector

SNV

2010 - 2011

Feasibility studies for:

2011: Marangu college for tourism and hospitality management;

2010: Marera Safaris and Lodge Ltd, trophy hunting operations;

2010: Shangri-La Wildlife Game and Trophy Ltd, trophy hunting operations;

2010: ANDA African Adventure Ltd, tour operator services;

2010: LRGL Group Ltd, trophy hunting operations;

2010: Lunda Safaris Tanzania Ltd, trophy hunting operations; and

2010: Green Mile Safari Co. Ltd, trophy hunting operations.

Various clients as shown

2015 March-July

Human resources development in tourism sector

ANDA Tour operator

2011 - 2012

In-service professional training for hotels

 

Residence hotels in Zanzibar

2015, 18th August

Curriculum validation

NACTE

2012

Corporate Social Responsibility

GIZ-Tanzania

2015 Feb-June

Forestry training providers for Private Forestry Programme.

MNRT

2016 Sept. 8th-9th

Rapporteur - Inter-Ministerial Technical Working Group on National Rabies Control Strategic Plan, 2015-2020.

MOHCDGEC

2016 August 22-23

One Health National Strategic Plan 2015-2010 Workshop, Dar es Salaam.

USAID-Tanzania

2016 June 14th

Rapporteur - Regional roundtable on managing relations between investors in the extractive sector and local communities: a Social Licence to Operate (SLO) approach. Dar es Salaam.

UONGOZI Institute

2016 April 06th

Stakeholders’ dialogue on health promotion in Tanzania, Dar es Salaam,

MOHCDGEC

2016 March 17th

Rapporteur - Public and Private Sector Dialogue in tourism sector, Arusha region, Arusha, Mount Meru Hotel.

MNRT

2016 March 7th

Rapporteur - Public and Private Sector Dialogue in tourism sector, lake zone. Mwanza,

MNRT

2015 May 20-21st

Rapporteur - Africa regional meeting for open government partnership, 2015 edition, Dar es Salaam.

PO

2015 Nov 17-20

Moderator - Harnessing CSR potential to strengthen the health sector in Tanzania, Mkapa Conference Centre, Mbeya.

GIZ Tanzania

2015 April 16-18th

Moderator - Engaging the private sector to support health sector through corporate social responsibility in Mbeya region, Mbeya.

GIZ Tanzania

2015 March 09-12th

Moderator - Harnessing CSR to strengthen the health sector in Tanzania (sub-national level), Dar es Salaam.

GIZ Tanzania.