Jafari R. Kideghesho
Prof. Jafari R Kideghesho is the current Rector of the College of African Wildlife Management (CAWM), Mweka and a seasoned expert in Conservation Biology. He obtained his PhD from Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim Norway in 2006, MSc (Conservation Biology) from Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology (DICE) of the University of Kent at Canterbury, UK in 1996 and a BSc. (Agriculture) from Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA), Tanzania in 1993. He has worked for over 25 years in various positions in the Wildlife Sector as Assistant Lecturer at CAWM, Mweka, Lecturer, Senior Lecturer and Associate Professor at the Department of Wildlife Management at SUA and Assistant Director (Wildlife Utilization) in the Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism. Kideghesho has been involved in over 20 local and international professional committees and organizations as a member, moderator, external examiner and a reviewer of scientific journals. He has published about 60 scientific articles and book chapters in peer reviewed journals and edited books, several articles in Conference Proceedings and 9 in Tanzania’s popular Wildlife Magazine. He is an editor of a book titled - Wildlife Management: Failures, Successes and Prospects. He has given several public lectures and conducted over 27 local and international consultancy services related to natural resources and wildlife management.