International Studies & Programs

TPP-Funded Research

In an increasingly interconnected and complex world, research is critical to understanding and developing responses to real-world problems. Grand challenges such as climate change, globalization and population growth are having a major impact on communities around the world. However, research can only be effective in addressing these trends if it’s coupled with strong community partnerships, long-term commitments, collaboration, and interdisciplinary cooperation. TPP’s research generates new knowledge within the context of community development, empowering communities to co-create innovative, self-sufficient solutions to improve lives.


Education

Education Projects

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  • Playing to Learn: Teachers Use of Playgrounds and Sports to Support Learning by B. Wilinski, M. Machumu, and K. Erickson.
  • Girls’ Mentoring Clubs in Milola by Bethany Wilinski and Emiliana Mwita (2016).
  • Understanding Language Contact in the Education Sector in Tanzania: The Question of ‘Arusha’ And ‘Maasai’ School-Children At Naitolia Village In Monduli District of Tanzania by Amani Lusekelo, Department of Languages and Literature Dar es Salaam University College of Education (2016).
  • Girls’ Educational Achievement and Challenges: A Case Study of Milola Ward, Lindi, Tanzania by Emiliana Mwita, Dar es Salaam University College of Education (2015).
  • Optimizing Teaching and Learning at the Ngwenya Pre-Primary School in Rural Tanzania by Laura Andresen, Michigan State University College of Education (2014).
  • Girls' Club for Primary School Girls in Milola by Alyssa Morely, Michigan State University College of Education (2014).
  • Rural Communities Involvement in the Education of Young Children In Tanzania: A Case of Pre-Primary Education In Milola Ward, Lindi Region by Maregesi Machumu, Dar Es Salaam College of Education (2014).
  • The Role of Head Teacher in Supporting Teachers To Facilitate Academic Transition of Learners From Primary To Secondary School by Shakila Omari Mkwazu, dissertation for master's at the Aga Khan University, Education The Institute For Educational Development, Eastern Africa (Educational Leadership and Management)(2012).
  • The Role of Head of School in Fostering School-Community Partnership for Enhancement of Students Academic Performance: A Case of Community Secondary School in Tanzania by Sospeter Suleman Kamunyila, dissertation for master's at The Aga Khan University, Education The Institute For Educational Development, Eastern Africa (Educational Leadership and Management)(2012).

Human Health

Human Health Projects

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  • A One-Health Approach for Studying Zoonotic Diseases and Women's Health in Selected Districts of Tanzania by J. Kaneene, B. Smith, P. Peek, S.I. Kimera, E.K. Batamuzi, e. Ngadaya, E. Mmbaga, J. Yusto, J. Shangali.
  • An Investigation on the Status of Schistosomiasis and Geo-helminth infections in Milola Ward in Lindi Rural District Tanzania by Jared Bakuza, Department of Biological Sciences, Dar es Salaam University College of Education (2016).

Water Access and Safety

Water Access and Safety Projects

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  • Impacts of Population Increase on Water Resource Utilization: A Case of Milola and Kinyope Villages in Lindi District, Tanzania by Samwel Mtafya, dissertation for completion of master's of science in natural resources assessment and management (2015).
  • Social Economic Factors Affecting Adoption of Hygienic Practices in the Water Supply and Sanitation Sector in Lindi District: The Case Of Milola A and B Villages by Leonard Omela, dissertation for completion of master's of science in natural resources assessment and management (2012).
  • The Factors influencing Sustainability of Milola Rural Water Supply in Lindi District by Heri Chisute, dissertation for completion of master's of science in natural resources assessment and management (2011).

Food Security, Agriculture, and Economic Development

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  • Conservation Agriculture and Its Implications on Livelihood Security in Tanzania: The Case of Lindi Region by Beatrice R. Sawe, MSc. Natural Resources Assessment and Management Dissertation, University of Dar Es Salaam (August 2015).
  • Governance and Livelihoods in the Context of REED: A Case Study of Makangala forest in Milola division, Lindi Rural District, Tanzania by Joseph Perfect and Daniel Katamba (2014).

  • The Causes of Hunger and Poverty, and How Communities Are Responding (examined the productivity of current agricultural practices in Milola, and the impact of drought and climate variability on food availability and poverty in Naitolia) by Paul Hyasinta, dissertation for completion of master's of science in natural resources assessment and management (2013).   
  • Assessment of the Local Communities  Participation in Implementing the National Tree Plantation Day Campaign by Beatus Michael Mbogo, dissertation for completion of master's of science in natural resources assessment and management (2013).
  • Vulnerability Assessment to Climate Change Impact of Small Scale Farmers and Adaptation Strategies in Monduli (2013).
  • Assessment of Land Use Changes and Tenure in Area Around Naitolia: Case of Naitolia Village Monduli, Arusha by Felix Aidan Rwegoshora, dissertation for completion of master's of science in natural resources assessment and management (2013).   
  • Knowledge, Participation and Attitudes of Local Communities Towards the Establishment of Wildlife Management Areas in Tanzania: The Case Of Mswakini Ward in Monduli District, Arusha Region by Khalid Athuman Mwakoba, dissertation for completion of master's of science in natural resources assessment and management (2013).   
  • The Impacts of Agricultural Practices on Food Security:  The Case of Milola Village, Lindi District, Tanzania by Eva Ntulo, dissertation for completion of master's of science in natural resources assessment and management (2012).   
  • Household Dependency on Non-Timber Forest products: The Case study Milola A & B villages in Lindi District by Adrian Katesigwa, dissertation for completion of master's of science in natural resources assessment and management (2012).   
  • Assessment Of The Contribution Of Wild Products To Rural Livelihoods: The Case Of Naitolia Village, Monduli District by  John Ulumara, dissertation for completion of master's of science in natural resources assessment and management (2012).   
  • Assessment of Climate Change Impacts on Livelihoods and Community-Based Responses in Naitolia Village, Monduli District, Tanzania by Pius Z. Yanda, Edmund Mabhuye and Faustine D. Ninga (2010).

Animal Health

  • Developing Sustainable Solutions for Human-Wildlife Conflict in Naitolia and the Maasai Steppe, Tanzania (B. Montgomery, B. Kissui, J. Kaneene, D. Kramer, J. Booth, Steven Anderson, with MSU students: Susanna Njambi Maingi, Jacalyn Beck, and Roselyn Kaihula.
  • Impacts of Climate on Livestock Diseases and Vectors by John Kaneene and David Hamman, MSU College of Veterinary Medicine, (2010-2011).