Co-Founder, Senior Science Advisor - Young Scientists Tanzania
Joseph is the inspiration and brainchild behind establishing Young Scientists Tanzania. Between 2009 and 2011, he put together all the components needed to embed the project in Tanzania. He gathered a team from academia, business and NGOs in Tanzania to support and drive the project. He secured the incubation funding and government approval to launch the project in 2011. He project managed the launch in 2011 and first YST Exhibition in 2012.
Joseph is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin and has extensive experience of the Irish education system. Additionally, he worked for over ten years in the Middle East, North Africa and East Africa. In recent years he has been promoting innovative Development Education / Science for Development projects and was joint co-ordinator of the NCCA validated course “Development Education- a course for Transition year”.
As Education Officer with the Combat Diseases of Poverty Consortium (CDPC), at Maynooth University, Joseph promoted the profile of Science for Development through an exciting outreach programme targeting secondary school teachers and students. This programme encouraged students to research projects that could benefit people living in poverty, for the acclaimed Young Scientists Exhibition.
He also developed the innovative secondary school outreach programme for East African researchers while on their training courses at Maynooth University. This programme exposed the researcher to Science for Development and the Young Scientist model in Ireland.
Since 2011, Joseph is the YST Director and Senior Advisor.
Dr. Gozibert Kamugisha
Co-Founder, Young Scientists Tanzania
Dr. Gozibert Kamugisha has been a lecturer at the University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM) since 2006; specialising in sociology and in particular medical sociology. He has conducted research on health related issues and especially on sexually transmitted infections, their preferred treatments, access and utilization of health care services in Tanzania. He has also investigated the relationships of patient-health providers, in the context of health care reforms in Tanzania.
Kamugisha has worked on establishing Young Scientists Tanzania since 2009 when first introduced to the idea by Joseph Clowry. He later studied at Maynooth University in 2010 and gained firsthand knowledge about all aspects of the Young Scientist project in Ireland and Science for Development. While in Ireland, Kamugisha worked with students presenting projects for the Irish exhibition and witnessed the transformational power of the project. He has been a strong advocate in highlighting the Young Scientist’s ability to create a much needed science culture in secondary schools in Tanzania. In 2011 with Joseph Clowry he co-founded YST Ltd. As Executive Director of YST, he says his proudest moment was seeing the highly successful staging of first ever Young Scientists Tanzania exhibition at the Diamond Jubilee Hall in October 2012.
Finance Consultant, Young Scientists Tanzania
Nabil has gained from his 11 years of experiences from various industry sector range from Travel, IT and Education/Publishing, Community Development NGO. The exposure has instilled the required skills and expertise in the fields of Finance, Management, Operations and Logistics.
Nabil handles the YST monthly accounts and Financial reports. He also plays a vital role in logistics and planning during the event months along with the volunteers.
His vision is to support book keeping and financial solutions and logistics for his clients.
Dr. Brendan Doggett
Science Advisor and Chair of Judges, Young Scientists Tanzania
Brendan is an Irish physicist with a background in research and education. Brendan has been working with YST as the Senior Science Advisor for the Physical, Chemical, Technology, Engineering and Mathematical Sciences since 2011 and played a key role in the launch of YST in November 2011. He is also the Chair of YST Judges overseeing the judging process. This role as YST Science Advisor involves designing, planning and delivering teacher workshops across Tanzania while identifying and developing lasting networks between participating schools, mentors, local universities and industry. This role also involves liaising with participating students and teachers in preparing their projects for presentation at the exhibition and acting as judge coordinator during the competition.
Building on his work in Ireland and Africa, Brendan founded STEPS (Science & Technology Education Platforms for Students). STEPS distribute science and technology education platforms to schools across Africa. We give students and teachers the tools they need to carry out essential science, technology, and computing projects in the classroom. “Through STEPS we help prepare students for careers in the science, technology, and engineering sectors”.
Government Liaison Officer, Young Scientists Tanzania
As a retired Director of Science and Technology for 17 yrs and as someone who has been in Science Technology and Innovation for more than 37yrs I have always believed and continue to believe that Science Technology and Innovation are critical engines for Development.
On this basis right from day one when the Young Scientists Tanzania initiative commenced in Tanzania, I joined hands with the Co-Founders to ensure that YST is realised in Tanzania.
Mr Titus Mteleka plays an important role at YST in :
- Linking up YST with government and institutions dealing with Science , Technology and Innovation so that YST core objectives are in consonance and responsive to the Government Laws,policies and regulations.
- Ensures that YST adheres to intended Government objectives for furthering , development, and application of Science Technology Innovation for the betterment of the lives of Tanzanians.
Administrator,Young Scientists Tanzania
Hadija Msafiri has an ordinary diploma in Accountancy from the College of Business Education (CBE) in Dodoma campus. She schooled at Masasi Girls Secondary School in Mtwara for O level, Jangwani Secondary School in Dar es salaam for A level with the combination of CBN (Chemistry, Biology and Nutrition).
She has an experience of 6 years in the development sector working in the various international organizations such as VECO Tanzania and ONGAWA as an Administrative Assistant, and exposed to different international systems, policies and procedures, gained competence on different development approaches.
Hadija has officially started working with Young Scientists Tanzania (YST) from 15 April,2016 as Administrative Assistant and she handles the general office administration and secretarial responsibilities.
She believes Science is the only solution to make our country self dependant and industrialised.
Regional Coordinators, Young Scientists Tanzania
Regional coordinators play a crucial role in ensuring that participating schools complete quality projects on time and are prepared for their journey to Dar Es Salaam. They offer immense support to participating teachers during their time in Dar es Salaam. We refer to them fondly as our 'red coats'
- ARUSHA -SARAH O. MILUNGA
- COAST - PAUL I. BALIBATE
- DAR ES SALAAM - RAJABU KIGAO and NSIA SHOO
- DODOMA - HUSSEIN MWAIMU
- GEITA - BONIFACE JUAKALI
- KAGERA - LEKAYO MUGEZI
- KIGOMA - ZAHIRI MUSSA
- KILIMANJARO - DEVOTA MANGU
- LINDI - ALPHONCE NGAJIRO
- MARA - OLOUCH SUBI
- MBEYA - AMASHA FUNGO
- MOROGORO - MILLANDU KINYONGA
- MTWARA - AUGUSTINO MILLANZI
- MWANZA - DAN KITAMBALA
- NJOMBE - FADHILI MWASOMOLA
- UNGUJA/PEMBA - AME H. VUAI
- SHINYANGA - METHODIUS L. DDUNGU
- SINGIDA - ANNA KINANDA
- TANGA - NELSON MAKUNDI
- TABORA - GEORGE MARRIOT KAZI
- MANYARA - JACKSON WARARE
- SIMIYU - HILDA MWAJA
- RUKWA - FLORENCE MBAWALA
- KATAVI - LIVINUS EDWARD
- RUVUMA - JAMES KAPINGA
- IRINGA - AMILWISE KAMEGA