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I am an economist with expertise in and passion for conducting researches in different areas of socio-economic development. I am particularly, interested in studying the gendered social relations and their impact on livelihood outcomes in terms of the access to resources, wellbeing and status of natural resources. I combine my knowledge in economics and development studies to conduct researches beyond household analysis and consider intra-households diversities in the production and consumption system. In addition, I apply intersectionality theory to ascertain how different social categories intersect to affect people’s lives in different ways, compared to the impact of a single social category. I use mixed method of researches to approach my researches through applying both qualitative and quantitative methods.
Lecturer – Department of Economics, Mzumbe University, Tanzania (July 2004 – to date)
- Teaching courses on Intermediate Macroeconomics, Economic Policy and Planning, International Economics and Labour Economics.
- Coaching on thesis writing and thesis supervision.
Researcher, Institute of Development Policy (IOB), University of Antwerp and Mzumbe University (2014 – to date)
- Participating in the research on promotion of good governance through integrated community-based activities in Tanzania sponsored by the Belgian government through the VLIR-UOS under the Governance and Entrepreneurship through Education, Research, Access and Technology for Tanzania (Gre@t) programme. The project is conducted under the collaboration of the two universities, mentioned above.
- The project is on phase II. Currently, we are working on the research with the tittle “Assessing the Potential for Mobile Community Monitoring in the Rural Water Sector in Tanzania”. The research is expected to provide information on the role of innovations on the community based monitoring of water resources, where the application of mobile technology is considered one of the innovations to monitor the water sources‘ quality, accessibility and functionality.
- PhD in Development Studies - University of Antwerp, Belgium (2018).
- Master of Science - Agder University College, Norway (2004).
- Advanced Diploma In Economic Planning - Institute of Development Management (IDM) - Mzumbe Tanzania (1999).
- Gender Analysis Course for Social Science Researchers organized on January 28 – February 1, 2013 by the School of economics, Makerere University and International Development Research Centre in Entebbe Uganda.
- The MSM Executive Program in Management (Project Appraisal and Management) organized on 19 January – 10 April 2009 by Maastricht School of Management (MSM) in The Netherlands.
- The Training of Trainers (TOT) on Tanzania Output Monitoring System for Non-medical HIV/AIDS (TOMSHA) organized on February 12 – March 2, 2009 by the Tanzania Commission for AIDS (TACAIDS) in Morogoro Tanzania.
- First Higher Education Research Training Institute (HERTI) organized on August 20 – September 3, 2005 by the Association of African Universities (AAU) in Gaborone Botswana
- Shitima, C. M. (2018). Intersectionality and an Intra-household Analysis of the Freedom to make Decisions on the Use of Household Products: Evidence from Rural Tanzania. Journal of International Women's Studies, 19 (6), pp. 207-223.
- Shitima, C. M. (2018). Intersections of gender and age in accessing River Basin Resources in Tanzania: a comparative analysis of fishing and agro-pastoralist communities in rural areas of Tanzania. Afrika focus, 31 (1), pp. 133-151.
- Stroeken, K., Sesabo, S. & Shitima, C. (Eds.). (2018). Editorial @ccessible development: an introduction. Afrika focus, 31 (1), pp 5-11.
- Shitima, C. M. (2015). Institutional Context, Household Access to Resources and Sustainability of River Basin Resources in Tanzania. Towards an Analytical Framework. IOB Working Paper, 07. https://www.uantwerpen.be/images/uantwerpen/container2673/files/Publications/WP/2015/07-Shitima.pdf
- Mwakibete, A & Shitima, C. (2007). Factors that Determine Women's Participation in Science and Technology Related Careers in Tanzania. Department of Research and Publications, Mzumbe University.
- International conference on @ccessible development organized on 22nd – 23rd August, 2017 by Mzumbe University and Ghent University.
- IST- Africa 2012 Conference: An International conference on the Role of ICT for Africa's Development and specifically on Applied ICT research topics addressing major societal and economic challenges. The conference was hosted by the Government of Tanzania through the Tanzania Commission for Science and Technology (COSTECH) on 9th – 11th May 2012.
- Pro-poor Growth Training Workshop for Higher Learning Institutions organized on 23 – 25 September 2010 by the Department of Economics, University of Dar-es-Salaam.
- Technical Sessions for Research and Higher Learning Institutions Consultations on National Strategy for Growth and Reduction of Poverty (MKUKUTA II) Draft I organized on 6 – 8 May 2010 by the Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs, and the Department of Economics, University of Dar-es-Salaam.
- Technical Sessions on National Strategy for Growth and Reduction of Poverty (MKUKUTA) Review National Level Consultation for Higher Learning Institutions Consultations on Draft I. The session was organized on 17 – 19 December 2009 by the Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs, and the Department of Economics, University of Dar-es-Salaam in Tanzania.
- Poverty Analysis and Policy Training Workshop for Higher Learning Institutions organized on 28 - 30 September 2006 by the Department of Economics, University of Dar-es-Salaam in Tanzania.
- August 2011: Data collection activity on the Evaluation of Outcomes and Assessment of beneficiary Satisfaction in Local Government Authorities (LGAs) under the Local Government Development Grant (LGDG) System in Rukwa Tanzania.
- February 2008: Facilitating a training on the Local Government Authorities’ Financial Management and Control at Meatu District Council in Tanzania.
- November 2007: Facilitating a training on the Local Government Authorities’ Budgeting and Budget Management at Morogoro Municipal Council in Tanzania.
- June 2007: Facilitating a training on the Tanzania Output Monitoring System for Non-medical HIV/AIDS managers and implementers in the lake Zone of Tanzania. Client: Tanzania Commission for HIV/AIDS (TACAIDS).
- November 2006: Facilitating a training on Local Government Authorities’ Development Planning and Strategic Planning at Njombe District Council in Tanzania.