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Professor Dominic Mukama Kambarage (PhD)

Working experience and national obligations

After completing the BVM programme of the University of Dar es Salaam, he was employed as a zonal veterinary officer of the then Tanzania Dairy Farming Company (DAFCO) from July 1980 to April 1984.  He joined SUA in 1984 as a member of academic staff and has since worked with this University until he retired in 2011.

He has previously served as Chairman of Tanzania Veterinary Association (1998 to 2004) and as the Inaugural Chairman of the newly formed Veterinary Council of Tanzania (2004-2011).  He was re-elected as Chair of TVA in 2012 for tenure of three years. Previously, have also served as a member Board Member of Tanzania Veterinary Board (1998-2004; member of the “National Think Tank” for the livestock sector and member of Veterinary Committee of the then Pharmacy Board in 2002/2003.

Roles and obligations at University level

At the university, he was first appointed as Assistant Lecturer (1984-1985) and then promoted to Lecturer in 1989, Senior Lecturer in 1992; Associate Professor in 1995 and Professor in 1998.  Administratively, he has served as Acting Dean of Students (1991-1992); as Head of Department (1992-1998); Dean (1998-2004) and Deputy Vice Chancellor -Academic (2007-2011) and lastly employer on contract after retirement. He is currently serving as a Vice Chancellor of a newly established public University called Mwalimu Julius K. Nyerere University of Agriculture and Technology.  This appointment is for four years and is effective February 2015.

He has also served as Visiting Professor at the University of Glasgow; external examiners in the University of Nairobi; Makerere University; University of Zimbabwe and as member of the International academic Audit Committee of Veterinary Education in South Africa.

Research involvement

In terms of research involvement, have served as the Country Coordinator for the DFID-funded academic link between Sokoine University of Agriculture and UK institutions (Glasgow, Edinburgh, Reading and Liverpool universities) from 1993-2000. have also served as Project Leader  for a number of projects which include theDFID-funded project on Mastitis and Tick-borne Diseases; VETAID-funded project on Goat Health, of DFID-funded project on Bovine tuberculosis and as co-partner for the DFID-funded project on Brucellosis in humans and animals.  Currently, I am serving as the Deputy Director for Southern African Virtual Centre for Infectious Diseases (SACIDS) that connects veterinary and medical schools in Tanzania, DR-Congo, Zambia, Mozambique and South Africa in smart partnership with Centres of Excellence in UK.  I am currently also serving as Project Leader for the ACP/EU-funded collaborative project on capacity building in Tanzania, Uganda  Ghana in partnership with German and UK Institutions. and INTRA-ACP-EU-funded project that involves Sokoine University of Agriculture, Muhimbili University of Health and allied Sciences, University of Zambia, Eduardo Mondlane University and the University of Ghana.Through a number of project and other academic avenues, I have been able to offer supervisory role to 20 postgraduate students.

 Publications

 Have published a number of articles and these include (i) 94journal articles, (ii) 34 proceeding papers and  (iii) two chapters in books/compendia

 

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