College Principal and Associate Professor of Human Geography, College of Social Sciences

PhD (University of Cape Town), MA & BA (University of Dar es Salaam).


Teaching interests:

  • Conservation and development politics,
  • Land tenure and rights and
  • Rural livelihood changes.


Research interests:

  • Conservation and development politics

Research accounts:

  1. ORCID
  2. Scopus
  3. Google Scholar
  4. Academia


1. Ponte, S, Noe, C & Brockington, D (Eds) (2022): Contested Sustainability - The Political Ecology of Conservation and Development in Tanzania. Link:

2. Brockington, D. and Noe, C. (eds), 2021. Prosperity in Rural Africa? Insights into Wealth, Assets, and Poverty from Longitudinal Studies in Tanzania. Oxford University Press. Link:

1. Minja, R.A., Ponte, S., Mwamfupe, A., Noe, C. and Brockington, D., 2022. The Legitimacy of Sustainability Initiatives in Tanzania. The European Journal of Development Research, pp.1-30.

2. Howland, O, Brockington, D and Noe C (2020): Women’s Tears or Coffee Blight? Gender Dynamics and Livelihoods Strategies in Context of Agricultural
Transformations in Tanzania. Journal of Agrarian South: Journal of Political Economy. DOI: 10.177/2277976020925318

3. Noe, C (2020): Regionalizing Tourism through Transfrontier Conservation: Implications for Local Development in Southern Africa. Journal of The African Review
47 (1): 1-23

4. Ponte, S, Noe, C and Mwamfupe, A (2020): Private and public authority interactions and the functional quality of sustainability governance: Lessons from conservation and development initiatives in Tanzania. Accepted in the Journal of Regulation and Governance

5. Noe, C (2019): Graduated Sovereignty and Tanzania's mineral sector. UTAFITI Journal of African Perspectives, 14(2) 257-280

6. Noe, C (2019): The Berlin Curse in Tanzania: (re)making the Selous World Heritage Property. Accepted for publication at South African Geographical Journal.

7. Bluwstein, J, Lund, J, Askew, J, Noe, C, Odgaard, R, Maganga, F and Engström, L (2018): Between Dependence and Deprivation: The Interlocking Nature of Land Alienation in Tanzania. Journal of Agrarian Change, pp. 1-25; doi: 10.1111/joac.12271

8. Brockington, D, Howland, O, Loiske, M, Mnzava, M and Noe, C (2018): Economic Growth, Rural Assets and Prosperity. Exploring the implications of a twenty-year record of asset growth in Tanzania. Journal of Modern African Studies 56(2) 217-243

9. Noe, C and Kangalawe, R (2015): Wildlife Protection, Community Participation in Conservation, and (Dis) Empowerment in Southern Tanzania. Conservation and Society 13 (3), 244-250

10. Olwig, M, Noe, C,Kangalawe, R and E Luoga (2015): Inverting the moral economy: the case of land acquisitions for forest plantations in Tanzania. Third World Quarterly 36 (12), 2316-2336

11. Noe, C (2014): Reducing Land Degradation on the Highlands of Kilimanjaro Region: A biogeographical perspective. Journal of Soil Science 4(1) 437-445

12. Kangalawe, R. Y., Noe, C., Tungaraza, F. S., Naimani, G., &Mlele, M. (2014). Understanding Traditional Knowledge and Indigenous Institutions on Sustainable
Land Management in Kilimanjaro Region, Tanzania. Journal of Soil Science, 4(13) 469-493.

13. Noe, C (2013): Contesting village land: uranium and sport hunting in Mbarang’andu Wildlife Management Area, Tanzania. Journal of Utafiti, 10(1) 39-60

14. Ramutsindela, M and Noe, C (2012): Scalar thickening: Wildlife Management Areas and conservation scales in south-eastern Tanzania. Singapore Journal of Tropical Geography, 33(2)137-151

15. Kangalawe, R.Y.M and Noe, C (2012): Biodiversity Conservation and Poverty Alleviation in Namtumbo District, Tanzania. Journal of Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, 162(1)90– 100

16. Noe, C (2010): Spatiality and 'borderlessness' in transfrontier conservation areas. South African Geographical Journal, 92(2)144 -159


1. Noe, C and Mwamfupe, A (2022): Circumscribing local development: the role of community-based conservation in Tanzania. In McCusker, B, Ahmed, W,
Ramutsindela, M and Solís, P (Eds), pp 285. London, Routledge

2. Brockington, D., Olivia Howland, Vesa-Mati Loiske, Mnzava, M and Noe, C (2019). ‘Assets and Poverty Dynamics: The Methodological Challenges of Constructing Longitudinal Surveys in Tanzania.’ In Tanzanian Development: A comparative perspective. Edited by D. Potts, Boydell and Brewer, Witney.

3. Noe, C (2015): Navigating the Change: Public responses to land rights reallocation. In Mkandala, R (Ed): Understanding Political Change: Moving beyond the
reading of political leaves in Tanzania. Dar es Salaam, Mkuki na Nyota

4. Noe, C. (2015). The Selous-NiassaTransfrontier Conservation Area and Tourism: Evolution, Benefits and Challenges. In Institutional Arrangements for Conservation, Development and Tourism in Eastern and Southern Africa (pp.181-201). Netherlands, Springer.

5. Ramutsindela, M and Noe, C (2015): Scalar politics and conservation in Tanzania. In Bryant, R: The International Handbook of Political Ecology: 501-511. London, Edward Elgar Publishing

6. Noe, C (2014): Washoroba and the proliferation of borders in Selous-Niassa Wildlife Corridor. Book chapter in Ramutsindela, M (Ed): Cartographies of Nature: How Nature Conservation Animates Borders (pp. 113-139). Newcastle, Cambridge Scholars Publishing

7. Noe, C, Brockington, D, John, R, Bwagalilo, F and Kamned, K (2019): Interrogating wildlife conservation partnerships in Rufiji and Kilwa districts: the context, process and sustainability outcomes. NEPSUS working paper, Available here:

8. Ponte, S, Noe, C, Kweka, O, Mshale, B, Sulle, E, Brockington, D, Kalumanga, E, Ahamed, R, Budeanu, A, Mwamfupe, A, Henriksen, L, Olwig, M, Silvano, P, Namkesa, F, John, R, Katikiro, R, Mabele, M (2017): New Partnerships for Sustainability (NEPSUS): Concepts, research design and methodologies. NEPSUS Working Paper 2017/1

9. Noe, C, Budeanu, A, Sulle, E, Olwig, M, Brockington, D, John, R (2017): Partnerships for wildlife protection and their sustainability outcomes: A literature review. NEPSUS Working Paper 2017/2

10. Noe, C, Sulle, E and Brockington, D (2017): Tanzania’s partnership landscape: Convergence and divergence in the wildlife sector. NEPSUS Working Paper 2017/3

11. Noe, C (2011): Celebrity and the environment: fame, wealth and power in conservation. Book review: South African Geographical Journal, 93 (2) 213–214



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