Lecturer, Institute of Development Studies

PhD(Dar), M.A.(Dar), B.Ed.(Dar)


  • Environment and Development


  • 2007-2009 Population increase and Land Use Cover Change-Karatu District, Tanzania.
  • 2009-2010 Integrating Traditional and Modern Knowledge System in Improving Land Productivity in Upper Kitete village in Karatu District Tanzania.
  • 2012-2013 Dynamics of Civil Society Relations in Increasing Food Productivity in Rural Tanzania. A way of Promoting Networking than Competition.
  • 2013 Challenges to urbanization and Peri-urban Agriculture and Climate Change in Tanzania, A case study of Dar es Salaam City.
  • 2015-2020 Vegetation cover Change and Community Livelihoods Adaptation strategies in rural Tanzania- A case study of Mbulu and Karatu Districts.
  • 2020- (ongoing project) “Pathways to Enhancing Livelihoods Sustainability among Mono-Cash crop smallholder Farmers in Tanzania: The Case of Mtwara, Kagera and Kilimanjaro Regions”.


  • (September-October 2012) Environmental Health, Natural disaster workshop - Huron College/ Western University -Canada
  • (June 2013) Promoting Networking than Competition in Civil Society Organization relations workshop - UDSM Tanzania
  • (July, 2013) International Conference on Challenges of Urbanizations and Environment held in Mount Meru Hotel- Arusha, Tanzania.
  • November, 2016) Students presentations on Effects of Vegetation cover dynamics on community Livelihoods in Tanzania held at the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
  • (November, 2017) Writing process workshop held in Kampala University, Uganda.
  • (April, 2019) AfricaLICS Pre-conference Meeting on Innovation and Transformative capacities for growth and sustainable development in Africa held in Tanzania.
  • Raphael, L.J. (2018): Vegetation Land Cover/Use Dynamics and their Effects in
  • Mbulu and Karatu Districts in the North-Eastern Highlands of Tanzania, International Journal of Geospatial and Environmental Research, Vol. 5 No. 1 pp 1-23.
  • Raphael, L.J. (2015): “Revealing the impacts of Climate Change on Peri-Urban
  • Agriculture and Vegetation Cover Changes in Dar es Salaam City” Tanzania, Tanzania Journal for Population Studies and Development. Vol. 22, pp. 1-23.
  • John, L.R.; Hambati, H. & Frederick A. (2014): An Intensity Analysis of
  • Land-Use and Land-Cover Change in Karatu District, Tanzania; Community Perceptions and Coping Strategies, African Geographic Review, DOI: 10.1080/19376812.2013.83866.