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Title: Dr
Name: Michael F. Lyakurwa
College/School/Division: College of Humanities
Role: Lecturer
Current Summarised CV:

Dr. Michael F. Lyakurwa

College of Humanities

Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies


Dr. Michael Lyakurwa is a Lecturer in the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at the University of Dar es Salaam. He holds a PhD in Applied Philosophy from Stellenbosch University in South Africa, a Master of Arts degree in Developing Studies from the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania; and a Bachelor of Philosophy from the Urbaniana University, Rome Italy. Dr. Lyakurwa is an academic and a researcher specializing in Environmental Ethics, African Philosophy, Leadership Ethics, Logic & Critical Thinking, and Development Policy. He has supervised and mentored a number of Masters Students at the University of Dar es Salaam on various topics ranging from disciplines in the Humanities, especially those related to ethics; and also some topics related to the Social Sciences and Education. He has researched widely in African Environmental Ethics, and facilitated a number of trainings in ethics and critical thinking in writing and reading within and outside the university. He has also participated in various trainings including Pedagogical Leadership in Africa (PedaL), Writing Effective Consultancy proposals, Advanced Teaching Methodology in Higher learning Institutions. He has participated in a number of consultancy projects including those commissioned by the various organs of the United Nations, notably, UNESCO. Dr. Lyakurwa has also been involved in leadership positions at the University of Dare s Salaam including being the Coordinator of Undergraduate Studies at the College of Humanities and the Head of the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies.


Professional Details: PhD Stellenbosch, SA; MA Dar; BA Urbaniana, Rome.

Specializations: Environmental and Climate Change Ethics, Logic & Critical Thinking and General Ethics.

Research Interest: African Environmental Ethics, Public ethics,

Recent research Projects: Towards an Environmental Ethics approach relevant to people living on the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro.

Membership and Registration: African Environmental Ethics Association (AEEA) and Philosophical Association of Tanzania (PHATA).

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