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Prof. Costancia Rugumamu

1.0 Academic Achievements

  1. B.Sc. (Biological Sciences, Education and Development Studies). 1979.
  2. M.Sc. (Applied Zoology). 1992.
  3. Ph.D. (Zoology). 2000.

2.0 Professional Career and Public Services

  1. Associate Professor and specialist in agricultural Entomology/post-harvest crop pest management, Science Education and gender relations.
  2. Dean, Faculty of Science, Dar es Salaam University College of Education (DUCE), a Constituent College of the University of Dar es Salaam for five years, up to 2015.
  3. Acting Deputy Principal Academic, DUCE, 2011.
  4. Nominated a Fellow of Tanzania Academy of Sciences (TAAS) in 2013.
  5. Appointed member of the Council of TAAS, 2015 to-date.
  6. Member, Governing Board, DUCE, up to 2015.
  7. Member, Board of the College of Agricultural Sciences and Fisheries Technology.
  8. Chairperson (Presidential appointment), Board of National Museum of Tanzania 2008 -2012.
  9. Chairperson, Association of Science Technology and Innovation for Women in Tanzania (STI4W) 2012 to-date.

3.0  Teaching Experience

  1. Teaching Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses in Zoology/Entomology and Apiculture/ Beekeeping Technology.
  2. Supervising Postgraduate Research students and External Examiner to various universities.

4.0 Selected Awards/Grants

  1. University of Dar es Salaam Gender Institute Award for Achievement in March 2016.
  2. UNESCO small grant to STI4WT for the Pilot Project to improve the Maasai women livelihood in Lolosokwani through application of natural sciences. 2013.
  3. UNESCO grant for a” Study on Classroom Interaction and Instructions on the Teaching and Learning of Science Subjects in Secondary Schools in Tanzania” 2012.
  4. UNESCO grant for “Baseline Survey of Factors underlying Performance of Secondary Schools in Science Subjects in National Examinations in Tanzania” 2013.
  5. The Royal Society, grant for Tanzania - UK Science Networking Scheme on insect pest management of crops in Tanzania. 2008.
  6. UDSM Award for Training on Management of Higher Education Institutions (MHEI), Galilee International Management Institute. 2011. Israel.
  7. The Royal Society-IAP-ICSU grant to participate in an international workshop on Science and Technology developments in London, UK. 2006.
  8. DAAD Grant for Part of Ph.D. research training at the Technical University Dresden, Germany. 1997.
  9. DANIDA Grant for training on techniques for assessment of crop losses, research on stored products pest and Vector management, University of Dae es Salaam, University of Newcastle Upon Tyne and the Natural Resources Institute (NRI), UK. 1988 - 1990.

5.0 Selected Publications

  1. Rugumamu C. P. 2012. Lighting a Fire.  In: Keto E. Mshigeni and Ludovick D.B.  Kinabo (Ed.). 31 Inspiring Stories of Eminent Tanzania Scientists. Mkuki na  Nyota Publishers. Vol. 1, 51 – 62.
  2. Simon B. Boni, Costancia P. Rugumamu, Dan Gerling, K. Sagary Nokoe and James P. Legg. 2017. Interactions Between Cassava Mosaic Geminiviruses and Their Vector, Bemisia tabaci (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) Journal of Economic Entomology, 110(3), 2017, 884–892 doi: 10.1093/jee/tox064
  3. Suleiman M.1 and Rugumamu C. P. 2017. Management of insect pests of stored sorghum using botanicals in Nigerian traditional stores. Journal of Stored Products and Postharvest Research Vol. 8(9), pp.93-102, September 2017. DOI: 10.5897/JSPPR2017.0247
  4. Rugumamu, C.P. 2014. Empowering smallholder rice farmers in Tanzania for promoting food security in eastern and southern Africa. Agriculture & Food Security, 3:7 doi:10.1186/2048-7010-3-7.
  5. L. S. Tajebe, S. B. Boni, D. Guastella1, V. Cavalieri1, O. S. Lund, C. P. Rugumamu, C. Rapisarda1 & J. P. Legg. 2014. Abundance, diversity and geographic distribution of cassava mosaic disease pandemic-associated Bemisia tabaci in Tanzania Journal of Applied Entomology. doi: 10.1111/jen.12197
  6. Rugumamu, C. P. 2012. Towards Enhancing Productivity of Communities for Increased Rice Yield and Promoting Food Security in Tanzania. Tanzania  Journal of Population Studies and Development, Vol. 18, No. 2. 56 - 77.
  7. Rugumamu, C. P. 2012. A Technique for Identification of Intrinsic Resistance of Maize Varieties to  Sitophilus zeamais (Motsch.) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) Infestations. Tanz. J. Sci. Vol. 38 (2), 79 – 88.
  8. Rugumamu, C. P. 2009. Assessment of Post-harvest Technologies and Gender Relations in Maize Loss Reduction in Pangawe Village Eastern Tanzania. Tanz. J. Sci Vol. 35, 67 – 76.
  9. Rugumamu, C. P. 2004. Effect of Maize Varieties on the Management of Prostephanus truncatus (Horn) (Coleoptera:Bostrichidae). UNISWA Res. J. Agric. Sci. & Tech. 7 (2), 119–125.
  10. Rugumamu, C. P. 2003. Insect Infestations and Losses of Maize, Zea mays (L.) in Indigenous Storage Structures in Morogoro Region, Tanzania. Tanz. J. Sci., Vol. 29 (2), 1 – 1 

 6.0 Conferences and Workshops Attended

Attended different conferences and workshops organized by various scientific bodies including, The Royal Society UK, GASAT, NASAC, TAAS, Tanzania Commission for Science and Technology (COSTECH), UNESCO, Agricultural Market Systems Development Trust (AMDT), Lake Victoria Research Initiative (VicRes), RAEIN- AFRICA, RUFORUM, Society of African Museums (Samp), African Studies Association (USA). The conferences centered on the field of Science and Technology development with specific inclination to improved science education and also enhanced pest management of agricultural crops both in the field and during postharvest handling and storage.

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