Prof. Pius Zebhe Yanda
Dr. Pius Yanda is a professor at the Institute of Resource Assessment in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. He led the process to establish the Climate Change Centre and PhD and MS degrees on climate change at the University of Dar es Salaam. He holds a PhD from the University of Dar es Salaam. He has served as a lead author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and, in 2015, was nominated to be vice chair for the IPCC Working Group II. Dr. Yanda has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals.
He has served the University of Dar Es Salaam in different academic positions for 24 years. Since 2006 he has been serving as the Director of the Institute of Resource Assessment.
Professor Yanda has recently been appointed to chair the newly established Mwalimu Julius Nyerere Professorial Chair in Environment and Climate Change at the University of Dar Es Salaam.
He has been involved in various programmes, the most recent being: (i) regional training programme on climate change and biodiversity conservation, with participants from DRC, Burundi, Rwanda, Uganda and Tanzania; and (ii) fellowship programme involving four types of fellowships (post-doctoral, doctoral, teaching and policy) for the period ranging from six months to one year.