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Monday, 2 August 2010

Prof. Sospeter Muhongo has returned to the University of Dar es Salaam

Prof Sospeter Muhongo, a Tanzanian who last year was one of two African candidates for the position of Director General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) but withdrew from the race after receiving scant support from African countries, has returned to the University of Dar es Salaam.

He is an Honorary Fellow of the Geological Society of London, an Honorary Research Fellow of the Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences and a Fellow of the Academy of Sciences for the Developing World.

In addition, he is a fellow of eight highly learned professional societies. He was the founding Regional Director of the ICSU Regional Office for Africa, Pretoria, South Africa. Prof Muhongo is the Chair of Science Programme Committee (SPC) of the UN-proclaimed International Year of Planet Earth (IYPE) and the Vice President of the Commission of the Geological Map of the World (CGMW). He is the co-Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of African Earth Sciences (Elsevier) and Associate Editor of Precambrian Research (Elsevier).

He is a Full Professor of Geology at the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and an Honorary Professor of Geology at the University of Pretoria, South Africa. Prof Muhongo has published over 200 well-acknowledged research articles, geological and mineral maps. He has delivered more than 250 invited keynote speeches around the world at international conferences.

Over the past two decades Prof. Muhongo has co-organized over 100 international STI and science policy conferences, including those on "Science with Africa" which are hosted by ECA, AUC and their partners. Prof. Muhongo is a Member of the International Experts Group (Global Science Forum) of OECD. He has occupied numerous important national, regional and international professional positions dealing with science, technology, innovation, earth resources, science policy and science diplomacy. Prof. Muhongo, recipient of numerous scholarly and professional awards, grants and fellowships studies geology at the Universities of Dar es Salaam and Goettingen (Germany). He graduated with Dr.rer.nat. degree from the Technical University of Berlin, Germany.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Welcome back Prof. Your professional experience and contribution are much needed back home in Tz.