Enock Makupa is a geographer trained in both physical and human geography. He holds a PhD in Geography from the University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, and his research focuses on community wildlife conservation, management, and local livelihood. Also, he holds a Master of Arts degree in Geography and Natural Resource Management and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Geography and Environmental Studies both from the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania as well as a Diploma in Education. Dr. Makupa has ten years of professional academic experience, distinguished by various publications and research awards. He has also attended and made number of presentations at national and international levels include the IUCN World Parks Congress held at Sydney Olympic Park – Australia, Canada Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences held in Victoria-Vancouver British Colombia., and the African Peacebuilding Network workshop held in the University of Ghana, Legon – Accra. He is among the founders of the Department of Geography in the University of Dodoma, and he has been teaching a number of degree courses and supervising both undergraduate and graduate students. Currently, Dr. Makupa is serving as Chair, Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, University of Dodoma, Tanzania. He is interested in research related to poverty analysis, natural resource use conflicts and governance, community-based conservation, livelihoods, protected area and poverty reduction, natural disaster assessment, climate change, and natural resources management. He is a 2016 recipient of the Social Science Research Council’s African Peacebuilding Network’s Individual Research Grant.