Michael Greyson Mgonja

Assistant Lecturer, History, Political Science and Development StudiesUniversity of Dar es Salaam

Bio

Michael Greyson Mgonja is a PhD candidate in the Political Science, and Public Administration (PSPA) Department at the University of Dar es Salaam. He is also an assistant lecturer in the Department of History, Political Science and Public Administration, and Development Studies at Mkwawa University College of Education (MUCE), a constituent college of the University of Dar es Salaam. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in education and Master of Arts in public administration in 2012 and 2015, respectively, at the University of Dar es Salaam. He researches the broader issues of public administration, food security, peace, public policy, human resource management, and local governance in Tanzania. Thus far, Mgonja has published two articles in the International Journals as follows:

  • 2019. “Managing revenue collection outsourcing in Tanzania’s local government authorities: a case study of Iringa Municipal Council.” Local Government Studies 45:1, 101-123
  • 2017. “Responding to workplace absenteeism in Tanzania: The case study of public and private schools in Ilala Municipality and Mkuranga District.” International Journal of Educational Leadership and Management, 5(1), 85-108.  

Mgonja’s ongoing mission is to study indigenous community, peace, and food security in Tanzania. Thus, his PhD project aims at examining the “Paradox of Government Interventions and the Quest for Peace and Food Security in Indigenous Communities” with special focus on the Hadzabe Community in Tanzania.

Award Information

Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa: Doctoral Dissertation Proposal Fellowship 2019

History, Political Science and Development StudiesUniversity of Dar es Salaam

The Paradox of Government Interventions and the Quest for Peace and Food Security in Indigenous Communities: A Case Study of the Hadzabe Community in Tanzania