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.
Governments worldwide are concerned with ensuring food security to their populations so as to achieve sustainable peace and security. To attain this, sustainable agriculture is advocated as a golden solution. Since its independence in 1961, Tanzania has committed to agriculture for the same rationale. However, this strategy has proved less effective to the ethnic minorities. Indeed, food insecurity has continued to cause peace instability to such communities. The Hadzabe community is a case in point. The government efforts have proved futile to the community. This raises an important research question, "Why the government's food security interventions brought about unfavourable outcomes for both the policymakers and the communities?" This study sets out to explain the reasons for the failure of government's food security interventions in the Hadzabe community. The study will employ a case-study research design. Qualitative approach to data collection is deployed and analyzed through thematic and content analysis techniques.