Prof. Eliakimu Mnkondo Zahabu is a Distinguished Professor in forestry and climate change at Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) in Tanzania. He holds a Ph.D. in Forestry from The University of Twente in the Netherlands, and has served in various capacities, including as Coordinator of the National Carbon Monitoring Centre (NCMC) in Tanzania. Prof. Zahabu is a member of several professional bodies and associations and has authored over 30 scientific publications, book chapters, and reports on forestry issues and climate change. His passion for forestry and sustainable forest management has made him a respected authority and role model in the field.
Dr. Deo D. Shirima is a distinguished Researcher, Consultant and Lecturer at the Department of Ecosystems and Conservation, Sokoine University of Agriculture in Tanzania. He is also a Senior Information Safeguard Officer at the National Carbon Monitoring Centre. Dr. Shirima’s research interests include ecology, forestry, biodiversity, and climate change. He has been involved in several research projects, including quantifying forest ecosystem services and carbon measurement, monitoring, and verification in Tanzania. Dr. Shirima holds a Ph.D. in Ecology from the Norwegian University of Life Sciences and has published research in various journals.
Dr. Paulo J. Lyimo is a Researcher, Consultant and Lecturer at the Department of Ecosystems and Conservation at Sokoine University of Agriculture in Tanzania. He is also a Biodiversity Conservationist at the National Carbon Monitoring Centre. He earned a Ph.D. in Forestry Science from the Sokoine University of Agriculture in 2021. Dr. Lyimo’s research interests include ecology, entomology, biodiversity, ecosystem services, bamboo resources assessment and management, biological control of invasive species, and climate change. Dr. Lyimo has published research in various journals.