My name is Rose Mawenya and I am passionate about anthropology, conservation and data analysis. I hold a Master’s degree in Natural Resources Management from the University of Dodoma, Tanzania and a Bachelor of Art in Cultural Anthropology and Tourism from Tumaini University, Tanzania. Whilst a student, I conducted two research projects: one researched the role of tourism travel in relation to the transmission of HIV/AIDS with a case study on Zanzibar; and the other investigated the contribution of local community participation in tourism around Arusha National Park.
Since graduating I have worked for the Authorized Association Consortium assisting various Community Based Organisations prepare their village land use plans and undertake processes involved in Wildlife Management Areas establishment. As such, I am experienced in facilitating village assembly meetings, village councillor meetings, and providing a range of training. Most recently, worked for the Southern Tanzania Elephant Program as a volunteer in the Protection Department. Over time, my passion and drive for conservation has grown and I am interested in contributing to the conserving and preserving natural resources for the benefit of present and future generation. In February 2021, I became a Field Assistant for ConHuB Tanzania where my role is to collect data from community members living close to protected areas in the Ruaha-Rungwa landscape.