CHELESTINO

DR. CHELESTINO PETER BALAMA

CONTACTS & INSTITUTION

  • Institution: Tanzania Forestry Research Institute
  • Address:      P.O. Box 1854 Morogoro, Tanzania
  • Email:         chelestino.balama@tafori.or.tz; balamapc@gmail.com
  • Tel:              +255-23-2604532/4499;  Mob:+255767 404873; +255739 404873

OVERVIEW

Dr. Chelestino Peter Balama is a Principal Research Officer with nineteen (19) years’ experience on forestry research particularly on Wood and Non-Wood Forest Products including bee products. Has experience in biomass energy, economic valuation and marketing of non-timber forest products research. He also has experience in Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA). Furthermore, Dr. Chelestino has experience in Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) forest certification and auditing. Also he has done socio – economic studies particularly on emphasizing communities to engage in tree planting for cooking energy in Morogoro, Mkuranga, Handeni and Bagamoyo Districts. He has published about 20 papers in local and international journals/proceedings/newsletter. Dr. Balama has participated in development of various policy, strategies and technical document on forestry including the Technical Order No.1 of 2021 on Quality and Productivity of forests in Tanzania and the National Charcoal Strategy and Action Plan.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS AND MEMBERSHIP

  • PhD Forestry: Sokoine University of Agriculture Morogoro, Tanzania (2016)
  •  MSc. Forestry: Sokoine University of Agriculture Morogoro, Tanzania (2009)
  •  Certificate in Forest Certification: Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (2008)
  •  B.Sc. Forestry: Sokoine University of Agriculture Morogoro, Tanzania (2003)

MEMBERSHIP:

  • National Carbon Assessment Technical Committee
  • Sawn Timber, Saw Logs and Wood Based Components Technical Committee (BCDC 6), of the Tanzania Bureau of Standards (TBS)
  • Timber Structure Technical Committee (BCDC 12), of the Tanzania Bureau of Standards (TBS)
  • Tanzania Association of Foresters (TAF)
  • Researchers Academicians & Allied Workers Union (RAAWU)
  • Specifically: from November, 2022 to Date: A Member of the Plant Committee of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), representing the Africa Region

EXPERIENCE RECORD

Member of the Plant Committee of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), representing the Africa Region

Responsibilities:

  • To provide scientific advice and guidance to the Conference of the Parties, the other committees, working groups and the Secretariat;
  • To deal with nomenclatural issues;
  • To undertake periodic reviews of species, in order to ensure appropriate categorization in the CITES Appendices;
  • To advise when certain species are subject to unsustainable trade and recommending remedial action (through a process known as the ’Review of Significant Trade’); and
  • To draft resolutions on plant matters for consideration by the Conference of the Parties.

 DUTY AND ADMISTRATIVE RESPONSIBILITIES

March 2022 to Date: Director of Forest Utilization Research (DFUR)

 

Responsibilities:

  • To prepare research projects and reports of the Directorate
  • To prepare budget estimates of the Directorate
  • To initiate, design and undertake research projects independently and or /jointly with other research team
  • To coordinate CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) Plant Scientific Authority
  • To identify and indent research equipment, materials and chemicals needed for research
  • To prepare and coordinate review of research proposals
  • To perform any other duties assigned by the Supervisor

 

June 2021 to February 2022: Principal Research Officer II

Responsibilities:

  • To prepare research projects and reports of the Directorate
  • To prepare budget estimates of the Directorate
  • To initiate, design and undertake research projects independently and or /jointly with other research team
  • To coordinate activities for the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)
  • To identify and indent research equipment, materials and chemicals needed for research
  • To prepare and coordinate review of research proposals
  • To perform any other duties assigned by the Supervisor

 

May 2019 to February 2022: Acting Director, Directorate of Forest Utilisation Research

Responsibilities

  • To prepare financial and human resources estimates for the Directorate
  • To prepare quarterly/annual reports on the Directorate’s activities
  • To conduct wood chemistry and physical research
  • To coordinate activities for the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)
  • To supervise research activities in the Directorate
  • To publish research results in recognised journals, proceedings and newsletters
  • To organise national and international scientific meetings
  • To perform any other duties assigned by the Director General

 May 2019 to May 2021: Senior Research Officer II

Responsibilities:

  • To prepare financial and human resources estimates for the Directorate
  • To prepare quarterly/annual reports on the Directorate’s activities
  • To conduct wood chemistry and physical research
  • To supervise research activities in the Directorate
  • To publish research results in recognised journals
  • To organise national and international scientific meetings
  • To perform any other duties assigned by the Supervisor

 2010 – 2015: Research Officer I

Responsibilities

  • Carry out all activities assigned by the Director of Forest Utilization Research for the Directorate of Forest Utilization Research
  • Carrying out research on sustainable utilization of timber, wood based boards and non-timber forest products, climate change vulnerability and adaptation, ecology, conservation, and management of village woodlands
  • Developing research proposals related to sustainable utilization of timber and non-timber forest products, climate change vulnerability and adaptation, ecology, conservation, and management of village woodlands
  • Prepare Annual reports for the Directorate of Forest Utilization Research
  • To perform any other duties assigned by the Supervisor

 2010 (January – June): Acting Director, Directorate of Forest Utilisation Research

Responsibilities

  • To prepare financial and human resources estimates for the Directorate
  • To prepare quarterly/annual reports on the Directorate’s activities
  • To conduct wood chemistry and physical research
  • To supervise research activities in the Directorate
  • To publish research results in recognised journals

 2009 – 2010: Research Officer I

Responsibilities

  • Carry out all activities assigned by the Director of Forest Utilization Research for the Directorate;
  • Carrying out research on sustainable utilization of timber, wood based boards and non-timber forest products, climate change vulnerability and adaptation, ecology, conservation, and management of village woodlands
  • Developing research proposals related to sustainable utilization of timber and non-timber forest products, climate change vulnerability and adaptation, ecology, conservation, and management of village woodlands
  • Enhancing partnerships and networking with national and international research and development organizations
  • Prepare Annual reports for the Directorate of Forest Utilization Research

2004 – 2008: Research Officer II

Responsibilities

  • Carry out all activities assigned by the Director of Forest Utilization Research
  • Carrying out research on sustainable utilization of timber, wood based boards and non-timber forest products, climate change vulnerability and adaptation, ecology, conservation, and management of village woodlands
  • Developing research proposals related to sustainable utilization of timber and non-timber forest products, climate change vulnerability and adaptation, ecology, conservation, and management of village woodlands.

EXPERIENCE IN COORDINATING RESEARCH PROJECTS

  • May 2022 to date: Team member on project titledForest resource mapping for enhancing the productivity of wood-based industries in Tanzania”. The project is funded the Tanzania Forest Fund (TaFF).
  • April 2022 to date: Team member on project titledEvaluation of beekeeping support under different programmes / projects / schemes and their contribution to communities’ Livelihoods and conservation of forest resources in Tanzania”. The project is funded by the Tanzania Forest Fund (TaFF).
  • October 2022 to March 2023: Principal Investigator for the consultancy titled “Development of baseline information for the National CBFM Action Plan”. Consultancy by the Tanzania Forest Conservation Group (TFCG).
  • May to July 2022: Team member on project titled “Establishment of National Community Based Forest Management (CBFM) Apex Body”. The consultancy if supported by WWF.
  • August 2021 to June 2022: Principal Investigator for project titled “Developing intensified charcoal production model in village land forest reserves for conservation and livelihoods improvement in Handeni District, Tanga Region. Project was funded by the Forestry and Value Chains Development Programme (FORVAC).
  • May 2021 to June 2022: Principal Investigator for project titled “Advancing improvement of Moringa species for agricultural use through development of genomic selection technology (MORTEC)”. Project was funded by UK Government through the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH).
  • June 2020: Principal Investigator for the Consultancy titled “Back-stopping Services for the Establishment of the Tanzania PFM Apex Body”. The consultancy was funded by FORVAC.
  • June 2020 to October 2021: Team member for project titled “Piloting innovative community Business models for accelerating uptake of efficient electric cooking appliances in Tanzania”. The project was carried out in collaboration with the Sustainable Energy Services Company (SESCOM). Project is funded by UKAID.
  • June 2020 to July 2021: Team member for project titled “Estimating effects of forest plantations and food crop farming on water resources of Kilolo District, Tanzania”. The project was funded by the Tanzania Forest Fund (TaFF).
  • May 2019 to December 2020: Principal Investigator for project titled “Assessment of cost-benefit analysis for EAMCEF small and large supported projects in the Eastern Arc Mountains, Tanzania. The project was funded by the Eastern Arc Mountains Endowmend Fund (EAMCEF).
  • January 2019 to July 2020: Principal Investigator for project titled “Establishing a systematic mechanism for reporting illegal activities in the Eastern Arch Mountains of Tanzania. The project was funded by the Eastern Arc Mountains Endowmend Fund (EAMCEF).
  • July 2016 to June 2020: Project Coordinator for project titled ‘Implementation support of results and data of first National Forest Resources Monitoring and Assessment (NAFORMA) at regional and local level in Tanzania’ project. This is a collaborative project between Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke), Tanzania Forest Services (TFS) Agency and Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA).
  • May – August 2019: Principal Investigator for project titled “Assessment of Impacts of the 400 kV Transmission Line double circuits Construction from Rufiji Hydropower Plant to Chalinze Substation on Game Reserves”. The project was funded by the Tanzania Electric Supply Company Limited (TANESCO).
  • January to July 2019 : Principal Investigator for project titled “Impacts of the Proposed 400kV Iringa-Mbeya Transmission Line (TL) and Preparation of Right – of – Way Management Plan for Chimala Scarp, Mbembe/Mlimanyoka and Ilembo/Usafwa forest reserves. The project was funded by the Tanzania Electric Supply Company Limited (TANESCO).
  • July 2012 to December 2013: Principal Investigator for project titled “ Promotion of under-utilized edible tree-vegetable [Zanthoxylum chalybeum] as livelihood adaptation strategy to climate change effects by communities in semi-arid areas, Iringa, Tanzania” project . This was a collaborative project that was implemented by two instittutions. The project was funded by the Tanzania Forest Fund (TaFF).
  • July 2006 to December 2012: Assistant Project Coordinator for “Participatory Forest Management Research in Tanzania” project. This project was carried out in collaration with Forest and Beekeeping Division (FBD) with financial support from Denish Government (through DANIDA) and the Ministry of Foreigh Affairs of Finland.
  • November 2006 to October 2008: Assistant Project Coordinator for “Management of indigenous tree species for ecosystem restoration and wood production in Semi-arid Miombo Woodlands in Eastern Africa (MITMIOMBO)” project. The project was funded by the the Ministry of Foreigh Affairs of Finland.

CONSULTANCY/TASK FORCE ASSIGNMENTS

  • Balama, C. (2022). Conducting training (31st January – 5th February 2022) to Participatory Plantation Forestry Programme (PFP2) – Panda Miti Kibiashara, Extension Staff and District Council Staff from Ludewa, Makete, Mufindi and Njombe Districts on implementation of the Technical Order No. 1 of 2021, of the Forestry and Beekeeping Division, Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism.
  • Balama, C., Ishengoma, R., Nyamoga, G. and Amanzi, N. (2021 – on going). Developing intensified charcoal production model in Village Land Forest Reserves for conservation and livelihoods Improvement in Handeni District, Tanga Region.
  • Chamshama, S.AO., Balama, C. et al. (2021). Developing the Technical Order No. 1 of 2021. Assignment by the Forestry and Beekeeping Division (FBD) of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism (MNRT), Tanzania. 23pp.
  • Mwamakimbullah, R. and Balama, C. (2020). Review of the current recovery rates in converting wood raw materials into a range of products using different technologies in Tanzania. Report submitted to Tanzania Forest Services Agency (TFS). 60pp.
  • Kessy, J. Balama, C., Sawe, E. and Kiwele, P. (2018). Assessing potential and identifying optimal strategies for National Charcoal Sector Development in Tanzania. Consultancy Report Submitted to the Diresctor, Forest and Beekeeping Division, Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourisms, Dodom, Tanzania. 62pp.
  • Nashanda, E., Balama, C. and Mboya, M. (2017). Assessment of Alien Invasive Trees Proposed to be Eradicated in Mkingu Nature Forest Reserve and Kimboza Forest Reserve, Tanzania. Final Assignment Report Submitted to Tanzania Forest Service (TFS) Agency, Eastern Zone, Kibaha, Pwani. 42pp.
  • Maggid, A.D., Balama, C. Salasala, N., Mgogo, A. Kilemile, A. and Solomon, U. (2017). Survey of Primary Wood Based Industries in Tanzania. Final Assignment Report Submitted to Tanzania Forest Service (TFS) Agency, Dar es Salaam. 81pp.
  • Mbwambo, L., Balama, C., Kagosi, P., Laswai, F., Tewele, C., Msalilwa, U. and. Ernest, S (2016). Impact of tobacco farming on beekeeping in Kigoma Region, Tanzania. Final Consultancy Report Submitted to Belgian Development Agency, Dar Es Salaam. 46pp.
  • Otieno, J.E., Magayane, M., Kihiyo, S., Balama, C., Chiganga, K.M. and Assenga, A. (2016). Quality of Eucalyptus Poles Production and Their Performance towards Meeting the Local and Export Market at Sao Hill Forest Plantation, Iringa. Final Assignment Report Submitted to Tanzania Forest Service (TFS) Agency, Dar es Salaam. 50pp.

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  • Pima, N.E., Mbungu, W.B., Balama, C.P., Maguzu, J., Siwa, E. and Sangiwa, M.J. (2021). Spatial and temporal variability in Hydro-meteorological selected variable in the Southern Highlands, Tanzania. Tanzania Journal of Forestry and Nature Conservation, 90(3): 10 – 23.
  • Beleko, , Malimbwi, R.E., Mugasha, W.A., Balama, C. and Mpiri, A. (2021). Pine Resin Productivity at Sao Hill Forest Plantation, Southern Tanzania. Tanzania Journal of Forestry and Nature Conservation, 90(1): 82 – 95.
  • Elisha, E.N., Sauli, V. Kristian, K., Markku, S., Mugasha, W.A., Niemistö, P., Balama, C., and Malimbwi, R. (2020). Regeneration dynamics and structural changes in miombo woodland stands at Kitulangalo Forest Reserve in Tanzania. Journal of Sustainable Forestry. https://doi.org/10.1080/10549811.2020.1789478.
  • Balama, C., Mbwambo, L., Kagosi, P., Tewele, C., Laswai, F., Msalilwa, U. and Ernest, S. (2018). Nicotine contents in honey from tobacco and non-tobacco growing areas in Kigoma Region, Tanzania. In: Proceeding of the 1st TAFORI Scientific Conference on Forestry Research for Sustainable Industrial Economy in Tanzania Edited by Kessy, J.F. et al.). Morogoro. Pp. 35 – 42.
  • Laswai, F., Malimbwi, R.E., Chamshama, S.A.O., Abdallah, J.M., Balama, C., Pima, N.E., Mugasha, W.A. and Mauya, E. (2018). Rotation age and fibre length of Pinus patula at Sao Hill Forest Plantation, Tanzania. In: Proceeding of the 1st TAFORI Scientific Conference on Forestry Research for Sustainable Industrial Economy in Tanzania Edited by Kessy, J.F. et al.). Morogoro. Pp. 2 – 16.
  • Balama, C., Augustino, S. Eriksen, S., and. Makonda, F.B.S. (2017). The role of priority non-timber forest products in enhancing local adaptive capacity to climate change stresses in Kilombero district, Tanzania. Climate and Development, 9(3): 231-243, http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/17565529.2016.1167662.
  • Msalilwa, U., Laswai, F., Balama, C., Mbwambo, L. and Soka, G. (2016). The role of on-farm trees as an adaptation strategy to climate change effects around Mkingu Nature Forest Reserve in the Eastern Arc Mountains, Tanzania. Tanzania Journal of Forestry and Nature Conservation, 86(1): 35 – 52.
  • Balama, C., Augustino, S., Mwaiteleke, D., Lusambo, L.P. and Makonda, F.B.S. (2016). Economic valuation of non-timber forest products under the changing climate in Kilombero District, Tanzania. International Journal of Forestry Research. https://www.hindawi.com/journals/ijfr/2016/7893143.
  • Balama, C., Augustino, S. Eriksen, S., and. Makonda, F.B.S. (2016). Forest adjacent households’ voices on their perceptions and adaptation strategies to climate change in Kilombero District, Tanzania. SpringerPlus, http://springerplus.springeropen.com/articles/10.1186/s40064-016-2484-y.
  • Balama, C., Makatta, A.A., Maduka, S.M. and Tewele, C. (2015): Nutrient content of dried leaves of Zanthoxylum chalybeum growing in semi-arid areas of Iringa Region, Tanzania. Tanzania Journal of Forestry and Nature Conservation, 84(2): 13 – 22.
  • Nuru, F., Msalilwa, U., Mbwambo, L. and Balama, C. (2015). Assessment of household charcoal consumption in urban areas: The case of Dar es Salaam City, Tanzania. Tanzania. Journal of Forestry and Nature Conservation, 84(2): 22 – 32.
  • Laswai, F., Mbwambo, L., Petro, R., Mpiri, A., Balama, C., Msalilwa, U., Faraji, N. and Nyaradani. G. (2015). Some physical and strength properties of immature Pinus patula trees in Iringa and Njombe regions, Tanzania. Journal of Forestry and Nature Conservation 84(2): 5 – 12.
  • Petro, R., Laswai, F., Mijai, M., Nyaradani, G. and Balama, (2015). Factors Affecting Tree Husbandry and Woodlots Establishment in Kilimanjaro Region, Tanzania. Open Journal of Soil Science 5: 169-180.
  • Petro, R., Laswai, F., Mijai, M., Nyaradani, G. and Balama, (2015). A Review on Tree Species Suitability for Wood Fuel in Kilimanjaro Region. Journal of Environment and Earth Science 5(7): 23 – 27.
  • Balama, C., Augustino, S., Eriksen, S., Makonda, F.B.S. and Amanzi, N. 2013. Climate change adaptation strategies by local farmers in Kilombero District, Tanzania. Ethiopian Journal of Environmental Studies and Management, 6: 724 – 737.
  • Balama, C., Gillah, P.R. and Mbwambo, L. Some physical and strength properties of chipboards available in Tanzania markets. Tanzania Journal of Forestry and Nature Conservation, 82(1): 1 – 12.
  • Bakengesa, S. Balama, C. and Mpiri, A. 2011. Economic implications of insect pests and diseases in forest plantations in In: Proceeding of the Insect Pests, Diseases and Soil Problems in Forest Plantations Workshop Edited by Nshubemuki, L. et al.). Morogoro. pp 58 – 63.
  • Balama, C., Petro, R., Uisso, A. and Magulukwenda, G. 2009. The role of women in gum trading towrads povety reduction and sustaiable forest management in Kishapu and Igunga Districts, Tanzania. In: Proceeding of the First Participatory Forest Management (PFM) Research Workshop Edited by Nshubemuki, L. et al.). pp 80 – 90.
  • Mturi, F.A., Mbwambo, , Nshubemuki, L., Balama, C., Kapinga, C. and Sulemani, H.O, 2006. Resource status, utilization and socio-economic importance, of Commiphora tree species in Iramba, Karatu and Mbulu Districts, Tanzania. In: Nikundiwe, A. M and JDL, Kabigumila (Eds.), 2006. Proceedings of the RPSUD Workshop, June 2006 Arusha Tanzania, P. 264 – 271.
  • Mbwambo, L., Mndolwa, M. A., Petro, R., Balama, C. and Mugasha, W. 2006. Boswellia neglecta: A neglected source of valuable resin (FRANKINCENSE) for rural economy in Tanzania. In: Nikundiwe, A. M. and J. D. L., Kabigumila (Eds.), 2006. Proceedings of the RPSUD Workshop, June 2006 Arusha Tanzania, P. 257-263.
  • Mbwambo, L., Mndolwa, M., Gillah, R., Balama, C. and Kitojo. D.H. 2006. Some wood properties and utilization of five tree species grown under agroforestry system in Shinyanga and Coast Region. In: Proceeding of the Second National Agroforestry and Environment Workshop Proceedings. (Edited by Chamshama, S.A.O. et al.). pp. 164-170.
  • Msuya, T.S., Mndolwa, M.A., Bakengesa, S., Maduka, S. and. Balama, C. 2006. Factors affecting adoption and dissemination of agroforestry technologies in Tanzania: A Case of HASHI/ICRAF and Ruvu Fuelwood Pilot Project. In: Proceeding of the Second National Agroforestry and Environment Workshop Proceedings. (Edited by Chamshama, S.A.O. et al.). pp. 199 – 207.
  • Balama, C. and Shemwetta. D.T.K. 2005. Working methods by small scale logging contractors. A case of Sao Hill Forest Plantation. TAFORI Newsletter Vol. 5(1). 26-32.

 PhD Thesis

Balama, C. 2016. Non-timber Forest Products for Climate Change Adaptation Around Iyondo Forest Reserve in Kilombero District, Tanzania. Thesis for Award of PhD Degree at Sokoine University of Agriculture, Morogoro, Tanzania. 212pp.

 

MSc. Dissertation

Balama, C. 2009. Physical and Mechanical Properties of Some Wood-Based Boards Available in Tanzania Markets. Dissertation for Award of MSc Degree at Sokoine University of Agriculture, Morogoro, Tanzania. 110pp.

 

BSc. Special Project Report

Balama, C. 2003. Working Methods by Small Scale Logging Contractors. A Case of Sao Hill Forest Plantation. Special Project Report for Award of BSc. Degree at Sokoine University of Agriculture, Morogoro, Tanzania, 76pp.

TECHNICAL REPORTS (RESEARCH PROJECT REPORTS)

  • Mbwambo, L., Balama, C., Richard, J. Laswai, F. and Msalilwa, U. 2016. Monitoring of vegetation recovery following massive death of bamboo stands in the Uzungwa Scarp Nature Reserve, Kilolo District, Iringa, Tanzania. Progress physical and financial report (project number: 57/2012/RS/UD) submitted to the Eastern Arc Mountains Conservation Endowment Fund (EAMCEF), Morogoro. 11pp.
  • Balama, C., Makatta, A.A. Maduka, S.M. and Tewele, C. 2013. Promotion of under-utilized edible tree-vegetable [Zanthoxylum chalybeum] as livelihood adaptation strategy to climate change effects by communities in semi-arid areas, Irina, Tanzania. Progress Report Submitted to the Tanzania Forest Fund, Dar Es Salaam. 36pp.
  • Mbwambo, L., Balama, C., Richard, J. and Laswai, F. 2013. Assessing vegetation recovery following flowering and massive death of bamboo in the Udzungwa Scarp Forest Reserve, Kilolo District, Iringa, Tanzania. Final physical and financial report (project number: 83/2010/RS/UD) submitted to the Eastern Arc Mountains Conservation Endowment Fund (EAMCEF), Morogoro. 24pp.
  • Balama, C., Majembe, A., Kalema, H. and Mhoro, E. 2010. Ecological survey at Bunduki Gap, Uluguru Nature Reserve, Mvomero District Tanzania. Report submitted to Wildlife Conservation Society of Tanzania, Dar es Salaam. 43pp.
  • Mbwambo, , Nshubemuki, L., Balama, C., Richard, J. and Lasway, F. 2009. The status, extent and management of invasive bamboo species in the Eastern Arc Mountain, a case of Udzungwa Scarp Forest Reserve, Kilolo District, Iringa. The report submitted to the Eastern Arc Mountains Endowment Fund (EAMCEF). 32pp.
  • Kapinga, C., Balama, C., and Mbwambo, L. 2009. Analysis of marketing chain of sawn-wood from Mufindi District to Dar-es-salaam City and Arusha Municipality. Report submitted to TAFORI. 72pp.
  • Mbwambo, , Balama, C., Richard, J., Nyamoga, G. and Haule, H. 2008. The current status of Rubus spp. In Uluguru South Forest Reserve Morogoro, Tanzania. Report submitted to the Regional Catchment Forestry Project Manager, Morogoro. 15pp.
  • Macrice, A.S., Richard, J., Balama, C., Mpanda, M. and Edward, E. 2008. Management and control options for Cedrela odorata, a potential invasive woody species in Kimboza Forest Reserve, Morogoro Tanzania.
  • John, J., Balama, C. and Edward, E. 2008. Is the Uluguru mountain safe following introduction of alien plant species in boundary and gap planting? The report submitted to the Tropical Biology Association (TBA). 14pp.
  • Mturi, F.A., Mbwambo, , Nshubemuki, L., Balama, C. Kapinga, C. and Sulemani, H.O. 2006. Resource status, utilization and socio-economic importance, of Commiphora tree species in Iramba, Karatu and Mbulu Districts, Tanzania. Research Final Report, March/May 2006, Tanzania Forestry Research Institute. 25pp.
  • Mwansasu, S., Balama, C., Mafunda, D. and Chihongo, A. 2005. Report on reconnaissance survey on assessment of forest degradation in Lindi & Mtwara Regions, February/March 2005. Tanzania Forestry Research Institute. 14pp.

 EDITED PROCEEDINGS

  • Kessy, J.F., Balama, C.P., Kagosi, P.J., Bakengesa, S., Pima, N.E., Mndolwa, M.A. and Nkya, S.E. (2018) Proceedings of the 1st TAFORI Scientific Conference on Forestry Research for Sustainable Industrial Economy in Tanzania. 164pp.
  • Nshubemuki, L., Madoffe, S.S., Chamshama, S.A.O., Bakengesa, S. and Balama, C. (Editors). 2011. Proceeding of the Insect Pests, Diseases and Soil Problems in Forest Plantations Workshop: 3rd – 4th February, 2011, Kibaha, Tanzania.
  • Nshubemuki, L., Chamshama, S.A.O., Mbwambo, L. and Balama, C., (Editors). 2009. Proceeding of the First Participatory Forest Management (PFM) Research Workshop: Partinerships arcipatory Forest Management for Improved Forest Quality, Livelihood and Governance. 15th -16th December 2008, Morogoro, Tanzania. 225pp.
  • Chamshama, S.A.O., Nshubemuki, L., Iddi, S., Swai, R.E., Mhando, M.L., Balama, C., Mbwambo, L. and Mndolwa, M.A. (Editors). 2006. Proceeding of the Second National Agroforestry and Environment Workshop: Partnerships and linkages for greater impact in agroforestry and environment awareness, 14-17th March 2006, Mbeya Tanzania. 251pp.

 WORKSHOP / TRAINING / SEMINARS ATTENDED

  • Training at the National Defence College – Tanzania (NDC) on Fourteen Capstone Course 2023, held at 6th to 10th February 2023, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
  • Regional training workshop on CITES non-detrimental Findings (NDF) Guidance for Timber Species held from 27th to 28th October, 2019, at Polana, Serena Hotel, in Maputo Mozambique.
  • Training for professionals on carbon markets and development of Project Idea Note (PIN) and Project Design Document (PDD) held from 24th to 28th March, 2014, at Olmotonyi Sokoine University of Agriculture Training Centre, Arusha.
  • Training course on multivariate data analysis, conducted by Aarhus University of Denmark in collaboration with Sokoine University of Agriculture from 8th to 13th January, 2013, at ICE Hall, Sokoine University of Agriculture, Morogoro.
  • Training course on GIS and remote sensing applications with integrated Lidar data and ground based inventories for forest biomass mapping from 2nd to 14th November, 2011, at ICE Hall, Sokoine University of Agriculture, Morogoro.
  • Workshop on Reduced Emission from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD) related research and capacity building in Tanzania: Opportunities for synergy with other initiatives: Workshop organized by SUA, Faculty of Forest and Nature Conservation at OASIS Morogoro 31st August – 3rd Sept 2009.
  • Darwin Initiatives Training Workshop on Key Steps in Managing Alien Plants in Tanzania, 1st -2nd February 2008. Dar es Salaam Tanzania
  • The Second National Agroforestry and Environment Workshop. Partinerships and linkages for greater impact in agroferestry and environment awareness, 14-17th March 2006, Mbeya Tanzania.