Lasima Nzao - Field Manager (RESPECT Project)
Bsc Wildlife Management. I have been working for MCDI since July,2018. I enjoy working with MCDI because we strive to bring positive change and experience to the community towards management of Natural resources.
Like: Technology and creativity
The Rest of Our Team
Benjamin Kisoka - Field Officer
BSc in Wildlife Management. I started working for MCDI since March, 2018. I really enjoy working at MCDI because we work as a team to ensure we succeed on conserving biodiversity.
Likes: Reading books, Bird watching, Watching animal documentaries
Dislikes: Drinking Beer, Soda, Wine
Mariagoreth Rweikiza - Field Officer
BSc in Forestry. I started working for MCDI since July, 2018. I do enjoy friendly environment among staff at MCDI, also I enjoy interacting, listening to local knowledge and skills from communities we are working with.
Likes: Listening and dancing music
Dislikes: Being underestimated
Ester Julius - Assistant Field Officer
BSc Forestry. I have been working with MCDI since 2019, prior to working here I was volunteering with Action Aid Tanzania to mobilize women's empowerment and children's rights. I enjoy working at MCDI because I am gaining knowledge and exploring further through the communities that we work with. Outside of work, I like reading books and going on adventures, such as visiting national parks.
Likes: listening to music
Dislikes: drinking beer
Dactuce Ngenje - Driver (volunteer)
I started working at MCDI as a driver in 2018. I love going on trips to the villages and spending time in the African bush. In my spare time, I'm interested in watching football, especially Tanzanian team Simba as well as Real Madrid in the UEFA League.
Likes: Sea food and ugali
Issa Abdurahmani - Driver
I have been working with MCDI since 2017 and enjoy working here as part of the team. Previously, I studied at the National Institute of Transportation (NIT) and worked with Kilwa District Council as a driver. I enjoy watching football, especially Manchester United and Young Africans Sports Club.
Likes: travelling and going on trips
Monitoring & Evaluation Department
Mussa Shija - Field Officer
BEd in Geography and History, before joining MCDI in 2017 I was teaching geography in a secondary school. I love working here as part of the team and I am grateful to work with rural communities, seeing villagers use their forests in a sustainable manner. I enjoy working in the bush as a field officer as I like the natural air, animals and birds. Outside of work I enjoy watching movies and playing games.
Likes: seafood and pilau rice
Dislikes: strong spirits
Lidya Mpinga - Assistant Field Officer
BSc Forestry. I started working with MCDI at the end of 2019, I enjoy working here because I have the opportunity to conserve the environment through activities such as tree planting. I enjoy working with communities because regardless of what I know, I learn so much more from them. Outside of work, I enjoy learning languages and playing sports.
Likes: listening to music and when it rains cats and dogs
Dislikes: working with lazy people
Landscape & Restoration Department
Hadharat Swai - Field Officer
Diploma in Forest. I have been working for MCDI since November,2018. Team working and collaboration is what I'm enjoying the most at MCDI.
Likes: I like watching Football
Deogratius Msoffe - Field Officer
Certificate in Wildlife tourism. I started to work for MCDI since October, 2018. I do enjoy team working and collaboration from MCDI staff and communities, The knowledge and experience I am gaining is what I value the most.
Likes: Reading books, watching football
Hamisi Hamisi - Driver
I have been working as a driver with MCDI since September 2019. I enjoy good cooperation with communities in their forests. Driving enables me to see new parts of Tanzania and explore different places.
Dislikes: Drinking beer
Marketing & Communication Department
Emanuel Mlimitho - Field Officer
BSc in Rural Development. I've been working for MCDI since January, 2018. I do enjoy team working with rural communities to ensure sustainable forest conservation for the future.
Likes: Watching football and reading books
Tryphone Chuwa - Assistant Field Officer
Advance Diploma in Development Planning and Economic Management. I have been working for MCDI since November, 2019, and still enjoy it every day! This might be because I love 'the field life', which I can do a lot during my visits to the communities where we work. My favorite moments are evenings camping and sharing light moments with my colleagues, hearing stories from different groups of people. My favorite animals are ‘big cats’. I’m so grateful to see the community’s needs are strongly supported by MCDI.
Likes: music and football
Dislike: strong spirits
Finance & Administration Department
Lucy Boniphace – Office Administrator and Personal Assistant to the CEO
B.A in Geography and Environmental Studies. I have joined MCDI since October 2017. I love working in conservation areas since nature is life and life is nature. Being close to the communities that practice forestry is what makes my career.
Likes: Outing,Dancing and listening to the music