Dr. Felister M. Mombo, a member of TAWAH, is passionate about promoting rural welfare through poverty alleviation and social integration programs using her knowledge and expertise in economics and natural resources management. In her career, Felister initiated a number of communities out-reach programs in the country. To mention a few, in 2014/15 Felister worked in collaboration with Morogoro Municipality to establish a renewable energy/ facility to pilot the use of renewable resource in energy production, the facility uses bio-degradable wastes from the Mawenzi Market. Felister holds a PhD in resource and environmental economics from the Gent University, a Master of Science degree in Management of Natural Resources and Sustainable agriculture, from Agricultural University of Norway and a bachelor degree from Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA). She is currently working as a senior lecturer, researcher and consultant at the Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA).

Dr. Felister M. Mombo


Atugonza Majula is a Landscape Architect graduate of Ardhi University, additionally she has obtained training in Y & P Architects Ltd as a student Landscape Architect. Believing that better spaces improve the quality of life, Atugonza has been involved in a number of workshops on improving lives with Architecture. She attended the First East African Green Building Conference held in Arusha in 2015. She also attended a workshop on desalination of ocean water and supplying to ruralcommunity in Zanzibar in May 2016. On top of that, she visited the American University of Sharjah in UAE and she is still looking forward to learn more on improving lives by Architecture.

Atugonza Majula


Gloria Thomas Mtei is in her final year at Ardhi University, pursuing a degree in Architecture where she was a SADSA treasurer in 2014 and Architecture department coordinator in 2016. Gloria has been trained for professional practice at Y&P Architects limited in 2015, she was also trained in Dodoma in construction field work in 2013 and 2014, Gloriais passionate about giving back to the community through different programs explaining her participation in the ICCC design competition, A society for all ages in 2014-2015 where she was one of the team award winning participants, she also participated in the student workshop to upgrade lake kabaka,in 2013 during the AUA conference in Kampala Uganda. In 2015, Gloria also participated in the first Green building conference held in Arusha. She visited the Architectural school at the American university of Sharjah in 2016. Gloria enjoys playing netball, often times basketball and early morning runs. She intends to continue with community improvement through architecture.

Gloria Thomas Mtei


Upendo Mdee recently completed her Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering at St. Joseph University in Tanzania. She is very passionate about building modern and affordable houses and constructing water supply systems for better living in communities. In the past, she worked with the National Housing and Building Research Agency dealing with the construction of low-cost roof tiles, interlocking bricks and ecological toilets. She also worked with the Moshi Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Authority in construction of a water supply system for Kariwa and Longuo A villages in Moshi District. She was born and raised in Tanzania and has lived in multiple parts of the country. She is fluent in Swahili and English.

Upendo Mdee


Latifa Mohamed is a fifth year student pursuing Bachelor of Architecture at Ardhi University in Dar es salaam. Latifa is passionate about sustainability, community projects, global dialogues and knowledge-sharing. In September 2016, she attended The Academy in Oslo, for discussions and reflection on topics of “After Belonging”. She also did her training at Epitome Architects Limited in 2015 for two months. And is currently a student member of AAT. Apart from the love for Architecture, she is also an entrepreneur and loves to explore. She wishes to proceed with a masters’ degree on sustainable design after graduating.

Latifa Mohamed


Hannah is an accredited architect in both the EU (MAA) and the UK (ARB, RIBA) with five years of professional experience. She is currently based in Mtwara, Tanzania managing the implementation and construction phases of the Star Homes project, a randomised controlled trial which investigates the impact of housing on family health, for Ingvartsen Architects. Hannah’s work has been featured in a number of architecture and design publications and she has contributed research articles to a range of scholarly journals, most recently Cities & Health, the Lancet Planetary Health and PLoSMED, and has experience as an academic peer reviewer.

Hanna Wood

Architect in both the EU (MAA) and the UK (ARB, RIBA)

Samuel Killewo has keen interest in developing practical strategies for institutions and establishing industrial capacity in Tanzania. He is the co-founder and chief executive of Samora Ventures, a diversified agro-processing and trading company in Tanzania. The company, among other things, is growing a vertically integrated meat processing business that caters to both local and export markets. Prior to this, Samuel was a senior consultant with Dalberg Advisors, a global strategy consulting firm that focuses on international development. Through Dalberg, Samuel engaged various government, multi-national, donor and private sector clients in multiple sectors including agriculture, industrialization, financial inclusion, fintech, and energy. Samuel holds a degree in Engineering from Harvard University in USA


Sam Killewo

co-founder and chief executive of Samora Ventures, a diversified agro-processing and trading company