Jafari R. Kideghesho
Professor Jafari R. Kideghesho was born in Ugweno, Kilimanjaro in Northern Tanzania. He obtained his BSc in Agriculture from Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA), Tanzania, in 1993; an MSc in Conservation Biology from Kent University, UK, in 1996; and a Ph.D. from Norwegian University of Science and Technology, in 2006. He started his career in wildlife management at the College of African Wildlife Management, Mweka, where he taught for six years before joining SUA in 1999. He served as a deputy director of the Wildlife Division in Tanzania’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism for two years (2012–2014). Dr. Kideghesho has been an active supporter of academic efforts within and outside Tanzania through teaching and serving as an external examiner at different universities. He has published more than fifty scientific articles in reputable journals and is an author and editor of numerous books. Currently, he is the rector at the College of African Wildlife Management, Mweka, Kilimanjaro.