Professor Hussein Sosovele

Hussein Sosovele holds a Ph.D in sociology and natural resource management, along with a postgraduate diploma in environmental assessment and management. Sosovele is currently an Associate Professor at the Institute of Resource Assessment, University of Dar es Salaam, where he conducts research, postgraduate teaching, and offers a wide range of public services in the fields of environmental management, policy analysis, national and international safeguard policies, and project/program management.

Outside of Tanzania, Sosovele has extensive Africawide experience, having worked in Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Ethiopia, Malawi and the Netherlands. In addition, Sosovele has worked for international organizations, such as the WWF in Tanzania where he coordinated various USAID and German-funded programs related to wildlife management and policy. Furthermore, Sosovele was instrumental in the creation and management of the community-based Wildlife Management Areas of Tanzania, as well as being integrally involved in the preparation and drafting of various environmental and wildlife laws in Tanzania.

Sosovele is a member of the International Association for Impact Assessment, East Africa Association of Impact Assessment, and a member of the Technical Committee on Rural Economies and Development of the Agreement in the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Water Birds (AEWA). He is a registered environmental assessment expert according to the laws of Tanzania.

Over the past decade, Professor Sosovele, Singita Grumeti Reserves and Grumeti Fund have been jointly involved in a range of projects to promote sustainable, high-end ecotourism development, tied to a strong conservation and community outreach agenda, in the Western Serengeti. In February 2015, Sosovele accepted an invitation to join the Grumeti Fund Board.