Suzana Augustino

PERSONAL DATA
Name: Suzana Augustino, 
Born:  April 1974, 
Live in Morogoro, Tanzania

ADDRESSES
Work: Department of Forest Engineering & Wood Sciences,
           Sokoine University of Agriculture, P.O.Box 3014 – Chuo Kikuu, Morogoro, Tanzania

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Telephone: +255232603694,
Mobile: +255686489999
Private:  P.O.Box 6211, Morogoro Municipal, Tanzania

EDUCATION
2006  PhD in Forestry (Medicinal Plants), Bangor University, United Kingdom
2002 MSc. Forestry (Utilization), Sokoine University of Agriculture
1999 BSc. Forestry (General), Sokoine University of Agriculture
1994 High school (Advanced Level Certificate), Rugambwa Girls’, Kagera region
1989 Ordinary School (Ordinary Level Certificate), Tabora Girls’ , Tabora region
2000-2016    Supplementary courses in NGOs Management (British Council, Tanzania), Information Technology (University of Bangor, UK), Trainer in Gender & Development (TGNP, Tanzania), PhD Supervision (SUA-STRAPA), REDD+ Training in SADC (SUA-FORCONSULT), Pedagogy & Didactics Skills (SUA-BSU,Tanzania), MRV and REDD+ (GOFC-GOLD, Ethiopia)

EXPERIENCE in short

  • Senior Lecturer and  Director, Directorate of Undergraduate Studies, 2017  to 2020
  • Co-authored Compendium on “Non-wood forest products and services for socio-economic development” for African Professionals
  • Extensive experience in research on Sustainable Utilization of Forest Products both Timber and Non Timber.
  • Research and consultancy experiences cut-cross from Sustainable Use of Natural Resources especially the Medicinal Plants, Gender to current global issues like Climate Change Mitigation, Adaptation and REDD+ related aspects.
  • Conducted  a number of consultancies on socio-economic aspects of the forest resources in Tanzania
  • Teaches and supervises undergraduate and postgraduate students in areas of forest product utilization, natural resources and crosscutting issues

EXPERIENCE in detail

2017 - 2020   Director, Directorate of Undergraduate Studies, Sokoine University of Agriculture
2014 - 2017   Head of Department of Forest Products and Technology (formerly Department of Wood Utilization)
2009 - now    Senior Lecturer, Department of Forest Products and Technology responsible for teaching, research, consultancy and outreach
2009 - 2010   Leader to a project on assessing the Wild status of priority medicinal plant species in the miombo woodlands of Urumwa, Tabora region under IFS support
2009 - 2010   Leader of project on assessing impact and efficacy of traditional beekeeping practices in forest resources management:  A case of Singida and Tabora            Regions under TAFORI-NORAD support
2013 - 2016 Member for a collaborative Project on Conserving repellent plants in Enduimet Wildlife Management Area of Longido division: A sustainable strategy to vector- borne disease control and climate change mitigation in nomadic herd societies, 2013 – 2016 under UNDP support
2011 - 2013  Project Leader of the collaborative Project Climate Change, Non-Timber Forest Products and Livelihood of Forest Dependent Communities: Impacts, Vulnerability and Adaptation in Tanzania Project funded by NORAD 2011 – 2014.

RELEVANT PUBLICATIONS

Msalilwa, U., Augustino, S. and Gillah, P.R. (2013). Community perception on climate change and usage patterns of non-timber forest products by communities around Kilolo District, Tanzania. Ethiopian Journal of Environmental Studies and Management 6 (5), 507-516

Chelestino B., Augustino, S., Eriksen, S., Makonda, F.B.S. and Amanzi, N. (2013) Climate change coping strategies by local farmers in Kilombero District, Tanzania. Ethiopian Journal of Environmental Studies and Management 6(Supplement), 724 – 736

Augustino, S., Hall, J.B., Makonda, F.B.S. and Ishengoma, R.C. (2014). Medicinal plant parts and practices used by communities around the miombo woodlands of Urumwa, Tanzania. Journal of Medicinal Plant Research, 8(15): 599–606.

Makonda, F.B.S., S. Augustino, P.R. Gillah, R.C. Ishengoma, D.H. Kitojo, C. Ruffo, S. Eriksen and H.P. Msanga (2015). Potentials of lesser known and lesser utilized indigenous Agroforestry Timbers in Kilosa district, Morogoro Tanzania (2015). International Journal of Education and Research, 3(12): 379 – 390.

 Chelestino B., Augustino, S., Eriksen, S. and Makonda, F.B.S. (2016a). The role of priority non-timber forest products in enhancing local adaptive capacity to climate change stresses in Kilombero district, Tanzania. Climate and Development, 1 -13.

 Chelestino B., Augustino, S., Eriksen, S. and Makonda, F.B.S. (2016b). Forest adjacent households’ voices on their perceptions and adaptation strategies to climate change in Kilombero District, Tanzania. SpringerPlus 5 (1), 1-21.

Maguzu, J., Augustino, S., Pima, N.E. and Bakengesa, S. (2016). Forest Ecosystem Services and Livelihod of Communities around Shume-Magamba Forest Reserve, Lushoto, Tanzania. Ethiopian Journal of Environmental Studies and Management 9 (4), 493-507.

Innocent E., Augustino, S. and Kisinza, W. (2016). Plants Used to Control Mosquitoes and Treat mosquito related diseases in Maasai-land of Longido District, Tanzania. European journal of Medicinal Plants, 12(2): 1-12

Augustino, S., Eriksen, S., Makonda, F.B.S., Ishengoma, R.C., Gillah, P.R. and Migunga, G.A. (In Press). Climate Change Impacts on Livelihoods and Adaptation Strategies within the Non Timber Forest Products Resources Context: REDD+ lessons for Tanzania, In: Book on Tanzania Experiences with REDD+: Lessons Learnt. CCIAM Programmes, Tanzania.

Athman, I., Innocent, E., Machumi, F., Augustino, S. and Kisinza, W. Repellency Properties Of Formulated Oils From Plants Traditionally Used As Mosquito Repellents In Longido District, Tanzania. International Journal of Mosquito Research, 3(1): 04-08.

Kibonde, S.F., Augustino, S., Mabiki, F.P. and Mdegela, R. (2018). Ethnobotanical study of medicinal plants used to manage HIV/AIDS opportunistic infections in Rungwe, Mbeya Region, Tanzania. Journal of Medicinal Plants Reserach, 12(2): 32 - 41