Board of Directors

Dr. Hoseana B. Lunogelo

Board Member


Dr.H. Bohela Lunogelo holds a Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics (Agricultural Policy) (1989), an M.Sc. in Agricultural Economics (International Trade, Business Management, Quantitative Methods) (1986), both from the University of London, United Kingdom, and a B.Sc. in Agricultural Science (Rural Economy) (First Class) from Sokoine University of Agriculture, Tanzania (1984).

In the past 20 years, his professional career has included undertaking numerous consultancy assignments, most involving translating policy into practical application at the national and regional levels. Notable, his work includes leading a regional team that formulated an institutional framework and the Protocol for Sustainable Environmental Management of Lake Victoria (2001), culminating in the formation of the Lake Victoria Basin Commission (2005). He has also undertaken a study for the East African Community (EAC) on the joint utilization of infrastructural services at border posts for implementing a one-stop border post concept as part of regional integration and trade facilitation.

He also led a team that recommended market liberalization of the cereals sector in Kenya with safeguards for vulnerable groups (1991-2). He also managed a land management project in Uganda that piloted farmer-led and demand-driven extension approaches (1999-2001). In Tanzania, besides participating in the formulation process of the Agriculture Sector Development Strategy (ASDS), he has been actively involved in technical backstopping to rural financial services initiatives; smallholder irrigation development projects; capacity building of civil society institutions; and agricultural marketing systems development.

Dr. Lunogelo’s engagement with international consultancy firms exposed him to working experiences in Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Swaziland, the UK, Thailand, PR China, the United States, and Tunisia. Most of the work involved interacting with development partners, including IFAD, World Bank, UNDP, SiDA, DANIDA, ILO, and AfDB. During his early professional years, he worked in the sisal and tea industries and with the Ministry of Agriculture (Planning Division) in Dar es Salaam.