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Public engagment: in the press
I provide background and insight to a variety of international media outlets. My published work has been cited in the New York Times. I have been quoted by Le Monde, Vice, Bloomberg, Deutsche Welt, Al Jazeera and the BBC, among others.
I strive to carry my research from the academy to the public sphere by writing in widely read publications. A select list of my recent articles can be found below.
Africa is a Country (2023). The deep authoritarian imaginary.
The Conversation (2023). Tanzania: opposition rallies are finally unbanned – but this doesn’t mean democratic reform is coming.
The Conversation (2020). Tanzanian poll is likely to usher in a new era of authoritarianism. Here’s why.
The Conversation (2020). COVID-19 is casting Magufuli in the worst light, in an election year.
African Arguments (2020). Tanzania elections: Opposition report widespread nomination interference, with Michaela Collord.
Engagement with policy-makers
I seek to connect my research to public policy-making. I offer counsel and advice to a number of public bodies at their request. For various governmental organisations, I have developed and written policy guides, undertaken occassional consultancy work, provided in-depth political insight. reviewed of recent programming and conducted training workshops. A brief summary of my public engagement can be found below.
Selection of recent public engagement
Presentation to Konrad Adenaeur Stiftung Foundation on the strategic challenges which Chadema faces in its communications, Milan, 2023.
Expert consultant for BBC Media Action on the use of process tracing in impact evaluation, 2019.
Talk to the All-Donor Tanzania Election Review entitled 'Provide a fresh external perspective on the political context and how donors might engage around the 2020 elections.' Umoja House, Dar es Salaam, 2017.
Designer and leader of Training the Trainers Workshop on behalf of the IGF, Nairobi, 2017.
Presentation entitled 'Background and Synthesis of the Guidance for Governments', IGF Annual General Meeting, Geneva, 2017.
I have offered indepedent advice to the following organisations, among others:
Konrad Adenaeur Stiftung Foundation
UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office
UK Department for International Development (London Office)
UK Department for International Development (Tanzania Office)
Global Affairs Canada