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Public engagment: in the press
I provide background and insight to a variety of international media outlets. I have been directly quoted by the New York Times, 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.
African Arguments. Why Tanzania's local elections are more important than they might seem. (reads unknown)
African Arguments. 2 years on: Tanzania's Magufuli isn't a bulldozer. He's a magician. (reads unknown)
The Conversation. Magufuli has been president for two years: How he's changing Tanzania. (82,000 reads)
Reposted by The Citizen, Tanzania
African Arguments. Tanzania: Magufuli’s mining reforms are a masterclass in political manoeuvring (16,000 reads)
The Conversation. All bets are off as Magufuli’s resource nationalism moves up a gear in Tanzania (64,000 reads)
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
Expert consultant for BBC Media Action on the use of process tracing in impact evaluation.
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, 30th May 2017.
Designer and leader of Training the Trainers Workshop on behalf of the IGF, Nairobi, April 2017.
Presentation entitled 'Background and Synthesis of the Guidance for Governments', IGF Annual General Meeting, Geneva, October 2017.
I have offered indepedent advice to the following organisations, among others:
UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office
UK Department for International Development (London Office)
UK Department for International Development (Tanzania Office)
Global Affairs Canada