Kaiza Rutachwamangyo Kaganzi

Kaiza has worked for African Climate and Development Initiatives (ACDI), York University, and Cape Town University as a research assistant. He also participated in a large-scale research program on water-related ecological infrastructure in climate adaptation in sub-Saharan Africa, a project jointly supported by the International Development Research Centre, the UK’s Department for International Development, UN Economic Commission for Africa, WISER, and the African Institute of Mathematical Sciences. The project focuses on climate change in mountain social ecological systems. He is part of Frankfurt Zoological Society’s technical team surveying Maasai rangeland conditions in Loliondo Game Controlled Area of the Great Serengeti Ecosystem. Kaiza holds a bachelor’s degree in wildlife management from the College of African Wildlife Management (Mweka). During his time there, he was part of the Mweka team developing a Swahili version of a spatial monitoring and reporting tool (SMART). At Mweka, his dissertation focused on the influence of Vachellia zanzibarica encroachment on giraffe abundance and distribution patterns in Saadani National Park. Kaiza has participated in several other research projects as a primary author and co-author. He has worked with SIT since completing his studies at Mweka in 2019.

Kaiza Rutachwamangyo Kaganzi

SIT Study Abroad

Research Assistant

TANZANIA: Wildlife Conservation and Political Ecology

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