Madaka Tumbo is a Lecturer at the Institute of Resource Assessment (IRA), University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM) in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Madaka has more than 7 years of experience of consulting and research in developing countries in the area of water resources assessments and management, climate change and adaptation, and natural resources management. She has a broad knowledge of the scientific, institutional and policy issues that relate to water resources management in developing countries. I have a passion for issues related to water resources management, hydrological modelling, and an interest in research and teaching these and other science subjects. I graduated with a Bsc in Environmental Sciences and Management from Sokoine University of Agriculture, Morogoro, Tanzania.I then joined the Institute of Resource Assessment (IRA) to pusrue MSc in Natural Resources Assessments and Management. During this time, I also received a Diploma in Integrated River Basin Management at the UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education in Delft, the Netherlands. After receiving her Masters’ degree, I had additional training on Hydrological Modelling in Delft and also Environmental Governance at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Aas, Norway. From 2011 I enrolled for a PhD in Science (Hydrology) at the Institute for Water Research, Rhodes University, South Africa.
I have worked with a number of reginal and international multidisciplinary research projects. To start with my PhD was funded by the DANIDA looked at the Impacts of climate change on water resources and agriculture - and adaptation strategies in Tanzania (CLIVET) (2009-2014) . The SIDA funded project that i'm currently working on looks at Linking Public-Private Partnership to Secure Sustainable Water Resources Management in the Kilombero-River Basin (2015-2020)..I'm also part of the UMFULA project which is also a multidisciplinary research project funded by DFID.