Personal Information


Dr. Emiliana John Mwita 

Contact Address:

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Dar Es Salaam University College of Education (DUCE)
P. O Box 2329 Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
Email: emmyrh@yahoo.com ; emi@duce.ac.tz

Education Profile

2007-2010: Doctor of Philosophy (Geography), University of Bonn-Germany
2003-2005: M.A. Geography & Environmental Management, University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
2000-2006: B.A. Land Use planning and Environmental Studies

Areas of Research

  • Land use/ cover change

  • Wetlands detection, mapping and

  • Natural resources Management,

  • Climate change

  • Special interest in girl child education

Teaching Areas (Undergraduate and Post-graduate Levels)

  • Physical Geography and Spatial Organization

  • Environmental Resources and Food Security

  • Research Methods in Geography

  • Land use land cover change

  • Introductory Geographic information system

  • Natural resources assessment and Management

  • Participatory approaches in teaching


  1. Mwita, E., M., Menz, G., Misana, S., & Nienkemper, P., (2012). Detection of Small Wetlands       with Multi Sensor Data in East Africa. Advances in Remote Sensing, 01(03), pp.64–73.

  2. Mwita, E., Menz, G., Misana, S., Becker, M., Kisanga, D. and Boehme, B., (2013). Mapping small            wetlands of Kenya and Tanzania using remote sensing techniques. International Journal          of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, 21, pp.173-183.

  3.  Mwita, E., (2013) Land Cover and Land Use Dynamics of Semi-Arid Wetlands: A Case of             Rumuruti (Kenya) and Malinda (Tanzania). Journal of Geophysics and Remote            Sensing S1:001: 1-9.

  4. Mwita, E., (2013) Wetlands and rural livelihood options: A case of Simiyu wetland in Tanzania.   Journal of Education, Humanities and Sciences 02(2) 64-73.

  5. Mwita, E., (2016) Monitoring restoration of Eastern Usangu wetland by assessment of land use and cover changes. Advances in Remote Sensing 05(02).
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  6. Mwita, E. (2016). Seasonal Shifts        in Primary Water Source Type: A Comparison of Largely Pastoral Communities in      Uganda and     Tanzania. International journal of environmental research and public   health, 13(2), 169-266.

  7. Mwita, E. J., & Murphy, S. P. (2017). Challenging Hidden    Hegemonies: Exploring the Links       Between Education, Gender Justice, and          Sustainable Development Practice. Ethics     and Social        Welfare, 11(2), 149–162.        

  8. Ngasala, T. M., Masten, S. J., Phanikumar, M. S., & Mwita, E. J. (2018). Analysis of water security           and source preferences in rural Tanzania. Journal of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for          Development, 8(3), 439–448.