Personal Information


Dr. Daniel Sabai Kirahi


Contact Address:

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Dar Es Salaam University College of Education (DUCE)
P. O Box 2329 Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
Phone:+255 22 2850975 Mobile: +255 7595383 15
Emails: dosabai@yahoo.co.uk

Education Profile

2011-2013: Doctor of Philosophy in Environmental Education, Rhodes University, South Africa
2002-2004: Master of Science in Urban Environmental Management, University of Wageningen, Netherlands.
1996-1999: Bachelor of Arts: Land use Planning & Environmental Studies, University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. 


Areas of Research

  • Learning in natural resource contextsEnvironmental Educa
  • tion Praxis and Practice
  • Community-Based Natural Resource Management
  • Management of Energy Resources
  • Waste Management
  • Management of Urban Wetlands
  • Monitoring of coastal and marine resources
  • Management of Development Projects,  programmes and portfolios
  • Management of Energy Resources

Teaching Areas

  • Natural Resource Management
  • Environmental Management
  • Strategic urban planning
  • Regional Geography/Geography of Africa
  • Climate Change & Human adjustments
  • Integrated Natural Resource Management
  • Urban Planning & Management 
  • Medical Geography


  1. Sabai, D. & Sisitka, H. (2013). Analysing learning at the interface of scientific and indigenous knowledge in a mangrove management scenario’. Transylvania Review of Systematic and Ecological research Journal, 15(2) 185-210.

  2. Sabai, D. (2014). Mobilising Processes of Abstraction, Experiential Learning and Representation of Traditional Ecological Knowledge, in Participatory Monitoring of Mangroves and Fisheries on the Eastern Coast of Tanzania. Doctoral thesis, Rhodes University, Grahamstown.

  3. Sabai, D. 2016. Indigenous Knowledge & Critical realism on the Eastern Coast of Tanzania. In Price and Lotz-Sisitka (Eds) ‘Critical Realism, Environmental Learning, and Social-ecological Change’. London: Rutledge.

  4. Sabai, D. (2017). Disambiguating Praxis from Practice in natural resource management: a practical space for enhancing experiential learning in the eastern coast of Tanzania. The wetlands Diversity, 19.1(2017)85-95.

  5. Sabai, D. (accepted for publication in January, 2019). Factors that determine adoption of scientific indicators in community-based monitoring of mangrove ecosystem in Tanzania. Transylvania Review of Systematic and Ecological research Journal.

  6. Sabai, D. (Under review). Surfacing epistemological and ontological dissonances surrounding the perception and application of Paradigms and Theories in Environmental Research.

  7. Sabai, D. (under review). Lensing Social Learning across Paradigms: From Pedagogical To Ecological Praxis. South African journal of Indigenous Knowledge.

  8. Sabai, D. (under review). The Role of Women in Re-orienting Mangrove-Based Praxis in the Eastern Coast of Tanzania.