Japhet Joel Kashaigili

Associate Professor

Prof. Japhet Joel Kashaigili works for the Sokoine University of Agriculture in the College of Forestry, Wildlife and Tourism. He is currently the Head of Department of Forest Resources Assessment and Management.


Japhet is an Engineer with more than 18 years of professional experience in teaching, research and consultancy in water resources, agricultural water management, wetland ecosystems management, eco-hydrological analysis, climate change and adaptations, environmental impact assessment, Strategic Environmental and Social Assessment (SESA), programme/project monitoring and evaluation, and applied GIS & Remote Sensing in natural resources assessment and management.

Japhet has accumulated a wealth of experience from working as a Consultant, Principal Investigator and Researcher in several projects funded by different Bi-lateral donors, local and international NGOs and Development Banks. Donors include the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland, World Bank, African Development Bank, NORAD, USAID, CEPF, NERC, UKAID, UNDP, FAO, DFID, DelPHE and IWMI, as well as federal, regional and local governments in different countries including Tanzania, Rwanda, Kenya, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Australia and Norway. Japhet works with the government and NGOs where he plays an advisory role in many aspects of natural resources and environmental management. His major inputs in recent years have been on groundwater assessment and management; environmental flow assessment, including building climate resilient communities through climate smart solutions, and sustainable agricultural intensification.

He is presently working with the SAGCOT (Southern Agricultural Growth corridor of Tanzania) Centre Limited, providing relevant tools to assist in sustainable cluster planning and serving as an advisory member of the Ihemi Green Reference Group (IGRG) of the SAGCOT. 

He is a member in several professional bodies.

Research Interest
  • Water Resources
  • Hydrology
  • Wetland ecosystems
  • Applied Remote Sensing & GIS
  • Climate change


Contact information

Prof. Japhet J. Kashaigili,
Sokoine University of Agriculture,
College of Forestry wildlife and Management,
Department of Forest Resources Assessment and Management,
E-mail: jkashaigili@sua.ac.tz 

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