Edmund is a researcher for Oxfam's Tanzania programmes. He works with multi-disciplined local and international research and evaluations completed or commissioned by Oxfam and partners. This research covers a broad array of areas, including power relations, food justice, governance and investment on agriculture, obstacles to beneficial key staple foods and its effects on farmers and food security, women collective action, feasibility of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and Bt Cotton in Tanzania, and Education Project Evaluation in Tanzania.
Prior to joining Oxfam, Edmund was a lecturer of Management Sciences at the School of Public Administration and Management at the Mzumbe University in Tanzania. He has worked in number of north-south collaborative researches, consultancies and publications.
His major publications are in the field of land conflicts and resources rights, e-government, comparative social welfares and mobile for development (M4D), which were published in a couple of local and international peer reviewed journals and international conferences. Edmund has also published a book and a book chapter: a book is about place and tourism promotion which showcases strategic tourism development and urban renaissance.
Edmund holds a masters degree in Public Administration from the University of Agder, Norway, and a postgraduate diploma in Poverty Analysis for Socioeconomic Development from the Erasmus University of Rotterdam, The Netherlands. He is also a member of the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) which prepares annual international conferences across the globe discussing the role of information technology in development. He is also a member of Voices for Africa: empowering African youth through technology.
You can also follow Edmund on Twitter @matotay.