Tuesday, 2 June 2015
Professor Muhongo licha ya kujiuzulu kwa Kashfa ya ESCROW atangaza kugombea uraisi
E ndelea hapa Kumfahamu :Professor Sospeter Muhongo was born in Musoma town, Tanzania on 25.06.1954. He is married to Bertha, has a son Rukonge, and is guardian to three orphans.
Editor-in-chief of the Journal of African Earth Sciences
Fellow of several highly learned professional societies including the Geological Society of London. the Geological Society of America. the Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences and the Tanzania Academy of Sciences.
Vice President for Commission of the Geological Map of the World (CGMW), 2005-to date.
Worked as a Visiting Researcher, University of Mainz, Germany in 2000-2009
Founder and first Executive Director of the International Council for Science (ICSU)- Africa Region. ICSU is a non-governmental organization with a global membership of national scientific bodies (121 members) and international scientific unions (30 members).
2009 candidate for the post of Director General for UNESCO.
Honours and awards
1977: Vice-Chancellor’s Prize, University of Dar es Salaam
1979: Gondwana Prize, University of Dar es Salaam
2004: Robert Shackleton Award for Outstanding Precambrian Research in Geology of Africa – the flagship award of the Geological Society of Africa. He was the first recipient for this award
2006: National Award for Research in Science and Technology (NARST) by the Tanzania Commission for Science and Technology
2007: The Honours Award of the Geological Society of South Africa.
2011: Ordre des Palmes Académiques (Order of Academic Palms) at Officier (Officer) grade by the French Government
University of Pretoria, Honorary Professor of Geology since 2006
Honorary Research Fellow of the Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences (FCAGS)
Muhongo is the author or co-author of over 150 scientific articles and technical papers and has co-authored the publication of large-scale geological maps of Africa, East Africa and Tanzania.
List of selected publications
Technology and Innovation for Socio-Economic Development: Success Stories from Africa, 175 pp, Pretoria, South Africa (ISBN 978 0 620 45741 5)
Hot granulite nappes – tectonic styles and thermal evolution of Proterozoic Granulite Belt in East Africa. Tectonophysics 477, Issue 3-4, 160-173.
The role of knowledge, science, technology and innovation. In: Future of Planet Earth, Seminar Proceedings, Foundation For the Future (FFF)/UNESCO publication, p. 147-153.
Geology and Mineral Map of Tanzania. Scale: 1:2.000.000 . (BRGM-UDSM-GST team)
Vestiges of the Mesoproterozoic events in the Neoproterozoic Mozambique Belt: the East African Perspective in the Rodinia puzzle. Gondwana Research Journal, Vol. 6, pp 409–416.
High-pressure granulite-facies metagabbros in the Ubendian Belt of SW Tanzania: preliminary petrography and P-T estimates. Journal of African Earth Sciences, Vol. 34, pp 279–285.
Single Zircon Evaporation and SHRIMP ages for granulite facies rocks in the Mozambique belt of Tanzania. Journal of Geology, Vol. 109, pp 171–189.
Anatomy of the Mozambique belt of eastern and southern Africa: evidence from Tanzania. Gondwana Research Journal, Vol. 2/3, pp 369–375.
Geological Characteristics of the Suture between West and East Gondwana. Gondwana Research Journal, Vol. 2/4, pp 595–599.
Pan-African pressure temperature evolution of the Merelani area in the Mozambique belt in northeast Tanzania. Journal of African Earth Sciences, Vol. 29/2 pp 353–365.