Kupanga ni Kuchagua

Staff Profile

Ms. Praise T. Mdendemi - Assistant Lecturer

Area of Expertise

Entrepreneurship and Business Management

Work Experience

Praise Mdendemi works as an Assistant Lecturer in the Department of Development Finance and Management Studies at the Institute of Rural Development Planning. She is a Business Administrative professional majoring in Entrepreneurship with over six years of working experience as a part-time lecturer (2016-2019) at IRDP, as an Administrator and Logistician at Swisscontact INGO bearing the position of an Office Manager (2019-2021) and full-time Assistant lecturer at IRDP (2022-current).

Professional Skills

  • Community mobilization and training. Worked with Voluntary Service Organization (VSO)-International Citizenship Service ICS, preparing events on Active Citizenship Days (ACD), Community Action Days (CADs) and Entrepreneurship education to Youth Economic Empowerment groups (YEE) (01/2018-04/2018).
  • Administrative skills. Managed work scheduling, vehicles, office equipment, and invoices at Swiss contact INGO in Mwanza (10/2019-04/2021).
  • Report writing and Presentation skills. Submitted weekly, monthly and quarterly reports for the U-Learn II Project at Swiss contact Mwanza; lectures to students NTA levels 4 to 8 at IRDP Dodoma.

Research and academic Interests

Main research and academic interests are in Entrepreneurship and Business development, innovation, and agri-preneurship.


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