Title / Position: Senior Researcher
Blandina has practical experience in research, training and policy analysis. As a senior researcher, her engagement in dialogues, publications locally and internationally derived from her work in economic transformation, financial inclusion, SDGs, women empowerment, value chains in agriculture and poverty. Blandina is a Joint Programme Director of the five years research programme on “Tanzania as a future Petro State” working on the component on Data for Policy Making and Public Engagement. She holds a PhD from Leiden University, a Master’s (MPAID) from Harvard Kennedy School and her first degree from the University of Dar es Salaam. Blandina seats in different technical working groups, the Household Budget Survey and Child Poverty Technical Working group. She lectures on Poverty Statistics and Gender Statistics. Blandina is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Economic Society of Tanzania (EST) from February 2018.
She enjoys snorkelling, baking and working with young people.