Prof. Innocent Zilihona

Prof. Innocent Zilihona is a Director of Programmes at Engage Consult Company Limited. He is a development consultant with strong orientation on environmental planning and management, local governance and Project planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation. He also has extensive experience of working with public sector as a trainer, facilitator, researcher and consultant. Prof. Zilihona has worked as a Research Officer with the Tanzania Forestry Research Institute and Senior Lecturer, Associate professor and Professor at the Institute of Rural Development Planning located in Dodoma. Prof. Zilihona has been involved in capacity building initiatives in Tanzania including Local Government Capacity Building Programme. He was one of the facilitators for Local Government skills development modules on development planning and strategic planning; monitoring and evaluation of development projects, leadership and management skills for LGA staff and elected officials; data collection, information management and record keeping, project planning and management, and budgeting procedures. He is conversant with various adult learning facilitation techniques. Furthermore, Prof. Zilihona has vast experience in working with both local and international Organizations such as International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), World Vision Tanzania, Plan International, Compassion International Tanzania, Department for International Development (DFID), Management for Development Foundation (MDF) and NUFFIC (The Netherland) FINNIDA (Finland), UNDP Malawi, UNDP Tanzania, UNICEF Tanzania, UNHABITAT. In addition Prof Zilihona has worked with various Government Ministries, Department and Agencies in Tanzania, Burundi, Rwanda, Kenya, Uganda and Malawi. Prof Zilihona has therefore experience of working in a multi-stakeholders and culture environment.