Mr. Ebenezer Stafford Mshana

Ebenezer Stafford Mshana is an Assistant Lecturer at the Department of Economic Law. He holds a Bachelor of Laws Degree (2000) and a Master of Laws Degree (2002) from the University of Dar es Salaam. Mr. Mshana also holds a Diploma in Advanced International Programme on Human Rights (2004) from Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, Lund University, Sweden. Currently, Mr. Mshana is pursuing his PhD Studies focusing on Customary Land Rights in Tanzania. Mr. Mshana is an Advocate of the High Court of Tanzania and he is a member of Tanganyika Law Society (the Bar Association for Mainland Tanzania). Mr. Mshana’s areas of specialization are Land Law, Conveyancing, Tax Law and Alternative Dispute Resolution.

Mr. Mshana’s contribution to higher education in Tanzania includes, but not limited to, serving as part-time lecturer and external examiner for various institutions of higher learning. For instance, he is a part-time lecturer at the Law School of Tanzania (2010 – Present). He also served as part-time lecturer at Ardhi University (2006-2010); and Open University of Tanzania, Dar es Salaam (2002-2004). Mr. Mshana has served as external examiner to various universities and institutes including, Institute of Tax Administration (ITA) (2012-2015); Institute of Finance Management (IFM) (2005-2013);Mzumbe University, Faculty of Law, Morogoro (2004-2014); Tumaini University, Dar es Salaam College (2004-2008); Institute of Social Work, Dar es Salaam (2007-2013). Mr. Mshana has also served as resource person and trainer for various seminars, conferences, workshops and symposia. Mr. Mshana can be contacted at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Consultancy and other Public Services

2014-2015: Baseline Survey to Establish the Scope and Nature of Access to Justice in Tanzania. Legal Services Facility (LSF).

2014-2014: Induction Course to the Board of Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority. Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority.

2014-2015: Feasibility Study and Preliminary Design for Construction of Railway Line from Mtwara – Songea with Spurs to Mbamba Bay and Mchuchuma. Reli Assets Holding Company (RAHCO).

2013-2015: Feasibility Study and Preliminary Design for Construction of Proposed New Railway from Arusha to Musoma. RAHCO.

2013-2014: Feasibility Study for Construction of Dar es Salaam City Council Regional Bus Terminal at Mbezi Luis. TIB Development Bank Ltd.

2013-2014: Draft Regulations on Prevention and Control of Pollution. Vice-President’s Office.

2013-2014: Draft Regulations on Procedures for Preparation, Adoption and Implementation of Environmental Action Plans. Vice-President’s Office.

2013-2014: Draft Guidelines for Environmental Inspectors. Vice-President’s Office.

2013-2014: Draft Regulations on Treatment of Hazardous and Non-Hazardous Liquid Waste from Industries. Vice-President’s Office.

2013-2014: Draft Regulations on Economic Instruments for Environmental Management. Vice-President’s Office.

2012-2013: Draft Regulations on Conservation of Biological Diversity In-Situ and Ex-Situ. Vice-President’s Office.

2012-2013: Draft Regulations on Control of Access to Genetic Resources. Vice-President’s Office.

2012-2013: Draft Regulations on Noxious Smell Emission Quality Standards. Vice-President’s Office.

2012-2013: Draft Regulations on Control of the Importation and Disposal of Stocks of Prior Informed Consent (PIC) Chemicals and their Waste. Vice-President’s Office.

2012-2013: Draft Regulations on Radiation Quality Standards. Vice-President’s Office.

2012-2013: Guidelines to Handle and Dispose of Hazardous Waste. Vice-President’s Office.

2012-2013: Guidelines on Management of Liquid Waste. Vice-President’s Office.

2012-2013: Guidelines on Protection of Ozone Layer and Stratosphere. Vice-President’s Office.

2012-2013: Guidelines for Mainstreaming Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) into Government and Company Policies and Plans. Vice-President’s Office.

2011-2011: Institutional Assessment of the Commission for Human Rights and Good Governance.

2011-2011: Legal Support for Preparation and Endorsement of the Trust Deed and Registration of the Board of Trustees of Ngarambe-Tapika (MUNGATA) WMA Society. WWF-TCO).

2011-2013: Draft Regulations on Sustainable Management of Protected Wetlands in Tanzania. WWF-TCO.

2011-2013: Draft Regulations for the Protection and Integrated Management of the Coastal Zone. WWF-TCO.

2011-2013: Draft Regulations for Urban Planning Act, 2007, Ministry of Lands, Housing and Human Settlements Development.

2010-2013: Establishment of Harmonized Modalities and Mechanisms for Community Compensation and Carbon Markets: The Case Study of REDD Pilot Projects in Tanzania. CCIAM Programme.

2010-2011: Defining, Preparing, Developing and Delivery of a Programme for Enhancing Scope, Impact, Effectiveness and Efficiency of Ward Tribunals in Administering Justice. PMO-RALG.

2010-2010: Analysis of Natural Resources Policies and Legal Framework and Challenges Facing the Forestry, Fisheries and Forestry Sub-Sectors in Programme Targeted Areas, WWF-Tanzania Country Office.

2010-2013: Draft Regulations for Urban Planning Act, 2007 under Private Sector Competitiveness Project, Ministry of Lands, Housing and Human Settlements Development.

2009-2009: Non Tax Revenue Study, PriceWaterhouseCoopers Services Limited for Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs.

2008 - 2010: Improving Mortgage Process and Land Transfer, Tanganyika Law Society under the auspices of BEST Programme.

2008- 2008: Wami-Mbiki Society Wildlife Management Area Constitution: Roles of Members and Office Holders, Transparency and Financial Accountability, 25-28 March 2008, Bagamoyo.

2007- 2007: Training on Harmonisation of Framework Laws with Decentralization by Devolution for Ministerial Task Forces, PMO-RALG: Local Government Reform Programme, September-November 2007, Morogoro.

2006-2006: Supervision and Provision of Guidance on Tanzania Civil Justice Review to Judges, Registrars, State Attorneys and Advocates Workshops, Ministry of Planning, Economy and Empowerment, BEST Programme.

2007- 2007: Preparatory Workshop for Ministerial Task Forces on the Induction Course and Tasks Ahead, PMO-RALG: LGRP, 13-14 April 2007, Morogoro.

2007- 2007: Working Session for Local Government Authorities Solicitors on Constitutional Revision and Comprehensive Local Government Legislation, PMO-RALG: Local Government Reform Programme, 8-11 June 2007, Dar es Salaam.

2006- 2006: Second Working Session on the Review and Harmonisation of Laws to be in Line with the Policy on Decentralization by Devolution, PMO-RALG: Local Government Reform Programme, 7-8 December 2006, Dar es Salaam.

2006- 2006: First Working Session on the Review and Harmonisation of Laws to be in Line with the Policy on Decentralization by Devolution, PMO-RALG: Local Government Reform Programme, 12-15 October 2006, Morogoro.

2006-2006: Experience on the Implementation of Decentralization by Devolution Policy, PMO-RALG: Local Government Reform Programme, Dodoma RAS Office, Coast Region RAS Office, Dodoma Municipal Council, Kinondoni Municipal Council and Kibaha Town Council.

2006-2006: Concept Paper on Review of Civil Justice in Tanzania, Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs - Commercial Dispute Resolution Component, BEST Programme.

2005- 2005: Training of Trainers Programme for Tanzania Prisons Service Instructors, Ministry of Home Affairs, Bagamoyo.

2005-2005: Training of Trainers for ZIETO Instructors, Ministry of Home Affairs, Zanzibar.

2005-2005: Training of Trainers Programme for Tanzania Police Force Instructors, Ministry of Home Affairs, Dar es Salaam.

2002- 2003:UNDP/GEF East Africa Cross-Border Biodiversity Project, Review of Policies, Laws and Institutions to Manage East Africa’s Cross-Border Biodiversity: Site Policy Analysis.

2002-2002: Media Council of Tanzania, Review of the Media Council of Tanzania Constitution.

2001-2001: IUCN-Rufiji Environmental Management Project, Training of Villagers in Legal Issues Pertaining to Community Control of Natural Resources in Rufiji District, Coast Region.

Research and Other Scholarly Activities

Visiting Scholar, Brown University, Rhode Island, USA, August-December 2009.

Policies, Laws and Institutions to Manage East Africa’s Cross-Border Biodiversity: Site Policy Analysis-Tanzania Country Report, African Centre for Technology Studies, Nairobi; UNDP-GEF East African Cross-Border Biodiversity Project, May 2004 (with B.K. Kaale).

Mortgage of a Right of Occupancy in Tanzania: The Mortgagee’s Remedy of Sale of the Mortgaged Land, LL.M. Dissertation, University of Dar es Salaam, 2002.

Training of Villagers in Legal Issues Pertaining to Community Control of Natural Resources, Rufiji Environment Management Project Technical Report No. 21, July 2001 (with Dr. H. Majamba and Mr. T. Macha).

The Incidence of Sexual Offences in Tanzania, LL.M. Coursework Paper, UDSM, June 2001.

The Defence of Insanity in Criminal Trials: The Case of Tanzania, LL.M. Coursework Paper, UDSM, June 2001.

The Impact of the Land Act No. 4 of 1999 on Mortgagees, LL.M. Coursework Paper, UDSM, June 2001.

Security of Customary Land Tenure: The Case of Tanzania, LL.M. Coursework Paper, UDSM, June 2001.

Wetlands Management and the Legal Framework in Tanzania, Research Report, IUCN-ROSA/ LEAT Environmental Law Internship, 2001.

Political Parties and Pluralism in Tanzania: The Role of the Registrar of Political Parties, LL.B. Third Year Research Paper, University of Dar es Salaam, 2000.

Publications

Politics of REDD: What are Communities’ Expectations on Access and Benefit Sharing under REDD Pilot Projects in Tanzania? Prime Research on Education ISSN: 2251-1253 Vol. 1(7), pp. 134-140, December 18th, 2011. Available at www.primejournal.orgBAM. (with Shemdoe, RS, Kibassa, D, Kingazi, S and Mombo, F).

Legal Issues Pertaining to Community Control of Natural Resources, Rufiji Environment Management Project Technical Report No. 21, July 2001 (with H. Majamba & T. Macha).

Contributing Writer: 2005, Concise Text and Manual of Forensic Medicine, Medical Law and Ethics in East Africa, Independent Medico-Legal Unit (IMLU), Nairobi.

Awards and Honours

Brown University’s Office of International Programs Grant, Brown University-UDSM Exchange Program, Brown University, USA, 2009.

Flemish Scholarship, Summer Course on Human Rights: The Hague, the Netherlands; Strasbourg, France and Leuven, Belgium, 2004.

SIDA Grant, Advanced International Programme on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, Lund University, Sweden, 2004.

DPGS Scholarship, University of Dar es Salaam, LL.M. Studies, 2000-2002.

University Prize, University of Dar es Salaam, 2000.

Law Prize, Faculty of Law, University of Dar es Salaam, 2000.

Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education Prize, UDSM, 2000.

Sheikh Muhammed Zulfrullah Khan, Faculty of Law, University of Dar es Salaam, 2000.

Tanzania Breweries Ltd Prize, Faculty of Law, University of Dar es Salaam, 2000.

Rotary Club of Arusha Award for Best Advanced Level English Essay, 1995.

School Prize, Mwenge Primary School, Moshi, Kilimanjaro, 1988.