Carlos Mureithi: International Journalist Inspired by Climate Solutions

June 12, 2024

Portrait of Carlos MureithiCarlos Mureithi always loved writing. He wanted to become a professional writer so that he could tell important stories. In high school he regularly wrote letters to the editor of The Standard, one of Keyna’s largest newspapers, and he decided that he wanted to pursue journalism. After spending five years working at the Daily Nation in Kenya, Mureithi desired to...

Annelise Gill-Wiehl

Fellowship Recipient
Energy and Resources Program

Article on cookstove research in Tanzania.

ERG grad student Annelise Gill-Wiehl Challenges Cookstove Emission Research

January 23, 2024

Rocca and FLAS fellowship recipient, Annelise Gill-Wiehl’s conducts research on the affect of efficient cookstoves in Tanzania. Gill-Wiehl, Daniel Kammen, and Kathrine Lau’s findings share that these cookstoves are “overestimated” in their carbon saving credit. Other news media outlets such as the Financial Times have picked up this story revealing “flawed measures of emission”, click...

Ravina and Rushika Pattni: The Powerhouse Sister Duo in Tanzania

April 1, 2024

Ravina and Rushika Pattni

Ravina and Rushika Pattni are two exceptional women making a difference in Tanzania and beyond on the African continent. Ravina earned her bachelor’s degree at UC Berkeley as a Mastercard Foundation Scholar, majoring in Development Studies and Economics. Although she then obtained a Master of Public Administration in Development Practice from...

James Bartolome

Environmental Science, Policy and Management

Machiko Tsubura

Research Fellow
Center for African Studies

Machiko Tsubura is a Research Fellow in the African Studies Group of the Area Studies Center at the Institute of Developing Economies in Japan. Her research interests lie in electoral and party politics, and governance in sub-Saharan Africa with a focus on Tanzania. Her current research themes are: 1) presidential nomination and management of factionalism in dominant parties in Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa and Tanzania in comparative perspective; and 2) the influence of socialism on contemporary Tanzanian politics by employing the political settlement approach.

Elizabeth Boner


During her time as a Visiting Scholar and Fellowship Recipient in the Department of Education at UC Berkeley, Dr. Boner's research theme was "The making of the entrepreneur in rural Tanzania: Experimenting with neo-liberal power through discourses of entrepreneurship, partnership, and participatory education".