19 Feb

Dr. Willison Mutagwaba

Dr Willison K. Mutagwaba has over thirty years of working experience in different sectors
including research, academic, natural resources, mining, oil and gas. For the last sixteen
years he has been instrumental in managing an environmental consulting business through
which he has undertaken extensive studies. He has provided consulting work for different
Governments and institutions, private companies, international organizations and academic
institutions. His experience spans from strategic and policy level advisory roles for
Governments in Tanzania, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Lesotho and Swaziland. This has
included participation as a resource person in various committees and task forces in mineral
sector development and reform. He has been instrumental in leading Environmental and
Social Impact Assessments for most large-scale mining operations in Tanzania. His work on
the environment has included environmental audits, preparation of management plans,
implementation of management systems and providing training of company staffs. He has
conducted specialised environmental baseline studies and coordinated large research teams
for large Projects. He has advised Governments on various aspects of artisanal and small-
scale mining (Ghana, Malawi, Uganda and Tanzania) and has participated in developing
conflict mitigation strategies, as well as formalising of ASM through piloting, fair trade of gold
initiatives. He has led numerous workshops to share the results of various studies and
assessments with a variety of governmental, private sector and community stakeholders and
is well versed in various participatory approaches. He is currently working as the Managing
Director of MTL Consulting Company Limited in Tanzania.