Halima Mohamed Mamuya

GTTP Tanzania

Halima Mamuya has experience in tourism, environmental protection, economic development and women’s affairs, and has served as a member of the Tanzanian parliament, a District Commissioner, Tanzanian tourism official, and company director and owner.

Halima Mamuya has experience in tourism, environmental protection, economic development and women’s affairs, and has served as a member of the Tanzanian parliament, a District Commissioner, Tanzanian tourism official, and company director and owner.She began her career with the Tanzanian Tourist Corporation in 1980 and served in various administrative positions, including representing her country abroad.  She also worked in the Journalist Environmental Association, as the national focal point of the UN International Convention to Combat Desertification, a District Commissioner, Geita District, and as the Secretary General of the Tanzania National Women organization.

From 2005 to 2010 she was a member of Parliament representing Arusha women.  She has also served as a board member or chair person of several organizations including the Ngorongoro Conservation Area authority, the Arusha Women, Environmental and Youth Development Association, and Miracle Corners of Tanzania.  She founded her import export and consulting company in 2007 and is involved in mining and export of industrial minerals and gemstones, and tourism and investment promotion.  Her educational background includes business studies at the Helsinki School of Economics and graduate courses at the University of Oslo.

Halima is developing the GTTP Tanzania pilot, which is a program of GTTP East Africa.  The focus of this new program, like GTTP’s other programs, is on sustainable tourism, human capital development and introducing young people to careers in this industry.  She will soon be starting a secondary-school pilot.