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About Johansein Rutaihwa

Dr.Johansein is a Trade Economist with practical experience in both private and public sector on the areas of regional integration particularly on industrial policy development and trade development as well as policy formulation and analysis. Currently Johansein is serving at UNIDO as Regional Industrial Policy Project Coordinator.He has previously worked with East Africa Community (EAC) Secretariat, REPOA and Ministry of Industry,Trade and Investment in Tanzania.
He has been intensely engaged in number of works involves industrial policy development in the EAC region and the tripartite initiatives, research proposal development, project evaluation, national consultant in various trade consultancy; Youth Think Tank in NEPAD, Ignite and budgeting with youth lens projects; report writing for General Budget Support (GBS) Annual review 2012; review and preparation of the National Strategy for Growth and Reduction of Poverty II (NSGRP II)/ MKUKUTA II for the sectors of industry, trade and marketing; Evaluation of EC-Tanzania Joint Budget Support Evaluation 2006-2011; Review of the National Trade Policy 2003; Review of National Mineral policy 2003; Draft of National Gas and Oil Policy 2012; Preparation of Global Competitiveness Report 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 for Tanzania data; Developing of the Ministry of Industry and Trade’s strategic plan for year 2011/2012-2015/2016; Preparation of the Ministry of Industry and Trade’s M&E framework; Operational plans and budgets; Drafting of sectoral cabinet papers; Developing Ministry’s ICT strategy; Assessed and evaluated the benefits of Tanzania to sign or not to sign EAC-EC-EPA on November 2010; and he has been involved in drafting and designing terms of references for various works at the Ministry and at East African Community Secretariat.


Present Economist, Ministry of Industry and Trade

Research Interests

Research and development, Project Coordination and Management, Trade facilitation and Investment, Trade negotiations, Resources Mobilization, Budgeting and Planning, Social impact Program Development, Project Evaluation, and Policy analysis

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Honors and Awards

  • United Republic of Tanzania, Undergraduate scholarship
  • Swedish International Development Agency, Post graduate scholarship

Contact Information

P.o Box 7061,
Dar es salaam


Articles (6)

Books (1)

Other Assignments (3)

Working Papers (4)

Presentations (7)

Policy brief (2)