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  • Contributor, V-Dem (Varieties of Democracy) – Democracy, Elections and Political Parties in Zanzibar(2000-2020).
  • Researcher, Providing for Peacekeeping Project – International Peace Institute (IPI) (2015-Ongoing).
  • Research in Popular Music and Culture (2019-Ongoing).
  • Research in Politics and Elections in Tanzania (Ongoing).
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Knowledge and Skill sets; great aides in today’s marketplace

By Umu Jalo          I recently graduated from my undergraduate studies after a 13-year break between my first and second year, and my third and fourth year. It was a beautiful Saturday morning this past October and I was grinning like a Cheshire cat all through the graduation ceremony. Finally, I was given the powers to actually read, without having to skirt around whenever I was asked about the status of my degree by some HR officer somewhere behind a desk in the course of the thirteen years I was away....

Knowledge and Skill sets; great aides in today’s marketplace

By Umu Jalo          I recently graduated from my undergraduate studies after a 13-year break between my first and second year, and my third and fourth year. It was a beautiful Saturday morning this past October and I was grinning like a Cheshire cat all through the graduation ceremony. Finally, I was given the powers to actually read, without having to skirt around whenever I was asked about the status of my degree by some HR officer somewhere behind a desk in the course of the thirteen years I was away....

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Lessons Lessons!

By Umu Jalo These past few years have come with heavy lessons that life prior had not prepared us all for. Nobody alive now was there during the last global pandemic of the Spanish flu to prepare us now for the skill set that we required for buoyancy and resilience of having our lives turned upside down. The thing is, this has been a real test of survival, reinvention, risk taking, at least for me, in navigating this new world the best I know how, and here are the lessons I...