• Ida Herdieckerhoff From University of Eastern Finland?

    idaewIda Herdieckerhoff is currently a PhD candidate in Environmental Policy at the University of Eastern Finland. Since 2019 she has been active in the Responsive Natural Resources Governance-Research Group and is also part of the MAKUTANO research project. Her main research interests are natural resource governance and collaborative management of natural resources. She has research experience in Mozambique and Tanzania. In her research she utilizes mainly qualitative research methods and pays particular focus on participatory methods. Her academic achievements also include a Master of Laws from the University of Cape Town and a Master in Social Sciences from the University of Eastern Finland.

  • Prof. Irmeli Mustalahti from University of Copenhagen, Denmark

    merriIrmeli Mustalahti, Professor of Natural Resource Governance has a PhD in participatory forest practices and impacts (University of Copenhagen, Denmark). She is a chair of Responsive Natural Resources Governance-Research Group (RNRG). Her main research and teaching interests are long-term empirical research on natural resource governance, environmental conflict resolution and collaborative management of natural resources. Since 2003, she has engaged with Academy of Finland funded research projects and being in close collaboration with various international research networks.

  • Dr. Neema Kiure Mssusa

    kiureeeNeema Kiure Mssusa joined the International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board (IPSASB) in January 2018. In 2016 and 2017, she served as a member of IPSASB Consultative Advisory Group.

    Dr. Neema has been the team leader in the International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS) implementation project for the Government of Tanzania since 2008. She has assisted the Tanzania Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs), Local Government Authorities and other Public Sector Entities on IPSAS implementation projects. Tanzania started complying with accrual based IPSAS during the year ended 30 June 2013. Thereafter, she has been working closely with the National Board of Accountants and Auditors (NBAA) and Accountant General’s Department to ensure that IPSAS updates are implemented effectively.

    Dr. Neema is an Assurance Partner at Ernst & Young, Tanzania, where she serves several Tanzanian private and public sector entities. She was the Vice Chairperson of the NBAA from June 2018 to May 2021, and the current Chairperson of Tanzania Association of Women Accountants (TAWCA). She is also a member of the Interim Academic Advisory Committee (IAAC) of the African Professionalisation Initiative (API).

History of CBE

The COLLEGE OF BUSINESS EDUCATION (CBE) was established in 1965 by the Act of the Parliament. COLLEGE OF BUSINESS EDUCATION Act No. 31 of 1965. His Excellency, J.K. Nyerere, the first President of the United Republic of Tanzania officially opened the new College in January 1965. The College was officially named the “College of Business Education” (CBE). The said Act of Parliament gives the College its legal status as an autonomous institution with its Governing Body. The College shall be governed and administered in accordance with the provisions of this Act.


The origin of the College of Business Education (CBE) is closely linked to the history of the Nation itself.

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