Prof. Joseph Semboja is an acknowledged leader in the field of Development Economics, with extensive research experience in the areas of growth and poverty reduction. He holds a B.A. and M.A. from the University of Dar es Salaam, MSc. and Ph.D. from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He currently heads a leadership capacity building organization in the Institute of African Leadership for Sustainable Development (UONGOZI Institute).