PICOTEAM is a network-organisation with nodes in Africa, Latin America and Europe
  that supports efforts to bring about change and innovations for sustainable development.

PICOTEAM Ltd. PICO Southern Africa PICO Uganda PICO Tanzania PICO Latin America
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Mwelukilwa Joshua Sizya

Mwelukilwa Joshua Sizya
Team Leader Tanzania

Mwelukilwa’s current interests centre around the concept of empowerment and the associated processes and strategies to make poor people more influential in the various forms of pro-poor development interventions and programmes - small and medium enterprise development, microfinance services, impact assessment programmes from the perspective of the poor, etc. He is engaged in the institutionalisation of genuine participatory development interventions in government institutions particularly in the local government extension departments of Tanzania. Through these engagements Mwelukilwa applied the basic strands of organisational development theory and practice which enables him to design organisational development  innovations and interventions.

As a development activist and consultant he has been active over the last fifteen years and worked in several countries of the region as, for instance, Ethiopia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Malawi, Zambia, Uganda and Kenya. Mwelukilwa started with pioneering and ground breaking work of initiating silent reforms in rural extension approaches and introducing village based planning processes in Mbulu District, Tanzania.

He joined PICOTEAM in 2006 and is currently engaged in contributing to the design and implementation of an innovative intervention that focuses on building the foundation for a community based competence to demand services from the government delivery system. This assignment he engages in as Professor of the Moshi University College of Cooperatives and Business Studies (MUCCOBS).

Mwelukilwa has started his career as an educationist and holds a Diploma of Education from the University of East Africa and a B.Sc. (Hons.) from the University of Dar-es-Salaam. Additionally, he owns a M.Sc. (Statistics and Operational Research) from the University of Essex, United Kingdom and a Diploma in Cooperative Management form the ILO Turin Centre, Italy