DR. ROBERT NTAKAMULENGA EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEMBER
Dr. Robert Ntakamulenga has over 35 years experience in the fields of public health and environmental management. He joined Tanzania's National Environment Management Council (NEMC) in July 2006 as Principal Environmental Management Officer and was promoted to the position of Director, Compliance and Enforcement in July, 2007, a position he holds to date. As Director of Compliance and Enforcement, Dr. Ntakamulenga oversees 16 technical staff and is responsible for all environmental compliance and enforcement matters throughout Tanzania.
Dr. Ntakamulenga's career dates back to 1977 when he started out as a Health Officer in-charge of Ulyankulu Refugee Settlement in Tanzania, later becoming the District Health Officer in Urambo District. Between 1980 - 2005 Dr. Ntakamulenga held various teaching positions in leading institutions in Tanzania, including: Vice - Principal, Health Assistants School, Mpanda; Principal, Vector Control Training Centre, Tanga; Tutor, School of Hygiene, Dar es Salaam; and Part-time Lecturer, Muhimbili University Of Health Sciences.
Dr. Ntakamulenga represents Tanzania in the EANECE Executive Committee and also coordinates the network's activities in his country through the EANECE Tanzania Chapter.
Besides his work, Dr. Ntakamulenga also holds the following positions: Secretary General, Tanzania Health Officer's Association; Member, Environmental Health Practitioners Registration Board; Member, Chemical Emergency Response Committee of the Government Chemist Laboratory Agency ; Member, Chemical Registration Committee of the of the Government Chemist Laboratory Agency; Member, National Advisory Committee on Plague Control; Member, National Advisory Committee on Multi-sectoral Health Policy on the Prevention and Control of Vectors and Vector-borne Diseases; Member, Food Technical Committee of the Tanzania Foods and Drugs Authority; Member, Environmental
Management Standards Divisional Committee of the Tanzania Bureau of Standards
Dr. Ntakamulenga earned his PhD (Environmental Sanitation in the Control of Intestinal Helminths) from the University of Copenhagen in Denmark (2003). He holds an Msc. in Tropical Public Health Engineering from the University of Leeds, United Kingdom. Besides, he holds an Advanced Diploma in Public Health Engineering from Ardhi Institute (now Ardhi University), Dar-es-Salaam and a Diploma in Environmental Health Sciences from the School of Hygiene, University of Dar-es -Salaam (now Muhimbili University of Health sciences), Tanzania.