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Martine Kihumbe | RTI

Martine Yusuf Kihumbe

School and Community Inclusive Education Coordinator


MA, Education, St John’s University of Tanzania

BA, Education, St John’s University of Tanzania
Diploma, Education, Butimba Teachers College, Mwanza, Tanzania

Martine Kihumbe is an education expert with over 10 years of progressive experience implementing inclusive primary education activities at subnational, regional, and national levels in Tanzania. He has provided technical assistance to activities focused on institutional strengthening, policy implementation, math and reading instructional design, teacher training, girls’ and women’s education, and child protection, including with a focus on children with disabilities.  

He started his career as a teacher in Dodoma, Tanzania and since then has leveraged this experience to influence education system quality at-large through progressive engagement on donor-funded programs with fundamental knowledge, skills and practical experience in teaching and training facilitation, community development, and monitoring and evaluation. He has worked in the public sector and with United Nations agencies, refugee communities, and local communities in Tanzania. 

Currently, he leads activities aimed at increasing community support for safe and inclusive learning environments through the USAID Jifunze Uelewe Activity, including  building the capacity of government of Tanzania counterparts to plan and implement inclusion and community engagement activities; overseeing coordination with regional-based school and community inclusive education advisors;  overseeing the performance of the Regional School and Community Inclusive Education Specialists; and supporting and coordinating the planning and implementation of community engagement and inclusion education activities (in and outside of the school) across the program’s regions.

Mr. Kihumbe is an intermediate English speaker and a native Swahili speaker.