Dr. Hawa Mkwela is a qualified lecturer and social sciences researcher with over 15 years of experience in teaching at higher learning institutions, research and consultancy. She was part of the team to develop new curriculum for geography courses at Ardhi University in Tanzania and also participated in the review of recently approved Bachelor of Arts with Education curriculum at Tumaini University Dar es Salaam College (TUDARCo). Her research interest is on higher learning education development, environmental management and conservation, Geographical Information Systems, agricultural development, land justice, land use, family health, gender and childhood, women economic empowerment in urban and rural Tanzania. She is trained and competent in computer programs such as SPSS, MS Word, Excel, Database and ArcGIS. A fast learner, polite and punctual individual with a strong desire to eradicate poverty in Africa and other parts of the World. Involved in charitable activities in Tanzania and Norway and skilled at understanding different cultures and people from various backgrounds. Dr. Mkwela is a new business mentor and entrepreneur aiming at empowering women especially the low-income earners by providing them with skills and means for establishing and/or running a successful business.