Gabriel Malima is an Assistant Lecturer in the Department of Innovation, Technology Management and Entrepreneurship at the School of Business Studies and Humanities, Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology (NM-AIST). He holds an MSc in Management of Development from Van Hall Larenstein University, where he specialized in Rural Development and Communications. He also holds an MBA in Entrepreneurship and Marketing from Tumaini University, Tanzania, and earned his BSc in Agriculture General from Sokoine University of Agriculture, Tanzania. He has a number of publications in the areas of marketing, innovation development, mobile phone technology acceptance and use, and agriculture.
Before joining NM-AIST, Malima worked for more than 5 years with the University of Iringa as an assistant lecturer. While working at this University, he was a researcher on several projects such as the Companion Village Project, NAFAKA project, and the RUFORUM Legumes for Striga Management project in Tanzania. He has offered consultant services to organisation such as the International Institute of Agriculture in Tanzania and the Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor. In addition, Malima has worked with SNV (Stichting Nederlandse Vrijwilligers) to strengthening producer groups in collective bargaining and organizational governance in the Sunflower value chain in Mbeya.
Currently, Malima is involved in a number of research projects at NM-AIST. His research interests are in marketing, entrepreneurship, innovation development, intellectual property, and STEM education.