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Baraka Sekadende is a Senior Research Scientist, working with the Tanzania Fisheries Research Institute (TAFIRI). She holds a Bachelor of Science in Marine Sciences from the University of Dar es Salaam (1999), an MSc in Environmental Science and Technology from UNESCO-IHE Delft, the Netherlands (2002) and a PhD in Aquatic Science from the University of Dar es salaam (2015). She also holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Limnology and Wetland Ecosystems which she acquired from Mondsee - Austria. She has more than 15 years of working experience, and she is a multi-disciplinary research scientist, with a wide range of research interests including phytoplankton ecology, wetland ecology, management and conservation, nutrients cycling in aquatic ecosystems and aquatic pollution in general.

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Sekadende, B. C, Machiwa, J. and Mwanuzi, F. Processes Governing the Retention of Phosphorus and Nitrogen in Nyashishi Wetland. Open Journal of Ecology, 4, 124-134
Sekadende, B.C., Lyimo, T.J., Kurmayer, R. Microcystin production by cyanobacteria in the Mwanza Gulf (Lake Victoria, Tanzania). Hydrobiologia 543, 299-304.
Sekadende, B.C., Mbonde, A.S.E., Shayo, S., Lyimo, T.J. Phytoplankton species diversity and abundance in satellite lakes of Lake Victoria basin (Tanzanian side). Tanzania Journal of Science 30, 83–92.
Mshana, J.G., Sekadende, B. Assessment of Heavy Metal Pollution in Octopus cyanea in the Coastal Waters of Tanzania. Journal of Health and Pollution 4, 10-17.
Mbonde A.S.E, Shayo, S., BC. Sekadende and TJ Lyimo. Phytoplankton species diversity and abundance in the nearshore waters of Tanzania side of Lake Victoria. Tanzania Journal of Science. Special issue on Lake Victoria. 30 (1) :71-82.
Descy, J.P., Hardy, M.A., Stenuite, S., Pirlot, S., Leporcq, B., Kimirei, I., Sekadende, B., Mwaitega, S.R., Sinyenza, D. (2005)Phytoplankton pigments and community composition in Lake Tanganyika. Freshwater Biology 50, 668-684
Shoko, A.P., Limbu, S.M., Lamtane, H.A., Kishe-Machumu, M.A., Sekadende, B., Ulotu, E.E., Masanja, J.C., Mgaya, Y.D. (2019) The role of fish-poultry integration on fish growth performance, yields and economic benefits among smallholder farmers in sub-Saharan Africa, Tanzania. African Journal of Aquatic Science 44, 1-10
Arakaki S, Izumi Minamura, Ohnmar Myint, Ulomi Shadrack, Sekadende Baraka, Takagi Kimberly, Higuchi Shusei, Tsurumi Ryota, Cohen Itay, Koren Shachar, Oomori Tamotsu, Tsuchiya Makoto (2009). Short term temporal and spatial Dynamics of nutrients and organic materials in the Island river systems of Okinawa. Journal of University of Ryukus, Vol.03-14.
Wagner, G., Mgaya, Y., Akwilapo, F., Ngowo, R., Sekadende, B., Allen, A., Price, N., Zollet, E., Mackentley, N., (2001) Restoration of coral reef and mangrove ecosystems at Kunduchi and Mbweni, Dar es Salaam, with community participation, pp. 467-488

Position:Senior Research Officer II
Email: barakasekadende@tafiri.go.tz
Address:P.O. Box 475 Mwanza