of Nakara S.E. Matemu

  • 1983 - 1986 Bsc in Geology, University of Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
  • 1988 - 1990 MSc in Mineralogy, University of Leicester and University of Hull, UK
  • 1994 - 1995 Post Graduate in Geological Survey, International Institute for Aerospace Survey and Earth Sciences, The Netherlands
  • 1996 Diploma in Remote Sensing and Environment, Environmental and Remote Sensing Institute, Zimbabwe
  • 1997 Graduate Diploma in Gemmology, Diamond Grading, Pearl and Organic Substances and Commercial Gemmology, German Gemmological Association Training Centre, Idar-Oberstein, German


  • Head of Mineralogical Section (1986 -1992) Ministry of Energy and Minerals (MEM) at Dodoma, Tanzania
  • Head of Mineralogical and Petrological Laboratory (1992-1996) Ministry of Energy and Minerals (MEM) at Dodoma Tanzania
  • Head of Laboratory Department and Chief Mineralogist (1996 to present) Southern and Eastern African Mineral Centre (SEAMIC) in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania


  • An Assessment of Industrial Potential of Chambogo Magnesite Deposit in Tanzania; MSc. Thesis submitted at Leicester University, UK, 1990.
  • A report on Assessment of Kagera Diatomite Deposit
  • Rift Valley Zeolite Occurrences
  • Assessment of Tanga Limestone
  • Survey of Industrial Mineral Consumer industries in Tanzania
  • Various technical mineralogical and petrological reports to mining companies e.g BHP, Anglo-American, Barick etc.

Professional Membership

  • Member of German Gemmological Association (FGG)
  • Member of Tanzania Geological Society
  • Member of Association of Remote Sensing of Africa German Gemmological Association (FGG)


Dr. Dalaly Kafumu
Commissioner for Mineral Resources
Ministry of Energy and Minerals
P.O.Box 2000
Dar es Salaam

Dr.Antonio M.A. Pedro
Officer-in-charge, RCID
United Nations Economic
Commission for Africa
P.O.Box 3001
Adis Ababa

Nakara S.E. Matemu

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