Mzee Ndukai has Bachelor Degree in Environmental Sciences and Management from Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) and Masters Degree in Business Administration from the Open University of Tanzania (OUT).
Mzee has long experience of working with international NGOs that deal with holistic community development programs. He worked with World Vision Tanzania (WVT), Voluntary Service Overseas and Techno Serve. In WVT, he served three positions of Project Facilitator, Program Development Coordinator and Senior Program Officer Humanitarian Emergence Affairs. Where, in the other two organizations he served the position of Project Manager and Program Partnership Manager. In the three organizations, his role was to work with community-based programs/projects and partners who implemented the programs/projects.
In the course of working with both communities and partners, he gets several achievements that transformed people lives. In 2010, Mzee produced program design document (PDD) that implemented in the following five years to transform the lives of the communities of which 50
classrooms constructed at primary schools and community contribution is 60 % of the construction cost. The community from the program area formed SACCOS, which accumulated a capital worth TZS 100,000,000 in 2011 through members trading with shares and annual membership fee. In addition, he wrote a proposal in 2015, and awarded 57,000 GB from Start Funds and concept paper and awarded 50,000 USD by World Vision USA and those funds used to implement community recovery projects. He managed partners who built the capacity of beneficiaries on enterprise development. The partners trained 4,500 youth on efficacy skills, as a result 250 new small businesses started by trained youth. In addition, 64 small and medium (SMEs) enterprises trained on business operation thereafter one SME become she second in East Africa region in honey processing during trade fair in 2017 in Uganda.
With the new role in Blue Ventures, Mzee will work with other BV teams to support partners who implement activities aimed on transforming the lives of fisheries while enhancing to contribute to sustainable costal conservation.