Professor Honest Prosper Ngowi (PhD Economics) is the Head of Department of Short Courses, Research and Consultancy Mzumbe University Dar Es Salaam College Campus. He is also the founder of ANO Consulting Ltd. He has researched, consulted and published widely (over 60 academic publications, 70 research and consultancy reports and over 250 newspaper and magazine articles). He is a specialist in development economics and business with an interest in macroeconomics; international trade; Foreign Direct Investments (FDIs); Entrepreneurship; private sector development; Economic Growth, Regional integration; Economic Crisis; Oil and Gas economy and many other current economic and business issues. Professor Ngowi is Distinguished Fellow at the African Centre for Technology Studies (ACTS) based in Nairobi Kenya. He is also a member of Consortium of Senior Scholars at the University of Lusaka Zambia and has served as a visiting senior research fellow at the University of Bergen Norway. He has served as external examiner at a number of universities including Makerere University (Uganda), North West University (South Africa), University of Dar Es Salaam, Sokoine University of Agriculture, Institute of Financial Management, Institute of Tax Administration and Tumaini University. He has also served as a reviewer for a number of academic journals. Ngowi has a very close link with the corporate world. He seats in the board of directors of several corporates including Tanzania Investment Centre (TIC), Economic and Social Research Foundation (ESRF), Foundation for Civil Society, Envirocare (Deputy chair), Restless Development (Board Chair), SWISSAID and Mama Misitu Campaign. Sadly passed away in 2022.