03/02/2011 11:00 MDT - Ms. Mary Kivaria has been involved with GLOBE for more than a decade, serving since 1997 as the first GLOBE Country Coordinator in Tanzania. In 2003, she was asked to lead the Environmental Education Unit (EEU) for the Ministry of Education and was tasked with monitoring GLOBE activities to promote the environment through active and participatory learning. Since the early days of GLOBE in Tanzania, Mary Kivaria has been a vital force for GLOBE implementation.
Mary Kivaria retired from her position with the Ministry of Education and Vocational Training for the government of Tanzania December 2010, where she served as the Country Coordinator for 13 years. Ms. Kivari will continue to assist with GLOBE in Tanzania, serving as the Assistant Country Coordinator to Mr. Robert E. M. Lwikolela. She plans to remain active with GLOBE and promote GLOBE activities through an NGO called FIDE, based in Arusha. Mary writes, “I understand the diversity of the country and know how to help teachers make effective change in their teaching.”