Nipael Mrutu


Telephone: 255 22 2150051


Dr. Nipael Mrutu joined IED,EA as a lecturer in January 2015


PhD in Anthropology at the University of Van Amsterdam, School of Social Science Research, Netherlands, 2019
Masters in Medical Anthropology, University of Van Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2006
Bachelor of law, Tumaini University, Iringa, Tanzania, 2003

Current areas of teaching

Research methods
Foundation of early childhood care and education
Curriculum and context in early childhood
Early childhood literacy

Research interests

  • Child and youth health and well being
  • Children rights
  • Education


  1. Legal Officer at United Law Chambers , Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, 2003-2004
  2. Resident Magistrate at the Resident Magistrates court in Dodoma, Tanzania, 2005
  3. Research Coordinator at Health and Development International Consultants (HDIC), 2006-2008
  4. Community Engagement coordinator at Mkombozi Centre for Street Children, 2008-2009
  5. Researcher at the University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2009-2013
  6. Researcher at the  Institute for Educational Development, East Africa (IED, EA)  Mapping Early Childhood Education in Tanzania project, 2014
  7. Lecturer at the Institute for Educational Development, East Africa, (IED, EA), 2015 to date

Professional associations

Tanzania Women Lawyers Association (TAWLA)
Association of Social Science and Humanities on HIV/AIDS (ASSH)

Awards and honours

Amsterdam Masters in Medical Anthropology thesis award

Created on:04/26/2016 Last modified:07/27/2022