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Dr Alfred Sebahene, PhD

Ag. Head, Department of Corruption Studies

Institute of Development Studies &

Lecturer in Systematic Theology and Ethics

School of Theology and Religious Studies

St. John's University of Tanzania

Department of Corruption Studies

Fostering and Sustaining Christian Integrity to Counter Corruption

“Corruption and injustice, like cancers, are both real and life threatening. Both are talked about more than actually understood. Efforts to combat corruption and injustice are incoherent and inadequate. Understanding the nature, the sources and the forms of corruption is critical to any viable war against it.”

Dr Alfred Sebahene, PhD

Ag. Head, Department of Corruption Studies

About Us

The Department of Corruption Studies is a new initiative at St. John’s University of Tanzania in the city of Dodoma, the capital of Tanzania.

The Department contributes to the war against corruption by responding to the needs of the community, business, and government – internally, locally and globally.

The Department is a place of advisory work, research and education, a channel for effective and meaningful Community Engagement and authentic Christian witness in Tanzania and beyond.

Our Commitment


To create an environment in which corruption is abolished through promoting integrity, honesty, transparency, objectivity, accountability, safe systems, good governance and professionalism within ourselves, the university, the church and the nation.

Our Motivation

  1. Genuine Institution with A Vision: The department is a segment within a private university owned by the Anglican Church of Tanzania, established in 2007 and chartered as prescribed by the Universities Act of 2005 of the United Republic of Tanzania.
  1. Strategic Location: Our University is located in the city of Dodoma, now the national capital city, which is rapidly becoming a symbol of Tanzania’s social, economic and cultural values and aspirations. Our commitment to addressing corruption will make Dodoma an efficient and satisfying place to carry on the political, legislative, cultural, administrative, commercial, education and religious business of Tanzania.
  1. Experience, Knowledge and Interdisciplinary Capacity: After a decade (2007-2017) of successful service in providing high quality and relevant education through teaching and learning; undertaking research, innovation and consultancy; contribute significantly to the national development, we want to broaden our vision for community engagement by joining the discourse that follows the increased global con­sciousness of the negative effects of corruption on individuals and societies.

Our Purpose

  1. Fulfilling the University Vision: We want coordinated efforts that magnify, accelerate and sustain the University’s vision of developing humankind holistically to learn to serve God and humanity to impact toward the permanent reduction of corruption.
  1. Awareness Raising: We want the general public to be aware and educated about the cost of corruption, the various perspectives of corruption, and how through a Christian University we can address corruption.
  1. Fostering and Sustaining Integrity: We want our University to be deeply engaged in modelling and promoting public integrity to reduce corruption in communities.

Our Team

The Department of Corruption Studies at St. John’s University of Tanzania is managed and coordinated by a team comprising of a Leader, Dr Alfred Sebahene, PhD (Theology/Corruption Studies) https://www.amazon.com/Corruption-Mocking-Justice-Theological-Implications/dp/1783683341;  Dr Elizabeth Msoka, PhD (Development Studies) Director, Institute of Development Studies, and  a small team of lecturers, consultants, and volunteers with an extensive and diverse background in ethics, law, business, and missions. The team is overseen and served by the office of the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Academic. 

Our Work. Our Activities

  1. Developing anti-corruption strategies through training, research and advocacy and making direct engagement with communities.
  1. Networking with nationally and internationally recognized anti-corruption bodies.
  1. Supporting the development of anti-corruption policies and strategies for use by various stakeholders.
  1. Obtaining scholarships for Tanzanian graduates to specialise in corruption studies.
  1. Serving as a university based independent consulting department on corruption research.
  1. Providing leadership to inspire public confidence in supported organizations.
  1. Undertaking to provide corruption audit services.
  1. Responding to requests for monitoring and evaluation of anti-corruption projects.

Get Involved

We invite interested partners and collaborators to join in our work by; 

  1. Partnering with us in strengthening and expanding our corruption research, innovation, and consultancy and community engagement.
  1. Collaborating with us through Projects, Conferences, Workshops and Seminars on corruption studies and anti-corruption work.
  1. Linking us with other key actors interested in this agenda in order to help us strengthen mechanisms to increase participation of key stakeholders in the affairs of the University, especially in our ongoing anti- corruption work.
  1. Supporting us to ensure growth and sustainability of the department and the University at large.
  1. Advise us on how we can help you in your noble mission.

Contact Us

Dr Alfred Sebahene, PhD

Ag. Head of Department

Email: asebahene@sjut.ac.tz Mobile: + 255 (0)767 233 997

Dr Elizabeth Msoka, PhD

Director, Institute of Development Studies

Email: emsoka@sjut.ac.tz Mobile: +255 (0) 713412 582



The University seeks to be true to its founding principles, and to operate on Christian principles, but welcomes students and scholars from any faith or race.