UCL Urban Laboratory


Mariam Shirima

mariam shirima

PhD Student, Making Africa Urban

Mariam Shirima is an Economist and a current PhD student at University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. Her work examines the private circuit for Dar es Salaam. Previously Mariam was employed as an Assistant Research Fellow at the Institute of Human Settlement Studies (IHSS), Ardhi University. She holds a Master Degree in Public Policy Analysis and Programme Management. Her research areas of interests include urban economics; local economic development; and public policy analysis. 

For the last four years to date, she has been involved in multidisciplinary research projects in Dar es Salaam as a research assistant, team member and research administrator. These include research into urban (in)equality and livelihoods, inclusive urbanization, resilient cities and rural-urban transformations.

Role in the Making Africa Urban project

Mariam supports the project work on private circuits of investment in Dar es Salaam as a PhD student.