Dr. Élise Féron

Dr. Élise Féron is the general coordinator of the Pilot4Research and Dialogue project. She is a Docent and a senior research fellow at the Tampere Peace Research Institute (Finland). She is also invited professor at the University of Louvain (Belgium), at the University of Turin (Italy), at the University of Coimbra (Portugal), and at the Université Lumière de Bujumbura (Burundi) where she co-convenes a Gender Studies Master Programme. She holds an Accreditation to Supervise Research (Docent) and a PhD in Political Science from the University of Lille (France, 2003 and 1999). 

She has launched and participated in various projects in Europe and in the Great Lakes Region of Africa, and has chaired 7 major international projects over the past 15 years, among which two major EU funded FP6 and FP7 projects, and one KONE Foundation project called “Regional Challenges to Multilateralism”.

Her research interests include diaspora studies, post-colonial and decolonial studies, as well as gender studies. She is the author of more than 60 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, 3 monographs and 7 edited or coedited books and special journal issues, among which Revisiting Regionalism and the Contemporary World Order (Leverkusen-Opladen: Barbara Budrich Publishers, 2019, co-edited with Jyrki Käkönen and Gabriel Rached) and Shedding light on a changing international order: theoretical and empirical challenges (Tampere: TAPRI Book Series, 2020, co-edited with Marko Juutinen, Jyrki Käkönen and Karim Maïche). She is also the author of around 30 policy briefs and research reports, and of more than a hundred conference papers.

Dr. Pascaline Gaborit

Dr. Pascaline Gaborit is the director of Pilot4dev. The aim of PILOT4DEV is to connect stakeholders to boost sustainable development but also to create dialogue among institutions, stakeholders and civil society. Pascaline Gaborit graduated in social sciences with a PhD. on trust and conflicts including questions related to resilience. She is an active member of WIIS Brussels: Women in international security.

She published books and articles on cities, climate international cooperation, culture, conflicts, security and gender.  She worked for the Global relations forum (strategic Director), and for an international cities network

She organizes, and moderates events, publishes reports and analysis, manages projects, coaches events and occasionally gives lectures at university. She is part of the scientific committee in several programs and European projects.

She currently works as expert on a project about “Climate Resilient and Inclusive Cities” in Indonesia, India and South East Asia. The project focuses on early warning and Disasters resilient strategies. She also supported different local community projects for instance in Tanzania.

Her main publications include: “The strength of Culture for Development” (2015); and “European and Asian Sustainable Towns” (2016), both published by Peter Lang International

She contributed to 2 international reports:

  • Hidden Cities Report, World Health Organization-UN Habitat, 2010
  • Second Urban Climate Change Research Network (UCCRN) Assessment Report on Climate Change and Cities (ARC3-2). Contribution to chapter 2: Civic Engagement
Dr. Donath R. Olomi

Dr. Donath R. Olomi​ has over 25 years’ experience as an entrepreneur, trainer, consultant and researcher. He holds a B.Com, MBA and PhD. He has authored 3 books and a number of journal articles and book chapters on entrepreneurship and private sector development. He has consulted for the World Bank, IFAD, ILO, International Growth Centre, DANIDA, UNCTAD, IFAD, as well as government and corporate organizations in Tanzania Botswana, DRC, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Sudan and Uganda. He is currently a director of the Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship Development (IMED). Dr. Olomi lectured at the University of Dar es Salaam Business School for 22 years till 2011, where he was the first director of the University Entrepreneurship Centre (UDEC). He sits on the boards of various private and civil society organizations is an editor of the Education and Training Journal.


  • Olomi, D.R; G.C. Urassa and M. Juma (2018). An inclusive approach to regulating the second economy: A tale of four sub-sahara African countries. Journal of Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies. JEEE-08-2017-0056, ISSN: 2053-4604
  • Anderson, W. D. Olomi, V. Bahati, T, Busagara, D, Mahangila (2017). The dialogue and advocacy initiatives for reforming the business environment of the tourism and hospitality sector in Tanzania. Tourism Review 72(1):45-67
  • Abaho, E. D. Olomi and G. Urassa (2015). Students’ entrepreneurial self-efficacy: does the teaching method matter? Education and Training 57(8/9):908-923 (iv) Otieno, Hellen , Ruth Kiraka and Donath R. Olomi (2013). Situational analysis of the BDS market: empirical evidence from Kenya, African Journal of Business and Economic Research, Volume 8, Issue 1, Jan 2013, p. 33 – 60
  • Sutton, J. and D.R.Olomi, (2012). An Enterprise Map of Tanzania. International Growth Centre (IGC) ISBN 978-1-907994-07-4
  • Olomi, D.R. and Staki, R. (2009). Entrepreneurial Inclinations of graduates of Vocational Education Centres in Iringa Region, Tanzania. Journal of Enterprising Culture Vo. Vii.
  • Olomi, D.R. (2006). Mainstreaming Entrepreneurship in Education in a Resource Constrained Environment: The Experience of the University of Dar es Salaam. Journal of Education and Development (JED) University of Dar es Salaam, Vol. 25
  • Olomi, D. R. (2004). “The Evolution of Entrepreneurial Motivation: Transition from Economic Necessity to Entrepreneurship”, The ICFAI Journal of Entrepreneurship Development, 2004
  • Rutashobya, L.K. and D. Olomi (1999). African Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development, Dar es Salaam University Press