• Africalics Pre-conference Meeting

    STIPRO in collaboration with UDSM and COSTECH held a one day meeting on 17th April 2019 with Tanzanian scholars  discussed the  upcoming fourth AfricaLics conference on 22-24th October 2019.  The objective of this  meeting was to increase the number of accepted papers from Tanzania in the AfricaLics conference in 2019. The Venue was at University of Dar es Salaam, Confucius Institute (CI) Conference Room, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.   Prof. Mohammed Sheikh…


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  • What Is The New UN Technology Bank For?

    Interview with Ms Bitrina Diyamett, founding/executive director of the Science, Technology and Innovation Policy Research Organization (STIPRO), Tanzania. The United Nations recently established a “technology bank” (TB) for least-developed countries (LDC). One of its aims is to strengthen the science, technology and innovation capacity of LDCs, including better management of intellectual property rights. This is part of the effort to ‘leave no one behind’ by the UN Agenda 2030. Southern Voice interviewed Ms Bitrina Diyamett, who was appointed by the UN Secretary General as a member of the Governing Council of the UN Technology Bank (TB). Please click the following link to read: Click Here


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  • Inauguration Of The United Nations’ Technology Bank

    The Executive Director of STIPRO, Dr. Bitrina Diyamett, also a member of the Council of the United Nations' Technology Bank (TB) for Least Developed Countries (LDCs), spoke at the inaugural ceremony of the TB that took place on the 4th of June, 2018, at the TB's Secretariat premises based in Gebze, Turkey. The major objective of the UN Technology Bank for LDCs is to build the science, technology and innovation capacities of LDCs in an effort to leave no one behind by 2030. The establishment of the TB marks the achievement of the target 17.8 of Goal 17 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). The Executive Director of STIPRO, Dr. Bitrina Diyamett


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  • Student Exchange Program

    VicInAqua project aims at developing innovative multipurpose self-cleaning water filtration solutions adapted for sanitation of different wastewater streams, which will be reused in Recirculation Aquaculture Systems(RAS) and Agriculture Irrigation at Lake Victoria. The academic Student Exchange Programme is designed to send 10 outstanding students and PhD candidates to European research institutions. The programme gives the opportunity to participate in trainings and to directly follow the work of VicInAqua researchers. For more information about the exchange program please visit VicInAqu.  


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  • STIPRO to Hold a Roundtable Discussion on Local Content Development in The Tanzania Agriculture and Mining Sectors

    In order to contribute to the government’s efforts towards socio-economic development out of the oil and gas sectors, STIPRO organized a seminar on the development of local content in these sectors about four months ago. The presentations stimulated interesting debates and consequently, participants expressed the need to keep on discussing issues regarding local content development not only in the gas and oil sectors, but to also to look at other sectors with substantial participation of foreign direct investments in the county. STIPRO is currently organizing a round-table discussion titled “Local content development in the Tanzanian Agriculture and Mining Sectors: Status and Opportunities”, which will be held on Thursday, the 20th July 2017 at the Tanzania Commission for Science and Technology (COSTECH), Kijitonyama, Dar es Salaam. Representatives from the government, private sector, academia and civil society organizations have been invited to attend. The round-table is targeted at providing a platform for discussing the status, strategies and outcomes of local content development in the two sectors with the intention, among others, to establish the basic pre-conditions or requirements for ensuring effective local participation in all foreign investments in the sectors of agriculture and mining. In particular, the round-table will address the following questions: a) What is the extent of local content participation in the agriculture and mining sectors? b) What are the local strengths, weaknesses and opportunities for engagement with FDIs in the sectors of agriculture and mining? c) To what extent are the potential local participants technologically and knowledge-wise empowered? d) What are the conditions, instruments and approaches necessary to ensure local content participation in the sectors of agriculture and mining? It is expected that the round-table discussions will lead to increased awareness on the need of outlining preliminary strategies for designing the local content for the two sectors.


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