Mweka introduces new system in bid to advance sustainable conservation

23Nov 2019
James Lanka
The Guardian
Mweka introduces new system in bid to advance sustainable conservation

COLLEGE of African Wildlife Management-Mweka (CAWM-Mweka) has introduced new Geographical Information System (GIS) in their training, aiming to improve student’s ability to access information they need on time for sustainable conservation, anti-poaching and tourism, thanks for the new USAID ...

funded project.

Speaking during the official handover of 35 computers yesterday from USAID at the CAWM-Mweka, the minister for natural resources and tourism Dr Hamisi kigwangalla explained that the system comes at a right time due to rapid development of science and technologies; thus will help them to produce students with more capacity to know on time what is going on in the national parks and other conservation areas.

'On behalf of CAWM-Mweka and the government in general, I sincerely appreciate the role played by the U.S. government to this college since its inception in early 1960's in various projects and programmes including today’s handover of computers,” he noted.

According to the minister, people of the United States of America through USAID has supported CAWM in various projects including the construction of the two students dormitories, sponsoring some students to acquire their high education studies at the college and abroad, among many others.

For his part, the Deputy Mission Director at USAID Tanzania David Thompson explained that they have provided 35 computers (20 desktops and 15 laptops) connected with the high technical internet in their computer labs including GIS Lab for e-learning, a move aims at promoting wildlife protection and conservation, among many others.

He added that, the computer Labs will also improve various research at the college, thus improving wildlife conservation and tourism in the country and in the world at large.

The CAWM-Mweka Rector, Prof Jafari Kideghesho explained that, apart from 35 computers that are connected with the internet and GIS all worth 98.5 mil/-, USAID has also facilitated them with strategic business plans.

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