UDSM, SIDA on two-day seminar to discuss inclusive development

14Nov 2019
Polycarp Machira
The Guardian
UDSM, SIDA on two-day seminar to discuss inclusive development

THE University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM) in collaboration with the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) under the UDSM–Sida Cooperation Programme has organised a two days seminar on research for social inclusivity.

Deputy Vice Chancellor-Research, Prof Bernadetha Kilian

The annual event with the theme, Enhancing Research for Inclusive and Sustainable Industrial Development in Tanzania will bring together over 250 researchers, members of parliament and academics among others.

Others are members of the diplomatic community, lawyers, members of the CSOs, 30 MPs from Tanzania mainland and six from the house of representative in Zanzibar.

Addressing a press conference, Deputy Vice Chancellor-Research, Prof Bernadetha Kilian said the conference to be opened by the Prime Minister, Kassim Majaliwa today will provide opportunity for participants to discuss on how to come up with policies on how to solve social problems facing people in order to bring inclusive development.

She argued that the participants, ranging from academicians, policy makers, politicians, private sector and other members of the public will be able to network.

In totality, the conference will be used as one of the strategies of University of Dar es Salaam in supporting the government in creating revolution in industries in the country. she said.

The deputy chancellor added that it will help to establish relationship between industries and professionals in efforts to help research and development in distributing research information through policy briefs.

It will also provide opportunity to establish and strengthen cooperation in research, close the gap between research and policies as well as broaden opportunities for distribute research findings.

Such research findings include gender on agriculture, business and entrepreneurship, sustainable development in tourism, food security, natural science and marine education as well as fishing.

Others are solar technology, sustainable development of water sources, clean and safe water, and management of sewage as well as teaching of mathematics in higher learning institutions.

Prof Donatha Tibuhwa, Director in the Directorate of Post Graduate Studies said the conference is a fruit of over 40 years of cooperation between Tanzania and Sweden.

Speaking at the same event, Wineaster Anderson, a researcher with Sida noted that his country has invested a lot in various research projects in the country.

We are very happy to help enhance knowledge to support industrial development in Tanzania he said.

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