UONGOZI Institute and Chinese Academy of Governance sign MOU to build capacity for Tanzanian public servants

20th June 2016, Dar es Salaam. UONGOZI Institute and the Chinese Academy of Governance (CAG) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding which aims at benefiting the Tanzanian civil service through capacity building programmes and allowing public servants to draw experiences from the Chinese civil service through different platforms.

The programmes that have been identified under the new agreement, include a training programme in China on Emergency Management, as well as a series of lectures including Public Administration, Urban Development, and “Getting to know China” which are both relevant and timely to the needs of Tanzanian senior government officials.

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CEO of UONGOZI Institute Prof. Joseph Semboja (seated right) and the Vice-President of the Chinese Academy of Governance (CAG) Mr. Chen Li (seated left) pin their signatures to a memorandum of understanding between their respective institutions, whereby CAG will organize a training on ‘Emergency Management’ for senior civil servants in the country to take place in China. The MOU also entails regional-round-table’s and a series of lectures including Public Administration, Urban Development and ”Getting to know China” to be held in China and Tanzania.
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CEO of UONGOZI Institute Prof. Joseph Semboja (right) and the Vice-President of the Chinese Academy of Governance (CAG) Mr. Chen Li exchange documents after signing a memorandum of understanding between their respective institutions that was held at UONGOZI Institute headquarters in Oyster Bay, Dar es Salaam.
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UONGOZI Insitute staff in talks with the delegation from Chinese Academy of Governance during the signing ceremony of an MOU between the two institutions aimed at building capacity among leaders in the public service in Tanzania.
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Prof. Joseph Semboja gives his remarks during the signing ceremony.
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Mr. Chen Li makes a point after signing of the agreement.
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Minister calls upon investors to work with local communities in promoting ‘Social License to Operate’

Dar es Salaam, June 14th 2016. The Minister for State under the President’s Office responsible for Regional Administration and Local Government Hon. George Simbachawene (MP) has called upon investors in the extractive sector and local communities to work together in order to promote peace, stability and bring about socio-economic development in the country and African region as a whole.

The Minister made these remarks during a one-day high-level regional round-table discussion organized by the Institute of African Leadership for Sustainable Development (UONGOZI Institute) under the theme, “Managing Relations between Investors in the Extractive Sector, and Local Communities.”

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Tanzanian Minister for Regional Administration & Local Govovernment Hon. George Simbachawene gives his speech at the Social License to Operate roundtable.
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Dr. Ian Thomson of Shinglespit Consultants Inc. Canada gives the keynote address at the SLO roundtable in Dar es Salaam.
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Vice President – Corporate Affairs of Acacia Mining Plc Mr. Deo Mwanyika (r) contributes on the challenges in obtaining & maintaining SLOs.
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Former Canadian Ambassador to Tanzania and President of McAlister Consulting Corporation Amb. Andrew McAlister shares his experience on SLOs in developing countries.
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Petroleum Advisor to the Government of Ghana Mr. Anthony Paul talks about Local Content as a tool for obtaining SLO, using a case of Trinidad & Tobago.
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A lesson from West Africa: Ghana MP & Chair of Parliamentary Finance Committee Hon. James Avedzi makes a point at the SLO roundtable.
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Executive Director of the Africa Center for Energy Policy (ACEP) Dr. Mohammed Adam (r) talks on Managing Conflicts in communities surrounding extractive projects.

 

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Senior government, private sector, civil society and academia officials from all over Africa attend the SLO roundtable in Dar es Salaam.

Former Speaker Hon. Anna Makinda visits UONGOZI Institute

1st June 2016, Dar es Salaam. Former Speaker of the National Assembly Hon. Anna Semamba Makinda paid her first visit to UONGOZI Institute today. During her stay, she held official talks with her host, the Chief Executive Officer of UONGOZI Institute, Prof. Joseph Semboja, and also met other members of staff. Hon. Makinda goes on record as the first woman Speaker of the  National Assembly of the United Republic of Tanzania, a position she held from 2010 to 2015.

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The Chief Executive Officer of UONGOZI Institute, Prof. Joseph Semboja,  welcomes the former Speaker of the National Assembly, Hon. Anna Semamba Makinda, on her first official visit to UONGOZI Institute.
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Former Speaker of the National Assembly Hon. Anna Semamba Makinda exchanges views with UONGOZI Institute’s CEO Prof. Joseph Semboja upon her arrival at the Institute located in Oyster Bay, Dar es Salaam. Looking on is the Head of Capacity Development at UONGOZI Institute Mr. Kadari Singo.
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UONGOZI Institute CEO, Prof. Joseph Semboja, explains to the former Speaker Hon. Anna Semamba Makinda about the Institute’s future construction plans of its permanent premises in Kondo Village, Bagamoyo. 
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Former Speaker of the National Assembly Hon. Anna Semamba Makinda pins her signature on the guest book upon her arrival at UONGOZI Institute’s offices in Oyster Bay, Dar es Salaam. 
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Former Speaker Hon. Anna Semamba Makinda shows UONGOZI Institute’s CEO Prof. Joseph Semboja a parliamentary guidebook which is used by members of parliament in their official functions.
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Discussions continue between the former Speaker Hon. Anna Semamba Makinda and UONGOZI Institute’s CEO Prof. Joseph Semboja.