The Tanzania Commission for Science and Technology (COSTECH) is a parastatal organization affiliated with the government of Tanzania. It was created by an act of the Parliament of Tanzania in 1986 as a successor to the Tanzania National Scientific Research Council. The Commission is a subsidiary institution to the Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology. Main offices are located in Dar es Salaam
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THE COUNCIL OF SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH OF INDIA VISITS COSTECH ON 26TH JUNE 2013

COSTECH Director General Dr Hassan Mshinda(left) demonstrating how  his organization is very willing to cooperate with the India Council of Industrial research in the areas of Research,human resources and technology transfer .

Prof Ram Rajasekharan,a director of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research of India(centre) smilling after getting some facts about the Tanzania leather processing industry.Looking on is  Tanzania Industrial Research and Development Organization Director Dr Ludovic C Manege(first left)

Dr N.K Chandra Babu,chief Scientist and head of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research of India listening carefully about different roles of COSTECH.Next to him is Dr Ashok K Singh from the Central Institute of Mining and Fuel Research of the government of India.

 

 

 

A TWO DAYS SCIENCE COMMUNICATION TRAINING FROM 19TH -20TH JUNE 2013 AT COSTECH CONFERENCE HALL

The Tanzania Commission for Science and Technology (COSTECH) in collaboration with Research Africa from South Africa are conducting two days science communication training from 19th – 20th June 2013 at COSTECH conference hall. The trainer in that program is Ms Linda Nordling, an editor and Journalist based in Cape Town. The training is also facilitated by Gerald Ralph from Soth Africa

COSTECH Director General Dr Hassan Mshinda(right) giving his opening remarks to officiate the science Communication training at COSTECH Conference room .Left is the Research Africa trainer from South Africa,Miss Linda Nordling.The two day science communication training is intended to bring together  scientists and science Journalists with opportunities for dialogue and mutual learning  between these communities.

Mr Gerald Ralphs(left) from  South Africa handing over a Vuvuzela gift  to the COSTECH Director General Dr Hassan Mshinda as a sign of his appreciation to come and  facilitate a   Science Communication Training

Participants in group dfiscussions doing some assignments about science communication

Participants of the Science Communication  training from different parts of Tanzania standing outside the COSTECH Building to mark the opening of the two day  Science communication training  organized by COSTECH and Research Africa on 19th June 2013.

Group photo

COSTECH Participates in the Panel of Global Forum on Dynamic Spectrum Access and TV White Spaces 17th June, 2013 Singapore.

 

COSTECH PREPARES A RISK MANAGEMENT FRAME WORK AT GIRAFFE OCEAN VIEW HOTEL DAR E S SALAAM ON 14 TH JUNE 2013

Doctor K Mashaushi an expert in Risk Management from the Institute of Finance Management Dar es Salaam demonstrating why it is so important for COSTECH to implement the Risk Management frame work

Director General for COSTECH, Dr Hassan Mshinda analyzing some information from the zero draft of the COSTECH Management hand book which was to be discussed during the training

COSTECH Director of Finance and Administration, Mr Shaaban Hussein (Right) following the presentation about the Risk Management frame work retreat at the Giraffe Ocean View Hotel Dar es Salaam. Looking on is the COSTECH Principal Administrative Officer Mr.  Audax Mutagwa

COSTECH  chief accountant Rose Soloka(Left) astounded how  a facilitator provided a clear description of the risk management  frame work elements. Looking on is COSTECH research Officer Mr Festo Maro.

Yusuph Laizer(Left) a  principal Accountant for COSTECH concentrating on the Risk Management Process. Right is the COSTECH head of Procurement Unit, Said Murusalina.

A cross section of COSTECH Senior Officers looking at the proposed COSTECH Risk Management Frame work

Dr Dugushilu Mafunda,the acting COSTECH director of innovation, entrepreneurship  and competitiveness (Centre) amazed on  how risk management affects performance of the organization. The first right is Dr Nicholaus Nyange,the Chief Research Officer at COSTECH

TANZANIA COMMISSION FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (COSTECH) CALLS A MEETING OF REVIEWERS’S TO HARMONIZE RESEARCH PROJECTS FOR TANZANIA AND SOUTH AFRICA AT KUNDUCHI BEACH HOTEL DAR ES SALAAM ON 11TH JUNE 2013

Prof Mascellenious ,a retired senior Lecturer from University of Dar es Salaam (centre) commenting about how Research proposals are supposed to be reviewed

participant raising issues about the COSTECH research template  in the reviewers harmonization meeting for South Africa and Tanzania Research projects

Prof Z Premji,a specialist in infection diseases from Muhimbili University  of Health and Allied Sciences sharing his experiences  from Scientific Peer review of Proposals

Prof Paul Gwakisa from Nelson Mandela African Institute of Science and Technology (right) getting details of some of the Proposals to be reviewed in the reviewers harmonization meeting at Kunduchi Beach Hotel Dar es Salaam

Researchers from COSTECH listening cautiously all the important steps in reviewing the proposals

DECIO RIPANDELLI FROM THE INTERNATIONAL CENTRE FOR GENETIC ENGINEERING AND BIOTECHNOLOGY (ICGEB) OF ITALY VISITS TANZANIA COMMISSION FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (COSTECH)

Decio Ripandelli(Left) explaining his intention of visiting the Tanzania Commission for Science and Technology(COSTECH).Looking on is the Chief Research Officer for COSTECH Dr Nicholaus Nyange.

A senior  Officer from the Ministry of Agriculture in Tanzanian taking some notes during Decio Ripandelli presentation.

Dr Ndunguru from the Mikocheni Agricultural Research Institute clicking on his Ipad before starting to present about what the Mikocheni Agricultural Research Institute does. At the back is COSTECH director of Social Sciences Dr Mwaijande.

Dr Ndunguru from the Mikocheni Agricultural Research Institute listening to Decio Ripandelli who is a  Director of  administration and External  Relations Secretary  of the International Centre  for Genetic  Engineering  and Biotechnology (ICGEB). Decio Ripandelli is from  Italy and is expected to stay for a couple of days in Tanzania sharing his research experiences with Tanzanian researchers.

Decio Ripandelli(Center) in a group photo with Research stakeholders from Tanzania during his visit to COSTECH on 10th June 2013.

COSTECH ORGANIZES A BIOSAFETY WORKSHOP ON INTEGRATING PROBLEM FORMULATION INTO THE PROCESS OF RISK ANALYSIS OF GMO’s AT KUNDUCHI BEACH HOTEL DAR ES SALAAM FROM 10-14 JUNE 2013

Dr Nicholaus Nyange from COSTECH giving out the welcoming remarks about  the rationale of the Workshop which  is to provide training in applying  a stepwise approach  based on problem formulation to link the Policy objectives that drive risk analysis to the assessment  of the potential impacts  of the large scale unconfined release of Specific GMO’s

Mr Decio Ripandelli,the Director Administration and External  Relations Secretary  of the ICGEB Board of Governance  from International Centre  for Genetic  Engineering  and Biotechnology  ICGEB Padriciano Italy giving a presentation about ICGEB during that Workshop.

Participants from Tanzania,Kenya,Uganda,Ethiopia and  South Africa paying attention to some of the presentations about  integrating problem formulation into the process of risk analysis of GMO’s.

A cross section of the participants listening carefully to the Presentation of the Biodiversity Workshop at Kunduchi Beach Hotel Dar es salaam.

Group Photo.

 

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