On 28th November 2013, the Tanzania Commission for Science and Technology (COSTECH), Zanzibar Office, presented the  draft of the Zanzibar Research Agenda to the Presidential Research Committee, in Zanzibar.

Speaking during the event, Chairperson of the Presidential Research Committee Professor Ali Mshimba noted that the Zanzibar Research Agenda draws most of its recommendations from the Zanzibar Strategy for Growth and Reduction of Poverty (MKUZA), Five Year Development Plan and National Vision 2020, and other planning documents, and identifies priority areas that need research in order to address sectoral challenges, and strengthen the use of evidence informed decisions when formulating policies for sustainable socio-economic development. He also noted that once the final report is done, will be presented to the Zanzibar Planning Commission and then to the President for implementation. For more information about this event, please read the COSTECH November e-newsletter.

The COSTECH Zanzibar Office’s Senior Research Officer, Dr Afua Mohammed stresses a point during the presentation of the  draft of the Zanzibar Research Agenda. She is flanked by the Deputy Permanent Secretary at the 2nd Vice President’s Office Mr Said Shabani (right), together with research Officer, Ms. Neema Tindamanyire (left) from COSTECH Headquarters.

 

The Chairperson  of the Presidential Research Committee, Professor Ali Mshimba addreses the researchers and other stakeholders (not pictured) during the presentation of the draft of the Zanzibar Research Agenda. On his left is the COSTECH Director General Dr. Hassan Mshinda while on his right is the Deputy Permanent Secretary at the 2nd Vice President’s Office Mr Said Shabani together with the COSTECH Zanzibar Office’s Senior Research Officer, Dr Afua Mohammed.