H.E. Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, President of the United Republic of Tanzania launched the National Preparations for the Dialogue on the 29th May, 2012.

The Dialogues began as a platform for scientists to meet and discuss Scientific and Technological issues that were relevant all over the world. The changing geo political space, the shrinking of the globe and increasing interconnectedness and interdependence made the idea of a sustainable open forum to discuss global topical issues a necessity. Thus the Smart Partnership Dialogues persevered.