Dr. Amos Muhunda Nungu – Profile
Dr. Amos Muhunda Nungu is the acting Director General of the Tanzania Commission for Science and Technology (COSTECH). Previous roles include being the Assistant Director – Directorate of Science, Technology and Innovation at Ministry of Education, Science and Technology; and Head of India – Tanzania Centre of Excellence in ICT at Dar Es Salaam Institute of Technology.
Dr. Nungu initiated, managed and participated in many projects, including those under the European Union (FP7 & H2020), the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) and the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD). He has been involved in various initiatives in Tanzania and abroad, worked with various local and international organizations. He has published widely as well as given talks in various forums.
Dr. Nungu held various managerial and professional responsibilities, including; and Also saved as a Board member in various Boards and Councils in the country, including the Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences, and Mbeya University of Science and Technology.
Dr. Nungu holds a PhD and MSc. degrees in Information Technology (Communication Systems) from the Royal Institutes of Technology (KTH) – Sweden; and a BSc. in Computer Science from University of Dar Es Salaam
Roles & Responsibilities
The Director General is the Chief Executive Officer of the Commission and therefore responsible for the implementation of all decision of the Commission and for carrying out all The day activities of the Commission
The Director-General is secretary of the Commission,
The following are the main roles of The Director General:
(a) To carry out investigation into the problems of transfer of and development of science and technology and transfer of technology;
(b) To obtain the advice of person having special knowledge, experience, or responsibility in regard to development of science and technology.
(c) To keep under review the progress made in the attainment of the objects and purposes of this Act to publish reports and provide information for the purpose of enhancing public awareness of such progress and of the problems and remedies that exist in relation to the development of science and technology.
(d)To promote, encourage, co-ordinate and carry out short term and long term planning and projects in the development of science and technology with or separate from other public bodies and other organs
(e) Generally to administer and give effect to the provision of this Act and to carry out other function as may be prescribed by the Commission