As part of commemorating the Golden Jubilee Anniversary (50 years) of the Revolution of the Revolution of Zanzibar, the Tanzania Commission for Science and Technology (COSTECH), in collaboration with the State University of Zanzibar (SUZA), the Second Vice President Office, and the Zanzibar College of Health Sciences (ZCHS), organized a special day focusing on Research and Innovation in Zanzibar on the 19th December, 2013.

The event was officiated by H.E Dr. Ali Mohammed Shein, the President of the Revolutionary Government of Zanzibar, who among other things urged researchers, scientists, and innovators, to create a forum that will enable them to share knowledge and promote technology in the country.

H.E Dr. Ali Mohammed Shein, the President of the Revolutionary Government of Zanzibar (middle), addresses researchers, scientists, and innovators, decision and policy makers during the Zanzibar Research and Innovation Day.

 

H.E Dr. Ali Mohammed Shein, the President of the Revolutionary Government of Zanzibar (middle), posses for a group picture with Zanzibar top-government officials together with Director General of COSTECH Dr. Hassan Mshinda (2nd left sitting), and the COSTECH Zanzibar Office Coordinator Dr. Mohammed Sheikh (1st right standing)

 

Dr. Shein also urged researchers to share research findings with decision and policy makers and also promised that his government will continue to embrace those findings when making decisions. He further promised to increase the budget for research and development activities.

In one hand, the event comprised of a high level dialogue and on the other hand research and innovation exhibition whereby researchers, scientists, and innovators had an opportunity to showcase their research findings, talents, creativity and networking.

For more information, please refer to the COSTECH December e-newsletter.