The IDRC President visits COSTECH

The IDRC President visits COSTECH

The International Development Research Centre (IDRC), President Madame Julie Delahanty, has today on the 22nd September 2023, visited the Tanzania Commission for Science and Technology (COSTECH). The aim of the visit was for her to get acquainted with what COSTECH does to complement the Science Granting Council Initiative (SGCI), which is partly funded by the IDRC.

Delivering the welcome remarks, the Acting Director General, who is also the Director of Research Coordination and Promotion, Dr. Bugwesa Katale noted that COSTECH) is one of 17 Science Granting Councils (SGCs), that are being supported by IDRC in various themes. He also noted that COSTECH joined the SGCI, which is a network of funders, councils and collaborative technical agencies since 2015.

“Since then, COSTECH has been enjoying benefits of this initiative in terms of institutional capacity building in research management;  use of data and evidence in policy and decision making; funding research and innovation projects; supporting strategic communications, uptake of knowledge outputs and networking; strengthening gender equality and inclusivity as well as strengthening capacity for public-private partnership,”he revealed.