Teen shoots and kills friend who tried to wake him

USA -- A 15-year-old boy in Billings, Mont., died early Sunday morning after he tried to wake his friend by throwing rocks at his bedroom window but was shot in response.

Mackeon Schulte died from a bullet wound to the head at about 2:30 a.m. Another boy escaped without injury, according to the Billings Gazette.

Police have ruled the death an accident.

Schulte and his friend were apparently at a sleepover when they decided to visit the shooter’s house. In an attempt to wake the sleeping teen, the two boys knocked on his window and threw pebbles at his room. But he reportedly became frightened by the noise, grabbed a revolver and fired through the window.

No arrests have been made but investigators will be meeting with Schulte’s family and local officials to determine if charges will be filed.

Kasheshe! Fight of century becomes fight in court as fans sue Pacquiao

Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr
Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr

Boxing fans across the country and their lawyers are calling the hyped-up fight between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. a fraud and want their money back, and then some.

At least 32 class action lawsuits across the country allege Pacquiao should have disclosed a shoulder injury to boxing fans before the fight, which Mayweather won in a unanimous decision after 12 lackluster rounds that most fans thought didn't live up to the hype.

Fight of the century? More like fraud of the century, the lawsuits contend.

"The fight was not great, not entertaining, not electrifying. It was boring, slow and lackluster," according to a lawsuit filed in Texas alleging racketeering, a claim usually reserved for organized crime.

Read more: Yahoo! News

Ofisi ya Rais lawamani kwa kuvujisha namba ya "whistleblower" aliyesimamishwa kazi KCMC

Mwenyekiti wa Tughe Mpya Tawi La KCMC Hospital Bw. Paul Mhumba akihutubia wafanyakazi mwaka 2011

Mhasibu wa Hospitali ya Rufaa KCMC, Paul Mhumba amesimamishwa kazi kwa tuhuma za kutuma ujumbe wa simu ya mkononi (sms) kwa Rais Jakaya Kikwete.

Kuvuja kwa ujumbe huo na nambari ya simu iliyotuma, kumeibua hisia tofauti kuhusu usiri wa Ofisi ya Rais katika kushughulikia malalamiko nyeti ya wananchi na kuwaweka njia panda watoa habari za siri.

Mhumba, ambaye pia ni Mwenyekiti wa Chama cha Wafanyakazi wa Afya na Serikali Kuu (TUGHE) Tawi la KCMC anadaiwa na Menejimenti ya KCMC kuwa ndiye aliyetuma ujumbe huo.

Katika barua yake ya Mei 5, yenye kumbukumbu PF.4515/22, KCMC ilidai uchunguzi umebaini kuwa Mhumba ndiye mtumaji wa ujumbe huo.
“Uongozi umepokea taarifa iliyotumwa mwishoni mwa Aprili na mwanzoni mwa Mei mwaka huu kwa njia ya ujumbe wa simu kwa Rais wa Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania Dk Jakaya Kikwete,” 
ilidai.

KCMC imedai katika barua hiyo, taarifa hiyo ya sms ilibeba ujumbe unaohusiana na matumizi mabaya ya fedha za hospitali hiyo unaofanywa na baadhi ya viongozi na Shirika la Msamaria Mwema (GSF).

Mbali na tuhuma hizo, lakini pia KCMC inadai taarifa hiyo ilimweleza Rais kuwa KCMC na GSF linalomiliki hospitali hiyo, zinajitosheleza kwa mapato, hivyo hakuna haja kwa Serikali kuendelea kuipatia ruzuku.

Pia, menejimenti imedai taarifa hiyo ilidai wafanyakazi wa KCMC wanatumikishwa kama watumwa, hivyo ni maombi yao (watumishi) Serikali ilegeze masharti ili ajira zao zichukuliwe na Serikali.
“Uchunguzi umeonyesha kuwa taarifa hiyo (kwa Rais), umeituma kwa kutumia simu ya kiganjani ambayo ulikabidhiwa kama mojawapo ya zana ya kuleta ufanisi katika majukumu yako,” 
imedai.

Mei 8, KCMC ilimwandikia barua Mhumba yenye kumbukumbu PF.4515/28 iliyotiwa saini na Profesa Raimos Olomi ikimjulisha kuwa amesimamishwa kazi kuanzia Mei 8 hadi Mei 14.

Katika barua hiyo, Profesa Olomi alidai menejimenti imepokea taarifa ya kutofanyika kwa kikao cha kamati ya nidhamu baada ya Mhumba kumkataa mwenyekiti kutokana na kukosa imani naye.

Pia, kikao hicho hakikufanyika baada ya Mhumba kuomba kamati hiyo iahirishwe kwa sababu mwakilishi wake hakuwapo na kikao kingine kupangwa Mei 15.

Hata hivyo, bado mhasibu huyo hajarejeshwa kazini na vikao vilikuwa vinaendelea kuhusu hatua za kinidhamu zinazostahili dhidi yake.
“Wakati hayo mambo mawili yanafanyiwa kazi, menejimenti imeamua kukusimamisha kazi. Kabla hujaondoka unatakiwa ukabidhi vitendea kazi pamoja na simu ya mkononi uliyokabidhiwa,”
imedai.

Ofisa Uhusiano wa KCMC, Gabriel Chisseo alipoulizwa kuhusu sakata hilo alisema kwa nafasi yake, hawezi kulizungumzia.

Mhumba alipotafutwa wiki iliyopita, alikiri kusimamishwa kazi kwa tuhuma za kumtumia Rais ujumbe wa simu ya mkononi, ingawa alikanusha kuhusika.
“Maudhui hayo kama ni kweli yalitumwa, hayana matatizo. Nimeongea na Katibu Mkuu kumuuliza kama alipokea sms kutoka kwa Rais na kuwapa KCMC na namba ya mtumaji amekanusha.” 
Hata hivyo, alidai yeye akiwa mwenyekiti wa TUGHE, amekuwa akionekana kama adui pale anapojaribu kutetea masilahi ya watumishi, likiwamo suala la kutopandishwa daraja tangu mwaka 2007 hadi 2015.
“Ni kweli, watumishi hawajapandishwa madaraja tangu 2007. Sisi (Tughe) tumekuwa tukilipigania kwa sababu linachangia wastaafu kulipwa pensheni ndogo,”

“Mimi kama kiongozi wa wafanyakazi, niko tayari kupeleka ushahidi kwa mambo ambayo Tughe tumekuwa tukipambana nayo, ikiwamo mahali zilipo fedha za mashine ya CT-Scan,”
alisema Mhumba.

Tawi la TUGHE - KCMC, limemwandikia barua Katibu Mkuu wa TUGHE, ikiomba Mkuu wa Mkoa wa Kilimanjaro, Leonidas Gama aingilie kati suala hilo ili haki itendeke.

Gama alipoulizwa kuhusu suala hilo, alikiri kupigiwa simu na Mhumba akimueleza lakini alimshauri aziandikie mamlaka husika.

Gama alisema akiwa mwakilishi wa Rais mkoani Kilimanjaro, atachunguza nini kimetokea baada ya kupata malalamiko rasmi kutoka kwa Mhumba au Tughe yenyewe.

Mapitio ya magazeti kwenye Tv, Mei 19, 2015





PostDoc positions for masculinities research in Kenya, Tanzania, S. Africa

University of Amsterdam (UvA)

The Department of Anthropology and the AISSR are seeking 2 to 3 postdoctoral researchers to conduct multi-sited ethnographic research on urban masculinities in Kenya, South Africa and Tanzania. The postdoctoral researchers will be affiliated with the Health, Care and the Body Programme Group within the AISSR. Research will be conducted under the aegis of the European Research Council funded project, 'Becoming Men: Performing masculinities in urban Africa'.

Click the following link for more info.: www.uva.nl/en/about-the-uva/working-at-the-uva/vacancies/item/15-169.html

Applications deadline is 30 May 2015.

[Documentary] Maasai removals in Kiteto, Tanzania

A short documentary describing the political tension in Tanzania as traditional pastoralists are forced off of their lands.



DAAD Postgraduate Scholarship Opportunities at UDSM

The University of Dar es Salaam in collaboration with The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is pleased to announce postgraduate (Master and PhD) scholarship opportunities to all Tanzanians in the following study fields:
  1. Food and Nutrition Security
  2. Immigration and Refugee Law
  3. Strategic and Peace Study
  4. Climate Change ad Sustainable Development

The Study will be conducted at the University of Dar es Salaam.

The application deadline is 5th June 2015

For more information, please follow the following links below.
  1. DAAD Postgraduate Scholarship Opportunities. Click Here
  2. DAAD Guidelines for In-Country/In-Region Scholarships, Eastern Africa – 2015/16; Download Here
  3. DAAD Application Form for In-Country/In-Region Scholarships, Eastern Africa – 2015/16; Download Here
  4. DAAD_Information Sheet for Scholars_In-Country / In-Region, Download Here

Research Fellowship Training for Developing Scientists

Research Fellowship Training for Developing Scientists (RTF-DCS) – 2015-16

The Centre for Science and Technology of Non-Aligned and other Developing Countries (NAM S&T Centre) is inviting applications for the award of Fellowships under its “Research Fellowship Training for Developing Scientists (RTF-DCS)” scheme for the year 2015-16.

Number of Fellowships: 50

Duration of the Fellowship: 6 months

Guidelines and list of Indian Institutions with research areas can be found on the NAM S&t Centre website www.namstct.org

The applications should be submitted only online by using the following link goo.g1/FsQ4gB latest by Monday, 15th June 2015.

Before the applicant starts filling up the form, the required documents should be kept ready for uploading. Hard copies of the application will not be accepted.

Call: AuthorAID Online Course in Research Writing and Proposal Writing

AuthorAID is pleased to announce the upcoming online course in research writing and proposal writing. For more information visit the following link authoraid.info/en/news/details/903

Main topics covered in the course:
  1. Writing research papers for publication in peer-reviewed journals
  2. Writing grant proposals to seek funding for research.

Who the course is for:

Researchers living and working in eligible developing countries (see the list in the following link authoraid.info/en/resources/details/1235). Early career researchers are encouraged to apply.

Course duration: 7 weeks

Course dates: 1 June 2015 to 19 July 2015

Course facilitator: Ravi Murugesan (INASP Associate and AuthorAID team member)

How to apply: 

Complete the online application form: surveymonkey.com/s/G9DSRS2

Application Deadline: 20 May 2015 at 11 pm GMT

Askari wa JKT ashikiliwa kwa kumwua Polisi wakati wa uandikishaji wapiga kura BVR Tanga

Wananchi wamelaumu kitendo cha wanajeshi kuhusishwa kwenye zoezi la uandikishaji wapiga kura hasa kwa kitendo cha kuwapigisha vichura baadhi ya wananchi wanaokosea taratibu hapa na pale na hatimaye tukio la askari Polisi kupigwa wakati akimsaidia mwanamke aliyekuwa analaumu kusimamishwa kituoni hapo kwa muda mrefu bila huduma yoyote.

Taarifa zaidi ipo katika video iliyopachikwa hapo...


Asinzia na kuacha jiko la gesi lililolipuka na kuua

Mtu mmoja amepoteza uhai na wengine kuachwa na majeraha huko karibu na KCMC mjini Moshi mkoani Kilimanjaro baada ya mtu mmoja kurejea kutoka kazini, akawasha jiko na kuinjika sufuria jikoni kabla ya kupitiwa na usingizi na kuzinduka wakati sufuria imekaukia. Katika jitihada za kuzima moto, akamwagia maji na hivyo kusababisha mlipuko uliounguza nyumba na kusababisha kifo.

Tizama video ya taarifa iliyopachikwa hapo chini...


Rais Nkurunziza atimua na kupangua Baraza la Mawaziri


Rais wa Burundi, Nkurunziza siku ya Jumapili, Mei 17, 2015
Siku sita baada ya jaribio la mapinduzi kutofanikiwa, rais wa Burundi Pierre Nkurunziza amefanya mabadiliko katika serikali yake Jumatatu wiki hii.

Mawaziri watatu ikiwa ni pamoja na Waziri wa Ulinzi, Jenerali Pontien Gaciyubwenge, Waziri wa Mambo ya Nje, Laurennt Kavakure pamoja na Waziri wa Biashara, wamefutwa kazi.

Alain Nyamitwe, kaka wa Willy Nyamitwe, Mshauri Mkuu wa rais Nkurunziza katika masuala ya mawasiliano, ameteuliwa kuwa Waziri wa Mambo ya Nje. Alain Nyamitwe amechukua nafasi ya Laurent Kavakure.

Emmanuel Ntahomvukiye , ambaye ni raia wa kawaida, ameteuliwa kuwa Waziri wa Ulinzi, akichukua nafasi ya Jenerali Pontien Gaciyubwenge. Hii ni mara ya kwanza tangu Burundi ipate uhuru wake kwa raia wa kawaida kuteuliwa kuchukua nafasi hiyo.

Bi Irina Inantore ameteuliwa kuwa Waziri wa Biashara.

Sababu za mabadiliko hayo hazijafahamishwa, lakini inasemekana kuwa Laurent Kavakure amefutwa kazi baada ya kushindwa kushawishi Jumuiya ya Kimataifa kuhusu muhula wa tatu wa rais Pierre Nkurunziza.

Inasadikiwa pia kuwa huenda Jenerali Pontien Gaciyubwenge amefutwa kazi kutokana na kushindwa kumkamata Jenerali Godefroid Niyombare, ambaye alitangaza hivi karibuni kuuwangusha utawala wa Pierre Nkurunziza.

Mkuu wa Majeshi Jenerali Prime Niyongabo amepewa majukumu makubwa ya kusimamia na kuliongoza jeshi.

Wakati hayo yakijiri, maandamano yameendelea katika wilaya mbalimbali za jiji la Bujumbura. Pia, wameonekana wanajeshi wakiunga mkono waandamanaji, huku wengine wakiwaonya kusitisha maandamano hayo.

Tanzanian farmers criticize G-7 initiative to boost agriculture

RAZABA, TANZANIA— Thirty-eight-old Mariam Salmin Mziray struggles to fight off the wave of fear that has gripped Razaba. The anxiety centers on a looming eviction that would pave the way for a large scale agribusiness.

Like most villagers here, Mziray, a mother of four, is afraid of losing her land. It’s her only source of livelihood even as a new initiative supported by the G7 continues to make inroads into rural Tanzania.

She said the threat is coming from a large agricultural project being pioneered by a Swedish company through a public-private partnership dubbed the Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor of Tanzania (SAGCOT).

Losing land

"When we heard about the project for the first time," she said, "we thought things would change our lives for the better, but we are now being forcefully kicked out to give way for the project.”

Investigations have revealed that about 1,300 people are at risk of losing their land or homes to make way for a sugarcane plantation, which is a flagship project of the G7’s initiative to increase agricultural investment in Africa, the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition.

Mziray fights back tears, wondering how much longer she has before the unspeakable will happen.

“I have been a smallholder farmer all throughout my lifetime," she said. "When we heard about the project for the first time, we thought things would change our lives for the better, but we are now being forced out to give way for the project. We have not been compensated, and we do not know when or where we are being relocated to. I do not know what the future holds for my children”

‘Empty promises’

Until now, Razaba has been a sleepy village with little interaction with the outside world. It’s tucked several miles away from the town of Bagamoyo, north of the commercial city Dar es Salaam. That changed a few years ago when transnational corporations and private investors interested in large scale agriculture began to arrive.

Hamisi Chapa, 62, a village elder, says that authorities have ignored their pleas.

“We have not been involved in the process," he asserted. "They are not open to us, and they have now resorted to using force. We call upon the government to come clean and inform us about what’s going on. We feel that our rights to life and security have been trampled upon. We have only been given empty promises since 2011 and nothing has been forthcoming.”

‘Support Farmers, Not Agribusiness’

Up to 1,300 people are set to lose their land and livelihoods in Tanzania’s District of Bagamoyo, where an area of land the size of Washington D.C. will be used by a plantation to produce sugar for biofuels.

ActionAid has launched a petition urging the Obama administration to end its support for the alliance and focus funding on supporting poor farmers in Africa, rather than agribusiness.

Elias Mtinda, a senior official at Action Aid Tanzania, said, “We are not saying the project is bad, but there are issues that need to be addressed. Our recommendation is that they need to suspend the project and conduct fresh consultations with the [local] communities and other stakeholders.”

The New Alliance is a set of agreements that works with international investors, including transnational corporations, to develop agriculture in Africa.

Hans Rudolf Herren, President of Biovision Foundation, a Swiss-based organization focused on sustainable development, says that “it is particularly worrying that African governments are required to give incentives to agribusiness, expanding corporate access to seeds, land, water, labor and markets – often at the expense of the local communities.”

“The G7," he said, "should focus on improving small-scale farmer’s access to affordable agricultural practices, such as organic and ecological agriculture, and supporting local businesses and value chains that directly include and benefit the small-scale farmers,” said Herren, recipient of the 1995 World Food Prize.

He argues that family farms, of which most are small-scale, produce more food per unit area than industrial farms, citing figures released by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations during last year’s International Year of the Family Farming.

“The logic would clearly suggest to make a special effort in supporting family and small-scale farmers”, he added, recommending that G7 leaders revisit the New Alliance when they meet in Germany this coming June.

‘Honest Brokers’

Tanzanian officials and private investors dispute claims that the partnership is grabbing land from the local people.

Geoffrey Kirenga, chief executive officer of SAGCOT said the project was part of ‘a homegrown process’ aimed at facilitating increased investment in agriculture.

“We call ourselves honest brokers," he said. "We facilitate discussions between the government and the private sector to look into issues such as to effect policy changes, we talk to the private sector, we talk to the farmers and they identify key areas where changes are needed and we facilitate dialogue on how to solve issues.”

Per Carstedt, Executive Chairman of EcoEnergy Tanzania, the company that is implementing the disputed program, said the project aims to generate greater investment for agricultural development, scale up innovation, reduce poverty and end local hunger.

“I usually say that the project is in three areas," explained, "One, it’s a big agriculture project. It’s a big industrial development project and it’s a big social and community development project. By far the most complex one is the third one because there you are interacting with tens of thousands of people, and you are taking people from the way they live today as subsistence farmers trying to make a lot of them into commercial farmers, trying to train them to become workers, tractor drivers or managers of irrigation systems, and so forth.”

Responding to claims from local farmers that the firm has secured a lease of over 20,000 hectares of land for the next 99 years threatening their livelihoods, Carstedt said the land issue has led to further delays in implementing the project.

“We knew that land is an issue when we looked at all over of Africa," he said, "As soon as you want to do something on land, it’s very contentious. We discussed at length for different solutions and we ended up after two year of discussions with a model where we have agreed with the government and the community…. This land that we are using is a government land.”

But activists and community leaders complain that the land acquisition process has lacked transparency and they are now calling for the suspension of the project.

Shaaban Kasanula is the chairman of the community in Razaba village and complained about the alleged failure by the authorities to involve the local people.

“We have been completely left out in the whole process and our cries have fallen on deaf ears,"he said. "The local people now do not want to hear anything about the project.”

The local leader urged the Tanzanian authorities and donor agencies to reconsider the project, echoing similar calls from human rights groups, and replace it with initiatives that support small-scale food producers and advance sustainable agriculture.

Last September, the British charity Oxfam condemned agricultural public-private partnerships (PPPs) terming them ‘unproven and risky, while the risks fall on the most vulnerable.’
  • Ruben Kyama via VOA

UNHCR Press: 7 Burundians die in diarrhoea outbreak in Tanzania

Tanzania - Urgent efforts underway as seven Burundians die in diarrhoea outbreak in refugee camp


Press Release, 17 May 2015

The UN refugee agency is taking urgent measures, in collaboration with authorities in Tanzania, to contain the spread of a severe watery diarrhoea outbreak among newly arrived Burundian refugees in Tanzania, as seven people have been reported dead since Wednesday. Two specimens have preliminary been diagnosed as cholera, but we are awaiting official confirmation from a reference laboratory.

Another 77 Burundians in Nyarugusu – in the western province of Kigoma – are being treated for severe watery diarrhoea. Some 300 people are being treated for watery diarrhoea at Kagunga – near the Tanzanian border – and at the Stadium in Kigoma.

"UNHCR's priority is to work with the Ministry of Health and international partners to prepare for the worst and quickly establish a cholera treatment centre in Kagunga," said Joyce Mends-Cole, UNHCR Representative in Tanzania. "There is only a small dispensary in that village, lacking required diagnostics and treatment modalities – including medication," he added. The UN refugee agency is also flying in urgently needed medication, to supplement what can be found locally.

Kagunga is a small village surrounded by a steep mountain range on the Tanzanian side and is best accessible by boat. Since Burundian refugees started to arrive in Kagunga early May, UNHCR has moved them by boat to Kigoma and from there to the refugee camp in Nyarugusu. Over 20,000 refugees have either been moved to, or arrived at the refugee camp.

Meanwhile, UNHCR is taking urgent preventative measures to improve sanitation, hygiene and early detection, as well as a hygiene promotion information campaign. The agency has also stepped up efforts to move refugees out of Kagunga, by hiring a second boat and collaborating with regional authorities and the International Organization for Migration to support the clearing of a path and the setting up of a way station along a mountain track that would allow refugees to leave Kagunga on foot.

In Tanzania, the number of refugees arriving in Kagunga has risen sharply over the last few days and the living conditions have become extremely dire. Local immigration authorities reported that over 50,000 Burundians were living rough in Kagunga on the shore of Lake Tanganyika. UNHCR has removed several thousand by boat already. In total more than 70,000 Burundian refugees have arrived in Tanzania since unrest started in Burundi early April.

For more information please contact:
  • In Dar es Salaam, Stephen Mhando on mobile +255 784 730 424 email [email protected] 
  • In Nairobi, Teresa Ongaro on mobile +254 735 337 608 
  • In Geneva, Karin de Gruijl +41 79 255 9213

Kilimanjaro: Farmers cut coffee trees for vegetables

(image: backofthehouse.tumblr.com)

KANJI, Tanzania (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In the small village of Kanji, nestled on the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro, Ludovick Meela is preparing to cut down the rest of the ageing coffee trees on his farm and replace them with vegetables.

"That is the best thing I could do to earn a living - coffee beans are no longer profitable as my harvests keep on falling," he rued. "I need fast-growing crops I can sell for a quick income."

The 72-year-old farmer from Moshi Rural district in Tanzania’s northern Kilimanjaro region depended for decades on coffee farming. But climate shifts, together with a rust disease that causes trees to shrink and become unproductive, have decimated his yields.

Hundreds of farmers in the region are abandoning traditional cash crops, including coffee and cotton, due to climate stresses, falling prices and rising production costs.

Many have started planting vegetables and flowers instead.

"When my children were growing up, coffee was everything to me. I got a lot of income from it, which enabled me to gain economically, but all that is history," Meela told the Thomson Reuters Foundation.

Since 2011, the veteran farmer has shifted to cultivating vegetables on his nine-acre irrigated plot - including cabbages, onions, lettuce and Irish potatoes - and he keeps several dairy cattle in his backyard.

He believes these are a better investment of his time and money, and offer a brighter future than coffee.

“Demand for fresh vegetables and milk is quite large, and the market is promising,” said the father of six.

Meela said local rainfall has become too unpredictable to sustain traditional crops such as coffee, tea, maize, beans and yams – a key reason for needing a backup plan.

Other Kilimanjaro farmers are also trying drought-resilient crops such as cassava and sunflowers.

WARMER NIGHTS

A recent study by South Africa's University of the Witwatersrand, which examined the impact of climate change on Arabica coffee production in the Kilimanjaro region, found that higher night-time temperatures were the main factor behind a significant drop in coffee yields.

For each 1 degree Celsius rise in the mean minimum temperature, coffee farmers were likely to lose around 137 kilogrammes (kg) of coffee per hectare annually, it said.

A March report from the Bank of Tanzania showed that the value of coffee exports dropped by 29 percent in the past year, and cotton exports by 33 percent.

The declining trend has driven many farmers to switch to more lucrative vegetables and flowers, while others are trying to earn money from non-agricultural activities.

Meela said inputs for coffee farming had become more expensive, while the coffee price offered by the cooperative union fluctuated.

He used to harvest up to 250 kg of raw coffee per hectare, which he sold for 2,500 shillings ($1.26) per kg. But yields have dropped to less than 100 kg per hectare, and the price to 750 shillings per kg.

Meela now sells his vegetables to local export companies in Arusha, giving his income a major boost.

One advantage of growing vegetables is being able to plant different types through the year. Meela's vegetable revenue averages some 3 million shillings ($1,512) every three months, he said.

COTTON OUT, ONIONS IN

Cotton production, which employs around 14 million people in Tanzania's northern regions around Lake Victoria and its central and coastal areas, is also in decline.

In Bariadi district in the north, hundreds of farmers have replaced cotton with onions, which produce more profit and are resilient to extreme weather.

Daniel Manyerese said he stopped growing cotton due to persistent drought that was affecting yields, alongside high production costs. Onions, on the other hand, are thriving and get a good price at the market, he said.

Horticulture crops are becoming a major source of foreign currency earnings in Tanzania. The sector's exports grew by nearly a fifth last year to $447 million, and now account for 38 percent of total agricultural exports, according to the Tanzania Revenue Authority.

Thanks to this success, some local experts say the trend for farmers to abandon traditional food and cash crops amid climate pressures is unlikely to threaten food security.

But Henry Mahoo, a professor of agricultural engineering at Sokoine University of Agriculture, said cross-border trade policies should respond to changing growing conditions in order to limit potential negative impacts.

For example, farmers in Tanzania's southern highlands produce surplus maize and rice in an area that borders Malawi and Mozambique, which have been hit by floods and drought this year.

“It is a question of government policy because very often farmers with surplus maize are not allowed to sell to neighbouring countries to meet their needs,” Mahoo said.

TLP kufikisha kortini wanachama, gazeti lililosema Mrema kahamia ACT

Mwenyekiti wa TLP, Augustino L. Mrema amesema chama hicho kinakusudia kuwachukulia hatua baadhi ya wanachama wake ikiwemo kuwafikisha mahakamani kwa kupotosha umma na kusababisha kutokuelewana baadhi ya wanachama wa chama hicho baada ya kusema, na gazeti moja kuchapisha habari, kuwa chama hicho kimefutwa na Msajili wa Vyama vya Siasa nchini Tanzania na kuwa Mwenyekiti huyo amejiunga na chama cha ACT-Wazalendo.

Bofya kitufe cha pleya kusikiliza taarifa hii ya kipindi cha Dira cha RSI Moshi...

Ushauri kwa TAA kuhusu ujenzi wa JNIA kiushindani kimataifa

Mwonekano wa jengo la kushushia na kupandiashia abiria linaloendelea kujengwa katika Kiwanja cha Ndege cha Kimataifa cha Julius Nyerere.

Uongozi wa Mamlaka za Viwanja vya Ndege Tanzania wameshauriwa kuwa makini katika ujenzi unaoendelea wa jengo la kutua na kupaa ndege katika Kiwanja cha Ndege cha Kimataifa cha Julius Nyere (JNIA).

Ujenzi huo unaotarajiwa kuongeza uwezo wa uwanja wa mara tatu zaidi umejikita katika sehemu za maegesho ya magari, sehemu ya abiria kupumzika, sehemu za abiria kupandia na kushuka kwenye ndege, ofisi za uhamiaji na huduma zingine muhimu.

Mkurugenzi mkuu wa Mamlaka hiyo Bw. Suleiman S. Suleiman amesema kiwanja cha Kimataifa cha Julius Nyerere (JNIA) hapo awali kilikuwa na uwezo wa kuruhusu ndege sita tu kutua kwa saa lakini kwa sasa unaweza kuruhusu ndege hadi 30. Tunatarajia kuongeza ndege zaidi na hivyo kuufanya kiwanja hiki kuhimili abiria 2500 tofauti na abira 700 wa awali pindi ujenzi huu utakapokamilika.

Kwa sasa ujenzi umefikia asilimia 85, katika awamu ya kwanza ambayo inategemewa kukamilika Juni mwaka 2016 na itakiwezesha JNIA kuhudumia abiria milioni tatu na nusu kwa mwaka. Iwapo ujenzi wa awamu ya pili utakamilika mwaka 2017 JNIA kitakuwa na uwezo wa kuhudumia jumla ya abiria milioni sita kwa mwaka.

Alipokuwa akitembelea mradi huo, Naibu Katibu Mtendaji - Ofisi ya Rais Tume ya Mipango Bibi Florence Mwanri, aliuambia uongozi wa mamlaka hiyo kuzingatia wazo la kuwa na huduma zote za msingi katika kiwanja cha Julius Nyerere ili kuweza kushindana viwanja vya nchi jirani na barani Afrika kwa ujumla.
Ni vema kuwa kiwanja chetu cha ndege kinapanuliwa ili kiweze kuhudumia watu wengi zaidi, lakini nimegundua kuna vitu muhimu vimesahaulika katika usanifu wa upanuzi huu, kuna vitu kama hoteli, jengo la hospitali, sehemu za kupata huduma za kibenki na pia namna nzuri ya kuwapatia abiria watuao usafiri wa kwenda mjini na sehemu nyinginezo, nadhani haya pia yazingatiwe,
alisema Bibi. Mwanri.

Uwepo wa huduma hizi utawavutia abiria kutumia kiwanja chetu kuliko vya majira zetu na pia kutakuza mapto ya TAA na taifa kwa ujumla.

Ujenzi huu unaoendelea umezingatia haja ya kuunganisha majengo yote matatu ili kurahisisha uunganishaji wa ndege za ndani na za nje pia upokeaji wa mizigo.
Serikali kupitia Tume ya Mipango, imeshaanza kuandaa Mpango wa Miaka Mitano 2016/17-2020/21 wenye dhima ya kukuza uchumi wa kiviwanda hivyo basi Mamlaka ya Viwanja vya Ndege inapaswa kuwa chachu ya mpango huu kwa kusafirisha watu na bidhaa zitakazozalishwa na viwanda hivyo
alisema Bibi. Mwanri.


Mshauri Mkaazi wa ujenzi wa jengo la kufikia abiria katika Kiwanja cha Ndege cha Kimataifa cha Julius Nyerere akimwonyesha Naibu Katibu Mtendaji- Ofisi ya Rais Tume ya Mipango Bibi. Florence Mwanri (Kulia) maendeleo mradi huo.


Mkurugenzi Mkuu wa Mamlaka ya Viwanja vya Ndege Tanzania Bw. Suleiman S. Suleiman akitoa maelezo ya ujenzi wa jengo la kupikia na kushushia abiria kwa Naibu Katibu Mtendaji- Ofisi ya Rais Tume ya Mipango Bibi. Florence Mwanri alipotembelea mradi huo.





Mafundi wakiendelea na shughuli za ujenzi wa jengo jipya katika Kiwanja cha Ndege cha Kimataifa cha Julius Nyerere.


Hatua iliyofikiwa katika ujenzi wa jengo hilo.
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Taarifa muhimu kuhusu 'passport' kwa Watanzania walio Marekani


TANGAZO

Jumuiya inawataarifu Watanzania wa jimbo la Washington na majimbo ya Idaho na Oregon wenye kuhitaji pasi ya kusafiria "passport" mpya ya Tanzania ifuatavyo:-
  • Siku ya mwisho kujiandikisha ni tarehe 5/6/2015 (June 5th, 2015)
  • Siku ya kuonana na Ofisa wa Uhamiaji kutoka Ubalozi wa Jamuhuri ya Mungano wa Tanzania kwa ajili ya maombi hayo ni Tarehe 26/6/2015 - Taarifa ya pahala itatolewa rasmi..
Tafadhali wasiliana na wafuatao kujiandikisha rasmi:
  • Emil Muta - Mwenyekiti Tanzaseattle - simu - 206 291 8835
  • Haji Rajab Haji - Katibu Tanzaseattle - 206 302 9404
Au
  • Unaweza kutuma barua pepe (email) - Tanzaseattle @gmail.com
Asanteni sana.

Taarifa hii imetolwa na:
Mkuu wa Kitengo cha Habari - Tanzaseattle.
A. DOLA - aka (Mayor of Seattle) - 206 422 3050

Tanzanian wins 2015 Woman of the Year Africa award

Irene Kiwia
Irene Kiwia

PRESS RELEASE

Africa Reconnect awards 11 outstanding Africans for being agents of change!

Irene Kiwia from Tanzania won Woman of the Year Africa award



LIMPOPO, South Africa, May 18, 2015/ -- Africa Reconnect a platform for women who have made remarkable contributions to the growth and development of the various nations in Africa has today awarded 11 Africans whose contributions to women empowerment in their countries is outstanding.

The award ceremony, which took place in Polokwane, Limpopo South Africa, concluded a two day empowerment conference themed “ Accelerating Positive Change”.

The 2015 awards recipient included; Seja Lorraine Semenya for best Cultural Developer in Africa, Dr. K. S Malukele for Best Community Developer in Africa, Mphatheleni Makaulele for Most Inspiring Woman in Africa, all from South Africa, The first lady of Akwibo State for Best Philanthropic in Africa and Irene Kiwia from Tanzania won Woman of the Year Africa award.

Prof. Philip venter from South Africa for outstanding man innovator, Prof. Uphie Chinje from Cameroon for African Frontline Researcher of the year, Dinah Denga from South Africa for best female Farmer in Africa 2015, Sibusisi Leope from South Africa for Most Outstanding African Man, Mrs. Evelyn Lungu Chama from Zambia for Ideal Educator in Africa and Zorha Khan from South Africa for Most Involved Community Developer in Africa 2015.

Mrs Nomdeni Chengeta founder of Africa Reconnect said “While it is true that women in Africa and in most parts of the world still face discrimination and marginalization, as well as non-recognition and disrespect, many are facing these challenges with great perseverance and strength and are daily creating history, changing the status quo. Africa Reconnect aims to showcase women who have attained prominence in Africa in various areas of endeavour and are impacting the future.”

Mrs Chengeta further stated that “we are happy to bring into attention the work that women are doing in the African continent which will be a source of inspiration and motivation for other women. Women have made remarkable contributions to the growth and development of the various nations in Africa and without these women, and some men, the history of the countries would not be different from what it is today. Some of these women have been appreciated and celebrated while some have been completely ignored.”

Africa Reconnect’s will continue on its mission to inspire hope, empower and celebrate women around the African continent who are imparting the future with ideas and innovations and ultimately connecting African women champions with the rest of the world.

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Please contact Zuziwe +27 72 731 3175

About AFRRE 2015

Africa Reconnect is an event organized annually with the aim to showcase women who have attained prominence in Africa in various areas of endeavour and are impacting the future.

It draws attention to the work that women are doing in the African continent which will be a source of inspiration and motivation for other women. Women have made remarkable contributions to the growth and development of the various nations in Africa and without these women, the history of the countries would not be different from what it is today. Some of these women have been appreciated and celebrated while some have been completely forgotten.

The Awards

This award is designed to recognize, celebrate and honor the achievements of Prominent Women in Africa who have contributed their energy, their knowledge and contacts in uplifting their fellow women and society in general.

For More info: Visit africareconnect.com

Majambazi yakamatwa yalipojaribu kuiibia NMB


Wananchi wakiwa eneo la Benki ya NMB wakifuatilia tukio la Polisi waliowakamata watu wanaotuhumiwa kuwa majambazi, wakati walipojaribu kuiba fedha kutoka NMB tawi la Sinza -Mori, Dar es Salaam.

Tukio hilo limetokea mchana wa leo kwa majambazi hayo kuivamia benki hiyo iliyopo eneo la kituo cha mafuta cha BigBon na kufanikiwa kupora fedha na kutoka na fuko huku wakipiga risasi hewani kabla ya kuingia kwenye gari lao aina ya Toyota Harrier lenye namba za usajili T 592 BPB lililokuwa limeegeshwa, na hapo ndipo yalipokamatwa.

Majambazi hayo yamepelekwa katika kituo cha Polisi cha Mabatini kilichopo Kijitonyama jijini Dar.




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Takwimu zisizo sahihi zakwamisha maendeleo


Katibu Mtendaji wa Tume ya Mipango Zanzibar, Bi Amina Shabani akifungua semina ya siku moja ya kujadili mpango utekelezaji wa Maendeleo ya Malengo ya Millenia MDG’s, iliyofanyika katika Hoteli ya Zanzibar Beach Resort Mazizini Zanzibar na kuwashirikisha Maofisa Mipango wa Serikali ya Mapinduzi Zanzibar na Viongozi wa Taasisi zisizo za Kiserekali, ulioandaliwa na Tume ya Mipango Zanzibar na Wizara ya Mambo ya Nje Tanzania na kufadhiliwa na UNDP.

Zanzibar — UKOSEFU wa takwimu sahihi katika masuala mbalimbali umeelezwa kuchangia kutopiga hatua kwenye mipango ya kimaendeleo inayopangwa na serikali juu ya wananchi.

Aidha upotoshaji wa takwimu hizo unaofanywa na baadhi ya watendaji kwa kutaka kujinufaisha wao wenyewe pia umekuwa ukichangia kuchelewa hatua za kimaendeleo.

Hayo yameelezwa na Katibu Mtendaji wa Tume ya Mipango ya Zanzibar, Amina Shaaban wakati akifungua semina ya siku moja ya kujadili Malengo ya Millenia baada ya 2015 iliyofanyika mjini hapa.

Amina alisema, kuwa takwimu ndiyo zinaonesha hali halisi na pia zinawezesha fedha kutoka kulingana na mahitaji, hivyo ni muhimu kuzingatiwa kwa jambo hilo ili mipango ya maendelo iweze kufanyika kwa wakati.
"Kulikuwa na kamati ile ya ufundi na ya muda, siku hizi hazipo kama zimekufa ni vyema zikarudishwe tena maana zilikuwa na jukumu la ufuatiliaji na kutukumbusha mara kwa mara," 
alisema Amina.

Akizungumza kwa niaba ya Mkurugenzi Mtendaji wa Taasisi ya Utafiti wa Masuala ya Kiuchumi (ESRF), Dk. Oswald Mashindano alisema, semina hiyo inalenga kujadaili utekelezaji wa malengo ya millenia kabla ya kumalizika Septemba, mwaka huu na ajenda mpya ya maendeleo baada ya Septemba, mwaka huu.

Aidha alisema, nchi nyingi hazijakuwa na uwezo wa kutekeleza malengo ya millenia ikiwemo Tanzania, hivyo kutokana na hali hiyo ilikubalika kuwepo kwa ajenda mpya ya maendeleo baada ya Septemba, mwaka huu.
"Kwa sisi Tanzania kidogo tuna bahati ya kuiga hatua kidogo, lakini pamoja na kutimiza baadhi ya malengo, bado kuna maeneo ambayo hatujafanikiwa sana na moja kati ya sababu iliyofanya tukwame ni pamoja na ukuaji wetu wa uchumi," 
alisema.

Akizungumzia kuhusu kamati za ufundi na ya muda, Mkurugenzi wa Idara ya Ushirikiano wa Kiamatifa wa Wizara ya mambo ya Nje na Ushirikiano wa Kimataifa, Balozi Celestine Mushy alisema, kuwa suala hilo atalirudisha kwenye tume ya mipango ya Tanzania Bara ili liweze kushughulikiwa kwa wakati.

Hata hivyo alisema, ili nchi iweze kupiga hatua katika mikakati ya maendeleo ni muhimu kwa sekta binafsi kushiriki kwa mstari wa mbele kutokana na kuwa nafasi kubwa katika kuendeleza maendeleo na uchumi wa taifa.
"Sekta binafsi wao ndiyo wenye pesa nyingi sana kuliko serikali, ukiangalia hata katika nchi zilizoendelea sekta binafsi kwa kiasi kikubwa zimechangia sehemu kubwa ya maendeleo yao,"
 alisema Balozi Mushy.

Balozi Mushy alisisitiza umuhimu wa takwimu sahihi kwa kuwa ndiyo silaha pekee katika kufanikisha mipango ya kimaendeleo kukamilika kwa wakati.

Semina hiyo iliwashirikisha wataalamu wa tume ya mipango ya Zanzibar na tasisi zingine za serikali ilikuwa inalenga kuwajengea uwezo na kujadili ajenda 17 ya Malengo ya Maendeleo Endelevu (SDGs) na mipango ya maendeleo baada ya kukamilika kwa Malengo ya Maendeleo ya Millenia (MDGs) Septemba, mwaka huu.



Washiriki wa mkutano huo wakifuatilia hutuba ya Katibu Mtendaji Bi Amina Shabani akifungua mkutano huo.



Mwakilishi wa UN Zanzibar Bi. Anna Senga akitoa salamu za Umoja wa Mataifa (UN) wakati wa mkutano wa kupitia mafanikio ya Maendeleo ya Malengo ya Millenia MDG's.



Washiriki wakiwa katika ukumbi wa Mkutano hoteli ya Zanzibar Beach Resort Mazizini Zanzibar. wakifuatilia mada zinazotolewa wakati wa mkutano huo.



Kaimu Mkurugenzi Mtendaji wa Taasisi ya Utafiti wa Masuala ya Kiuchumi (ESRF), Dk Oswald Mashindano akifafanua jambo wakati wa mkutano wa kupitia mafanikio ya Maendeleo ya Malengo ya Millenia MDG's Tanzania uliofanyika katika hoteli ya Zanzibar Beach Resort Mazizini Zanzibar.



Washiriki wakiwa katika ukumbi wa mkutano wakifuatilia kwa utulivu michango na mada zilizoku zikiwasilishwa.



Mkurugenzi wa Idara ya Ushirikiano wa Kimataifa Wizara ya Mambo ya Nchi za Nje na Ushirikiano Wa Kimataifa Balozi Celestine Mushy akiwasilisha mada jinsi mataifa yalivyofikia SDGs, michakato inayoendelea na namna ambavyo Tanzania inaweza kunufaika na mkakati mzima wa maendeleo.



Balozi Celestine Mushy akisisitiza jambo wakati wa mkutano huo.



Kaimu Mkurugenzi Mtendaji wa Taasisi ya Utafiti wa Masuala ya Kiuchumi (ESRF), Dk Oswald Mashindano akiwasilisha mada ya "Elucidating SDG 17 on means of implementation and Global Partnership for Development and Financing of Post MDG's Development Agenda".



Washiriki wakiwa katika ukumbi wa mkutano wakifuatilia mada zinazowasilishwa na wahusika.



Dk. Kenneth Mdadila, Mhadhiri kutoka Chuo Kikuu cha Dar-es-Salaam Idara ya Uchumi akiwasilisha mada ya "Tanzania's preparedness in Monitoring Sustainable Development Goals- Analysis Based on Global Indicator Framework" katika semina hiyo..



Pichani juu na chini ni washiriki wa semina ya siku moja ya kujadili Malengo ya Millenia baada ya 2015 iliyofanyika mwishoni mwa wiki visiwani Zanzibar.





Pichani juu na chini ni Maofisa mipango wa Serikali ya Mapinduzi Zanzibar na viongozi wa taasisi zisizo za Kiserikali wakishiriki kuchangia mada katika semina hiyo ya siku moja iliyofadhiliwa na UNDP.







Mdau Yasser Manu kutoka ESRF.





Washiriki wakichangia mada zilizowakilishwa wakati wa semina ya siku moja iliofanyika katika ukumbi wa hoteli ya Zanzibar Beach Resort Mazizini Zanzibar.

Tumeshirikishwa taarifa hii na Zainul Mzige/MoBlog

Ana kwa Ana na Nape Nnauye [Pt I]



Karibu kwenye sehemu ya kwanza kati ya mbili za mahojiano yetu na Katibu wa Uenezi na Itikadi wa Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) Tanzania.

Ameeleza mengi akianza na hali ya chama hivi sasa.

KARIBU

Watanzania DMV wafanya harambee kuokoa maisha ya wenzao

Bi Moza Moh'd Khamis akitoa maelezo machache, Maryam Shaaban kulia, pamoja na Bi Asha Haris

Na Abou Shatry Washington DC — Watanzania walioko nchini Marekani, wamechangisha zaidi ya Dola 3,550 kwa ajili ya kumsaidia ndugu Moh'd Said Moh'd anayehitaji kwenda nchini India kwa matibabu.

Akifungua shughuli hiyo iliyofanyika May 17, katika Jimbo la Meryland nchini Marekani na kuzijumuisha jumuiya mbali mbali za Kitanzania, Mwenyekiti wa Jumuiya ya Wazanzibari nchini humo (ZADIA) Bwana Omar Haji Ali, alisema kwamba mkusanyiko huo ni kielelezo cha umoja, upendo na mshikamano miongoni mwa Watanzania. Katika maelzo yake ya ufunguzi yaliyokamilishwa na dua, Bwana Omar alisisitiza kuwa harambee hiyo iliyofanykika nchini Marekani kwa ajili ya kumsaidia kijana aliyeko Zanzibar, ni uthibitisho kuwa jumuiya za Kitanzania nchini humo zina azma ya kuchangia kidhati katika ustawi wa Tanzania na watu wake.

Mbali na fedha taslimu, baadhi ya wasamaria wema, walichangia vitu vya aina mbalimbali vya Kitanzania ambavyo viliuzwa kwa mnada na kuweka nyongeza kwenye fungu hilo.

Miongoni mwa vitu hivyo ni pamoja na mavazi kama vile kanga, vikoi, kanzu na vyenginevyo, ambavyo vilisasambuliwa chini ya MC Mayor Mlima, Abou Shatry, pamoja na washika fedha katika harambe hiyo Bi Asha Haris na Bi Sarah Towa.

Akizungmza katika shughuli hiyo, mama mzazi wa Moh'd, Bi Moza Moh'd Khamis alielezea shukurani zake za dhati kwa wale wote walioitikia wito wa harambee hiyo. "Nawashukuru ndugu zangu muliokuja hapa kuniunga mkono juu ya swala la huyu mtoto", alisema Bi Moza katika sauti iliyochanganyika na kilio na huzuni za uchungu wa uzazi.

Aliendelea kusema kuwa, mtoto wake amekuwa akisumbuliwa na maradhi tangu akiwa na umri wa miaka mitano, na hivi sasa akiwa na umri wa miaka 25, imebainika kuwa mafigo yake yameharibika. Kutokana na hali hiyo, Moh'd aliyeko hospitalini nchini Tanzania, anahitaji kwenda nchini India kwa ajili ya upandikizaji wa figo.

Naye babu wa kijana Moh'd mzee Shaaban Kassim Said, alielezea shukurani zake kwa wale wote walijitokeza katika mkusanyiko huo. Katika dua aliyoitoa ufungaji wa shughuli hiyo, mzee Shaaban alisema kuwa, kamwe hawezi kuwalipa wale wote waliochangia, na kwamba malipo yao yako kwa Mungu.

Mbali na michango iliyokusanywa hapo, Katibu mkuu wa ZADIA Shamis Al Khatry amesema kuwa, bado michango inaendelea kupokelewa, na kwamba wale wote wanaotaka kufanya hivyo wanaweza kuchangia ama kwa fedha taslimu au kwa kupiti gofundme.com



Mwenyekiti wa Zanzibar Diaspora Association (ZADIA) ndugu Omar Haji Ally akifungua harambee kwa dua.




Bi Moza Moh'd Khamis na mumewe Sarai Mfaume Sarai, walipoungana na waTanzania wa DMV katika harambee ya kumsaidia Moh'd Said Moh'd anayehitaji kwenda nchini India kwa matibabu.



Mzee Shaaban Kassim Said akisoma dua pamoja na shukuran



Katibu mkuu wa ZADIA Shamis Al Khatry akipongeza wanakamati pamoja na kusisitiza michango



Bi Asha Haris pamoja na Bi Sarah Towa wakifanya hesabu za michango










Watanzania wamlaki Rais Nyusi



Msanii wa kikundi cha ngoma ya Mganda akitumbuiza wakati wa mapokezi ya Rais wa Msumbiji Mhe Filipe Nyusi katika uwanja wa ndege wa kimataifa wa Julius Nyerere

Call: XIV Edition of the Master in Human Rights and Conflict Management

Call for Applications for the XIV Edition of the Master in Human Rights and Conflict Management - Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna (Pisa, Italy) - 2016

Click here to see the PDF version of this call.

Applications shall be submitted online at humanrights.sssup.it

Applications for admission by non EU candidates shall be sent no later thanJuly 2, 2015 (1st round of selection) or September 17, 2015 (2nd round of selection)

Applications for admission by EU candidates shall be sent no later thanOctober 15, 2015.

Description:

The Master in Human Rights and Conflict Management is designed to provide students from different cultures and backgrounds with a deep understanding of the linkages between human rights and conflict management theory and practice. The curriculum, strongly field oriented, prepares participants for working with NGOs, governments, aid agencies, the UN system and regional organisations, also operating in the context of complex emergencies and joint operations.

Structure:

The Programme is divided into two didactic modules, running between mid January and the end of July 2016, followed by an internship or field experience of min. 3 and max. 6 months, starting from August 2016, and a presentation of the students' final dissertation in spring 2017.

Key features:

  • 1 year post-graduate professionalizing and field-oriented programme
  • Interdisciplinary nature of the programme with a methodology characterized by a combination of theory and practice
  • Lecturers and trainers chosen among high level academics, diplomats, international organizations officers and NGOs activists, thus offering a wealth of both academic and field expertise
  • Mandatory internship/field experience in leading organisations working in the areas of human rights protection/promotion, conflict prevention/resolution, humanitarian assistance or development, either in the field or at Headquarters
  • Career service with specific sessions on career coaching and recruiting session with UNV
  • International and multicultural student environment

Why should I apply?

You should apply if you are looking for a professionalizing and mission/field-oriented international master programme, as offered by the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, an example of academic excellence in training and research. If your training needs include practical skills, besides relevant theoretical knowledge, as well as internship/field-experience with prestigious international organizations, this training programme is highly relevant for you.

Curriculum:

The curriculum is strongly multidisciplinary and field oriented and includes courses in: International Law, International Humanitarian Law, International Human Rights Law, Geopolitics, HRs philosophical dimension, Economic Development, Theories and Techniques of Conflict Management, International PK and PB operations, International HR Field operations, International Election Observation missions, International Humanitarian operations, International Project Development, Personal security, Stress Management, Preventive Medicine & First Aid, Essentials of Research and Writing, Career coaching.

Internship:
The internship is meant to supplement the in-class training with a relevant hand-on experience, to be carried out with a renowned organization working in the areas of human rights protection/promotion, conflict prevention/resolution, humanitarian assistance or development, either in the field or at headquarters.

Tuition fee:
The tuition fee for the full Programme is 7.500,00 euros, payable in two installments. It covers the following: attendance costs and participation to field trips, didactic material (in electronic format), tutorship, lunch (on class and exam days), access to all facilities of the Scuola (including library and computer rooms). It does not include accommodation costs in Pisa and during the internship, nor travel expenses.

The Master Programme offers one scholarship in memory of Gualtiero Fulcheri – former UN Assistant Secretary General - covering the full tuition fee and to be awarded to the most deserving applicant. Depending on financial availability, reduced tuition fee might be offered to citizens from non-OECD countries who are eligible for a study visa for Italy .

Contact us

For further details, please visit www.humanrights.sssup.it or contact:

Master in Human Rights and Conflict Management
Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna
Via Cardinale Maffi, 27 56126 Pisa - ITALY
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