Tanzania becomes first to officially register for 2016 Summer Olympic Games, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The flood gates are open as the African nation of Tanzania has become the first country to officially submit its team entry for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

With the move, Tanzania has set its Olympic roster of 7 athletes, which includes 2 swimmers: Magdalena Ruth Alex Moshi and Hilal Hemed Hilal, who will enter the women’s and men’s 50 freestyles, respectively.

The pair are both invited under FINA’s Universality clause, and were 2 of the country’s 3 participants at last year’s World Championships. Hilal finished 72nd in the men’s 50 free (24.86) in Kazan, while Moshi was 86th (29.62) in the women’s 50 free.

They will be among the smaller delegations of over 200 expected for the Olympics, at the opposite end of the spectrum from the likes of the United States (550 athletes expected), Brazil (450), and China (380).

Despite a substantial population of around 50 million citizens that is larger than Kenya’s (44 million), Tanzania has struggled to amass anywhere near the same level of Olympic success as their northern neighbors. At the last Olympics, 2012, Tanzania sent it’s smallest delegation in three editions of just 6, as compared to nearly 100 for Kenya.

In addition to the 2 swimmers, Tanzania will send 4 runners (all marathoners) and 1 male judoka. While no medal is expected from Tanzanian athletes, runner Alphonce Felix Simbu is expected to be the country’s highest finisher after placing 12th at last year’s World Championship marathon, about three minutes short of the podium.

The country’s full Olympic roster:
  • Fabiano Joseph (men’s marathon)
  • Saidi Juma Makula (men’s marathon)
  • Alphonce Felix Simbu (men’s marathon)
  • Sara Ramadhani (women’s marathon)
  • Andrew Thomas Mlugu (men’s judo, 73kg)
  • Magdalena Ruth Alex Moshi (women’s swimming, 50m freestyle)
  • Hilal Hemed Hilal (men’s swimming, 50m freestyle).
Source: swimswam.com

Q&A with Bella Bird, World Bank Country Director for Tanzania, Burundi, Malawi, Somalia


What is the Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor of Tanzania (SAGCOT), and how is the World Bank involved?

The Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor of Tanzania (SAGCOT) is a fertile swath of land in the southern part of the country, roughly the size of Italy, where the Government of Tanzania has launched a pioneering initiative: the SAGCOT Programme. The SAGCOT Programme is a public-private partnership to achieve Tanzania’s vision “Kilimo Kwanza” or Agriculture First. It calls for greater investment in agriculture, and for delivering development benefits to smallholder farmers and farming communities through inclusive commercialization.

We are supporting the SAGCOT Programme in a distinct, selective way. The $70 million Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor of Tanzania Investment Project (SIP), which was approved in March 2016, is designed to help farmers adopt new technologies and link them to markets through expanded partnerships between smallholder farmers and agribusinesses in Tanzania.

Why does Tanzania need this project?


Tanzania has the potential to be an agricultural powerhouse.

Sustainable development of its agriculture sector can help achieve the SAGCOT Programme’s goal of fostering inclusive, commercially successful agribusinesses that will benefit the region’s small-scale farmers and ultimately contribute to national development.

Today, agriculture accounts for 25% of Tanzania’s gross domestic product (GDP). It is also a source of jobs and livelihoods for 75% of the population. The agriculture sector GDP has been growing at a rate of four percent annually. It has the heft. But it does not provide the lift that Tanzania needs to end poverty and boost shared prosperity.

Tanzania is blessed with fertile tracts of land. Of the 44 million hectares of agriculturally suitable land, only 15 million hectares is being cultivated, mostly by hand.

Limited opportunities for commercialization lie at the heart of the challenges small farmers’ face in Tanzania. Whether it is food crops like maize or rice, or cash crops like cashew, tea and coffee, low productivity is a common factor across the production landscapes. High transport and marketing costs also pose challenges.

New strategies for commercialization offer the country’s poor farmers hope for a better future.

What is SIP’s approach?


The SIP’s goal is to improve market opportunities for poor farmers. It focuses on helping smallholder farmers adopt new technologies and improve marketing practices through partnerships with agribusinesses. By linking farmers to agricultural value chains and increasing the flow of commercial benefits to them, SIP will help lay the foundations for public-private partnerships needed to grow more food, generate non-traditional products and catalyze growth in the underperforming agriculture sector.

The SIP seeks to boost incomes for over 100,000 smallholder farming households. Once implemented, the SIP will directly benefit over half a million people and engage up to 40 agribusiness operators-- especially women in successful, agricultural and commercial value chains.

Land issues have been in the news recently. How is SIP handling this sensitive issue?

Across Sub-Saharan Africa, land is a sensitive issue. When handled improperly, it has become the Achilles heel of many well-intentioned development projects.

The SIP addresses this challenge by making it clear that only those agribusinesses which have clear, undisputed land titles and uncontested land rights will be eligible for World Bank financing. For example, the SIP will not support investments that involve the reallocation of land from smallholders to agribusinesses. It will also not support investments that involve the acquisition of new land by private investors. Furthermore, agribusinesses operating on land that has recently been converted from village land will not be eligible for matching grants under the SIP.

The World Bank recognizes that Tanzania has one of the strongest land law frameworks in Sub-Saharan Africa for the protection of rural land rights. Under the 1999 Village Land Act, most rural land—up to 70% of total land available in the country--has been placed under the control of villages. The Act includes robust procedures governing the reallocation of land to private investors. However, capacity constraints both within the government and at village level have at times posed challenges to the implementation of the Act.

There are concerns that increasing commercial investment under the SAGCOT Programme could impact local land rights if proper procedures are not followed. In response to this, the Government of Tanzania has provided a “Letter of Sector Policy on Land” confirming its commitment to protecting the land rights of rural households and village communities. The government also committed to ensuring that any land allocation to agribusinesses within the wider SAGCOT Programme will be based on community consent, with appropriate compensation and well-defined sharing of benefits, as well as a commitment to partnership between the community and the investor. Finally, the Government of Tanzania has also committed to ensuring that land allocations are transparent and publicly-documented.

How are the interests of Indigenous Peoples and other vulnerable groups being protected in the SIP?

When the Government of Tanzania sought support from the World Bank for SIP, it requested a waiver of the World Bank’s Operational Policy on Indigenous Peoples (OP 4.10), noting that the Tanzanian Constitution treats all citizens equally and prohibits special preferences for any ethnic group.

The World Bank’s Board approved the waiver on the condition that a strong Vulnerable Groups Planning Framework (VGPF) be put in place with broader scope than the Indigenous Peoples Policy Framework. The VGPF is expansive and robust. It addresses all vulnerable populations, including women-headed households, the elderly, disabled, youth, children, refugees, persons with HIV/AIDS and disadvantaged communities.

Consultation with stakeholders is central to our project development strategy. For example, VGPF consultations for the SIP were conducted in each of the six SAGCOT regions from May 25 to 31, 2016. These consultations were followed by a VGPF Consultative Stakeholders Meeting that brought together over 100 representatives of the various vulnerable groups from each of the SAGCOT regions. The consultation in Dar es Salaam took place on June 2, 2016. Two of my colleagues attended the consultations which were lively, open, and involved active participation of all representatives. The consultation report has been written up, is being reviewed. It will be disclosed soon as part of the updated VGPF.

Why is it important for the Bank to continue working on projects like SAGCOT even when they pose difficult issues?

The World Bank is committed to ending extreme poverty and boosting shared prosperity by 2030. This is no easy task—it is a rather big challenge. We designed the SIP to have maximum positive impact on poor farming communities in Tanzania. As countries accelerate their efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, it is important for the World Bank to stay engaged and not shy away from tough projects that involve difficult tradeoffs and greater public scrutiny. We are confident that as long as the interests of poor farmers are kept at the center of project implementation, the SIP will be able to deliver development outcomes benefiting all Tanzanians.

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Source: worldbank.org

Brighter Tanzania Foundation Silent Auction Social

Press Release: Brighter Tanzania Foundation will be hosting their first annual Silent Auction Social event on Sunday, July 31 from 12-3pm at Cranefield's VFW Post, located at 133 E Lakeside St.

This FREE event will feature live music by the Cameron Kennedy Band, and a performance by Monkey Business Improv. Auction items include a Trader Joe's gift basket, Vom Fass tasting party, passes to the Madison Children's Museum, and more!

About the organization:

Brighter Tanzania Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing quality education to impoverished children in Tanzania completely free of charge. Our aim is to help develop the next generation of Tanzanians to be well educated community leaders and participants who are ready to tackle the issues facing their nation. It is our hope that these individuals will help their country to develop in a sustainable manner and aid in the elimination of economic inequality.

INFO

LOCATION VFW Post 1318-Lakeside St. 133 E. Lakeside St. , Madison, Wisconsin 53715 VIEW MAP

EVENT CATEGORY Special Events, Fundraisers

Visit Event Website

PHONE 608-886-9160

DATE & TIME Jul 31, 2016 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Info. source: isthmus.com

2016 Trafficking in Persons Report - Tanzania


TANZANIA: Tier 2 Watch List

Tanzania is a source, transit, and destination country for men, women, and children subjected to forced labor and sex trafficking. Internal trafficking is more prevalent than transnational trafficking and characteristically facilitated by victims' family members, friends, or intermediaries offering assistance with education or securing employment in urban areas. Impoverished children from the rural interior remain most vulnerable to trafficking. Girls are exploited in domestic servitude throughout the country and sex trafficking particularly in tourist hubs and along the border with Kenya. Boys are subjected to forced labor on farms – including as cattle herders and occasionally as hunters – and in mines and quarries, the informal commercial sector, and on fishing vessels operating on the high seas, as well as in sex trafficking. Some unscrupulous individuals manipulate the traditional practice of child fostering – in which poor children are entrusted into the care of wealthier relatives or respected community members – to subject children to domestic servitude and other forms of exploitative labor. Previous media reports indicate Tanzanian children with physical disabilities are transported to Kenya for forced begging and girls are subjected to sex trafficking in China. Tanzanian nationals are sometimes subjected to forced labor, including domestic servitude, and sex trafficking in other African countries, the Middle East, Europe, and the United States. Trafficking victims from other countries – particularly children from Burundi and Kenya, as well as adults from India, Nepal, and Yemen – are forced to work in Tanzania's agricultural, mining, and domestic service sectors; some are also subjected to sex trafficking. Citizens of neighboring countries may transit Tanzania before being forced into domestic service or prostitution in South Africa, Europe, and the Middle East.

The Government of Tanzania does not fully meet the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking; however, it is making significant efforts to do so. The government allocated a sufficient budget to its anti-trafficking committee for the second consecutive year and closed 70 recruitment agencies suspected of fraudulently recruiting Tanzanians for employment in the Middle East. Despite these measures, the government did not demonstrate overall increasing anti-trafficking efforts compared to the previous reporting period; therefore, Tanzania is placed on Tier 2 Watch List for the fourth consecutive year. Per the Trafficking Victims Protection Act, Tanzania was granted a waiver from an otherwise required downgrade to Tier 3 because its government has devoted sufficient resources to a written plan that, if implemented, would constitute significant efforts to meet the minimum standards. While the government updated its national action plan to incorporate implementing regulations for the 2008 anti-trafficking law, it did not widely apply the implementing regulations for the 2008 anti-trafficking law to overhaul its victim protection capabilities. The government has not allocated funding to its victims' assistance fund since its creation in 2008. The government obtained one conviction and sentenced the trafficker to an unprecedented one-year prison term; however, reforms to mandate stringent jail sentences for trafficking crimes in lieu of fines did not progress during the year and law enforcement efforts remained disproportionate to the prevalence of the crime.

RECOMMENDATIONS FOR TANZANIA:

Increase efforts to enforce the 2008 Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act by prosecuting trafficking offenses, convicting trafficking offenders, and applying stringent penalties upon conviction; amend the anti-trafficking act to remove the sentencing provision of fines in lieu of prison time; operationalize the updated 2015-2017 national action plan to fully implement the protection provisions of the anti-trafficking act, as outlined in the implementing regulations, including by allocating resources to the victim assistance fund; implement policies and procedures for government officials to proactively identify potential trafficking victims among vulnerable groups and refer them to protective services; train judges and prosecutors to delineate differences between trafficking and smuggling; provide training to law enforcement authorities on how to effectively detect and investigate trafficking crimes; compile trafficking-specific law enforcement and victim protection data at the national level; and continue budget allocation for the anti-trafficking committee and anti-trafficking secretariat to implement the national action plan to combat trafficking.

PROSECUTION
The government maintained its limited anti-trafficking law enforcement efforts. The 2008 Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act prohibits all forms of trafficking and prescribes punishments of one to 10 years' imprisonment or a fine between 1 and 150 million Tanzanian shillings (TZS) ($465 and $70,000), or both. For sentences that only include a fine, penalties are not sufficiently stringent or commensurate with those prescribed for other serious crimes, such as rape. A provision allowing offenders to pay a fine in lieu of serving prison time is insufficient to the gravity of the crime and an ineffective deterrent. The government remained without a system to compile comprehensive law enforcement statistics and relied on press reports or officials' recollections. In 2015, the government reportedly initiated investigations of 12 suspected trafficking cases, but dismissed 10, in comparison to the four cases it investigated during the previous year. It reported 10 prosecutions in 2015, an increase from five in 2014, and convicted one individual, who was sentenced to one year in prison after the defendant was deemed by the judge to be unable to pay the imposed fine. Four prosecutions initiated the previous year remained pending at the close of the reporting period. The government continued to include human trafficking components into standard police academy training for an unknown number of new recruits. The government also incorporated trafficking information into the curricula of a gazetted training for law enforcement officials, including root causes and effective use of victim referral manuals. The government did not report any investigations, prosecutions, or convictions of officials complicit in trafficking offenses; however, general corruption within the judicial system remained an issue.

PROTECTION

The government provided insufficient and uneven protective services for trafficking victims. Officials remained without comprehensive statistics to track victims identified or assisted. During the reporting year, officials inconsistently applied the implementing regulations for the protection provisions of the 2008 anti-trafficking law. For example, officials did not establish a statistical database to track and compile information on victims identified and referred for protective services, which the implementing regulations required. In addition, although the implementing regulations required police and immigration authorities to follow standardized procedures for victim investigation, identification, and referral, such procedures were not widely used in 2015. An international organization reported it identified 45 domestic and five foreign potential trafficking victims. The government did not identify any victims during the year, however, which marks a reduction from the 22 foreign victims it identified the previous year. The government relied primarily on NGOs to operate shelters for trafficking victims, though government officials continued to provide psycho-social support for the victims in those shelters and streamlined referral services to enable government officials to more effectively place victims in such shelters. During the previous year the government supported the repatriation of 22 victims and provided them with protection and housing.

There were no reports the government arrested or punished trafficking victims for unlawful acts committed as a direct result of being subjected to trafficking. While implementing regulations mandated the government to proactively assess for potential trafficking indicators among vulnerable groups, officials detained a large number of African migrants for immigration offenses without such screening during the reporting year. The 2008 anti-trafficking law provides foreign victims legal alternatives to their removal to countries where their safety or the safety of their families may be endangered. In 2015, the government provided an unknown number of foreign victims with travel documents and safe passage to respective country borders. It diplomatically facilitated repatriation with foreign governments or attempted to resettle victims in a third country; the government did not grant residency or temporary stay to any victims during the reporting period.

PREVENTION

The government slightly increased its efforts to prevent trafficking. For the second consecutive year, the government allocated a budget of TZS 80 million ($37,000) to its anti-trafficking committee. In February 2015, the anti-trafficking committee drafted an updated national action plan, effective through 2017, which incorporated the implementing regulations of the 2008 anti-trafficking law; however, the extent to which the government implemented the revised plan or allotted funding for its implementation was unknown, although it did commit in-kind support. During the reporting period, the government closed 70 recruitment agencies that were alleged to be complicit in subjecting Tanzanians to forced labor in the Middle East under pretenses of employment. Local officials in the semi-autonomous region of Zanzibar continued to conduct anti-trafficking public awareness campaigns across the island, and immigration officials on the mainland disseminated informational brochures on trafficking for use at public events; however, the government remained without sufficient resources to effectively sensitize the public on trafficking issues. Officials made no discernible efforts to reduce the demand for forced labor or commercial sex acts during the reporting period. A foreign donor facilitated specialized anti-trafficking training for Tanzanian troops prior to their deployment abroad on international peacekeeping missions. The government provided anti-trafficking training for its diplomatic personnel.
  • United States Department of State, 2016 Trafficking in Persons Report - Tanzania, 30 June 2016, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/577f959c15.html [accessed 9 July 2016]

Avast acquires AVG for $1.3 billion


One of the favorite anti virus software, Avast is acquiring one of it’s biggest rivals, AVG Technologies, for $1.3 billion in cash.

Avast CEO Vincent Steckler said the deal will give Avast access to over 400 million (250 million PC and Mac users, and 160 million mobile users devices) that currently use Avast or AVG’s software. 

Avast will be able to gather more threat data to improve user protection on PC, Mac, mobile, and even start branching out into Internet of things hardware. 

Avast will have access to AVG’s Zen mobile technology that’s used to protect an entire family’s devices from just one primary device. 

You can learn more (official statement) at the following link https://blog.avast.com

IGP vs Naibu Waziri wa Mambo ya Ndani ya nchi


NAIBU Waziri wa Mambo ya Ndani, Hamad Yusuf Masauni, ameingia katika mgogoro kwa kuingilia majukumu ya Mkuu wa Jeshi la Polisi nchini (IGP), anaandika Josephat Isango via MwanaHALISI Online.

Masauni anatuhumiwa kuingilia madaraka ya IGP kwa kuamuru Mkuu wa Polisi Mkoa wa Mjini Magharibi, Zanzibar, Mukadam Khamis Mukadam “kuondolewa” kwenye nafasi yake.

Hata hivyo, sikuchachebaadayauamuzihuo, IGP Ernest Mangu anadaiwa kuandika barua kuamuru Mukadam abaki kwenye nafasi yake.

Gazeti hili (MwanaHALISI) limeona barua mbili; moja ya kumuondoa Mukadam na nyingine ya IGP Mangu ya kumbakiza Mukadam kwenye nafasi yake.

Taratibu za jeshi la polisi zinaeleza kuwa mwenye mamlaka ya kuhamisha, kuonyana au kufukuza viongozi wajuu wa jeshi hilo ni IGP.

Taarifa zinaeleza kuwa RPC alitoa amri ya kukamatwa, kuhojiwa na kufikishwa mahakamani, dereva mmoja (jina tunalo) anayetuhumiwa kukaidi amri ya kusimama iliyotolewa na askariwa usalama barabarani. Dereva huyo anadaiwa kuwa na uhusiano na waziri Masauni. Badala ya kusimama, dereva huyo “alielekeza gari lake kwa askari wa usalama barabarani akitaka kumgonga,” polisi wameeleza.

KKKT, UKAWA, Malasusa, Ngowi kutaka kujinyonga... mambo lukuki!


ASKOFU Mkuu wa Kanisa la Kiinjili la Kilutheli Tanzania (KKKT), Dayosisi ya Mashariki na Pwani (DMP), ameshindwa kujisafisha dhidi ya tuhuma kuwa amezini na mchungaji wake, anaripoti Pendo Omary via MwanaHALISI Online.

Askofu Dk. Alex Malasusa, anatuhumiwa anatuhumiwa kujihusisha kimapenzi na mchungaji wa kanisa hilo ambaye ni mke wa mtu, Leita Ngowi.

Akizungumza kwenye mkutano wa Jumuiya ya Kikristo Tanzania (CCT), mjini Dodoma, Alhamisi wiki hii, Askofu Dk. Malasusa ameishia kusema, “kuchafuliwa kwangu ni vita maalum ya watu wa Kaskazini wakiongozwa na maaskofu wao.”

Amesema, chanzo cha kuchafuliwa kwake kunatokana na hatua yake ya kukataa kumuunga mkono aliyekuwa mgombea wa urais UKAWA, waziri mkuu mstaafu, Edward Lowassa.

Alisema, “unajua wenzetu kule Kaskazini wote ni UKAWA. Sasa mimi nilikataa upuuzi huo wakanichukia.”

Mtoa taarifa wa gazeti hili amesema, kabla ya kwenda Dodoma, Askofu Dk. Malasusa alinukuliwa akisema, jitihada za kumchafua zinaendeshwa na baadhi ya viongozi serikalini na ndani ya kanisa.

Anasema, baadhi ya maaskofu wenzake wa kanisa hilo, hasa wale wanaotoka ukanda wa Kaskazini, walipomuona anaunga mkono John Pombe Magufuli, aliyekuwa mgombea urais kupitia CCM, waliamua kumshtaki kwa Reginald Mengi na Lowassa.

Aidha, Askofu Dk. Malasusa alimtuhumu maaskofu wengine wa Kanda ya ziwa Victoria, akiwamo Askofu mmoja (jina linahifadhiwa), kuwa ndiye kinara wa yeye kuchafuliwa.

Anasema, Askofu huyo ambaye anaonekana kuwa na nguvu ndani ya kanisa hilo amekuwa na chuki binafsi dhidi yake.

Kuibuka kwa Askofu Dk. Malasusa, kutuhumu maaskofu na viongozi wengine wa kisiasa nchini, kumekuja wiki moja baada ya Mchungaji Leita kunusurika kifo.

Mchungaji huyo anayedaiwa kuwa na uhusiano wa kimapenzi na Askofu Malasusa, alinusurika kifo wiki mbili zilizopita, baada ya jaribio lake la kutaka kujiua kwa kutumia sumu kugonga mwamba.

Leita Ngowi, mchungaji na mkurugenzi wa idara ya wanawake usharika wa Azania Front, jijini Dar es Salaam anadaiwa kutaka kujiua baada ya Askofu Malasusa kulazimisha uongozi wa kanisa lake kumpa likizo ya lazima mchungaji wake.

Leita Ngowi, ni mke wa Venance Mwakilima, mkazi wa eneo Vikawe, Bagamoyo, ambaye ni mfanyakazi wa Shule ya Msingi Dunda.

Akizungumza katika mkutano huo wa viongozi wa kiroho, Askofu Dk. Malasusa ametaja maaskofu wawili kutoka ukanda wa Kaskazini, kuwa ndiyo wanaoendesha kampeni za kumchafua.

Anasema, sababu ya maaskofu hao kumchafua inatokana na kukasirishwa na hatua yake ya kuwakatalia kuwa warithi wa nafasi yake ya ukuu wa kanisa.

Amesema, “tangu kumalizika kwa uchaguzi mkuu wa kanisa letu, maaskofu hao wa Kaskazini wamekuwa wakinichukia; na nilipoona huu uchafu magazetini nilijua kuwa watakuwa ni wahusika wakuu, kwa sababu kila mmoja alitaka kuwa mkuu wa kanisa. Nimekataa.”

Mtoa taarifa anasema, taarifa kuwa Askofu Malasusa anatuhumu watu wa Kaskazini kumchafua, tayari zimetinga kwa mkuu wa sasa wa kanisa hilo, Askofu Dk. Fredrick Shoo; ambapo alilazimika kufanya safari hadi jijini Dar es Salaam kwa lengi la kukutana na Malasusa.

Hata hivyo, Askofu Malasusa aligoma kukutana na mkuu wake, Dk. Shoo kwa madai kuwa hata yeye ni mtuhumiwa kwa sababu ni rafiki wa karibu wa “wabaya” wake.

“Kwa kweli ndugu yangu, Baba Askofu Shoo amelazimika kusafiri hadi Dar es Salaam kukutana na Malasusa ili kuzungumza mambo haya. Lakini ameshindwa kumuona.

“Askofu Malasusa amekataa Dk. Shoo kufika ofisini kwake Luther House; badala ya majadiliano mengi na baadhi ya watu kuingilia, ndipo Askofu Malasusa aliamua kumfuata Askofu Shoo hotelini akiwa ameambatana na mkewe,” ameeleza.

Naye Dk. Shoo ananukuliwa na mtoa taarifa akisema, “…ni kweli nilitaka kuonana na Baba Askofu Malasusa. Lakini alipofika na mkewe hotelini kwangu, nimeshindwa namna ya kusema naye. Nimeishia kumpa pole na akaondoka kwa manunguniko makubwa.” Hakufafanua.

Mkono: Mpeni Kaisari yaliyo yake...


Taarifa ya habari ChannelTEN Julai 8, 2016







Taarifa ya uteuzi wa Dk Maboko kuwa Mkurugenzi TACAIDS


Rais wa Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania Dkt. John Pombe Magufuli amemteua Dkt. Leonard Lutegama Maboko kuwa Mkurugenzi Mtendaji wa Tume ya kudhibiti UKIMWI Tanzania (TACAIDS).

Taarifa ya Katibu Mkuu Kiongozi Balozi John Kijazi imeeleza kuwa uteuzi huu umeanza tarehe 07 Julai, 2016.

Kabla ya uteuzi huu Dkt. Leonard Lutegama Maboko alikuwa Mkurugenzi wa Taasisi ya Taifa ya Utafiti wa Magonjwa ya binadamu Mbeya (NIMR Mbeya).

Dkt. Leonard Lutegama Maboko anachukua nafasi iliyoachwa wazi na Dkt. Fatma Mrisho ambaye mkataba wake umemalizika tangu tarehe 30 Juni, 2016.

Gerson Msigwa
Kaimu Mkurugenzi wa Mawasiliano, IKULU
Dar es salaam

08 Julai, 2016.

Taarifa ya kusitishwa vibali vya kuvuna mbao katika mashamba TFS

WAZIRI MKUU Kassim Majaliwa amesitisha utoaji wa vibali vya uvunaji wa mbao kutoka katika mashamba nane ya miti ya kupandwa yanayosimamiwa na Wakala wa Huduma za Misitu Tanzania (TFS).

Serikali kupitia Wakala wa Huduma za Misitu Tanzania (TFS) chini ya Wizara ya Maliasili na Utalii inamiliki mashamba ya miti ya kupandwa 18, na kati ya hayo uvunaji umekuwa ukifanyika katika mashamba nane ambayo ni Sao Hill (Mufindi), Buhindi (Sengerema), Meru/Usa (Arumeru), West Kilimanjaro (Hai), Shume (Lushoto), North Kilimanjaro (Rombo), Kiwira (Rungwe) na Kawetire (Mbeya Vijijini).

Waziri Mkuu ametoa agizo hilo leo (Ijumaa, Julai 8, 2016) na kufafanua kwamba usitishaji huo unalenga kutathmini taratibu, kanuni na vigezo sahihi vinavyotakiwa kutumika katika kugawa malighafi kutoka kwenye mashamba hayo.

Amesema wadau wote wa viwanda vinavyojikita katika malighafi ya misitu na hususan wamiliki wa viwanda vya kupasua mbao wanashauriwa kuwa watulivu wakati utaratibu huu ukifanyiwa mapitio na umma utatangaziwa rasmi pindi uboreshaji huo utakapokamilika.

IMETOLEWA NA:
OFISI YA WAZIRI MKUU
2 MTAA WA MAGOGONI,
S. L. P. 3021,
11410 DAR ES SALAAM

IJUMAA, JULAI 8, 2016.

Job: Livelihoods Manager

Organization: Danish Refugee Council

Job: Education Specialist - Tanzania

Organization: Save the Children

Job: Education Specialist - Tanzania

Organization: Save the Children
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 18 Jul 2016

Education Specialist - Tanzania
Save the Children is the world's leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We save children's lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfil their potential.
We work together, with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.
We have over two million supporters worldwide and raised 1.9 billion dollars last year to reach more children than ever before, through programmes in health, nutrition, education, protection and child rights, also in times of humanitarian crises.
Following a major transition, our international programmes are now delivered through a merged operation with 15,000 staff, managed through seven regional hubs and reporting to a relatively small, central office. We're changing to become more efficient, more aligned, a better partner, a stronger advocate, a magnet for world-class people and relevant for the 21st century.
Save the Children has been working in Tanzania for more than 30 years. We're working with government, local organizations and other international agencies to reduce child malnutrition, improve new-born and maternal health, strengthen child protection systems for vulnerable children, promote children's participation and contribution to policy and resource allocation for services which concern them, support the national HIV/TB strategy through the Global Fund program, and respond to emergencies. We are looking for an experienced, enthusiastic, motivated and results oriented individual with strong technical skills, and a commitment to the promotion of children's rights to fill the following position
Role Purpose:
The Education Specialist will provide strategic and technical leadership in this process. She/he will assume the overall responsibility for the growth and development of the education portfolio, including training for staff implementing in the field and operations research to test new approaches or the application of approaches in Tanzania. S/He must bring an innovative leadership profile with a proven track record in education and a sound technical background in programme design and delivery. The post holder should also have a solid understanding of the public education sector in Tanzania and some of the current challenges to delivery of quality basic education. The position is a core actor in mobilising new resources for our education portfolio.
Contract Duration: 1 year Renewable
Location: Dar es Salaam
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:
Essential
  • Bachelors' degree or equivalent in education or related field
  • At least 5 years of professional experience (not limited to teaching experience alone).
  • Demonstrated experience in designing technical strategies around education, specifically early childhood development and primary education.
  • Experience with early grade reading/literacy and numeracy.
  • Technical expertise in education, specifically pre-primary and/or primary education.
  • Demonstrated experience of developing and managing relationships and funding from donors such as DFID, USAID, World Bank or other development partners.
  • Demonstrated experience working with national and/or regional level government structures to strengthen the capacity of the government to deliver services.
  • Fluency in English, both verbal and written, required.
Please apply in English saving your CV and covering letter as a single document, including your salary expectations for this role.
To see a full a job description, please visit our website at www.savethechildren.net/jobs
We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse. Employment is subject to our Child protection standards including background checks and adherence to our Child Safeguarding Policy
Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified talent.
Disclaimer:
Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process and does not act through recruitment agents

How to apply:

Application Email: Please apply with a covering letter and up-to-date CV to: '[email protected]'

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