Science, Technology and Innovation Policy Research Organization - STIPRO

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STIPRO GRACES LAUNCH OF THE TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION 2015 REPORT

Thursday, December 17, 2015

The United Nations in Tanzania has launched the Technology and Innovation Report 2015, which provides a comprehensive analysis of industry and Science, Technology and innovation policies in Tanzania and other African Countries.

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2016 Annual Research Dissemination Workshop

Monday, October 03, 2016

On Friday the 30th September 2016STIPRO held its Annual Research Dissemination Workshop at, Ubungo Plaza, in Dar es Salaam. This Research Dissemination Workshop is one of the ways of popularizing and disseminating of information that has been generated through ST&I policy research. This year, four presentations were made, where two presentations were on most recently completed research undertakings.

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2016 Annual Research Dissemination Workshop

On the 30th September 2016, STIPRO held its annual research dissemination workshop at Ubungo Plaza. This Research Dissemination Workshop is one of the ways of popularizing and disseminating of information that has been generated through ST&I policy research. This year, four presentations were made, where two presentations were on most recently completed research undertakings.

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2017 Annual research dissemination workshop

Building innovation capabilities becomes fundamental because firms with such capabilities are able to compete and survive in market places. Such capabilities are enabled by interactive learning as firms do not innovate in isolation. Developing countries, Tanzania included, are characterized by limited capacity to develop new, or to adopt and improve upon existing technologies; and consequently the vast majority is slow in sustaining increased production. Thus, institutions play an important role in the process of building firms’ innovation capabilities.

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A Seminar on Local Content Development and Technological Capability Building in the Oil and Gas Sector

Monday, February 13, 2017

As industrialization has become the main agenda on economic development of Tanzania and in addition to the newly found natural gas deposits - a closer look at how Tanzania, as a country, can fully benefit from the sub-sector through the development of local content- becomes inevitable. In the context of Tanzania, local content development is defined as building a workforce that is skilled and building a local competitive supplier base..

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Challenges facing Training Institutions in the Production of Adequate and Appropriate Human Capital

One of the reasons for dismal industrialization level in East African countries such as Tanzania despite some of them having large natural resource endowment is the inability to harness their resources for the benefit of their society.

Tanzania like any other developing countries has inadequate scientific, technological, managerial capacity and capability to develop, process and utilize resources they posses.

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CONCEPT NOTES: A Brief on Skills Gap

Tanzania is rightly currently pursuing industrialization agenda as one way to achieve its development vision – Vision 2025, which envisions Tanzania by the year 2025 to be a semi industrialized and middle income country, with incidences of poverty radically reduced.

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Explaining persistence of subsistence farming as a ‘lock-in’:

Lessons from the Tanzanian rural poultry industry;

“The paper is broadly concerned with what constrains innovation in subsistence agriculture, and how the public sector can intervene to promote trans-formative processes that guarantee inclusive growth."

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Financing and Innovation: (The Case of Micro & Small sunflower oil processors)

The growth and development of these agro-processers especially under the free market economy depends on their ability to compete and hence the importance of innovation.

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Identification of the Skills Gap for Innovation and Successful Industrial Development in Tanzania

Unemployment rate is high (10.7% according to 2011 estimates by NBS): At the same time employers can’t find the workers

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Improving the Position of Tanzanian Avocado Processors in the Global Value Chain

The role of functional upgrading and Innovation.

This paper is an extension of the study conducted by STIPRO in 2016 on types of Leaning and Upgrading Opportunities available among avocado farmers participating in GVCs The current study intended to fill in the gaps identified by the above study

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Industrialization in Africa, Past experiences and Lessons from 3 selected countries

The purpose of the review is therefore to try to learn from past mistakes, while reinforcing the success stories in the current industrialization agenda.

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Innovation & Skills Development

Skills Development for Innovation & Industrialization in Tanzania: Some Conceptual & Practical Issues

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Local Content and Technological Capability Building in the Oil and Gas Sector: (ELLA)

In Tanzania, available findings indicate that the exploration phase has found out 55.08TCF of gas by 2014 placing Tanzania among the leading countries in Africa in terms of natural resources.

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Methodology Meeting for Research on South - South and Triangular Cooperation

Methodology Meeting for Research on South - South and Triangular Cooperation

Starting from 12th to 14th October 2015, The Science, Technology and Innovation Policy Research Organization (STIPRO) in collaboration with Southern Voice Network Secretariat, Research on Poverty Alleviation (REPOA) and Economic and Social Research Foundation (ESRF) is hosting a three day methodology Meeting on South-South and Triangular Cooperation and strategy meeting on the Future of Southern Voice at White Sand Hotel in Dar es Salaam.

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Opportunities for learning and upgrading within agricultural global value chains

The main research question was to find out if there is any benefit to farmers participating in a global agricultural value chain in terms of learning of farmer and upgrading of their product and processes.

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Reforming Public Technology Intermediaries in Tanzania

Renewed enthusiasm for state support of STEM-based innovation and industrialization:
National Five Year Development Plan II (FYDP-II)
Integrated Industrial Development Strategy (IIDS 2025)

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Roundtable Discussion on Innovation for Sustainable Industrial Development in Tanzania

17th August 2016 |

On Tuesday, the 16th of August, 2016 STIPRO held a roundtable discussion at the Tanzanite Conference Hall, Blue Pearl Hotel, Ubungo Plaza, in Dar es Salaam. It was quite a resourceful discussion under the theme titled “Innovation for sustainable industrial development in Tanzania; do we have adequate human capital?.

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