In Tanzania at Sokoine University of Agriculture a charity called APOPO have been training rats to detect landmines since the early 1990s. Even today, it’s estimated that there are still 80 million landmines around the world which are lying active and unknown. That’s why rats like Magawa have been trained.
Magawa is an African Giant Pouched Rat – so much larger than your average pet rat – but still light enough that he would never set off a landmine by walking over it.
Bodi mpya ya Ndaki ya Tiba za Wanyama na Sayansi za Tiba, iliyoanza majukumu yake kuanzia mwezi Juni mwaka huu; leo tarehe 29 mwezi Septemba kabla ya kuketi kikao chake cha kawaida cha 16, imetembelea na kujionea ukarabati mkubwa wa majengo na miundombinu mbalimbali unaondelea ndani ya Ndaki ya Tiba za Wanyama na Sayansi za Tiba. Ziara hiyo ilijumuisha Mwenyekiti wa Bodi Dr. Henry Mbwille ambaye aliongoza wajumbe wengine wa Bodi hiyo akiambatana na Rasi wa Ndaki Professa Elliot Phiri pamoja na watendaji waandamizi wa Ndaki.
Katika ziara hiyo Bodi ilipongeza na kuishukuru Serikali kwa kugharamia ukarabati huo na pia kuwapongeza watendaji wa Ndaki kwa kuendelea kuchapa kazi kwa ufanisi licha ya changamoto za muda mfupi zilizopo zinazotokana na wao kuondoka katika ofisi zao kupisha ukarabati.
Katika kikao chake cha 16 cha kiutendaji, Bodi ilipokea na kujadili ripoti mbalimbali za maendeleo ya Ndaki ikiwemo maboresho mbalimbali ya maabara za kfundishia uliokwisha kufanyika na unaondelea kufanyika hivi sasa.
"Ukarabati huu utaboresha mazingira ya kusomea kwa wanafunzi pamoja na kuweka mazingira bora ya kufanyia kazi kwa wanataaluma pamoja na wafanyakazi wengine wote"
Sambamba na hilo Bodi ilipongeza juhudi za Chuo na Serikali kutoa fursa zaidi za masomo kwa wahitimu wa Sekondari na vyuo vya kati kupitia kuongeza udahili na pia kwa kuendelea kutoa wahitimu bora.
Bodi iliahidi katika kipindi chake cha miaka mitatu ijayo ya utendaji wake itaendelea kusimamia na kushirikiana kwa karibu na Menejiment ya Ndaki na SUA kwa ujumla ili kutatua changamoto zilizobakia ili Ndaki iendelee kuwa bora na mfano kwa vyuo vingine.
Mabli na Dr. Henry Mbwille ambaye ni Mwenyekiti na ambaye atashika wadhifa huo hadi Desemba 2022, wajumbe wengine wa Bodi hiyo ni wafuatao:
WAJUMBE WALIOTEULIWA TOKA TAASISI ZA UMMA
1. Professa Mohamedi Janabi ambaye ni Mkurugenzi wa taasisi ya moyo ya Mh. Jakaya Kikwete (Director, Jakaya Kikwete Cardiac Institute) (ameteuliwa kwa kipindi cha pili)
2. Dr. Bedan Masuruli ambaye ni Msajili wa Baraza la Madaktari wa Wanyama Tanzania (Registrar, Veterinary Council of Tanzania) (ameteuliwa kwa kipindi cha pili)
WAJUMBE WALIOTEULIWA TOKA SEKTA BINAFSI
1. Dr. Emmanuel M. Swai
2. Dr. Jerome B. Bahemu
WAJUMBE WA NDANI YA NDAKI WANAOWAKILISHA MAKUNDI MBALIMBALI
1. Dr. Claudius Luziga ambaye anawakilisha wanataaluma (amechaguliwa na wanataaluma kwa kipindi cha pili)
2. Ndugu Alfred G. Mwanyika ambaye anawakilisha wafanyakazi wasaidizi wa wanataaluma)
3. Mrs. Enesa Mlay ambaye anawakilisha wafanyakazi waendeshaji (amechaguliwa kwa kipindi cha pili)
4. Ms Nonyane P. Uvanna ambaye anawakilisha wanafunzi wa ndani ya Ndaki
Pia wapo wajumbe waalikwa ambao ni wakuu wa idara pamoja na wenyeviti wa kamati mbalimbali za utendaji ndani ya Ndaki
CYSTINET-Africa project at Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) has organized a 4-day workshop on writing winning research grant proposals held 22nd to 25th 2020 at green park hotel in Bagamoyo, Pwani.
On opening the workshop training, Dr. Ernatus Mkupasi said that, the objective of the workshop was to enhance skills of Early Career researchers (ECRs) in research grant writing, effective research project implementation and research result utilization. Lack of these skills, makes researchers less efficient in attracting research funds which is one of the core mandates of the University. Multidisciplinary Team of 32 Participants, composed of Professors, Senior Researchers and ECRs in all five SUA Colleges attended the workshop.
Figure 1: A Group Photo of participants of a training workshop "Writing Winning Grant Proposals" held in Bagamoyo District, Tanzania, September 22 - 25, 2020.
He explained that, these trainees will serve as future trainers of other members of SUA staff. The aim is to promote Senior Career Researcher (SCR) - ECR mentorship spirit through engagement of successful SCRs after this training across departments.
Prof. Helena Ngowi, the CYSTINE-Africa project director highlighted that, the overall goal of this project is to fill gaps on the way to control/elimination of Taenia solium cysticercosis/taeniosis (TSCT) and neurocysticercosis (NCC) investing into research, capacity building and networking. The training worship serves as the same purpose.
"This is workshop is funded by the German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) with the overall goal of strengthening Research Support departments at SUA in oreder to enhancing research project implementations at SUA”. She explained.
She added that SUA Research support capacity strengthening (RSCS) programme, is intended to strengthen research support departments to achieve the overall goal. The RSCS measures target four important areas, namely, (1) Enhancement of skills of early career researchers (ECRs) in research grant writing, effective research project implementation and research result utilization, (2) Improvement of efficiency and transparency of procurement process for effective research activities, (3) Enhancement of research and publication management through improvement and adaptation of SUA's Research and Publication Documentation System (RPDS) and (4) Promotion and facilitation of retrieval of research innovations at SUA. The RSCS programme is in line with the SUA research strategy.
TVA welcomes promotion and advertisements during the upcoming 38th TVA conference and will ensure maximum visibility of all sponsors. Promotion in the form of abstract (text), graphics (high quality image logos) or both are invited at any of the following four categories:
Tanzanite sponsors. Sponsors whose support exceeds USD 2,000 (exceed TZS 4,500,000). Sponsor logo appears in the conference banner in downtown, outside the conference venue, and inside the conference venue. During conference intersession breaks, logos of Sponsors will be displayed through LCD inside the venue. The logo will also appear on the first inner page of the book of abstract. In addition, Tanzanite sponsors are eligible to submit one A5 page of graphics, or combined graphics and text for inclusion into the Book of Abstract provided that promotional text does not exceed 250 words
Diamond sponsors. Supports range: USD 1,000 to 1,999 (TZS 2,300,000 to 4,499,999). Sponsor logo appears in second inner page of the book of abstract and in addition will be given one A5 page advertising space in the book of abstract as described above
Gold sponsors. Supports range: USD 500 to 999 (TZS 1,100,000 to 2,299,999). They are eligible for one A5 page of graphics, or combined graphics and text for inclusion into the Book of Abstract
Silver sponsors. Supports range: USD 250 to 499 (TZS 500,000 to 1,150,000). Sponsor can choose one of the following: Text only (250 words) or Graphics only promotional contents for inclusion into the Book of Abstract.
A fee for a pavilion with two tables and two chairs shall be TZS 500,000 or USD 250. Early booking is required.
The Tanzania Veterinary Association (TVA) is pleased to inform you that the 38th TVA scientific conference and Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held at Arusha International Conference Centre (AICC) in Arusha, Tanzania from Thursday 10th to Saturday 12th December 2020.
THEME: Equitable access to Veterinary services for improvement of animal health, productivity and welfare
Public-private partnerships for innovative veterinary services in rural areas
Pillars of national disease emergency preparedness capacities and sustainable delivery of animal health services
Institutional set up required in supporting delivery of veterinary and extension services
Enhancement of health care and welfare of working and other animals
Oral presentation: Papers should NOT exceed 15 pages typed in MS Word, double spaced using 12pt font size of Times New Roman.
Power-point presentation should contain slides presentable within 10-15 minutes.
CONFERENCE REGISTRATION FEE
Conference Registration Fee is TZS 170,000 for all EAC participants except for retiree is TZS 120,000.
For participant coming from outside EAC is USD 150.
You can also contact the following e-mails below to receive the information related to advertisements and exhibitions directly
Office of Principal: College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences Sokoine University of Agriculture P. O. Box 3015, Chuo Kikuu, Morogoro Tanzania. Phone: +255 23 260 4647/260 3511- 4 Fax: +255 23 260 4647 E-mail: email@example.com