Lake Victoria: A threatened giant?

By Melisande Denis With a surface area of over 68,600 km², Lake Victoria is the widest lake in Africa and the second largest freshwater lake in the world: as such, it provides crucial environmental services to its riparian communities. Its basin, shared between each member states of the East African Community with the exception of South … Continue reading Lake Victoria: A threatened giant?

Why Nations Fail – A book review

By Melisande Denis Why are some countries rich, and why are others poor? What can account for economic disparities across the world? Analyzing three millennia of world history and focusing on case studies from extremely diverse countries, Daron Acemoglu and James A. Robinson address these questions in their book Why Nations Fail, The Origins of … Continue reading Why Nations Fail – A book review

Regional Negotiation Skills training on Oil and Gas kicks off

15th May 2017, Bagamoyo – The Institute of African Leadership for Sustainable Development (UONGOZI Institute) has launched a regional negotiation skills training programme on oil and gas targeting senior officials from Africa ­­– with the aim of equipping them with the necessary skills and techniques to bargain and secure lucrative deals that will benefit their … Continue reading Regional Negotiation Skills training on Oil and Gas kicks off

Why a comprehensive approach is needed in the management of the oil and gas economy

By Mr. Dennis Rweyemamu Tanzania’s natural wealth has increased with the discovery of large deposits of deep-water off-shore natural gas. The Government is determined that these resources should generate the best possible returns for the country and build the foundation for sustainable socio-economic transformation, as well as broad-based growth and development. However, the transformation of … Continue reading Why a comprehensive approach is needed in the management of the oil and gas economy

New programme to promote and enhance sustainable development in Africa

On July 1st, 2017 UONGOZI Institute formally began its new five-year strategy (2016/17 – 2020/2021). One of the new features of the strategy is the implementation of a new Sustainable Development Programme (SDP) that has been in preparation since March, 2016. The Programme is geared towards addressing the implementation challenges of sustainable development in Africa, with … Continue reading New programme to promote and enhance sustainable development in Africa

Technical and vocational education has a vital role to play in Africa’s sustainable development

Gwamaka Kifukwe Everyone appreciates a quality craftsmanship, whether it is artistic or functional – and yet, we do not encourage our youths to pursue opportunities and livelihoods that require technical and vocational education. This is severely curtailing the potential for technical and vocational education to contribute to Sustainable Development – and much of the problem … Continue reading Technical and vocational education has a vital role to play in Africa’s sustainable development

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Series: Goal 17

Goal Seventeen: Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development Goal 17, the last of the sustainable development goals, focuses on the key areas to be addressed in order to ensure that the SDGs are implemented, highlighting the essential role of partnerships in this process. In recognition of the need for … Continue reading Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Series: Goal 17

Industrial Development in Tanzania: renewed commitment amidst persistent challenges

by Dennis Rweyemamu  The fifth phase Government of the United Republic of Tanzania has demonstrated renewed commitment to industrialization, as part of a broader agenda to create employment opportunities and substantially reduce poverty. This renewed commitment to promoting industrial development is timely. Literature suggests that economic development requires structural change from low to high-productivity activities, … Continue reading Industrial Development in Tanzania: renewed commitment amidst persistent challenges

Is there a right formula for managing the oil and gas sector in Tanzania?

by Namwaka Omari Discussion and debates around natural resources in Tanzania have in recent years focused on the projected revenues from the gas sector. The new discoveries of natural gas have shifted the nation’s conversation to turn to look at what this gas can do for the country. The underlying assumption here is that if … Continue reading Is there a right formula for managing the oil and gas sector in Tanzania?

Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Series: Goal 16

Goal Sixteen: Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels This goal, with a focus on governance, was not included in the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the preceding form of the SDGs. It is of particular importance for Africa … Continue reading Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Series: Goal 16