On April 9, 2021, the Sokoine University of Agriculture through the Directorate of Postgraduate Studies, Research, Technology Transfer and Consultancy organized a special training for coordinators overseeing innovations in departments and colleges level with the aim of building their capacity to carry out their responsibilities effectively.
Speaking on the training, the Director of the Directorate of Postgraduate Studies, Research, Technology Transfer and Consultancy Prof. Esron Karimuribo said the training, among other things, will enable innovators who have done well to be recognized and their innovations will be able to register on a special system that the university has developed and also help them find markets for their work.
"We hope we will be able to do well in this area of innovations for the university so that it can be one of the sources of income but also be a source of making our university be seen as an institution that can provide solutions to the problems of the people" said Prof. Karimuribo
Director of the Directorate of Postgraduate Studies, Research, Technology Transfer and Consultancy Prof. Esron Karimuribo talking about the goals of the training
Speaking before the start of the training, Vice Chancellor of Sokoine University of Agriculture, Prof. Raphael Chibunda urged the university leaders to be creative and innovative in their daily activities, he told them to hate the state of inferiority or the state of staying in one place for long periods of time without any progress.
Vice Chancellor of Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) Prof. Raphael Chibunda (left) opening the training for departmental and college coordinators on innovation
Prof. Chibunda also called on leaders from the unit and departmental level to have regular training or meetings that will help staff come up with a variety of creative ideas that will ultimately contribute to the community and the nation.
"We as the Agricultural University responsible for agriculture in the country recognize the contribution of innovation and in facilitating innovation, we have continued to ensure we enable our laboratories and garages to acquire equipment and tools that will help them in designing various technologies that will help our community," said Prof. Chibunda
Participants of the training following the topics presented by the training facilitators
For his part, the Coordinator of the SACIDs - SUA Prof. Gerald Misinzo said the training will help improve the creative environment at the university as well as have quality policies and strategies for SUA community members and the nation as a whole,
"For our part, we will use those Policies and Strategies to have the enzymes that are used in the Laboratory to make bacteria where students and researchers often buy this enzyme, but in reality, these bacteria are in our African environment and even Tanzania", said Prof. Misinzo
Ms. Doreen Sinare who is the Chief Executive Officer of the Copyright Society of Tanzania (
The training was provided by Ms. Doreen Sinare who is the Chief Executive Officer of the Tanzania Copyright Institute COSOTA, Dr. Gerald Kafuku who is the Creative Technology Manager from the Science and Technology Commission COSTECH along with Prof. Esron Karimuribo, Director of the Directorate of Postgraduate Studies, Research, Technology Transfer and Consultancy - SUA is funded by PASET through ICIPE located in Nairobi, Kenya under the Inno-Bio Project.
Dr. Gerald Kafuku who is the Principal Research Officer ·of Tanzania Commission for Science and Technolgy (COSTECH) giving his presentation at the training on COSTECH research, innovation and contribution to these issues
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Calvin Edward Gwabara, SUAMEDIA