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African Regional Conference in Tanzania,
March 6, 2007



The Joint Japan-World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program (JJ/WBGSP) held its regional conference in Dar es Salaam on March 6, 2007. Participants amounted to 50, including 18 alumni from Tanzania (there are total 55 Tanzanian alumni.)

 

The participants of the conference

The one day conference was opened in the morning with greeting remarks made by Ms. Frannie A. Léautier, Vice President, World Bank Institute, Hon. Professor Peter Msolla, Minister for Science, Technology and Higher Education, Tanzania, and H.E. Mr. Makoto Ito, Japanese Ambassador to Tanzania, Embassy of Japan.

Hon. Professor Peter Msolla, Minister for Science, Technology and Higher Education, Tanzania 
The speech by Hon. Professor Peter Msolla, Minister for Science, Technology and Higher Education, Tanzania, set the tone of the day spelling out what should be the role of knowledge and science in the world of globalization, which requires continuous learning and more advanced education.

At the conference, three JJ/WBGSP alumni from the Africa region were awarded Mr. Masanori Matsuo, Advisor to Executive Director for Japan. These were:


Causes of Default in Government Micro Credit Programs, A Case Study of Uasin Gishu District Trade Development Joint Loan Board by Ms. Rose Ajiambo Bwonya-Wakuloba
 from Kenya, a graduate of Makerere University.

 

Mr. Masanori Matsuo awards Ms. Rose Ajiambo Bwonya-Wakuloba from Kenya

Mr. Masanori Matsuo awards Ms. Marilyn Whan-Kan from Mauritius 

How to Improve Export Competitiveness in Mauritius by Ms. Marilyn Whan-Kan
 from Mauritius, a graduate of CERDI, Université d'Auvergne.




Export Performance and Economic Growth in Ethiopia by Mr. Kagnew Wolde Teshome
from Ethiopia, a graduate of Makerere University.

 

Mr. Masanori Matsuo awards Mr. Kagnew Wolde Teshome from Ethiopia

Also, an exchange on knowledge in development also took place. These presentations included:

Mr. Sylvester Anthony Matemu, the alumni representative in Tanzania, and currently Private Secretary to Minister, appreciated the Program’s efforts in scaling-up the alumni activities and asserted the establishment of the Tanzanian Alumni Association for the JJ/WBGSP.

The conference was closed by the remarks made by Mr. Masanori Matsuo, World Bank, and Ms. Frannie A. Léautier, WBI.

Ms. Frannie A. Leautier, Vice President, World Bank Institute


Ms. Léautier noted that “the conference was a success as it functioned as knowledge networking among alumni, development practitioners including staff of the World Bank, the Embassy of Japan, Japan International Cooperation Agency and academics. In the future, this networking will be facilitated and leveraged by the strong initiative taken by Tanzanian alumni association.” She also remarked that

“Today we observed the alumni who were using acquired knowledge effectively as the driver of development. It is crucial to bring back people with higher degrees to developing countries, and the JJ/WBGSP has been serving this objective.”

For details see:

Alumni Awarded at the Regional Conference in TanzaniaAlumni Awarded at the Regional Conference in Tanzania  

See also:

Asian Regional Conference in Indonesia, June 4, 2008 Asian Regional Conference in Indonesia, June 4, 2008
African Regional Conference in Cameroon, May 7, 2008 African Regional Conference in Cameroon, May 7, 2008
JJ/WBGSP Tokyo Conference, June 6, 2007JJ/WBGSP Tokyo Conference, June 6, 2007
Asian Regional Conference in Vietnam, May 26, 200Asian Regional Conference in Vietnam, May 26, 2006
African Regional Conference in Kenya, May 11, 20African Regional Conference in Kenya, May 11, 2006

 

See more on Press Release from March 14, 2007

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