Delegation of the Centre for African Studies Visited Tanzania

29 October 2023

The delegation of the Centre for African Studies was on a working visit to Tanzania from October 19 to 28. With the assistance of the Russian Embassy in Tanzania, the Centre’s staff met with the leadership of the Tanzanian departments responsible for digitalization in order to inform them about the E-Governance Knowledge Sharing Program. The Center’s staff also met with representatives of Russian authorities and businesses and attended the Tanzania Annual ICT Conference (TAIC) and Tanzania Mining & Investment Forum.

From October 19 to 28, 2023, a delegation from the HSE Centre for African Studies, consisting of Director Andrey Maslov, expert Vsevolod Sviridov and intern researcher Olesya Kalashnik, was in Tanzania.

Within the framework of Tanzania Annual ICT Conference, held at the Julius Nyerere International Convention Centre, on October 20, the staff of the Center presented  E-Governance Knowledge Sharing Program. to representatives of relevant Ministries and Agencies of Tanzania. During the visit to the island of Zanzibar on October 23, a meeting was held with the Said Seif Said, Director of the Executive Director of the Zanzibar e-Government Agency. The work of the delegation demonstrated high results: it helped to establish a dialogue with the relevant government organizations of Tanzania, which plots the vector for the development of the ICT industry for the entire region of East Africa, as well as to work out formats for further interaction.

In particular, on October 25, the staff of the Centre for African Studies held a meeting with representatives of the Russian Centre for Science and Culture (RCSC) in Tanzania. Prospects for cooperation between the HSE and the RCSC and Tanzanian universities were discussed on a meeting. On the same day, a meeting with the management of the Office for the Development of the Digital Government of Tanzania (E-Government Authority, eGA) was held in a mixed format at the Agency’s office in Dar es Salaam.

On October 26, the delegation of the Centre for African Studies met with the General Director of the Tanzania ICT Commission, Dr. Nkundwe Moses Mwasaga, at the building of the Tanzania ICT Commission in Dar es Salaam. At the same day, the director of the Center Andrey Maslov and expert Vsevolod Sviridov visited Tanzania Mining & Investment Forum.

On October 27, the staff of the Centre for African Studies held talk with Samson Mwela, Director of Knowledge Management of the Tanzania Commission for Science and Technology (COSTECH).

In general, partners in all departments have confirmed high interest in the E-Governance Knowledge Sharing Program and in cooperation with the HSE Centre for African Studies.

The HSE Centre for African Studies thanks the staff of the Russian Embassy in Tanzania and the Russian House for their help in organizing the visit.