Presentation on theme: "Dr. Thadeus Mkamwa St. Augustine University of Tanzania April, 2014."— Presentation transcript:
Dr. Thadeus Mkamwa St. Augustine University of Tanzania April, 2014
Introduction: Tanzania at a Glance Shortage of Social Welfare Services Increase in Social Welfare Interventions Need for Community Based Social Work approach Conclusion
Faculties: Education- Biggest in number of students Social Sciences and Communications-Oldest Engineering- smallest in number of students Law – transformed into the School of Law Business Administration
SAUT Main Campus: 11,880 students Mwenge University College (MWUCE) Iringa University College (RUCO) Stella Maris Mtwara University College Archbishop Mihayo University College of Tabora Jordan University College St. Francis University College ogf Health and Allied Sciences SAUT Songea Centre Mbeya Centre, Arusha Centre, Dar es Salaam Centre
Universities in Pre-Independence Era: Emulate the Universities of formal colonial powers Promote cultural superiority of colonial powers in the colonies Educate small elite of civil servants (Sawadogo, 1995, cited in Luhanga et al., 2003).
To be national institutions of HE supportive of national governments Effect social and economic transformation To improve on the national HR needs Formulate strategic national research agenda Formulate development-relevant research
Traditional: research, teaching, consultancy Train intellectuals to sustain economies Expand enrolment and monitor their growth Ensure and control quality delivery Manage finances and other resources Enhance expertise and professional competence (McCaffery, 2010)
Make Tanzania a Nation imbued with: High quality livelihood Peace, stability and unity Good governance A well educated and learning society A competitive economy capable of producing sustainable growth and shared benefits
Major Issue: Education, Unemployment and Poor Livelihood Questions of Importance: Why increasing youth unemployment while we have natural resources and colleges around? How can the youth be mobilized to get out of this problem and improve livelihood?
What type of Education? Education that will give the youth development opportunities Education from sound institutions: self regulation and standard setting, performance monitoring Education that is entrepreneurial: face job demands and demanding aspects of the community (agility, commitment, motivated )
Financial and institutional sustainability: Ability of national financial services providers Affordable services from financial providers Diversified financial services: credits, savings, insurances, pensions, etc. Governance, risk management, client protection, delivery channels, performance management, etc.
Lack of sources of financial services (esp. rural areas) High information barriers, infrastructure, women being neglected, etc. Poor linkages with the formal sectors Bureaucracy in reaching out to the poor or the poor reaching out to the national machinery in the economy
Financial inclusion of the youth (and low- income earners) in the economic agenda Make available and accessible financial services and adequate credit to vulnerable people (youth) Let the services be cost effective, fair and transparent Mainstream the youth, women, low income earners in the national agenda
BEST AC - Business Environment Strengthening for Tanzania-Advocacy Component. ANSAF - Agricultural Non-State Actors Forum. Supporting Donors: UK, Sweden, Denmark, Netherlands – DFID, SIDA, DANIDA, RNE. Purpose: Achieve a business enabling environment that is more conducive to private sector growth and for the youth
The SAUT-SWEYA Community Project – CSR & a learning project Community members get some training and interest free loans to boost their enterprises The project gets some grant from the Vice Chancellor’s office (Tshs.30 million ) to invest in small businesses Project boosts investment in accommodation among Sweya community members
Aim is to generate half of its income from university-business community partnership It is a programme - imparting entrepreneurial skills to local community It is business – running a business center, set to put various businesses together It has its strategic plan and business plan Aim – to change managers who understand technology and business environment
National Strategy for Growth and Reduction of Poverty (NSGRP ): government is the main responsible agent for the alleviation of poverty SAUT BIP facilitates technical assistance and advisory services on business development BIP collaborates with the Lake Zone Private Sector Development Consortium (the Inter- Business Direction Inc., CHIGOTO Plus, SNV )
Facilitates projects to help graduates start some project with low interest loans BIP identifies and admits best business ideas from applicants from various sectors The programme assesses and certifies incubatees They should meet set business criteria such as innovation & economic viability
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