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Economic and Social Research Foundation (ESRF)

eNewsletter Jan - June 2013

In this issue

  • ESRF to Produce The Tanzania Human Development Report (THDR)
  • India in Africa: New Frontiers in South-South Relations
  • Strategic Research
  • Capacity Building
  • Knowledge Management
  • Staff Development
  • More News
  • Events in Pictures
  • EDITORIAL NOTE

    We hereby bring to you this edition of newsletter covering the period of January – June, 2013. It is our great pleasure to once again greet you though this forum and wish to thank all of your continued support. In this edition you are provided with a snapshot of major events that have taken place at the Foundation in the period in question.

    In this first half of the year, the Foun- dation embarked on implementing its target and planned activities to fulfill the strategic plan 2012 – 2015. In this period the Foundation records a big achievement through in execution of its planned activities...

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    ESRF to Produce The Tanzania Human Development Report (THDR)

    In March 2013, the Economic and Social Research Foundation (ESRF) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with United Nations Development Program (UNDP) to produce country human development reports which will be known as “Tanzania Human Development Report (THDR)”.

    The four year project which commenced in March 2013 and expected to end in June 2016 will result in producing two reports which will come out in 2014 and 2016 respectively.

    Group photo of The Tanzania Human Development Report working group at Kunduchi Beach Hotel, Dar es Salaam.

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    India in Africa: New Frontiers in South-South Relations

    Hon. Juma Mahadhi Maalim (MP), Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs giving an opening speech during the India in Africa: New Frontiers in South-South Relations Conference. On his right is Mr. Debnath Shaw, the Indian High Commissioner and left is Dr. H. Lunogelo, ESRF Executive Director.

    ESRF in collaboration with Zachariah Mampilly, Assistant Professor of Political Science, at Vassar College New York, organized a two-day conference on "India in Africa: New Frontiers in South-South Relations"

    The purpose of the conference was to understand the im- pact of India on African growth and development; trade and investment; war and peace; and political, economic and social life more generally. To this end, the conference brought together both theoretical works on the meaning of Indian-African relations within the broader context of South/South relations alongside more empirically grounded work based on fieldwork in specific African countries.

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