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Economic and Social Research Foundation (ESRF)

eNewsletter July - December 2014

In this issue

  • Editorial
  • President Kikweke officiates the 3rd ESRF 2014 Annual National Conference
  • ESRF Undertakes Final Follow-up on Girl Power Project
  • Strategic Research
  • Capacity Building
  • Knowledge Management
  • Commissioned Studies
  • Human Resource
  • Events in Pictures
  • More News
  • ESRF Facilitates Beekeeping Workshop in Ikungi

    By Libena Senorine Participants of the Beekeeping Workshop in a Group Photo

    Beekeeping has been getting popularity due to its transformation from traditional activities generally as means to earn extra income to modern commercial activity as the source of revenue; beekeepers have become more productive and more market-oriented, thus enhancing the contribution of the sector to Tanzanian economy.

    In December 2014, the Future Development Initiative (Fu-DI) through the Economic and Social Research Foundation (ESRF) under Poverty and Environment Initiative (PEI) project conducted two day training on modern beekeeping.

    Workshop attracted more than 100 participants from 54 groups out of them 97 were women and 11 Men. The groups were from Bukoba Rural, Bunda and Ikungi Districts. In another development participants from Bukoba Rural and Bunda districts were given sample modern beehives and jackets, more beehives will be distributed to beneficiaries in Ikungi and other districts.

    The workshop was filmed in order to produce a documentary which will be used as a teaching tool to other beekeepers in different places.

    Future Development Initiative (FuDI) the champion in forestry and beekeeping will continue to transfer knowledge to other Poverty and Environment Initiative (PEI) districts as well as supply modern beehives and gears through the Pro- Poor project.

    President Kikweke officiates the 3rd ESRF 2014 Annual National Conference

    The President of United Republic of Tanzania, Hon. Dr. Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete giving a speech

    The theme for this year‘s conference was based on the Tanzania Human Development Report 2014. President Dr. Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete officiated the opening of the 3rd National Conference with the title "Unleashing Growth Potentials in Tanzania: Economic Transformation for human Development". It was held at Hyatt Regency Kilimanjaro Hotel in Dar es Salaam on 11th September 2014.

    During the opening the President called for sustainable development, with the focus on inclusiveness. He emphasized that the country’s next Five Year Development Plan (2016-2021) will focus on industrialization to structurally transform the economy to generate more and better jobs. He urged participants to explore more initiatives towards poverty reduction underpinned by an inclusive and national ownership approach.

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    ESRF Undertakes Final Follow-up on Girl Power Project

    The Economic and Social Research Foundation (ESRF) in partnership with the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH), FEMINA Hip, and Development Pioneer Consultants (CMI) came together in 2012 to undertake the project called “Girls Economic Empowerment – The Best Contraceptive?” The main objective of the study was to increase our understanding of young girls’ fertility decisions and how these decisions interact with their economic situation.

    The study took place in rural Tanzania where the majority of girls start childbearing at the age of 16 to 20 years, and investigates the fertility decisions of girls when they are on the verge of making two of the most important decisions in their lives: What to do when leaving school and whether to start child bearing. An ultimate goal of this research project is to inform the design of sound policies, and careful development of a cost-effective intervention with scaling-up potentials. ESRF & Girl Power Project Researchers at a Retreat at Jagwani Beach

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