Assistant Director, President’s Office, praises IITA research in Tanzania

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The Assistant Director for Technical Cooperation at the President’s Office, Public Service Management (POPSM), Mr Msafiri Marwa, has commended IITA Tanzania for its research efforts in transforming agriculture in Tanzania. Msafiri said this when he led a POPSM delegation to IITA-Eastern Africa hub offices in July in Mikocheni, Dar es salaam.

The objective of the visit was to familiarize themselves with IITA activities, including capacity building and technology transfer efforts for local experts and researchers, given that POPSM has been issuing work permits to IITA over the years.

The team was welcomed by the Hub Director, Leena Tripathi; the hub Head of Finance and Administration, Eveline Odiambo; and other senior staff. The visiting team was briefed on IITA activities in Tanzania and held meetings with staff to learn about their experiences working at the Institute. The visitors also met with the administration team to discuss work permit processes.

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