Harnessing career development and global networking for the future of the Commonwealth and sustainable development

Organised by Ishigita Lucas Shunashu (2017 Shared Scholar from Tanzania, MSc Advanced Mechanical Engineering, Cranfield University)

Over 90 delegates, including students from six higher learning institutions in Dar es Salaam, lecturers, and CSC alumni participated in the half day event which brought together students and academic staff to discuss ‘Harnessing career development and global network for future commonwealth and sustainable development’.

An opening speech was delivered by Deputy British High Commissioner to Tanzania Matt Sutherland, followed by opening remarks by Prof Emmanuel Mjema, Rector, College of Business Education (CBE) where the event was held.

Presentations were then delivered by keynote speakers Peter Mapigano, Director, Evert International Consultancy and Mahoo Gebr, lecturer at CBE. Mr Mapigano addressed the importance of career development and Mr Gebra spoke about the role of the global network in sustainable development. To further address the panel topic, two key questions were put forward to the two key note speakers and panellist Miss Mutalubukwa, a lecturer at CBE: ‘what are the needs and impacts of global networking to the individual and the country?’ and ‘is there a need for creating thorough policies and centres for career development in Tanzania?’. During this discussion, participants were given the opportunity to ask questions.

The panel discussion was followed by a networking session, where participants had the opportunity to network and share experiences. During this time, participants were able to register for the Tanzanian Emerging Higher Achievers Network (TEHAN), which was initiated by Ishigita as a continuous networking strategy. The event closed with remarks from the Deputy Rector CBE.

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