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2014-10-22 | News

EfD Policy Day 2014 in Tanzania

The Environment for Development Tanzania (EfDT) conducted EfD’s Policy Day during the 8th EfD Annual Meeting, held on the 22 October 2014, at Golden Tulip Hotel, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The main theme of this conference was “From Gold Rush to Gas Gust:  Tanzania in Search for Better Way of Natural Gas Use for Sustainable Human Development”.

The EfD Policy Day inaugurated the 8th EfD Annual Meeting, held 23-26 October 2014. The objectives of the Policy Day were to increase knowledge sharing and dialogue between policy makers, practitioners and researchers while presenting EfD research on selected themes and discuss its policy relevance in a Tanzanian context. Yet another important objective was to inform the EfD research agenda about policy maker’s views on research needs, actions and challenges.

The panel discussion focused on:

  • Political Economy of Natural Resource Exploitation. Presentation by keynote speaker Professor Ola Olsson, University of Gothenburg
  • Propelling Green Industrialization through Natural Gas in Tanzania: The Policy Link.  Presentation by Professor Ammon Mbelle, University of Dar es salaam
  • Methane Leakage from Natural Gas: What Do We Need to Know and How Can We Act? Presentation by Jonathan Camuzeaux, Environmental Defense Fund

Also the discussions included topics titled Evidence-Based Research and Policy Review on Oil and Natural Gas Sector in Tanzania presented by Dr Aloyce Hepelwa and Dr Stephen Kirama, University of dar es Salaam, and Managing Natural resources for Sustainable Growth and Human Development in Tanzania – The case of extractive industry presented by Dr Razack Lokina, Director of EfD Tanzania. Finally there were panel discussions on the key actions to attain sustainable opportunities and challenges for sustainable natural gas use with national and local benefits for post 2015.

For a detailed content of the programme:efd_t_policy_day_proposed_programme.pdf

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