|By Marketwired .||
|February 5, 2014 03:07 PM EST||
DAR ES SALAAM, TANZANIA -- (Marketwired) -- 02/05/14 -- Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada
The Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development and Minister for La Francophonie, today concluded a successful visit to Tanzania. During this last part of his African trip, Minister Paradis announced a number of new projects that will help Tanzania better manage their natural resources and create prosperity for Tanzanians.
"I conclude this trip with great hope for a bright and self-sufficient future in Tanzania," said Minister Paradis. "Throughout my visit, I was able to underline Canada's full support in encouraging sustainable economic development to create prosperity in Africa. By assisting African economies grow more sustainably, Canada is helping to reduce poverty throughout the continent."
While in Tanzania, Minister Paradis announced a number of new projects. He also participated in a maternal, newborn and child health round table event to discuss innovative approaches in health systems to advance maternal, newborn and child health in Africa. The Minister had meetings with President Jakaya Kikwete to discuss continued collaboration in advancing joint objectives such as improving the health of mothers and young children. He also met with the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Bernard Membe; the Minister of Finance, Ms. Saada Mkuya Salum; the Minister of Energy and Minerals, Sospeter Muhongo; and the Minister of Health and Social Welfare, Dr. Seif Seleman Rashidi. In addition, Minister Paradis visited two facilities that are part of Tanzania's public health and education systems supported by DFATD. The Minister then delivered keynote remarks at an event on Canada's G8 Partnership with Tanzania on transparency in the extractives sector, originally announced by the Prime Minister at last June's G8 Summit in Lough Erne.
"Canada is working to save the thousands of mothers who die during pregnancy and childbirth as well as the millions of children who die before their fifth birthday, in Africa and in many other developing regions of the world," added the Minister. "To do so, it is critical to provide life-saving interventions across the full continuum of care-from pre-pregnancy to childbirth to early childhood."
Tanzania is one of Canada's key partners in Africa. Tanzania's commitment to peace and stability, as well as its effective collaboration in Africa and on the world stage, make it an invaluable partner.
-- On February 3, during his visit to South Africa, Minister Paradis announced Canada's support to the Energy Sector Capacity Building Project in Tanzania, implemented in collaboration with the World Bank. -- Tanzania is a key partner for Canada on MNCH and one of the ten countries which Canada has targeted for MNCH interventions under the 2010 Muskoka Initiative. -- During his trip to Tanzania, Minister Paradis announced Canada's support to the following projects: -- Improving Skills Training for Employment project, Tanzania (partner: Association of Canadian Community Colleges) -- Public Financial Management Reform Program, Tanzania (partner: Government of Tanzania)
NEW CANADIAN INITIATIVES IN TANZANIA
-- Improving Skills Training for Employment Project
This project, implemented by the Association of Canadian Community Colleges (ACCC), aims to build on a new approach to skills training tailored to the needs of the workforce in Tanzania. The project will bring together government ministries, training institutes and private sector employers to identify the most critical labour shortages in the extractive and tourism sectors, and to develop skills training programs to address these needs. Around 1,200 people will benefit from this training, gaining the skills they need to join the workforce. This project is worth $13.15 million over 5 years.
-- Public Financial Management Reform Program
This contribution to a multidonor fund supporting the Tanzanian Ministry of Finance's Public Financial Management Reform Program Phase IV will focus on the transparency of budget processes, increasing revenues, improved management of cash flow and debt, the consolidation of accounting and reporting systems that comply with international standards, and improving the performance of oversight bodies, including parliamentary committees. The project will help enable more efficient allocation and effective management of the country's public financial resources. This project is worth $5 million over five years.
For more information on Canadian initiatives in Africa, please visit the DFATD website.
Director of Communications
Office of the Minister of International Development
and Minister for La Francophonie
Media Relations Office
Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada
Follow us on Twitter: @DFATD_Dev
Between the mockups and specs produced by analysts, and resulting applications built by developers, there exists a gulf where projects fail, costs spiral, and applications disappoint. Methodologies like Agile attempt to address this with intensified communication, with partial success but many limitations. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Charles Kendrick, CTO & Chief Architect at Isomorphic Software, will present a revolutionary model enabled by new technologies. Learn how business and devel...
May. 1, 2016 04:15 AM EDT Reads: 1,734
SYS-CON Events announced today that Peak 10, Inc., a national IT infrastructure and cloud services provider, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Peak 10 provides reliable, tailored data center and network services, cloud and managed services. Its solutions are designed to scale and adapt to customers’ changing business needs, enabling them to lower costs, improve performance and focus inter...
May. 1, 2016 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 1,067
You think you know what’s in your data. But do you? Most organizations are now aware of the business intelligence represented by their data. Data science stands to take this to a level you never thought of – literally. The techniques of data science, when used with the capabilities of Big Data technologies, can make connections you had not yet imagined, helping you discover new insights and ask new questions of your data. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Sarbjit Sarkaria, data science team lead ...
Apr. 30, 2016 10:45 PM EDT Reads: 698
So, you bought into the current machine learning craze and went on to collect millions/billions of records from this promising new data source. Now, what do you do with them? Too often, the abundance of data quickly turns into an abundance of problems. How do you extract that "magic essence" from your data without falling into the common pitfalls? In her session at @ThingsExpo, Natalia Ponomareva, Software Engineer at Google, will provide tips on how to be successful in large scale machine lear...
Apr. 30, 2016 10:00 PM EDT Reads: 1,102
If there is anything we have learned by now, is that every business paves their own unique path for releasing software- every pipeline, implementation and practices are a bit different, and DevOps comes in all shapes and sizes. Software delivery practices are often comprised of set of several complementing (or even competing) methodologies – such as leveraging Agile, DevOps and even a mix of ITIL, to create the combination that’s most suitable for your organization and that maximize your busines...
Apr. 30, 2016 08:15 PM EDT Reads: 1,805
In his session at @ThingsExpo, Chris Klein, CEO and Co-founder of Rachio, will discuss next generation communities that are using IoT to create more sustainable, intelligent communities. One example is Sterling Ranch, a 10,000 home development that – with the help of Siemens – will integrate IoT technology into the community to provide residents with energy and water savings as well as intelligent security. Everything from stop lights to sprinkler systems to building infrastructures will run ef...
Apr. 30, 2016 05:30 PM EDT Reads: 721
Whether your IoT service is connecting cars, homes, appliances, wearable, cameras or other devices, one question hangs in the balance – how do you actually make money from this service? The ability to turn your IoT service into profit requires the ability to create a monetization strategy that is flexible, scalable and working for you in real-time. It must be a transparent, smoothly implemented strategy that all stakeholders – from customers to the board – will be able to understand and comprehe...
Apr. 30, 2016 04:45 PM EDT Reads: 1,065
In the world of DevOps there are ‘known good practices’ – aka ‘patterns’ – and ‘known bad practices’ – aka ‘anti-patterns.' Many of these patterns and anti-patterns have been developed from real world experience, especially by the early adopters of DevOps theory; but many are more feasible in theory than in practice, especially for more recent entrants to the DevOps scene. In this power panel at @DevOpsSummit at 18th Cloud Expo, moderated by DevOps Conference Chair Andi Mann, panelists will dis...
Apr. 30, 2016 04:15 PM EDT Reads: 584
See storage differently! Storage performance problems have only gotten worse and harder to solve as applications have become largely virtualized and moved to a cloud-based infrastructure. Storage performance in a virtualized environment is not just about IOPS, it is about how well that potential performance is guaranteed to individual VMs for these apps as the number of VMs keep going up real time. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Dhiraj Sehgal, in product and marketing at Tintri, will discu...
Apr. 30, 2016 04:15 PM EDT Reads: 764
Machine Learning helps make complex systems more efficient. By applying advanced Machine Learning techniques such as Cognitive Fingerprinting, wind project operators can utilize these tools to learn from collected data, detect regular patterns, and optimize their own operations. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Stuart Gillen, Director of Business Development at SparkCognition, will discuss how research has demonstrated the value of Machine Learning in delivering next generation analytics to im...
Apr. 30, 2016 04:15 PM EDT Reads: 1,669
Unless you don’t use the internet, don’t live in California, or haven’t been paying attention to the recent news… you should be aware that self-driving cars are on their way to becoming a reality. I have seen them – they are real. If you believe in the future reality of self-driving cars, then continue reading on. If you don’t believe in the future possibilities, then I am not sure what to do to convince you other than discuss the very real changes that will roll out with the consumer producti...
Apr. 30, 2016 04:00 PM EDT Reads: 572
Up until last year, enterprises that were looking into cloud services usually undertook a long-term pilot with one of the large cloud providers, running test and dev workloads in the cloud. With cloud’s transition to mainstream adoption in 2015, and with enterprises migrating more and more workloads into the cloud and in between public and private environments, the single-provider approach must be revisited. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Yoav Mor, multi-cloud solution evangelist at Cloudy...
Apr. 30, 2016 03:30 PM EDT Reads: 1,444
There is an ever-growing explosion of new devices that are connected to the Internet using “cloud” solutions. This rapid growth is creating a massive new demand for efficient access to data. And it’s not just about connecting to that data anymore. This new demand is bringing new issues and challenges and it is important for companies to scale for the coming growth. And with that scaling comes the need for greater security, gathering and data analysis, storage, connectivity and, of course, the...
Apr. 30, 2016 03:15 PM EDT Reads: 776
This is not a small hotel event. It is also not a big vendor party where politicians and entertainers are more important than real content. This is Cloud Expo, the world's longest-running conference and exhibition focused on Cloud Computing and all that it entails. If you want serious presentations and valuable insight about Cloud Computing for three straight days, then register now for Cloud Expo.
Apr. 30, 2016 02:30 PM EDT Reads: 1,720