Welcome!

News Feed Item

Minister Paradis Concludes a Productive Visit to Tanzania

Paradis confirmed Canada's engagement to help create prosperity and improve health services in Tanzania

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.

Quick Facts

--  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)

Related Products

New Canadian Initiatives in Tanzania

Backgrounder

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.

Contacts:
Margaux Stastny
Director of Communications
Office of the Minister of International Development
and Minister for La Francophonie
819-953-6238
[email protected]

Media Relations Office
Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada
613-995-1874
[email protected]
Follow us on Twitter: @DFATD_Dev

More Stories By Marketwired .

Copyright © 2009 Marketwired. All rights reserved. All the news releases provided by Marketwired are copyrighted. Any forms of copying other than an individual user's personal reference without express written permission is prohibited. Further distribution of these materials is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to, posting, emailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, redistributing via a computer network or in a printed form.

Latest Stories
Your job is mostly boring. Many of the IT operations tasks you perform on a day-to-day basis are repetitive and dull. Utilizing automation can improve your work life, automating away the drudgery and embracing the passion for technology that got you started in the first place. In this presentation, I'll talk about what automation is, and how to approach implementing it in the context of IT Operations. Ned will discuss keys to success in the long term and include practical real-world examples. Ge...
The explosion of new web/cloud/IoT-based applications and the data they generate are transforming our world right before our eyes. In this rush to adopt these new technologies, organizations are often ignoring fundamental questions concerning who owns the data and failing to ask for permission to conduct invasive surveillance of their customers. Organizations that are not transparent about how their systems gather data telemetry without offering shared data ownership risk product rejection, regu...
The best way to leverage your Cloud Expo presence as a sponsor and exhibitor is to plan your news announcements around our events. The press covering Cloud Expo and @ThingsExpo will have access to these releases and will amplify your news announcements. More than two dozen Cloud companies either set deals at our shows or have announced their mergers and acquisitions at Cloud Expo. Product announcements during our show provide your company with the most reach through our targeted audiences.
Bill Schmarzo, author of "Big Data: Understanding How Data Powers Big Business" and "Big Data MBA: Driving Business Strategies with Data Science," is responsible for setting the strategy and defining the Big Data service offerings and capabilities for EMC Global Services Big Data Practice. As the CTO for the Big Data Practice, he is responsible for working with organizations to help them identify where and how to start their big data journeys. He's written several white papers, is an avid blogge...
When talking IoT we often focus on the devices, the sensors, the hardware itself. The new smart appliances, the new smart or self-driving cars (which are amalgamations of many ‘things'). When we are looking at the world of IoT, we should take a step back, look at the big picture. What value are these devices providing. IoT is not about the devices, its about the data consumed and generated. The devices are tools, mechanisms, conduits. This paper discusses the considerations when dealing with the...
DevOpsSummit New York 2018, colocated with CloudEXPO | DXWorldEXPO New York 2018 will be held November 11-13, 2018, in New York City. Digital Transformation (DX) is a major focus with the introduction of DXWorldEXPO within the program. Successful transformation requires a laser focus on being data-driven and on using all the tools available that enable transformation if they plan to survive over the long term.
When building large, cloud-based applications that operate at a high scale, it's important to maintain a high availability and resilience to failures. In order to do that, you must be tolerant of failures, even in light of failures in other areas of your application. "Fly two mistakes high" is an old adage in the radio control airplane hobby. It means, fly high enough so that if you make a mistake, you can continue flying with room to still make mistakes. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Le...
Machine learning has taken residence at our cities' cores and now we can finally have "smart cities." Cities are a collection of buildings made to provide the structure and safety necessary for people to function, create and survive. Buildings are a pool of ever-changing performance data from large automated systems such as heating and cooling to the people that live and work within them. Through machine learning, buildings can optimize performance, reduce costs, and improve occupant comfort by ...
Bill Schmarzo, author of "Big Data: Understanding How Data Powers Big Business" and "Big Data MBA: Driving Business Strategies with Data Science" is responsible for guiding the technology strategy within Hitachi Vantara for IoT and Analytics. Bill brings a balanced business-technology approach that focuses on business outcomes to drive data, analytics and technology decisions that underpin an organization's digital transformation strategy.
Business professionals no longer wonder if they'll migrate to the cloud; it's now a matter of when. The cloud environment has proved to be a major force in transitioning to an agile business model that enables quick decisions and fast implementation that solidify customer relationships. And when the cloud is combined with the power of cognitive computing, it drives innovation and transformation that achieves astounding competitive advantage.
Sanjeev Sharma Joins November 11-13, 2018 @DevOpsSummit at @CloudEXPO New York Faculty. Sanjeev Sharma is an internationally known DevOps and Cloud Transformation thought leader, technology executive, and author. Sanjeev's industry experience includes tenures as CTO, Technical Sales leader, and Cloud Architect leader. As an IBM Distinguished Engineer, Sanjeev is recognized at the highest levels of IBM's core of technical leaders.
With 10 simultaneous tracks, keynotes, general sessions and targeted breakout classes, @CloudEXPO and DXWorldEXPO are two of the most important technology events of the year. Since its launch over eight years ago, @CloudEXPO and DXWorldEXPO have presented a rock star faculty as well as showcased hundreds of sponsors and exhibitors! In this blog post, we provide 7 tips on how, as part of our world-class faculty, you can deliver one of the most popular sessions at our events. But before reading...
René Bostic is the Technical VP of the IBM Cloud Unit in North America. Enjoying her career with IBM during the modern millennial technological era, she is an expert in cloud computing, DevOps and emerging cloud technologies such as Blockchain. Her strengths and core competencies include a proven record of accomplishments in consensus building at all levels to assess, plan, and implement enterprise and cloud computing solutions. René is a member of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and a m...
Containers and Kubernetes allow for code portability across on-premise VMs, bare metal, or multiple cloud provider environments. Yet, despite this portability promise, developers may include configuration and application definitions that constrain or even eliminate application portability. In this session we'll describe best practices for "configuration as code" in a Kubernetes environment. We will demonstrate how a properly constructed containerized app can be deployed to both Amazon and Azure ...
This is going to be a live demo on a production ready CICD pipeline which automate the deployment of application onto AWS ECS and Fargate. The same pipeline will automate deployment into various environment such as Test, UAT, and Prod. The pipeline will go through various stages such as source, build, test, approval, UAT stage, Prod stage. The demo will utilize only AWS services including AWS CodeCommit, Codebuild, code pipeline, Elastic container service (ECS), ECR, and Fargate.