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Tanzania Commission for Science and Technology (COSTECH)

1986 - ongoing

Implementing agencies
Ministry of Communication, Science and Technology

African partners
Government, Other public body

Names of African partners involved
Government of Tanzania, Sokoine University of Agriculture, Tanzania Commission for Universities, Tanzania Chamber of Commerce Industry and Agriculture, Zanzibar Planning Commission

Donor involvement (incl. IOs)

Names of donors involved (incl. IOs
Government of Tanzania

Geographical scope

Countries where active


Sub Sectors (Electricity)

Type of intervention
High-level initiative (upstream)

Type of technical assistance
Dialogue and networking, Information and analysis, Policy support / institution building

Gender focus

Climate focus

Type of financing

Main objectives
The responsibility of this parastatal organization is co-ordinating and promoting research and technology development activities in the country. It is the chief advisor to the Government on all matters pertaining to science and technology and their application to the socio-economic development of the country.

Main activities
- To advice the Government on all matters relating to S&T including but not limited to the formulation of S&T policy, priority setting for R&D, allocation and utilization of resources. - To promote, coordinate, monitor and evaluate scientific research and technology development and technology transfer activities in the country. - To facilitate national, regional and international cooperation in scientific research and technology development and transfer. - To acquire, store, and disseminate scientific and technological information and popularize S&T



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