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    Sustainable Operations for Resource Management and Food Supply (SCO)

    Sustainability of Intergenerational Resources

    Introduction

    The highly transdisciplinary center will empower sustainable operations related to production, movement, and processing of food and other natural resources as well the people needed along the supply chain. It addresses practitioners, students and graduates of business schools just the same as those of other disciplines, like medicine, agriculture, engineering, and humanitarian.

    KLU’s Dean of Research, Prof. Maria Besiou, will serve as Principal Investigator. Kühne Foundation`s Logistics Education – Emerging & Developing Countries (LEED) – team under the leadership of Dr. Andre Kreie will support with the operational implementation of the Center in Africa.

    At UDSM, the center is coordinated by Dr. Tumsifu Thomas and academic advisory is led by Prof. Ulingeta Mbamba.

    Content and goals

    SCO is a multidisciplinary centre that promotes training and research in sustainable operations, resource management and food supply. It supports research activities in agribusiness, rural entrepreneurship, food supply chain and logistics. It collaborates with the University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM), the Kuehne Logistics University (KLU) and the University of Nairobi (UoN). The objectives of SCO are to;

    • Build higher education capacity, especially for undergraduate and postgraduate programmes;
    • Strengthen the faculty through joint teaching and research projects as well as doctoral opportunities;
    • Support field research and case study development for teaching related to mutual areas of interest in East Africa;
    • Support internship opportunities at national and international levels to promote careers in the areas of interest;
    • Jointly review and develop leadership programmes;
    • Jointly support and deliver workshops and seminars related to the mutual areas of interest;
    • Develop networking systems and opportunities to ensure a higher level of integration of academic research with practitioners in the East Africa region and beyond.

     


    Programme and how to apply

    Information on programme will follow soon

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    The 4th African Conference on Operations and Supply Chain Management (ACOSCM) held on 27th - 28thJuly, 2022 in Nairobi. The University of Dar es Salaam won first place in both the best overall paper and best oral presentation categories

    The 2022 Autumn School Training held at the University of Dar es Salaam had participants from Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda and Germany. A total of 50 participants and 10 instructors attended the event.

    Launch of Bachelor of Commerce in Procurement and Supply chain Management program on 1st December, 2022 at the University of Dar es Salaam Business School. The launch was officiated by Prof. Bonaventure Rutinwa, the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic) of the University of Dar es Salaam. The event was also attended by the Dean of the University of Dar es Salaam Business School, Acting Dr Latifa Mbelwa; Kuhne Foundation Global Education Manager, Dr. Daniel Zapata; the Head of Department of General Management, Acting Dr. Gerald Magova; Academic leader Prof. Ulingeta Mbamba and the Coordinator of African Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Operations in Resource Management and Food Supply, Dr. Tumsifu Thomas

    Group photo at the launch of the Bachelor of Commerce in Procurement and Supply chain management program

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    Dr. JOSHUA WANJARE Associate Dean University of Nairobi
    Elizabeth Joseph to be completed
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    Maria Besiou
    Dr. John Oredo Lecturer University of Nairobi
    WILSON REMMY WEBMASTER UNIVERSITY OF DAR ES SLAAM
    Dr Tumsifu Thomas Coordinator CSO-University of Dar es Salaam
    Dr Andre Kreie DIrector Logistics Education (LEED) Kühne Foundation / Kühne Logistics University
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