Tanzania: Researchers urged to use urbanization laboratory to improved productivity.

    THE need for national urbanization roadmap in Tanzania is both timely and of a national significance, the acting Executive Secretary in Planning and Commission, Maduka Kessy has said.

    Opening the Tanzania Urbanisation laboratory meeting in Dar es Salaam today, he said urbanization and climate change risk derailing some of the gains from country’s rapid economic growth.

    The one day meeting was organized by Economic and Social Research Foundation (ESRF) and Ministry of Finance and Planning attracted more than 100 participants.

    Maduka said Tanzania is signatory to a range of global agreements such as sustainable development goals, Paris agreement and New Urban agenda.

    “In order to realize these ambitious goals, Tanzania will have to plan for and manage unprecedented levels of urban population growth to ensure the productivity , efficiency and inclusivity of Tanzania’s cities and urban spaces”, he said.

    He also said the government acknowledge that recent mega trends in population growth, urbanization and climate change risk derailing some of the gains from Tanzania’s rapid economic growth.

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    Last updated on 2017-11-20

ESRFs activities are supported by the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) and International Development Research Centre (IDRC)