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UPDATES: SAEBS at Sokoine Memorial Week 2019

Sokoine memorial week  was held at the main campus of the Sokoine University of Agriculture  from 9th to 12th April, 2019. The theme of the week was “Agricultural productivity and Industrialization for Tanzania’s Development: Lessons from Edward Moringe Sokoine and Prospects for the Future” . The week involved exhibitions of agricultural technologies and a series of presentations from academiaThere will be also high profile discussion on 12th April, 2019.

This post shows  what happened at the School of Agricultural Economics and Business Studies booth in these Exhibitions, Scroll down for More photos!

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SHORT COURSE ON TRAINING ON RECORD KEEPING SKILLS

                      ABConsult                     INVITATION TO SHORT COURSE ON:                sokoine university

Record Keeping Skills

 DATE: 20th and 21st May, 2019

VENUE: SAEBS Conference Room, SUA, Morogoro.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

There is a Swahili saying which states that “Mali bila daftari hupotea bila sababu”. It has been a challenge to many business concerns to ascertain whether they make profit or loss.   Record Keeping is vital to any business concern be it start up business organisation or a well established concern, be it individual, cooperative, association, VICOBA or any form of business organisation. Keeping of proper records will help your organisation to decide where to spend your cash, maintain and abide to agreements done in business, help you to know how your business is doing and plan for the future. Without proper records it will be difficult to have a healthier business. it will be even more difficult to know the progress of the business and plan effectively. Thus, this course is intended to impinge skills in record keeping that will help participants to be able to keep proper records for healthier businesses.

COURSE BENEFITS

The course will enable the participants to gain the key skills on proper business record keeping. Neat, accurate records will help the business find and solve problems. Practical Management of keeping records will entail a good relation with your customers and suppliers hence growth and sustainable business.

TOPICS TO BE COVERED

  • What is record keeping?
  • Is record keeping necessary?
  • How can record keeping improve your business?
  • Recording transactions
  • Maintaining records of agreed contracts
  • Cash transactions
  • Credit sales
  • The record book
  • Give each voucher a number
  • How to fill in the record book
  • The use of records to asses if your business needs a loan
  • The use of records to improve your business

WHO SHOULD ENROLL

Private company Managers ,business start -ups, Business association Managers and record keepers (FMA, AMCOS, FBOs) NGOs staffs dealing with farmers and processors, individual business practitioners and entrepreneurs, people and all employees dealing direct with record keeping.

Application Process: Interested participants should pay fees before 16th May, 2019 and send a pay slip to email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for registration.

Fees: Tshs. 150,000/= or 80 USD

Payment Details:To cover breakfast,lunch,tuition and materials only

                                                       More Details Contact

Lubango Mayenga,                                                                             Dr. Christopher Magomba,

Coordinator-BBDS                                                                             Programme - Coordinator

Mobile: +255 785 670 078                                                                 +255 788 709 709

                                                                            

 





 

SHORT COURSE TRAINING ON MARKETING SKILLS

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INVITATION TO SHORT COURSE ON           Marketing Skills

DATE: 24th and 25th June, 2019

VENUE: SAEBS Conference Room, SUA, Morogoro.

 

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

A very big challenge of producers today is not the production of goods and services but where to sell such products and services. Many producers of goods and services today cry for the markets for their produce. The inability in the knowledge and skills of understanding who are their customers and the means of satisfying them deprive them of the best application of the market mix thus tempted to rely on middlemen. Lack of skills in deciding what and how to produce, what price to set, the means of reaching customers, promoting the products and services, what types, skills and quality of employees to acquire, delivering to the consistence quality standards and feedback on customer’s experience of products/ services among others affects many entrepreneurs. Customers are the most important people in your business. If you do not provide what they want, at a price that they are willing to pay, and treat them with respect, they will buy somewhere else. Without customers there will be no sales and your business will have to close down. This course will give skills in marketing to enable participants win in the competitive market.

COURSE BENEFITS

The course will enable the participants to gain the key skills on marketing. In connection to this the participants will explore various challenges that face producers and service providers in the market.  

TOPICS TO BE COVERED

  • Concepts of Marketing
  • Is marketing important?
  • Who are your customers?
  • What products or services to produce
  • What price to charge
  • How to reach your customers
  • How to attract customers to buy
  • Quality of service provided by employees
  • Delivering consistent quality standards
  • Customers experience with your products/ services

WHO SHOULD ENROLL

Marketing Managers, Sales Managers, field Sales officers, processors, Farmer Marketing Organisations, business enterprises, entrepreneurs and any person employed in marketing of goods and services

Application Process: Interested participants should pay fees before 19th June, 2019 and send a pay slip to email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for registration.

Fees: Tshs. 150,000/= or 80 USD

Payment Details:To cover breakfast,lunch,tuition and materials only

                                                       More Details Contact

Lubango Mayenga,                                                                             Dr. Christopher Magomba,

Coordinator-BBDS                                                                             Programme - Coordinator

Mobile: +255 785 670 078                                                                 +255 788 709 709

 

 

                                                                               

 





 

SHORT COURSE TRAINING ON CUSTOMER SERVICE SKILLS

 School of Agricultural Economics and Business Studies (SAEBS) and   AB-CONSULT

INVITATION TO SHORT COURSE ON:   CUSTOMER SERVICE SKILLS

 

                                                     Date: 27th and 28th May, 2019

VENUE: SAEBS Seminar Room, SUA, Morogoro.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

In the recent competitive business arena good customer service is vital for the success of all organizations, large or small, profit or non-profit. It can have a direct impact on customer loyalty and where potential customers choose to spend their money. The higher the quality of customer service you provide, the higher the level of customer satisfaction you will enjoy, and that will translate into repeat business and more revenue. Satisfied customer may simply tell one person, but a dissatisfied customer may tell ten people. Thus, this course is intended to impart participants with key customer service skills that are important for customer satisfaction.

COURSE BENEFITS

The course will enable the participants to gain the key skills on customer service. In connection to this the organizations will have repeat customers and as a result the revenue and profitability will increase. Also, this course will enable service deliverers to eliminate customer complaints as well as increasing the reputation of the organizations.

TOPICS COVERED

  • Concepts of customer service management
  • Valuing internal customers
  • Establishing attitude for the service
  • Fulfilling customer needs and expectations
  • Key customer handling skills
  • Creating lasting impression
  • Effective communication skills
  • Service recovery strategies
  • Dealing with customer complaints and calming irritated customers
  • Strategies for measuring customer satisfaction
  • Customer loyalty management strategies

WHO SHOULD ENROLL

Customer service managers, frontline employees/customer service desk, administrators/secretaries, hotel workers, bank tellers, tour guides/drivers, line Managers, Air crew, sales people and all employees with direct customer interactions.

Application Process: Interested participants should pay fees before 23th May, 2019 and send a pay slip to email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or WhatsApp for registration.

Fees: Tshs. 250,000/= or 150 USD

Payment Details:To cover breakfast,lunch,tuition and materials only

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INVITATION TO SHORT COURSE ON: Leadership and Change Management

                                       INVITATION TO SHORT COURSE ON:

Leadership and Change Management

                                                    

Date: 17th to 20th, June 2019

 

VENUE: SAEBS Seminar Room, SUA, Morogoro.

 

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

This course is designed to impart participants with effective leadership and change management skills. Leadership and change management skills are the key for organization performance, be it profit or non-profit making organizations, government or non-government organizations. This course will give the participants the opportunity to explore the important topics for developing effective leadership and Management Skills in the following areas; coaching and mentoring, performance management, communication skills, motivation, problem solving, team building, and visionary leadership.

COURSE BENEFITS

This leadership and change management course will help the participants to develop professional and productive approach in managing people to achieve the organization goals. It will also enable participants eliminate any weaknesses that may hinder their performance as leaders. Moreover, it will enable organizations to have less chances of disunity, thus enabling the achievement of organization goals in a more harmonious way.

TOPICS COVERED

  • The concept of leadership and management
  • The principles of leadership
  • Leading, motivating and inspiring
  • Coaching and mentoring
  • Building effective teams
  • Time management
  • The Context for change
  • Change roles and responsibilities
  • Stages of change
  • Managing resistance
  • stakeholder analysis and involvement planning
  • Change management levers
  • Risk assessment

WHO SHOULD ENROLL

CEO’s, Directors, Business owners/managers, Marketing and Sales Managers, HR Managers/Directors, HR Officers, Operation managers, supervisors, Colleges and Schools Principals and any other person who is interested in gaining leadership and change management skills from both public and private organizations.

Application Process: Interested participants should pay fees before 12th June, 2019 and send a pay slip to email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or WhatsApp for registration.

Fees: Tshs. 500,000/= or 250 USD

Payment Details:To cover breakfast,lunch,tuition and materials only

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INVITATION TO A PUBLIC LECTURE

PUBLIC LECTURE ANNOUNCEMENT

The Bureau of Business Development and Consultancy (AB-Consult) under The School of Agricultural Economics and Business (SAEBS) wishes to invite the Sokoine University of Agriculture community (academic & non-academic staff and students) and all members of the public to a Public lecture on two innovative ideas: Monitoring and Evaluation Data Quality Assessment (DQA) using Mchumi Approach and Mchumi Diagram. The Mchumi Diagram is innovative illustration which helps to instil entrepreneurship SKILLS and SPIRIT dubbed double S factor.

Venue: SAEBS – CONFERENCE ROOM

Date:    Friday 22nd March 2019

Time:   2:30pm – 4:00pm

                                                            Speaker- Dr Isaack Michael Mchumi Nguliki, PhD

Dr Isaack is Programme Management Specialist with long working experience in private & public sectors and international organizations including United Nations.     He is Monitoring and Evaluation Expert with strong skills in results framework and project intervention logic. Isaack has experience developing and managing robust operational monitoring & Evaluation systems for country and regional projects and programmes. He has practical experience in Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) as he taught entrepreneurship and was Co-Founder and Director of a capacity building enterprise that taught over 50,000 youths. Dr Isaack has eleven publications including a 200-pages book on Determinants of Rural Household Saving in Tanzania. His international experience spans in sixteen countries in Africa, Asia and Europe. Currently, he is Monitoring & Evaluation Manager supporting post- harvest management project “Yieldwise” of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) implemented by Centre for Sustainable Development Initiatives (CSDI). Dr Isaack is Tanzanian living in Dar Es Salaam with family.

 

                                                                                                                                                                              

SHORT COURSE TRAINING ON ANTI-MONEY LAUNDERING AND COUNTER-FINANCING OF TERRORISM

                                       INVITATION TO SHORT COURSE ON:

                                  Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Financing of Terrorism

                                                     Date: 17th - 18th April, 2019

                                                         VENUE: SAEBS Computer Room, SUA, Morogoro.

 

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

This course provides guidance on the inclusion of Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Financing of Terrorism issues in surveillance and financial stability assessments (FSAs). It provides a framework for the treatments of cases where Money laundering or Terrorist Financing and related underlying crimes are seriously threatening banking stability, balance of payments effects to importing and exporting companies, Operations of both the domestic and international financial institutions.

COURSE BENEFITS

The knowledge on how money is laundered. The effects of Money laundering to importers and exporters Knowledge on implementing the policies, procedure, programs and controls .The responsibility of a company in combating Money Laundering. The ways to detect money laundering in government systems, organisations, Companies, Banks, Microfinance and Insurance companies and how Tanzania Anti-money laundering Act, 2006 operates.

TOPICS COVERED

  • Concept of Money Laundering and Financing of Terrorism
  • Overview guideline to implementers.
  • Effects of Money Laundering
  • Rationale for Counter measures
  • Efforts and strong regime in combating Money Laundering and Financial Terrorism
  • Challenges and solutions

WHO SHOULD ENROLL

Policy administrators in public and private sector, Financial Managers, Treasurers, Auditors, Accountants , Insurance managers, Agents for both Insurance Companies and Banks ,Microfinance Managers, Brokers, Managing Directors, Program managers in NGOs and Procurement experts

Application Process: Interested participants should pay fees before 11th April, 2019 and send a pay slip to email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for registration.

Fees: TShs. 250,000/= or 150 USD

Payment Details:To cover breakfast,lunch,tuition and materials only

                                                       For More Details Contact:

Lubango Mayenga,                                                                             Dr. Christopher Magomba,

Coordinator-BBDS                                                                             Programme - Coordinator

Mobile: +255 785 670 078                                                                 +255 788 709 709

 

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Training Workshop on Environmental Life Cycle Assessment (eLCA)

Participants of the BSU III-AVC Training Workshop on Environmental Life Cycle Assessment (eLCA) of Agricultural Value Chains at the School of Agricultural Economics and Business Studies (SAEBS). The ongoing training contains wide range subtopics on sustainability and food production, life cycle thinking (LCT), Quantitative environmental performance assesment using Life Cycle Assesment (LCA) and also Life Cycle Management (LCM). The training workshop use a more of participatory approach and involved group exercises and case presentation of Sunflower and Local chicken Value Chains

BSU III: AGRICULTURAL VALUE CHAINS STAKEHOLDERS WORKSHOP

 

The SUA BSU III project stakeholder workshops as part of strengthening the outreach arm of SUA. This workshop was organized by the Agricultural Value Chain (AVC) group and was held on January 24-26, 2019 at the School of Agricultural Economics and Business Studies (SAEBS)

 

Building Stronger Universities Phase III (BSUIII)

The Building Stronger University initiative (BSU) is unique as it fills the gaps in institutional capacities at universities in the South that no other initiatives have focused on. BSUII involved new thematic foci and a fresh round of matchmaking processes that brought together researchers from Danish University Consortia and from universities in the South. The cooperation between Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) and a Consortium of Danish Universities (CDU) has progressed substantially. A top-down approach has deliberately been avoided and the direct collaboration between peers at the same level has ensured ownership and motivation from South and North. The number of institutions and the adjacent portfolio of individual competences on both the SUA and the Danish side have been well-balanced and effectively addressed the tasks.

Development of two new PhD programs (in Agricultural Value Chains, Agroecology) and one Master’s Program (in Aquaculture) with course portfolios is a major achievement. Curricula have been developed and are at different stages of approval by the university machinery and Tanzania Commission for Universities (TCU). Development of curricula involved consultations with various stakeholders including relevant industries. This process forged new university-industry linkages that potentially ensure sustainability of the PhD programs after BSU support is finalized due to their demand-driven nature. Further consolidation of BSUII activities will support the university’s efforts to improve collaboration with private and public actors in Tanzania. Anchorage of these curricula in the relevant academic units at SUA ensures institutional ownership and sustainability.

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