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Arusha Regional Commissioner Hon. John Mongela urged the Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology (NM-AIST) and the East African Business Council (EABC) to conduct more Academic Public-Private Partnership Forums(PPPF) in other Tanzania regions to offer equal opportunity.

Hon. John Mongela said that on 20th April 2022, at Gran Melia Hotel in Arusha, during the APPPF forum organized by NM-AIST and EABC, a platform to promote close relations between the Public and Private Sector in Academic and industry.

" I congratulate NM-AIST and EABC for organizing this forum today and establishing a partnership to promote dialogue and close cooperation among academia and industries." Said Hon. John Mongela

The Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology Vice-Chancellor Prof. Emmanuel Luoga said that APPP is very important in advocating Innovation and Research for Industrial development. NM-AIST is an ambassador by supporting this movement, particularly during the 5th and 6th Government regimes.

Prof. Luoga added that NM-AIST is a research-based University and technology producer committed to building solid relationships with the Private Sector to mutually share the benefits with the society and eventually attain the sustainable Africa.

Moreover He added that NM-AIST encourages Public-Private Partnership, as stressed in NM-AIST new cooperative strategic plan, which aims to strengthen Academic Public-Private Partnership and outreach programmes to increase awareness of inventions and innovations.

EABC Executive Director Mr. John Kalisa urge students to offer wise solutions and innovations that respond to the community and industry needs.

Mr. Kalisa commends the NM-AIST for partnering with EABC to enhance research and innovation collaboration and boost entrepreneurship in East Africa Community bloc

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