Majaliwa to grace IET conference next week

DAR ES SALAAM: PRIME Minister Kassim Majaliwa is expected to grace the Institution of Engineers Tanzania (IET) 32nd National Conference slated for next week in Arusha.

The three – day conference will commence on November 30 to December 2 this year.  It has been organised by IET in collaboration with Engineers Registration Board (ERB) and the Association of Consulting Engineers Tanzania (ACET).

The conference aims at encouraging the use of technical skills, creativity and innovation by the professionals when executing their duties.

IET President Ms Gemma Modu told journalists in Dar es Salaam on Thursday that the conference will bring together a total of 1,000 participants including in-services and retired engineers.

“By doing so will help engineers to meet the current needs in the globalised world,” she said.

She added that this year’s theme which states that “Modern Technology and Innovative Solutions in Engineering for Economic Development in Tanzania” aimed at addressing various challenges facing the professionals.

According to her the conference will include various presentations from experts on innovation skills to build capacity to the experts and also pave the way to achieving self-sufficiency and self-reliance status based on changes in socio-economic development.

The in-service engineers will also address the key issues when executing their duties such as ethics, integrity, trust, honesty, empathy, critical thinking, teamwork, self-confidence, interpersonal, networking, self-discipline, collaboration and self-respect.

Ms Gemma has also called on engineers and other engineering stakeholders to be part of the event.


Recently, the IET in collaboration with other engineers formed an emerging issues committee during the breakfast event that will be responsible for overseeing challenges facing the group and suggest ways to address them.

The Institution of Engineers Tanzania (IET) is a non-governmental organisation registered under the Societies Act in 1995 and it was formally established in 1945 to represent the interest of engineering practitioners in the country.

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