Tanzania Commission for Science and Technology

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The Tanzania Commission for Science and Technology (COSTECH) is a parastatal organization affiliated with the government of Tanzania. It was created by an act of the National Assembly of Tanzania in 1986 as a successor to the Tanzania National Scientific Research Council.[citation needed] The commission is a subsidiary institution to the Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology.[citation needed] Its main offices are located in Dar es Salaam.

The function of COSTECH is that of "co-ordinating and promoting research and technology development activities in the country."[1] Government-funded science activity in the country is governed by the commission, and its duties include the administration of research grants, maintenance of research registry and science information services, setting research policy, and creating incentives for invention and innovation.[citation needed] Areas of activity include the Internet, biotechnology, energy, telecommunications, the development of multimedia teaching material, and more.[citation needed]

Organization and operations[edit]

COSTECH works with corporations, universities, and other parastatals, including the Tanzania Industrial Research and Development Organization and the Tanzania Traditional Energy Development and Environment Organisation.[citation needed]

Affiliated organizations[edit]

Institutions affiliated with COSTECH include:[citation needed]

Industrial Research

Health and Medical Research

Food and Agricultural Research

Natural Resources Research

Energy Research

Social Sciences Research

Environmental Research


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