The COSTECH-STICE Conference

The Tanzania Commission for Science and Technology (COSTECH) is a public institution established by the Act of Parliament No. 7 of 1986. It is responsible for coordinating, supporting, and monitoring scientific research, Innovation, technology development, and transfer in the United Republic of Tanzania. The Commission undertakes its legal mandates and functions in collaboration with higher learning institutions, research and development institutions, or with any person(s) who engage in scientific research, discoveries, and innovation development.  The Commission is the principal advisor to the government on all matters related to science, technology, and innovation (STI). It is responsible for acquiring, storing, analyzing, and disseminating Science, Technology, and Innovation (STI) information; and may, for that purpose hold or sponsor conferences, symposia, meetings, seminars, or workshops, or publish any newspaper, journal or periodical or do any other act or thing designed to promote interest in STI; mobilization of funds for support and promotion of STI from the Government, private sector and other sources.

In the year 2023, COSTECH organized the eighth National Science, Technology, and Innovation Conference and Exhibition (STICE) events (8th STICE). This conference and exhibition event was held from June 14th to 16th, 2023, at the Julius Nyerere International Convention Centre (JNICC) in Dar es Salaam. The event attracted more than 1,720 participants among which 1,120 attended physically and 600 participated online through Zoom and Microsoft team. The conference and exhibition event brought together an eclectic mix of participants, including researchers, academicians, innovators, entrepreneurs, and inventors from both the public and private sectors, alongside development partners and policymakers representing diverse fields. The primary objective of the 8th STICE was to foster the exchange of knowledge and experiences among participants, with a particular focus on the pivotal role of Science, Technology, and Innovation (STI) in achieving various critical national developmental plans. During the 8th STICE event, an impressive total of fifty-six (56) papers and sixteen (16) posters were presented and for the wider dissemination of about 39 of these presentations were earmarked for publication in the East African Journal of Science, Technology, and Innovation (EAJSTI).

Published: 14-09-2023


The Determinants and Competitiveness of Rice Export in Tanzania: A Vector Error Correction Model

Win Luhwago, Damas Philip, Reuben Kadigi; Charles Mgeni, Rajabu Kangile
Abstract 237 | PDF Downloads 93

Open Science and Policy Interface: The Tanzania Perspective

Paul Muneja
Abstract 242 | PDF Downloads 51

Citation Impact of Institutional Repositories in Selected Higher Learning Institutions in Tanzania

Grace Msoffe, Obadia Shadrack Buhomoli
Abstract 214 | PDF Downloads 51

Clinical benefit of MKANDA SALAMA KIT in a real-world population with Postpartum Hemorrhage. A prospective observational study

Paschal Kija, James Kalema, Elias Kweyamba, Dominick Raphael, Zabron Abel, Enos Masele, Franc Mussa, Arnold Kaihula
Abstract 241 | PDF Downloads 76

Efficiency of place-based innovated briquettes making technologies for sustainable cooking energy in Tanzania

Petro Mwamlima, Nyangi Chacha, Samson Mwitalemi, Kasian Joachim; Frank Prosperous
Abstract 118 | PDF Downloads 57

Knowledge and Perceptions on Overweight and Obesity among Adults in Same District, Tanzania

Emanuela Selestine Massawe, Safiness Simon Msollo
Abstract 61 | PDF Downloads 27

The Social Network Analysis and Stakeholders’ Influence on Moringa Plant Development Potential in Mpwapwa District, Tanzania

Chelestino Balama, Upendo Msalilwa, Renatus Masabo, Zacharia Mmari
Abstract 66 | PDF Downloads 200

Effect of harvesting stage on postharvest quality of black pepper piper nigrum l. cultivars grown in Morogoro, Tanzania

Abstract 114 | PDF Downloads 50

In-Vitro Efficacy of Botanical extracts for the Management of Aspergillus flavus growth in Tanzania

Dickson Thomas Manyama, Richard R. Madege, Said M.S. Massomo
Abstract 67 | PDF Downloads 65

Occurrence of the entomopathogenic Fungi of Spodoptera frugiperda (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) in selected areas of Tanzania

Abstract 74 | PDF Downloads 54

Exploring current and future trends of predictive maintenance 4.0 in Tanzania: A systematic literature review

Fred Peter, Beatus A. T. Kundi, Juliana Machuve
Abstract 69 | PDF Downloads 39

Unlocking the economic potential of Hyphaene species known as mikoche in Tanzania

Amina Ahmed, Happy Magoha, Leonard Fweja
Abstract 68 | PDF Downloads 19

Isolation and elucidation of antibacterial compounds from roots and stems of Synadenium glaucescens Pax

Frank Rwegoshora, Zaituni Msengwa, Faith Mabiki, Francis Machumi, Musa Chacha, Bjarne Styrishave, Claus Cornett
Abstract 90 | PDF Downloads 116