Kabir Jivraj: Tanzania Regional Advisory Council begins exploring opportunities

By Daniela Andrei for University of Calgary UToday: East African nation one of six ‘countries of emphasis’ under university’s International Strategy

Tanzania Regional Advisory Council begins exploring opportunities
From right to left: Benedikt Hallgrimsson, Anayancy Solis, Jennifer Hatfield, Colleen Kawalilak, Frank van der Meer, Sabrina Poonja, Shahirose Premji, Lashitew Gedamu, Lisa Allen, Kabir Jivraj, and Janaka Ruwanpura.

The Tanzania Regional Advisory Council convened for its first working session recently to discuss the council’s objectives and scope, regional opportunities, and partnerships in the East African region and identify the strategic areas to focus on.

“Southeast Africa is changing fast and there’s a great opportunity to build capacity in research, medicine, energy and technology,” says Benedikt Hallgrimson, professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, and chair of the Tanzania Regional Advisory Council.

Kabir Jivraj, managing director for AgeCare Group of Companies, agrees. “East Africa’s growth prospects over the next 20 years are very bright and they differ country by country and sector by sector. The possible sectors of opportunity range widely and include agriculture, banking, capital markets, consumer goods, infrastructure, mining, oil and gas and telecommunications, to name a few,” explains Jivraj.


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