On 18th January 2023, The Gender Awareness and Transformation through Education (GATE) project conducted an International Symposium that aimed at disseminating its research findings. GATE is an institutional collaboration and capacity building project between Dar es Salaam University College of Education (DUCE) and Trinity College Dublin and funded by the Irish government through Irish Aid. The event was conducted at the College Boardroom.
The symposium was officiated by the College Principal, Prof. Stephen Maluka and attended by participants from various Higher Learning Institutions, embassies, NGOs and CBOs.
In his welcoming note, Prof. Maluka delightfully applauded the Irish Government for its generous financial support which enabled the GATE project to run smoothly. He also commended GATE Principal Investigators and other GATE project members for working diligently to make sure that the project reaches its successful completion.
Speaking about the benefits of GATE project, Prof. Maluka said that GATE has enlightened gender education awareness to the public. It has also helped in capacity building for academicians who have been involved in conducting gender-based researches. GATE has also provided DUCE staff with scholarship opportunities for their postgraduate studies.
The GATE Principal Investigator (DUCE), Dr. Perpetua Urio said that for four years GATE project has been engaging with students, staff and College management in conducting researches and workshops on gender related issues. Consequently, the findings of the researches are expected to enlighten Tanzanian Universities and general public on how various gender issues should be handled at the university level.