Graduates Entrepreneurship Program (GEP) Training

Building the ability and habit to see problems and challenges as opportunities and if possible to see opportunities arising from their professions.

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In support of the efforts made by the Government of Tanzania, the University of Dar es Salaam in the period from 19/08/2019 to 9/10/2019 was in the implementation of a big plan to help young graduates of universities in Tanzania to be self-employed by identifying and using the opportunities around them. This program which had the motto "Turn Challenges into Opportunities" is about providing entrepreneurship and business start-up training to young people who have completed their higher education studies (including degrees and diplomas) and who want to be self-employed.

Project started in  ten regions of Tanzania mainland and islands. The regions were Dar es Salaam, Arusha, Dodoma, Mbeya, Mwanza, Lindi, Katavi, Iringa, South Unguja and North Pemba and  benefited more  than 1500 graduates.

On 2021 program was done to regions of Dar es Salaam, Tanga, Unguja, Pemba, Morogoro, Njombe, Kigoma, Geita, Dodoma and Mtwara and more than 1800 graduates benefited 

On 2022 program was done to regions of Dar es Salaam, Mbeya, Unguja, Pemba, Ruvuma, Mwanza, Dodoma and Tabora and more than 1500 graduats benefited 

This year, 2023  Program will benefit regions of   Dar es Salaam, Dodoma,Arusha,Unguja,Pemba,Kigoma,Kagera,Iringa and Lindi and wish to benefit more than 1700.


Welcome to DIEN

The University of Dar es Salaam Innovation and Entrepreneurship Centre was established in 2015 to address observed challenges between generating knowledge generation and research at the University of Dar es Salaam vis–a–vis application of the knowledge and research output. In addition, the Centre addresses challenges related to imparting practical entrepreneurship skills to students, academic staff and Small and Medium-sized Entrepreneurs (SMEs) in the country aiming at formation of new start-ups and increased competitiveness of existing companies. read more....






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In general, this training is one of the methods used by CDK in the program training for our youth with the intention of providing them with understanding, information, knowledge, skills and the ability to identify the opportunities around them and be able to use those opportunities by establishing jobs for them and their peers and at the same time improve the lives of the community as a whole. The emphasis is on building their ability to change the challenges around them into opportunities by starting a business

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Youth in Tanzania form a large and highly motivated workforce in the development of the country. However, this group faces various challenges including unemployment. It is estimated that there are 13 percent of young people between the ages of 15 and 34 who are unemployed in the country. Following the growth of the problem of unemployment for young people and especially for university graduates, many young people are on the streets and do not know what to do and some have indulged in bad deeds . Some of them are trying to start a small business but they are not successful due to lack of knowledge, skills and proper attitude, and others are not assertive or even fail to recognize the opportunities around them. Many young people have also failed to turn the challenges around them into opportunities, instead they continue to complain to the government, especially in not providing employment opportunities

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