Friday, August 30

Njoo uonyeshe kipaji chako cha Sauti!

Trinity Promotions inatafuta SAUTI MBALI MBALI ambazo zitaweza kutumiwa kwenye matangazo ya redio, video nk.

Kama unafikiri sauti yako inafaa na inaweza kukuletea kipato, njoo Mikocheni, Sept 1, 2013,  kati ya saa nne asubuhi na saa saba mchana. Tuma barua pepe HAPA.

Kwa waliokuwa tayari tu –

Tuma kwenye barua pepe yafuatayo:
  1.  Majina yako yote
  2.  Jinsia
  3.  Umri wako (kama upo chini ya miaka 18 utahitajika kuwa na idhini ya mzazi au mlezi)
  4. Taja uzoefu wako au kama ndio kwanza unajaribu
  5. Kama unaweza kufanya kazi za Kiswahil na Kiingereza
  6. Anuani yako ya barua pepe
  7. Simu yako

Urgent Call for Voice Over Talent!

Trinity Promotions will be conducting voice over auditions for VOICE OVER TALENT for various audio and video products, ranging from radio adverts to jingles, documentaries to prompts.  

If you want to test yourself and start to make money as a Voice Over artist, make some time to come do an audition in Mikocheni on Sunday September 1st 2013 between 10am and 1pm. If you are in interested please email me HERE.
Serious Inquiries only -  in your email, please list:
  1. your first and last names 
  2. Male or Female 
  3. if you are in your 20s, 30s, 40s or 50s (or specify age) (anyone below the age of 18 must have proof of parental/guardian consent)
  4. list any previous experience or n/a if you are a beginner
  5. if you are able to work in Kiswahili and in English
  6. email address
  7. phone number

Thursday, August 29

Friday night - Brazil. Music. DJ. Lounge. Black Tomato. Smile.

It's the weekend!! well, almost.. and Mandugu Digital and crew are gearing up to kick back at the Brazilian Flavor night at none other than Black Tomato, Oyster Bay Shopping Centre Friday night from 7ish.  These nights are always a great way to chill out in a relaxing lounge atmosphere, indulge in their great menu and enjoy the feature drinks...

Monday, August 26

President Kikwete speaks up for better nutrition at the TICAD GAIN side event in Tokyo, Japan

Tanzania's President Jakaya Kikwete, member of Scaling Up Nutrition Lead Group
Toshiko Abe, Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan speaking at GAIN's side event at TICAD. Click on image for video highlights.

Together with the Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor of Tanzania (SAGCOT), GAIN organized a side event at the Fifth Tokyo International Conference on African Development in Yokohama on 2 June, on the theme of “Agricultural Transformation for Growth and Better Health” (video).
President Kikwete of Tanzania delivered an engaging keynote address, calling for decisive action on nutrition that ranges from education to ensuring that agricultural investment platforms such as SAGCOT deliver not just higher productivity but also bring more nutritious foods to local people. GAIN’s Chair Jay Naidoo reminded the audience, over 140 people from business, government and civil society from across Africa, Japan and beyond, that better nutrition can only be achieved sustainably if farmers and consumers, and particularly women, are in the driver’s seat.
Toshiko Abe, Parliamentary Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs, confirmed Japan’s continuing commitment to nutrition that includes an emphasis on nutrition in maternal and child health development programmes as well as support for the Scaling Up Nutrition Movement. During a lively panel discussion, representatives from Africa and Japan of the agribusiness and food industries as well as public policy spheres stressed the central role of cross-sectoral partnerships in making the integration of nutrition into agricultural development a reality.
The meeting concluded with a call on actors in Africa and Japan across government, business and civil society to build on their existing relationship of trust to significantly increase their collaboration for bringing better food to the people of Africa.

GAIN's Chair Jay Naidoo with President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, President of the United Republic of Tanzania and Ruth Oniang'o, Board Chair, Sasakaw Africa Association and SAFE.

African leaders and their global partners in government and business have taken decisive steps toward realizing sustained and inclusive agricultural growth to lift African populations out of poverty. Global platforms, including the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition, Grow Africa, the New Vision for Agriculture, and SAGCOT, that unite public and private actors are now translating political commitments into investments on the ground. However, only well-nourished populations are healthy, resilient and productive and able to contribute to sustained economic growth and stability. Thus, it is important that these platforms drive impact towards improving not only the quantity, but also the quality of the food that is available in Africa. What successful examples exist that integrate food security and nutrition at scale? What can African governments, their development partners in Japan and elsewhere, and the private sector, do to speed up improved food security and nutrition?
Keynote address
H.E. Jakaya Kikwete, President of Tanzania and member of the Scaling Up Nutrition Lead Group
Introduction: Beyond sectors - Linking agricultural transformation and better health through improved nutrition
Jay Naidoo, Chair of the Board of Directors and Chair of the Partnership Council of the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN)
Welcome remarks
H.E. Toshiko Abe, Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan
Leveraging private investment and global platforms for food security and nutrition: What can the private sector do, how can governments support?
Kohei Sakata, Operating Officer, Head of Marketing Division, Bayer Crop Science K.K.
Ruth Oniang’o, Board Chair, Sasakawa Africa Association and SAFE; Editor-in-Chief, African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development
Yasuhiko Toride, Director of Nutrition Improvement Projects, Associate General Manager R&D Planning Department, Ajinomoto Co.
Geoffrey Kirenga, CEO, SAGCOT Centre
Summary and closing
Jay Naidoo, Chair of the Board of Directors and Chair of the Partnership Council of the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN)

*this was reported on the Gain website and we're happy to blog it here!  Great effort!
"TICAD GAIN side event - Japan, 2 June 2013 
Date: 5 June 2013" 

Sunday, August 18

Goodbye Bafana showing at Nafasi Artspace this Tuesday, 20 Aug

Excitement is mounting for us this week since we're preparing a great menu for you for the Filamu Lounge night at Nafasi Artspace on Tuesday, 20th August. It's coordinated by Get Real Training and Nafasi. 
GOODBYE BAFANA- A memoir of Nelson Mandela's prison guard, James Gregory, a Caucasian Afrikaner who came of age on a farm in the Trenskei and initially views all blacks as subhuman. As the friendship between Gregory and Mandela grows and matures, it symbolises Africa's transition from the oppressiveness of apartheid to the freedom of multiracial democracy.Don't forget, Nafasi Art Space has a cash bar and delicious sweet and savoury snacks from Sweet Rebel Home Bakes who will be at Nafasi and selling from 6pm, so you can chill with a good quiche, sandwich or muffin before the movie, starts at 7:30pm!  

Farmers Market coming up at Oyster Bay Shopping Centre on 24th Aug

We're always excited when the forces that be organise a Farmers Market.

It'll be on Saturday the 24th of August, fom 10am - 4pm.  There should be more than 20 vendors, everything from Farm Fresh Vegetables, Chocolate, Honey, Wine and one very close to our hearts, Sweet Rebel Home Bakes.

CEFA are organising this great event, powered by WFP, at Oyster Bay Shopping Centre.

Friday, August 2

GAIN this week launches the "Marketplace for Nutritious Foods" in Tanzania

Bonnie McClafferty, Director. Agriculture and Nutrition, GAIN. 
 The Global Alliance for improved nutrition (GAIN) has recently launched the Marketplace for nutritious foods program inTanzania.The program provides a platform and an environment where entrepreneurs can start producing nutritious foods for communities.
The Marketplace is a community of businesses;small, medium and large scale that includes government, academia and investors, that want to bring nutritious foods to market.
GAIN has Marketplaces through out the world and brings a wealth of experience on new agricultural technologies,exchanges,networking,training opportunities and dialogue across the sectors.
The Marketplace has very specific indicators to ensure that more entrepreneurs are actually producing nutritious foods.It also has a granting mechanism whereby concepts will be reviewed by a Tanzanian technical committee.Successful submissions will be issued grants to test these inventions in order to ensure that are viable, affordable and making a real contribution to nutrition and are meeting the needs of the country. 
GAIN will provide an opportunity for entrepreneurs to have a bankable business plan with help from business planning experts,hence ensuring sustainability.
USAID has been at the forefront of financing the program as part of its larger “Feed the future program”.
Tanzania provides a multi donor platform with more and more bilateral donors, government and investors  seeing this as an opportunity to get more ideas into the Marketplace for nutritious foods.
Deputy Permanent Secretary in the Prime Minister's Office, Mr. Charles Pallangyo speaking at the Launch. 

Dr. CJ Jones making introductory remarks. 

Greg Garrett of GAIN, elaborating on nutrition. 

Sharon C, Mission Director, USAID, giving a vote of thanks, at the launch. 

Jennifer Baarns of SAGCOT asking a question. 

Obey Assery, Director,  PM's office making a point.