04/28/2016 02:00 PM - 05/01/2016 12:00 PM CST


The Diaspora Council of Tanzanians in America (DICOTA), in collaboration with the Association of Tanzanians in Dallas cordially invites you to the coming DICOTA 2016 Convention – themed “Leveraging the Tanzanian Diaspora Capacity: Linking Growth, Opportunity and Prosperity” – to be held at the Hyatt Regency North Dallas, 701 E Campbell Rd, Richardson, TX 75081, U.S.A., on April 28th to May 1st, 2016

Tentative Convention Outline

Thursday, April 28, 2016

1:00 pm to 9:00 pm


2:00pm to 5:00pm

6:00pm to 10:00pm

Resume Workshop

Welcome Cocktail and Networking

Friday, April 29, 2016

7:30- 5:30pm

  • Registration
  • Guest of Honor and Opening Ceremony






  • This is your Tanzania: The Role of Diaspora in Tanzania's Vision 2025
  • Finance & Innovative Funding Mechanisms
  • Diaspora Public Partnerships (DPP)
  • Shared Lessons and Experiences from the Tanzania Diaspora and their Communities
  • Business & Entrepreneurship Stoplight: Challenges and Opportunities
  • Evening Social Event & Gala

Saturday, April 30, 2016

7:30- 5:30pm

  • Registration
  • Keynote Speaker Address


  • Understanding and Accessing Resources in Tanzania for the Diaspora
  • Toursim as Catalyst for Growth
  • Healthcare & Education- How the Diaspora can Leverage
  • Women in Leadership- The Underutilized Catalyst
  • Diaspora Philanthropy
  • Natural Gas Development- The New Economic Frontier
  • Convention Close


  • Offsite Social Event


  • Kwaheri Dance Party

Sunday, May 01, 2016


  • Informal meetings, goodbyes



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