In collaboration with the Ministry of Communications, Science and Technology, Tanzania Network Operators Group (tzNOG) successfully organized the 3rd training workshop in Zanzibar from 30th August to 4th September 2015 at Ocean View Hotel (City Centre). The training attracted 82 participants from across the country in three (3) tracks namely Routing & Switching (R&S), Systems & Network Security (SNS) and Network Monitoring & Management (NMM).
The training started with a half day bootcamp of Sunday 30th August 2015 whereby about 50 participants refreshed on Unix/Linux administration. Full sessions in 3 classes/tracks commenced on Monday 31st August 2015 after the official opening by Dr. Mzee, Director for ICT from the Ministry of Infrastructure and Communication (MOIC - Zanzibar). The official opening was also attended by representatives from the Ministry of Communications, Science and Technology and media houses in Zanzibar.
In his welcome remarks the Chair of tzNOG organizing committee Eng. Ntahigiye appreciated good attendance of Zanzibaris to the training and the presence of the GoH to the official opening. He briefly explained on how tzNOG trainings started, the first and second tzNOG trainings in Arusha and Mwanza and the expectations from the 3rd training in Zanzibar. He appreciated the Government's support in terms of sponsorship and fellowship to all Tanzanian Ministries to the 3rd tzNOG training. The chair concluded with a call for other organizations to come forward and support tzNOG initiatives as digital economy in Tanzania is not dependent on internet infrastructure only but also on the capacity of Engineers managing them.
In his opening remarks the GoH commended tzNOG for organizing such important training in Zanzibar and for facilitating goog participation of Zanzibaris to the training. He emphasized that the training was important as it adds their value (human capacity) and also contribute to effective performance of their daily activities. He emphasized that the training was very affordable and participants should exploit the opportunity. The GoH finally opened the training by wishing all the participants and Instructors successful training.
The tzNOG3 event was successfully held as a result of material and financial support from 12 Sponsors namely Ministry of Communications, Science and Technology, Tanzania Network Information Centre (tzNIC), Seacom (T) Ltd, Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA), Internet Society (ISOC), Network Support Resource Centre (NSRC), Tanzania Internet Services Provider Association (TISPA), Zee Communications Ltd (ZanLink), Wia Co. Ltd, TTCL, PCH and Alldean Satellite Technology Ltd.
In general the training was successful and for the first time it had three tracks. In the end participants provided good feedback to the organizing committee for improvement of future trainings.