DUEF: Introduction and History
Dar Es Salaam University Entrepreneurship forum (DUEF) is a student-run, non-partisan and non profit making Organisation that aims at imparting entrepreneurialknowledge and skills to its members and non- members, who then spread the skillsto the rest of society, in this way assisting in the building a general prosperitymindset and build a society of job creators; thus enlarging the job market in both, theformal and informal sectors. It was established back in March 2001, and ever since,DUEF has worked with other Organisations that provide Business Support Services(BDS) by providing competent personnel, trainers and advisors in various businessrelated fields.DUEF works with the University of Dar Es Salaam Entrepreneurship Centre (UDEC)as a partner and guiding body. It also works in partnership with Junior Achievement -Tanzania Chapter (JAT), Centre for sustainable Development Initiatives (CSDI),AIESEC, Youth of the United Nations Association of Tanzania (YUNA), TanzaniaYouth Vision Association (TYVA), Opportunities Industrialization Centers of Tanzania (OIC Tanzania), and many other Organisations, both profit making andnon-profit making.
To Achieve understanding and appreciation of Entrepreneurship by TanzanianUniversity Students and society at large by 2014.
To inform the community of DUEF’s roles and capabilities, to maintain standards of excellence and best practice in entrepreneurship development, to collect anddisseminate Entrepreneurship knowledge, to develop entrepreneurship opportunitiesfor members, and to promote self-employment /careers.
3.Objectives of DUEF
To promote entrepreneurial skills among University students and society at large.
To act as an advocacy agency for more participation of youth in Businessactivities.
To make information and knowledge on entrepreneurship and businessoperations available to those who need and will benefit from it, particularly toyouth and women groups.
To promote Entrepreneurship through publications (both web and print),conferences and workshops.
To cooperate with other Organizations, both local and international, in the fightagainst poverty, using entrepreneurship as a major tool.
To conduct and assist other organisations in Research related toentrepreneurship and other business operations.
To promote community self-employment.
To act as a rootstock of future business-people.