The World Food Prize Foundation

2015 Side Events

Iowa-Tanzania Summit hosted by Empower Tanzania

10/13/2015 at 1:30 PM
1:30 Program, 4:30 Reception
Des Moines Marriott, Salon D

Title: Iowa-Tanzania Summit

Start and end time: Tuesday, October 13th, 1:30 Program, 4:30 Reception


The 5th Annual Iowa-Tanzania Summit will feature a distinguished faculty prepared to share experiences and exchange ideas on development work being done in Tanzania during a lively afternoon of programs and networking. This year’s topics will include agriculture, healthcare, and education, as well as rich insights from Tanzanians working to develop their country. An opportunity for introductions and further discussion follows the presentations.

Speakers Include:

Name: Dr. Jeff Carithers
Organization: Empower Tanzania
Position/Title: Program Manager, Community-Hospital Alliance Program

Name: Mr. Joseph Kimbwereza
Organization: Empower Tanzania
Position/Title: Program Manager, Small Projects, Tanzania

Name: Rev. Doug Cox
Organization: Global Health Ministries
Position/Title: Executive Director

Name: Mr. Elibariki Kisimbo
Organization name: Empower Tanzania
Position/Title: Director 
of Development, Tanzania

Name: Rev. Russell “Russ" Melby
Position/Title:  winner of the 2015 Robert D. Ray Iowa SHARES Humanitarian Award

Name: Bahati Muriga
Position/Title: 2014 Female Food Hero of Tanzania


RSVP Information: The event will take place at Des Moines Marriott Downtown | Salon D – 2nd Floor. Registration is not required, but is helpful. To register, click here:

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