The department is responsible for the organization of policy dialogues. The College of Social Sciences and Humanities (CSSH) through the Department of Policy Planning and Management (DPPM) was given a task to coordinate 17th anniversary of Mwalimu Nyerere Memorial day at SUA. The general aim of the event was to join hand with other stakeholders in Tanzania in commemorating the good and dedicated work of the late Mwalimu Nyerere. Our beloved farther of the nation, the late Mwalimu Julius Kambarage Nyerere passed away on 14th October, 1999.,

The last memorial theme was towards a dream of Mwalimu Nyerere on Tanzania Economic Transformation through Industrialization: Prospects and Challenges of the 5th Government which was held on 13th October, 2016. It provided a platform for SUA to join other stakeholders in discussing about the prospects and challenges for an industrial Tanzania. The event was a success and more can be found in the proceedings of the 17th Mwalimu NyerereMemori Memorial