Events and Seminars

Events and Seminars which BTS either organised or was very involved include:

Modern Swahili Poems – Ushairi wa Kiswahili wa Kisasa – a seminar and book launch on 16th October 2017

Date: 16th October 2017 Time : 5pm – 7pm Location :  School of Oriental and African Studies, Russell Square, London  WC1H 0XG The tradition of poetry writing and recital has very long roots in Swahili culture, and is recorded as a feature of life in the great halls of Kilwa in the sixteenth century.  Ebrahim Hussein, whose family originates in Kilwa Kisawani, is both an heir to this tradition and has been one of its leading modern exponents. But he is not alone: the Department Continue reading →

Informal Housing in Dar es Salaam: A Tale of Three Cities – Monday 20 November 2017

Date: 20th  November 2017 Time : 5pm – 7pm Location :  School of Oriental and African Studies, Russell Square, London  WC1H 0XG. The speakers will be Stephanie Burcher and Tim Wickson, both of the Bartlett Development Planning Unit, UCL. Now home to a diverse population of over five million people, Dar es Salaam is a vibrant and expanding hub in East Africa. However, the rapid pace of growth has vastly outstripped the capacity of the planning system and housing market to respond, leaving 80 percent Continue reading →

Horticultural Products Export from Tanzania to EU Markets – 19th June 2017

Date : Monday, 19th June 2017 Time : 5pm – 7pm Location : Room 4429, School of Oriental and African Studies, Russell Square, London  WC1H 0XG The Britain Tanzania Society in Partnership with the School of Oriental & African Studies held a seminar on how to link AGRI- businesses in Tanzania with EU markets. PETRONILLA MLOWE  FRSPH MCIEH spoke about the great potential that Tanzania has to produce fruits and vegetables, and to export them to all parts of the world.  But at the present time less Continue reading →

Dentists and Friends Charity Dinner for Musoma – 19th May 2017

Date: Friday May 19th 2017   Time: 6.30 – 7.15pm: Cash Bar, 7.15 pm: Dinner, Raffle and Auction for fundraising Location: Royal National Hotel Russell Sq, London, WC1H 0DG. Co-ordinators: Dr M K Vasant MBE, Dentist in London and Graham McClure, CEO of Go Make a Difference in Tanzania   Beneficiaries: www.gomakeadifference.com, www.lakevictoria disabilitycentre.org                   .      

Leprosy in Rural Tanzania: Detection, Treatment and Overcoming the Stigma -6th March, 2017

Date: 6th March 2017 Time: 5pm to 7pm Location: School of Oriental and African Studies, Russell Square WC1H 0XG Speaker:  Dr Sarah Feather The Rufiji Leprosy Trust was set up thirty years ago to support the village of Kindwitwi, in Rufiji District, about 80 miles South of Dar es Salaam, which was once a leprosy camp for people affected by leprosy but is now a thriving village concerned to promote the self-sufficiency of people living with leprosy and their families. Many cases are still being diagnosed, Continue reading →

The Arusha Declaration @50 – 24th February 2017

Date: 24th February, 2017 Location: 50 George Square Project Room, 1.06, The University of Edinburgh To mark the 50th anniversary of Tanzania’s Arusha Declaration in February 1967, the Centre of African Studies and the Global and Transnational History Research Group at the University of Edinburgh  hosted a one-day workshop on the theme ‘The Arusha Declaration @50’ on Friday 24 February 2017. The workshop brought together academics from across the UK and Tanzania providing an interdisciplinary forum for discussion on the broad theme of implications of the Continue reading →

Britain Tanzania Society Education Group Seminar – Maths focus -23rd January 2017

Date : 23 January 2017 Time : 17:00 Location : School of Oriental and African Studies, Russell Square WC1H 0XG. This was a very interesting evening with presentations from Polycarp from the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences, who run teacher training and maths camps in Tanzania and Lyra who are doing a research project on how using tablet computers running RACHEL content can help with the teaching of Maths in Tanzania.  The presentations, additional links and recordings of the seminar  can be viewed here.  BTS Continue reading →

Mapping Tanzania – 16th January 2017

Date : Monday, 16 January 2017 Time : 17:00–19:00 Location : School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, Thornhaugh Street, WC1H 0XG London, United Kingdom There were presentations on various mapping projects currently in progress in Tanzania. These included those to assist with rebuilding after the Bukoba earthquake, to protect girls from Female Genital Mutilation, and to protect the population of Dar es Salaam from flooding.  Continue reading →

Britain Tanzania Society AGM – 19th November, 2016

The Annual General Meeting of the Britain Tanzania Society took place on Saturday, 19th November at 2pm at Central Hall Westminster. See BTS Newsletter Jan 2017   We were delighted to welcome H. E. Dr. Asha-Rose Migiro, Tanzania High Commissioner to the United Kingdom as the speaker. This gave us another opportunity not only to meet Dr Migiro, but also to get a briefing on the fast-changing scene in Tanzania, one year into the Magufuli presidency. The whole of Africa is watching his efforts to confront corruption Continue reading →