Do statistics on Tanzania's growth tell the full story about their urban/rural divide?
About this event
It is commonly believed that while Tanzania’s growth, measured by GDP, is amongst the highest in Africa, most of it is in urban areas. So inequality between urban and rural Tanzania is increasing. In rural areas small-scale agriculture and living standards are in decline. But it may not be so. The statistics do not take full account of assets – better houses, water supplies, transport links, schools, health centres, etc.
To explore this, Dan Brockington and Christine Noe identified researchers who worked in Tanzanian villages more than 20 years ago, and were willing to revisit them and see how they had changed. This research, available here , shows how in all but one village there were significant improvements in lives and living standards.
This webinar will explore these conclusions.
Speakers will include Christine, Dan and other researchers and practitioners involved, and will include a panel discussion and questions from the online audience.
Join us for an informal discussion on the impact of President Samia's first year in office and what it means for Tanzanian women
About this event
President Samia Suluhu Hassan took office on 19 March 2021 after the death of John Magufuli.
In this event we will hear from a range of Tanzanian women on the impact for Tanzania of her first year in office, and what it means for women. This will be followed by a panel discussion and a chance for the audience to ask questions.
This will be followed by a practical session in which participants will be taught how to contribute to the OpenStreetMap base map in Tanzania. No prior knowledge will be assumed and all training given.
Date and time: Sat, 27 November 2021, 14:00 – 15:30 GMT
Join us for this online event to discuss the main outcomes of COP26 and their implications for Tanzania. In an interactive session with key leaders, practitioners and influencers, we’ll seek to and explore questions such as:
• Which areas of Tanzania are most at risk from climate change?
• For Tanzania, what examples of good practice are there and how can they be scaled up?
• Will the pledge on methane reduction have any impact for Tanzania?
• How much can Blue Carbon projects such as mangrove restoration help?
• How are Tanzanian Climate Activists influencing the debate?
• How much of the 17 billion dollars pledged for community forestry will reach groups in Tanzania and what impact will it have?
• Fundamentally, how will Tanzania pay for tackling climate action?
I am a researcher at the University of Oxford, Department of Education. I am researching the experiences of Tanzanians who have completed PhDs in China, and I am currently recruiting participants for this study. Participation would involve a one hour interview.
I was wondering whether it would be possible to publicise this research through your network? I would be happy to provide further information.
Britain Tanzania Society AGM took place on Saturday October 30th at 2pm, 2021 by ZOOM
We were delighted that our speaker this year was The Rt. Hon. Sir Stephen O’Brien KBE.
Sir Stephen is a British internationalist, humanitarian, diplomat, politician, global health advocate and campaigner, business leader and mentor, industrialist and lawyer who completed his term as United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs & Emergency Relief Coordinator in late 2017. He was born in Tanzania.
The new officers of the society are:
Chair : Paul Harrison
Vice Chair : Godlisten Pallangyo
Executive Secretary : Charlotte Pallangyo
Minutes Secretary : David Gibbons
Treasurer : Jeremy Lefroy
The recordings of the addresses from H E David Concar, UK High Commissioner to Tanzania and of Sir Stephen O’Brien
The recording of our members presentations is here: