BTS Annual General Meeting; Saturday, 5th October 2019 @ 2.00pm at St Mary-at-Hill Church, Lovat Lane, Eastcheap, London, EC3R 8EE.

You are warmly invited to the Annual General Meeting of the Britain-Tanzania Society.

NGOs and charities operating in Tanzania are invited to have a table display at the AGM.

The Annual Reports for both BTS and TDT will be on our website from mid-September and hard copies will be available at the AGM

Nominations needed for Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, Treasurer and Membership secretary plus three ordinary members.

Please send nominations by 7th September 2019 to Charlotte Pallangyo.  


Tanzanian diaspora and friends of Tanzania Summer Event: Saturday, 27th July from 1pm – 4pm @ St Mary-at-Hill Church, Lovat Lane, Eastcheap, London, EC3R 8EE

You are warmly invited to

Tanzanian diaspora and friends of Tanzania Summer Event

with Tanzanian Fashions, Tanzanian Music and Tanzanian Food

Saturday, 27th July from 1pm to 4pm


St Mary-at-Hill Church, Lovat Lane,

Eastcheap, London, EC3R 8EE



This event is open to anyone with an interest in Tanzania. We do need to make a charge to cover our costs. This will be £10. To book your place either go to Eventbrite  or email

The 2nd workshop on Implementation of Traceability System of Imported Agri-Products from Tanzania; 4th May 2019 in Room LR 202, London South Bank University, 103 London Road, SE1 0AA, from 10:00 am to 04:00 pm

Britain Tanzania society is hosting a second workshop on Implementation of Traceability System of Imported Agri – Products from Tanzania focusing on understanding the key  compliance procedures of importation requirements based on EU regulations and constraints faced by UK based businesses sourcing and buying from Third Country of Imports.

The main audience are all members of diaspora engaged or wanting to engage in farming and fresh produce import businesses  from Tanzania and other countries of Africa.

Our last event received an overwhelming response and great feedback from the audience including members of diaspora who have started importing and making an impact to their communities back to their countries of origin and here in UK.

We believe you and your members’ participation in this workshop would be very valuable and will ensure that some of the issues your members face are taken into account.

Global Health, the role of diaspora community and others; 13th April 2019 @ London South Bank University from 10:00 a.m.

It should be noted that; the Tanzanian diaspora communities living in Europe and specifically in the UK do always contribute positively to their country of origin. This include but not limited to financial contributions/remittances from individuals to their families do help to alleviate poverty and therefore improve health in the communities back home.

The  diaspora community in a medical profession do play a big role in contributing to their country of origin through knowledge transfer, sharing and collaboration with institutions in the following areas: medical education, clinical care and research activities.

The community also contribute to public health amongst other things through knowledge sharing  by organising education activities/seminars in order to raise awareness in preventing and tackling non communicable diseases such as diabetes, mental health and substance abuse and addiction, cancer, stroke, maternal and child health. For example People of Black African origin are up to three times more likely develop type 2 diabetes than people White European origin

TUHEDA and Britain Tanzania Society (BTS) talk session is one of the first series of TUHEDA /BTS Health talks from  expert speakers from the medical diaspora communities and others addressing health related issues. This will raise health awareness among diaspora communities which will in turn encourage health living and help prevent diseases

The time has come for TUHEDA and BTS other medical diaspora communities to actively give back to their country of origin and to UK diaspora communities in coordinated and collaborative way. This lost brigade of healthcare professional and others from diaspora community are ready to march forward and commence their long awaited journey in accomplish their mission and vision of improving health globally. For further details, please click this Video link.

3rd December 2018 on Monday at 5 PM – 8 PM @ SOAS, University of London WC1H 0XG

We will have a seminar (panel discussion) at SOAS on a dam construction project. The panel discussion will tackle Tanzania’s energy sector, focusing on electricity generation and particularly the Stiegler’s Gorge Dam Project. Barnaby Dye (University of Manchester) has studied this dam as part of his doctorate. He will present on the project’s recent history, its position in Tanzania’s energy sector and place within government policy. For more details, please visit;

Sector by sector: Towards Feasible Tanzanian Anti-Corruption Strategies; on 29th October at 17:00–19:00 UTC @ SOAS, University of London WC1H 0XG

On Monday October 29th we have a seminar at SOAS on Tanzanian anti-corruption strategies. The main speaker will be Antonio Andreoni, Senior Lecturer in Economics at SOAS University of London ad Research Director of the Anti-Corruption Evidence (ACE) Research Consortium. Antonio is also Visiting Professor at the University of Johannesburg, Convenor of the Industrial Development and Policy Research Cluster at SOAS and Member of the SOAS Centre for African Studies. Antonio has published extensively on industrial development, manufacturing firms, ecosystems and technological change, governance and policies in both developed and developing countries, especially Tanzania, South Africa and Ethiopia. Antonio acted as advisor for several UN Agencies, including UNIDO, ILO, UNDP, UNCTAD and UNECA, as well as the World Bank, DFID and various government agencies. Antonio holds a PhD from the University of Cambridge.

There will also be other speakers, to be confirmed and a general discussion led by Godlisten Pallangyo from Britain Tanzania Society. Everyone welcome!

Youth employment and entrepreneurship in Tanzania by BTS & APPG Tanzania; Wednesday 24th October 2018 @ House of Commons Houses of Parliament Westminster London SW1A 2PW

Anyone with an interest in youth employment in Tanzania is very welcome to this event. There will be presentations from Nicola Banks and Benedicto Hosea, followed by a general discussion and opportunity for questions, plus opportunities for general networking.

Nicola is a Lecturer in Global Urbanism and Urban Development at the University of Manchester’s Global Development. Her recent research has explored young people’s experiences of urban poverty in Tanzania and she has recently finished a project mapping the UK’s development NGO sector. She previously worked as Head of BRAC’s Research and Evaluation Unit in Uganda, managing their research operations in Uganda, Tanzania and South Sudan. BRAC has been named the ‘best’ NGO in the world for the past three years running.

Benedicto is the founder of Mboni ya Vijana (eyes of the youth in Swahili) a youth empowerment group in Zeze village, Kasulu, Kigoma. The image above shows the first fish from their fish farm. You can read more about him here and about MVG here.

Saturday 27th October 2018 at 14:00pm @ St Mary at Hill Church, Eastcheap, EC3R 8EE London

Anyone with an interest in Tanzania is welcome to attend our BTS Annual General Meeting. There will be presentations from Benedicto Hosea, Tanzania Development Trust’s local representative for Kigoma about his work on Youth Employment and poverty reduction. There will be stalls from various NGOs involved in Tanzania and information about Britain Tanzania Society and Tanzania Development Trust.

… and Tanzanian food!

All welcome!

For more information, please click here.

Current Investment Climate and Ethical Investment in Tanzania; Tuesday, July 17 at 7:15 PM – 8:30 PM @ Houses of Parliament, London, SW1A 2, UK

A meeting of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Tanzania meeting entitled ‘Current Investment Climate and Ethical Investment in Tanzania’ will take place in Committee Room 6.

The main speaker is Peter Maila, investment director in the Africa Team at the CDC (formerly the Commonwealth Development Corporation), with other speakers to be confirmed.

The talks will be followed by discussion and debate.

Everyone welcome. Please RSVP to

Implementation of Traceability System for Tanzania’s Agricultural Products; 23rd June 2018 @ London South Bank University

The Britain Tanzania Society is inviting you to the above Workshop to be held on the 23rd June 2018 between 1100am to 0600pm (time TBC) in Room LR10 London Road Building at London South Bank University.

The main objective of this event is to present the strategic measures that the businesses must implement to ensure compliance with the importation standards/regulations of the EU, Codex alimentarius and the World Trade Organization. These measures include the traceability system from field to fork, phytosanitary requirement, food fraud, compliance at Border of Inspection Post among other initiatives. We are targeting participation from Diaspora engaged in farming and trade, companies that import fresh produce in the UK and if possible those importing from Tanzania, regulators, supermarket chains, freight forwarders, DEFRA and other relevant stakeholders directly involved with fresh produce importation and selling in the UK Market.

This event will be complementing our last event on “Tanzania making Progress in Agriculture”, which received overwhelming response and great feedback from audience. The event was organised in collaboration with All Party Parliamentary Group led by the Honourable Member of Parliament, Mr Jeremy Lefroy.

Tanzania agricultural sector has recently increased boosting the economy tremendously however there is a need to expand market and understanding of international regulatory requirements   and barriers faced to market the products in developed world like EU. Yet the importance and potential of the sector is often played down. This event will look at traceability requirements which needs to be complied with in order to trade in European Market.

Here below are the presenters for the event.

1. Nahum Kidan – DEFRA

 He is a Higher Scientific Officer in the Food Science team at the UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) where his role entails commissioning and managing food science, innovation and sustainability research projects to support policy making.  He also contributes to European working groups on food systems, food security and food authenticity.  Prior to joining Defra, he spent 4 years in academia as a lecturer on undergraduate and postgraduate environmental health programmes and 8 years in local government as an environmental health practitioner specialising in food safety and standards.

2. Stephen J Cooper CEnvH, FCIEH

During a 42 year career in Local Government Stephen worked in the environmental health departments of three Northern Ireland local authorities completing his service as Assistant Director of Environmental Health with Newry and Mourne District Council holding responsibility for Food Safety, Tobacco Control and Training.  His particular interest in his last post was working with the Northern Ireland Fishing and Aquaculture industry helping to guide the businesses through the EU Approval process.

Stephen is a trustee of the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health and a Director of the International Federation of Environmental Health.  It is in this latter position that he has developed mutually beneficial relationships with fellow environmental health practitioners in Tanzania both at University and practitioner level.

3. Dr Joseph Senyah B.Sc(Hons), 3 M.Scs, Ph.D, MIFST, MCIEH, CEnvH Microbiology Society

Formerly, he worked as a University Researcher and Lecturer and he is currently working as a Senior Environmental Health Officer (Chartered) Imported Food Office (Port Health) London Heathrow Airport where his duties include controlling imported food. Joseph is going to shed some insight on the procedures involved before and after the consignment arrive in EU.

4. Michele Wilson -Farm Africa

10 years of experience in overseas humanitarian and development programmes at senior management level based in fragile states (N Uganda, DRC, Sierra Leone, Chad, Sudan and South Sudan). She has experience across a wide range of sectors (education, health, livelihoods, WASH and most recently Climate Change as well as extensive experience with many institutional donors including but not restricted to DFID, EU, USAID and UNICEF.  Her keen interest is focused in programmes that are focused on reducing inequality, particularly women and girls, as well as a passion for quality in programme design and implementation. Michele is MSc graduate in Conflict, Violence and Development and has a first degree in French and Business from St Andrews University.

5. Josh Meek -Farm Africa

Josh is a Technical Manager for Market Engagement.Have experience working in international development focusing on enterprise development and agricultural market systems in East Africa. He has worked with teams on the ground across Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia and Tanzania to partner with smallholder farmers and businesses to build resilient and sustainable economies and increase farmer incomes.

6. Mayank Vashisht- Imports Operations at Freight Services

International Market Demand on Food Safety Compliance and Import Regulations

Mayank has been working in freight industries for last 15 year with various companies dealing with a lots of imports and export of perishable and general cargo. s to and from UK.. Currently is a Director of Export and Import Company assisting businesses dealing with import and exports to obtain relevant documents as required by port health and EU regulations,

7. Petronila Mlowe MCIEH FRSPH

Petronila is a Vice chair for Britain Tanzania Society and Senior Food Safety Officer in a UK Local Government, Trainer, Project Officer and Trustee of Tanzania Development Trust.  She conducts various food safety courses in UK and runs workshops in Tanzania. She has worked with farmers in Tanzania and advises businesses in order to comply with EU Food Safety Regulations. Awarded an accolade with Tanzanian current government on her active role in helping Tanzanian farmers.

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