The Britain Tanzania Society (BTS) was founded in 1975 by Bishop Trevor Huddleston, Amon Nsekela, Roger Carter and others in the UK and Tanzania. It is a non-political, non-governmental organisation. It aims to increase mutual knowledge, understanding and respect between the peoples of Britain and Tanzania.
Britain-Tanzania Society’s founders in 1975 and (below) their society still fulfilling their vision 40 years on…
BTS is organised in two ‘chapters’ or sections, one in Tanzania and one in the UK. The President of both sections is H.E. Ali Hassan Mwinyi, who was the second President of Tanzania.
Within the UK, there is also a Britain Tanzania Society Scottish Group, which aims to facilitate contacts between people living in Scotland who are from Tanzania or who have links with Tanzania.
Britain Tanzania Society seeks to achieve its goals by:
In addition, many members of BTS actively support their own Tanzania-based projects.
May 6, 2019
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March 25, 2019
The proposal, for which preliminary engineering work has already begun, to build a dam across the Rufiji river at Steiglers’ Gorge, was the subject of a BTS seminar on 3 December 2018. The main speaker was Barnaby Dye of the University of Oxford, author of an environmental assessment for the World Wildlife Fund and a PhD thesis on the politics of dam building based on a case study of Steigler’s Gorge and two dams in Rwanda. The Rufiji, by far the biggest river in Tanzania, Continue reading →
March 21, 2019
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 Continue reading →
March 21, 2019
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 Continue reading →
January 19, 2019
The January-2019 Newsletter includes presentations from Benedicto Hosea, Tanzania Development Trust’s local representative for Kigoma about his work on Youth Employment and poverty reduction.