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.
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.
September 12, 2018
The September-2018 Newsletter letter includes information in ‘Implementation of Tanzanian Agricultural Products Traceability System’, a workshop that was held at London South Bank University. It also includes information of a seminar with the All Party Parliamentary Group on ‘Investment Climate and Ethical Investment in Tanzania’
July 20, 2018
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; https://www.facebook.com/events/513648272435050/
July 20, 2018
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 Continue reading →
July 20, 2018
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 Continue reading →