The Britain Tanzania Society

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.

Founders of the Britain-Tanzania Society, 1975

Britain-Tanzania Society’s founders in 1975 and (below) their society still fulfilling their vision 40 years on…

screenshot of Britain-Tanzania Society web site

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:

  • Providing speakers and writers and running seminars in the UK on subjects relating to Tanzania.
  • Welcoming visitors to the host country.
  • Offering support and friendship to students.
  • Publishing regularly the highly authoritative magazine Tanzanian Affairs (, and the Society’s newsletter.
  • Through the operations of Tanzania Development Trust.

In addition, many members of BTS actively support their own Tanzania-based projects.

News from the BTS web site

  • Newsletter – May 2018

    May 14, 2018

    The May 2018 Newsletter has news of the reception held for the Vice President of Tanzania in April, plus details of past and forthcoming  events and seminars

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

    May 8, 2018

    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 Continue reading →

  • Newsletter – January 2018 

    March 29, 2018

    The Newsletter – January 2018 includes the details of our path breaking AGM plus details of past events and seminars and updates of TDT projects.

  • Education Seminar at SOAS on Monday 14th May 2018 at 17:00 pm

    March 19, 2018

    Join us for presentations from Ben Taylor, Deus Kibamba and Martin Rainsford, followed by informal questions and discussions organised by BTS education group. Ben Taylor (@mtega) is a governance and development analyst with a particular interest in Tanzania. He works as a consultant for Twaweza, a citizen-centred initiative in East Africa working on education and open government. He edits the journal Tanzanian Affairs and blogs at . Deus Kibamba is a Research Fellow at The Royal Institute of International Affairs at Chatham House. He was formerly the Continue reading →

  • Railwaychildren: Working with vulnerable children on the streets in Tanzania. Monday, March 26 at 5 PM – 7 PM @ SOAS, University of London, Thornhaugh Street, WC1H 0XG London.

    February 20, 2018

    Pete Kent from Railway Children will talk about their work with vulnerable children in Tanzania. Railway Children is a leading children’s charity fighting for vulnerable children who live alone at risk on the streets, where they suffer abuse and exploitation. In the UK, society often denies their existence, and in other countries the problem is so prevalent that it has become ‘normal’. Children and young people run away or are forced to leave home where they suffer poverty, violence, abuse and neglect. They find themselves Continue reading →