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

  • 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

    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 →

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

    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 →

  • Newsletter – January 2019

    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.

  • Newsletter – September 2018

    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’  

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

    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;