New telephone number:
From 17th August 2017, 12:30 onwards the Embassy has a new telephone number:
+255 22 2212300
Aerial Wildlife Dry Season Census in Selous-Mikumi Ecosystem
Field work for a new aerial wildlife dry season census in the Selous-Mikumi ecosystem in Tanzania is taking place on-site. The census is led by the Tanzanian Wildlife Research Institute (TAWIRI) and will be carried out in collaboration with the Tanzania Wildlife Management Authority, Tanzania National Parks and Frankfurt Zoological Society (FZS). It is implemented as part of the ‘Selous Ecosystem Conservation and Development Program’, which is funded by the German Government through KfW German Development Bank. The count targets large mammals and signs of illegal human activities in the area of the Selous Game Reserve, the Mikumi National Park, the Selous-Niassa corridor and the buffer zones. The data will be used to inform management decisions.
Press Release-Wildlife Census [pdf, 690.43k]
Consultations on development cooperation
The Tanzanian and German governments came together for consultations on their development cooperation. The meeting was chaired and hosted by the Deputy Permanent Secretary Amina Shaaban of the Ministry of Finance and Planning in Dar es Salaam. The German Ambassador to Tanzania, Dr. Detlef Wächter, opened the consultations emphasizing the close and good cooperation between Tanzania and Germany in the past decades. Purpose of the consultations was to take stock of the ongoing development cooperation programmes between the countries and to discuss future options for cooperation. The two sides agreed to continue their cooperation in the priority areas health, water and sanitation as well as natural resource management/ biodiversity. In addition, the German Government committed up to 3 million Euros for a Technical Cooperation Project "Access to sustainable energy for host communities and refugees in the region of Kigoma in Northwestern Tanzania" to support the Tanzanian Government's roll-out of the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework.
Signing of a MoU between WHKT and VETA in Dar es Salaam
On August 17th, 2017 a Memorandum of Understanding for the VET Partnership Project on Dual Apprenticeship Training and Development in Agricultural Technology was signed by Mr. Reiner Nolten, the General Manager of the West German Chambers of Crafts and Skilled Trades’ Council (WHKT) Duesseldorf and Mr. Moshi J. Kabengwe, Director of Administration and Human Resources Management from the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology on behalf of VETA at its headquarter in Dar es Salaam. The project’s first phase will last from 2017 to 2020 and aims to provide training for youths and small farmers, training for developing professionals for agricultural and building machineries for a vocational training project as well as instutional based trained at VETA centers in the field of agriculture in Tanzania. The value of the project will be more than 1 Mio. US-Dollars through the 3-year-cycle.
The signing ceremony was attended by Ambassador Dr. Detlef Wächter, the Acting Director-General of VETA Dr. Ndasi as well as other representatives of VETA.
Germany’s guidelines for Africa
Which strategy is Germany pursuing with regard to this rapidly changing continent? The Federal Government Policy Guidelines for Africa, developed by the Federal Foreign Office, set out approaches to taking opportunities, tackling risks and overcoming crises.
Federal Government Policy Guidelines for Africa
Germany is seeking to become a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council. Former Foreign Minister Steinmeier announced the candidacy for 2019/20 in Hamburg on Monday (27 June). The elections are expected to take place at the General Assembly in June 2018.
Germany’s candidacy on the Security Council
Energy Efficiency Award 2017: Companies can apply now
The international energy efficiency competition of the Deutsche Energie-Agentur GmbH (dena) - German Energy Agency has the motto "The Makers of Energy Transition " this year. Private and public companies are invited to submit their projects and concepts by 15 July 2017, which have a special impact on the practical implementation of the energy conversion. You can find all the information you need to enter for free at
www.EnergyEfficiencyAward.de - Klick: English Version
Good Financial Governance Programme Implemented by GIZ
GIZ together with key stakeholders officially launched the Good Financial Governance (GFG) Programme. The programme’s objective is to strengthen the public finance system of Tanzania in the realms of accountability and state revenue mobilisation. It works in harmonious cooperation with core partners from the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania – particularly the Ministry of Finance and Planning with the Internal Auditor General`s Division; the President’s Office – Regional Administration and Local Government; and the National Audit Office of Tanzania.
Press Release - GFG [pdf, 227.46k]
Does your project support social engagement at the municipal level? Does it help to enhance gender equality? Does it protect the environment or the climate? Does it promote participation on the part o...
Watch how access to affordable and sustainable energy can improve lives in Tanzania. German Development Cooperation supports the Tanzanian Government in increasing adequate, reliable and environmentally friendly electricity supply in order to achieve its Development Vision which aims at turning Tanzania into a middle-income country by 2025.
The following short films cover the topics energy, climate and sustainable development.
Green Talents – International Forum for High-Potentials in Sustainable Development
The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) has held the prestigious ”Green Talents – International Forum for High Potentials in Sustainable Development” since 2009 to promote the international exchange of innovative green ideas. The award, under the patronage of Minister Professor Johanna Wanka, honours 25 young researchers each year.
For more information please refer to the following flyer or the official website:
Green Climate Fund, Germany and Tanzania to work together on climate change adaptation
In the first Green Climate Fund (GCF) Board meeting of 2017, the Board approved a grant funding of EUR 102.7 million through KfW, Germany’s development bank, for the “Simiyu Climate Resilience Project” in Tanzania. The Government of the Federal Republic of Germany is proud to have supported the request for funding and complements the project with an additional grant worth EUR 26.1 million. The Government of the United Republic of Tanzania will make available EUR 14.6 million. The total project volume of EUR 143.4 million equals roughly 333 billion Tanzanian shillings.
Environmental Management courses in 2017/18 at the Technical University Dresden in Germany
Courses are being financed by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety in cooperation with UNESCO and UNEP. The programme, implemented by the Center for International Postgraduate Studies for Environmental Management (CIPSEM) at the Technical University Dresden, is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year.
Kilimo ni Biashara - Food Value Chain Development Project - to improve the income of 5.000 people launched in Mtwara
The project “Kilimo ni Biashara” seeks to enlarge the income of at least 5.000 people in the Mtwara / Lindi region. It was launched today by the District Commissioner Mtwara, Regional Administrative Secretary Lini, GIZ, AKF, PMO Labour, Ministry of Agriculture and Ministry of Investment. The project, which is implemented by the Aga Khan Foundation in Mtwara and Lindi, will integrate smallholder farmers and local entrepreneurs along the food-value-chain and link them with catering services for oil, gas and mining industry and other markets such as restaurants, hotels and local food markets. It shall bring at least 400 additional people into jobs and establish 200 new businesses. Moreover, the lives of 2.000 women (40% of targeted beneficiaries) shall be sustainably improved.
The project is part of the larger “E4D/SOGA – Employment and Skills for Eastern Africa” programme implemented by GIZ and financed by UKaid, Norad, Tanzania LNG Plant Project and the German Government. This programme is implemented in Tanzania, Kenya, Mozambique and Uganda and focuses on local employment promotion in and around natural resource-based industries, particularly in construction and maintenance, logistics, manufacturing and food supplies. It has a strong emphasis on capacity building, working with public and private TVET providers, and improving training offers to ensure that local people have the required skills to benefit from economic investments. A close cooperation with the private sector is therefore the central pillar of the initiative. In Tanzania, E4D/SOGA is implemented jointly with the Ministry of Labour and Employment under the Prime Minister’s Office.
Germany second biggest bilateral donor to WFP
Germany’s support to the World Food Programme (WFP) has achieved a record high of 791,5 million Euros in 2016 for its worldwide operations. According to WFP Executive Director, Ertharin Cousin, who met with German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier this week in Berlin, Germany has become the second largest bilateral donor to the WFP.
Germany has contributed 14 million Euros in 2015 and 6,5 million Euros in 2016 to WFP operations in Tanzania as a sign of its solidarity with the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania. The money went to the Protracted Relief and Recovery Operation to assist refugees in North-Western Tanzania. The German Embassy in Dar es Salaam is aware of the ongoing financial needs of WFP and continues to raise awareness about the situation in Tanzania in view of the rising refugee numbers from Burundi.
Additionally, the German government has supported the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and a number of non-governmental organisations helping with the refugee situation in Tanzania with 4,5 million Euros in 2016.
Extension of "Tumaini la Mama" Project to Mtwara and Lindi
The Programme supports pregnant women and their newborns through the National Health Insurance Fund. By enrolling in the NHIF, they receive access to improved health care services from the first antenatal visit until the child's first birthday. The programmr has already enrolled 500.000 mothers and their babies in the regions of Mbeya, Songwe and Tanga and is now being extended to Mtwara and Lindi. All accredited public and private hospitals can participate. These facilities increase their income by claiming their services to NHIF, and in turn can spend the money on improving their services, equipment and drug supply. In Mbeya, as a result of the programme, the number of deliveries in health facilities went up from 43 to 90 percent, while at the same time the rate at the national level increased from 50 to 75 percent.
Sixteen participants have successfully concluded their training at the Technical Vocational Training Centre, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, in just four and a half weeks.
The course was conducted in orde...
TECHNICAL TRAINING SUCCESSFULLY CONCLUDED
Supporting Tanzania to adapt to Climate Change
The German Embassy met with Deputy PS Eng. Ngosi Mwihava to discuss the COP-21 follow up process and extend additional support to the Vice-President`s Office, Department for Environment. The GIZ signed an agreement with VPO to provide technical advice for national adaptation planning and capacity building in the ministry.
Initiative Water Supply and Sanitation Project in Sumbawanga town
Hon. Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa together with the German Embassy and the EU Delegation officiated the launch of the EU MDG Initiative Water Supply and Sanitation Project in Sumbawanga town. The Project is implemented by the Ministry of Water and is funded by the EU in partnership with the German government through KfW. More
Press Release- Sumbawanga Water Project [pdf, 428.93k]
Cultural Diplomacy online study programme
Cultural initiatives and educational programs have gained a new significance as instruments of foreign policy in almost all countries of the world. In addition to state actors, local and regional authorities, there are numerous non-state actors out in the field, such as private clubs and associations, churches, trade unions, foundations, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), institutions of development cooperation, individuals and of course institutions of the creative industry and culture. They all play their distinctive role in the field of foreign cultural relations and educational policies.
Anti-poaching aircraft reports for duty in Tanzania’s Selous
Dr. Gerd Müller, Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development of the Federal Republic of Germany handed over a Husky aircraft to Prof. Jumanne Maghembe, the Tanzanian Minister for Natural Resources and Tourism. The aircraft will be deployed by Frankfurt Zoological Society (FZS) in close cooperation with the Tanzanian Wildlife Management Authority (TAWA) for surveillance of wildlife in the Selous Game Reserve and to support the fight against poaching.
Press Release [pdf, 274.67k]
In the current legislative term, cultural relations and education policy plays a greater role than ever before. In a world that seems to be out of joint, and in which conflicts are increasingly of a cultural and religious nature, the notion that ideological mindsets can only be overcome through differentiation, discussion and collaboration in the fields of culture, education and science is of particular importance.
Cultural relations and education policy forum
The German Government through the German Development Bank
KfW, the French Agency for Development (AFD) and the European Union (EU) on 29 January, signed an agreement to expand power infrastructure in North-Western Tanzania. Together they provide financial support of about EUR 42 million to the Tanzanian government for the electrification of Geita, Kagera and Kigoma regions.
Read more [pdf, 337.65k]
EAC and Germany: advancing regional integration in East Africa
The German government signed an intergovernmental agreement on 37 Mio. EUR in grants with the East African Community. The support is dedicated to economic integration, regional health facilities and water resource management. The contributions highlight the strong German commitment to support the integration process in East Africa in difficult political times.
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Working, training and studying in Germany
Financing for SME in Africa
Germany is providing finance for GroFin, a pioneering SME development financier assisting entrepreneurs and business owners to access tailored finance and experienced business support to start and grow successful businesses, creating jobs and driving socio-economic development. GroFin finances and supports small, growing businesses that require medium term (4-7 years) finance of between US$100,000 and US$1,500,000 (or local currency equivalent). More information at
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German National Tourist Board
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Fight against international terrorism, drugs and piracy – German and Tanzanian police forces strengthen their cooperation
The German Federal Criminal Police Office and the Tanzanian Police strengthen their cooperation in the mutual fight against international crime. For this the German Federal Criminal Police Office conducts an education and training project in cooperation with the Police Acadamy of Daressalam.
German and Tanzanian police forces strengthen their cooperation