Private sector is a vital part of Norwegian-Tanzanian relations and there are increasing opportunities for collaboration within key sectors. A new brochure outlines the current and prospective business partnerships.

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‘Today, on World Humanitarian Day 2016, I want to draw attention to the crises that often overlooked and underfunded. The Government is therefore increasing Norway’s humanitarian funding for the crises in South Sudan and Yemen by NOK 60 million. South Sudan and Yemen are two of the most underfunded humanitarian crises in the world today,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

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Photo: The Embassy.

The Norwegian Ambassador Hanne-Marie Kaarstad met with President Dr. John Pombe Joseph Magufuli at State House, Dar es Salaam 24 June 2016.

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Norway has extended its commitment to the Legal and Human Rights Centre (LHRC) with NOK 17,5 mill over the next three years.

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Photo: Sokoine University of Agriculture.

The National Carbon Monitoring Centre (NCMC) was launched on the 19th May 2016 by Honorable Minister of the Environment and Union Affairs, Mr January Makamba.

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The Royal Norwegian Embassy has committed to support the professional development of female engineers with NOK 16.4 million over the next 5 years (2016-2021). The Norwegian support will provide monthly allowance to meet the cost of subsistence for 150 female engineers during their 3-year Structural Engineers Apprenticeship Programme (SEAP).

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As interns at the Norwegian Embassy in Dar es Salaam, we took a few days off work in order to join Norwegian Church Aid (NCA) in the field. For three days, we shadowed the organisation during their annual monitoring trip in Tanzania. We visited projects and met with NCA’s partners. These are some of our observations and reflections.

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Photo: Charlotte von Doorn Bernhard.

The first Nordic Day Reception in Tanzania was held in Dar es Salaam Wednesday June 1st. Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden, or the Nordics, have a special relationship with Tanzania. A relationship that is becoming more diverse.

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Photo: DFID on Flickr.

Researchers from REPOA and CMI are examining the prospects and challenges of Tanzania as a future petro-state through a strategic collaboration together with the National Bureau of Statistics, funded by the Royal Norwegian Embassy. It is challenging to transfer natural resource wealth into improved welfare for the majority of citizens.

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