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Switzerland and Policy Forum Extend Partnership

02.05.2017 — Local news Tanzania

On 22 April 2017, the Embassy of Switzerland in Tanzania signed a new two-year contract with Policy Forum in Dar es Salaam. The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation’s (SDC’s) support to Policy Forum aims at contributing to the network’s efforts in empowering Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) and citizens to engage more effectively in oversight of public sector resources.

Switzerland extends support to Tanzania Media Foundation

07.04.2017 — Article Tanzania

The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) has extended its support to the Tanzania Media Foundation (TMF) up to 2018. The two-year extention aims to continue supporting journalism in Tanzania. Switzerland will contribute a total of CHF 3.6 million over a four-year period (2015-2018).

5th Swiss NGO and Partners Day

03.04.2017 — Article Tanzania

The Embassy of Switzerland organised the 5th Swiss NGO and Partners Day on March 16th at the Coral Beach Hotel in Dar es Salaam. The annual event aims at continuing to strengthen ties between SDC and its partners, both the Swiss development community and other partner organisations in Tanzania. The forum also provides good networking opportunities for SDC and participating organisations. This year’s event focused on two main topics, governance and gender.

14 Voices: A Bold Initiative by Local Artists

27.03.2017 — Article Tanzania

A group of artists returned to Dar es Salaam on February 7 after having spent 14 days in Nairobi, Kenya. The ’14 Voices’ was an initiative by 14 Tanzanian visual artists with the aim of exhibiting their artwork, sharing experiences, and promoting Tanzanian art within the country and beyond. The trip was organised with support from the Embassy of Switzerland.

Francophonie Week: French, a gateway to Africa and the world

14.03.2017 — Article Tanzania

The recent summit of the International Organization of La Francophonie (OIF), held in Madagascar last November, brought together Heads of State and Government of the Member States, Associates or Observers of the OIF: 84 countries, representing 43% of the planet, having French in common!

Switzerland and Tanzania Join Hands to Improve Quality of Healthcare Services

06.03.2017 — Article Tanzania

On 15 December 2016, the Deputy Minister for Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children, Dr. Hamisi Kigwangalla, officially launched the Prime Vendor (PV) system, a pooled medicines procurement backup system in Morogoro. The PV model is expected to address medicine supply challenges faced at regional and district health facilities in Tanzania.

SDC Director-General Manuel Sager Visits Tanzania

27.02.2017 — Article Tanzania

The Director-General of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), H.E. Ambassador Manuel Sager, visited Tanzania from 23 to 25 February. The visit was an opportunity to meet with colleagues, partners and visit a number of projects.

St. Francis Hospital inaugurates new Outpatient Department

24.02.2017 — Media release Tanzania

The St. Francis Hospital officially opened its newly expanded Outpatient Department (OPD) today. The building was inaugurated by H.E. Ambassador Manuel Sager, Director-General of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), during his two-day visit to Tanzania. The expansion and renovation are part of ongoing efforts to rehabilitate and upgrade the hospital’s structures in order to improve quality of health care services to approximately one million residents of Morogoro Region.

Fostering Partnerships for Quality Health Care in Tanzania

15.02.2017 — Article Tanzania

Switzerland has been a trusted partner in health and development in Tanzania for the past 50 years. For the third time, Switzerland has the honour of chairing the Development Partners Group for Health (DPG Health). This is a unique opportunity for Switzerland to add value to ongoing initiatives within the health sector in Tanzania. Switzerland aims to: continue to foster an open, democratic and collaborative spirit within the development partners group; foster a constructive and result oriented dialogue with the Tanzanian government and other stakeholders in health; and support dissemination of information through the DPG Health platform.

The Embassy of Switzerland contributes to East Africa’s Premier Music Festival

03.02.2017 — Media release Tanzania

The Embassy of Switzerland has contributed over TZS 260 million (CHF 120,000) to support the Sauti za Busara music festival for the next three years. The Swiss Ambassador to Tanzania, H.E. Florence Tinguely Mattli, today met with the Chairman of the Busara Promotions Board of Trustees Hon. Simai Mohammed for the handover at the Swiss Embassy offices in Dar es Salaam.

Call for Proposals: Fighting Corruption through the Arts

26.01.2017 — Media release Tanzania

The Embassy of Switzerland is inviting applications from individuals, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), social enterprises and public bodies for its 2017 fund for the promotion of arts and culture in Tanzania. The primary focus of this funding stream is to contribute to a more diverse and inclusive arts and cultural sector that provides livelihood opportunities and promotes intercultural dialogue and exchange. Small grants shall support initiatives that have a shared interest in building a stronger arts and culture scene across the country. Projects will be chosen for their artistic and creative content and their potential for sustainable impact.

National Integrity and Human Rights Day

16.12.2016 — Local news Tanzania

On December 10, Tanzania commemorated the National Integrity and Human Rights Day. The commemoration was preceded by a five-day-long public outreach campaign at Mnazi Mmoja Grounds in Dar es Salaam where seven Government oversight organisations presented themselves to and interacted with the public. The Embassy of Switzerland contributed to the public outreach campaign as well as the commemoration.

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