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Swiss National Day Celebrated in Dar es Salaam

04.08.2017 — Article Tanzania

The Embassy of Switzerland in Tanzania marked the 726th National Day with the Swiss community together with Tanzanian and Foreign Guests on Tuesday, 1st August 2017.



Artists unite in fight against corruption

22.06.2017 — Article Tanzania

The National Museum and House of Culture in Dar es Salaam hosted a half-day anti-corruption training workshop for artists on 19 June. The workshop, which was facilitated by the Prevention and Combating of Corruption Bureau (PCCB), aimed at educating artists on the Corruption Act and on the use of art as a tool to fight corruption.


Ambassador visits youth employment project

20.06.2017 — Article Tanzania

The Swiss Ambassador to Tanzania, H.E. Florence Tinguely Mattli, visited the Opportunity for Youth Employment (OYE) project in Dodoma Region on 12 June. During her visit, the Ambassador paid a courtesy call on the Deputy Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office Hon. Antony Mavunde.


Local foundation sharpens skills of cartoonists

12.06.2017 — Local news Tanzania

The Nathan Mpangala Foundation (NMF) held a three-day workshop between 7 and 9 June to strengthen skills of young artists in the art of editorial cartoons. The training took place at the Nafasi Art Space, a contemporary art centre and creative hub in Dar es Salaam.


The power of Arts and Culture in fighting corruption

26.05.2017 — Media release Tanzania

The Embassy of Switzerland in Dar es Salaam through its Swiss Development Cooperation office has awarded a total of $87,000 (over TZS 190 million) to five local organisations in support of promoting a vibrant arts and cultural sector in Tanzania. The theme for this year’s Call for Proposals, Fighting Corruption through the Arts, aimed at supporting the ongoing anti-corruption efforts of the Government of Tanzania.


Launch of the Good Financial Governance Programme

17.05.2017 — Media release Tanzania

The GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH) together with key stakeholders officially launched the Good Financial Governance (GFG) Programme in Dar es Salaam. The GFG is a technical cooperation programme, implemented by GIZ and funded by the European Union (EU), Germany and Switzerland for a time span of four years (2016-2020).


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!

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