Notice of Funding Opportunity: The English ‘Access’ Microscholarship Program

The Regional English Language Office (RELO) of the U.S. Embassy Dar es Salaam, Tanzania announces an open competition for grant proposals for the administration of the English Access Microscholarship Program (‘Access’), which provides English-language instruction to 13 to 20 year-old economically-disadvantaged students. The Access cooperative sub-agreement is expected to fund two years of after-school classes ...
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U.S. Embassy and Tanzania Library Services sign Memorandum of Understanding

U.S. Embassy Public Affair Officer, Marissa Maurer, and Director General of the Tanzania Library Services Board, Dr. Alli Mcharazo, signed a Memorandum of Understanding on November 23 to open a new American Corner in downtown Dar es Salaam.  Watch this space for more details on this exciting new partnership!      
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EducationUSA Facilitates Education Fair

On September 16, 2016 representatives from Duke, Northwestern, and Vanderbilt universities, in partnership with EducationUSA, facilitated an education fair for students at the U.S. Embassy in Dar es Salaam. Over 150 students participated, along with their guidance counselors. The information session covered admission policies, the application process, campus life, and financial aid packages offered at ...
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Local Students Learn about Wildlife Conservation

On Monday June 20th, the U.S. Embassy’s Wildlife Anti-Trafficking Coordinator Shana Tischler facilitated a session on Wildlife Conservation with students from Kondo Secondary School.  The presentation kicked off a week long program focused on environmental and wildlife conservation. The students engaged in a discussion on what has caused Tanzania to lose nearly 60% of its ...
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African Land Forces Summit 2016

U.S Ambassador to Tanzania Mark Childress with the participants of the African Land Forces Summit (ALFS), a weeklong seminar bringing together land force chiefs from across Africa for candid dialog to discuss and develop cooperative solutions to regional and transregional challenges and threats.   ALFS 2016 was held in Arusha, Tanzania from May 16-19, 2016 and ...
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5KM – Malaria Safe Walk

To commemorate World Malaria Day the Government of Tanzania in collaboration with Malaria Safe, a coalition of international and local private companies, held a 5 km “Malaria Safe Walk” on Saturday, April 23, to raise awareness about malaria treatment and prevention. Photo (left): USAID Director Daniel Moore offers remarks at the conclusion of a 5-kilometer ...
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mHealth Tanzania Public-Private Partnership

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is the prime investor in a collaboration with Tanzania’s Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, the Elderly, and Children that funded the creation of the mHealth public private partnership.  Along with investments of over 1 million USD from private companies, this partnership developed a text messaging ...
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U.S. Government Advances Public-Private Partnership to Help Save Thousands of Pregnant Mothers and Babies in Rural Tanzania

On March 2, representatives of the Government of Tanzania, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the Vodafone Foundation, and other partners gathered in Sengerema to celebrate a pioneering new toll-free emergency line and ambulance taxi service that could help save at least 2,700 lives of pregnant mothers and babies in rural Tanzania each year. In ...
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United States and Tanzania Inaugurate Canine Program to Detect Illegal Drugs and Ivory at the Port and Airport

On March 2, 2016 at the Port of Dar es Salaam, U.S. Chargé d’Affaires, a.i., Virginia Blaser, Minister of Natural Resources and Tourism Hon. Professor Jumanne Maghembe, and Deputy Minister of Home Affairs Hamad Masauni inaugurated “Canine Detection Program Tanzania.”  The event marked the culmination of an intensive training program for four Tanzanian police officers ...
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CDC Director visits Tanzania

February 22, 2016 – U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director, Dr. Tom Frieden, shown here at a Bowser Filling Station with two Tanzanian water truck drivers, examines new pathways to improve chlorination in Dar es Salaam’s water supply by targeting bowsers (trucked water tanks). CDC has supported the Government of Tanzania’s efforts to ...
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Alumni Engagement – She Codes for Change

Two 2014 Mandela Washington Fellows, Rose Funja and Abella Bateyunga, just completed a four-week training program funded by a grant won through the annual Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund competition (AEIF).  The project took place at COSTECH (Commission for Science and Technology) and involved 45 girls from 11 secondary schools who were trained on basic computer ...
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501st Maintenance Battalion TPDF Graduates 80 Soldiers from Specialized Vehicle & Equipment Maintenance Training

The 818th Mobility Support Advisory Squadron (MSAS) conducted a Vehicle & Equipment Maintenance Assistance Team Phase II with the Tanzania Peoples Defense Force (TPDF) 501st Maintenance Battalion 31JUL2015-15AUG2015.  The training focused on providing the TPDF with fundamentals to repair their High Mobility Multi-Purpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) fleet with drivers training being a Point of Instruction ...
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USAID gets accolades for supporting Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs)

On Monday, March 30, the Authorized Association Consortium (AAC) of Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) kicked off a 2-day Constitution and Strategic Plan Workshop at the Kurasini Training and Conference Centre in Dar es Salaam. At the opening of the workshop, Acting Wildlife Director Herman Kerario expressed gratitude to the United States Agency for International Development ...
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Ambassador Mark Childress Discusses Wildlife Conservation in Tanzania [TBC interview – Youtube]

On March 4, 2015, the U.S. Ambassador to Tanzania, Mark Childress, gave an interview to TBC presenter Agnes Tuniga. It was broadcast on the weekly program “International Sphere” that same night. The interview focused on wildlife issues, the importance of wildlife conservation in Tanzania and the need to improve anti-poaching efforts. The event was in ...
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U.S. Embassy Launches Video to Promote Protection of Tanzania’s Wildlife

In commemoration of World Wildlife Day on March 3, 2015, U.S. Embassy Dar es Salaam today launched a video that highlights the importance of wildlife conservation in Tanzania and the need to improve anti-poaching efforts and wildlife conservation.  The video is available on YouTube at the following URL:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rwSVt4tkb0Q , and on the U.S. Embassy’s Facebook ...
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