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U.S. Embassy Launches Academy of Women Entrepreneurs

On June 10, the U.S. Embassy  launched the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE), a White House-led Women’s Global Development and Prosperity Initiative to support women entrepreneurs around the world. Twenty Tanzanian women will participate in the 13 weeks of online training facilitated by U.S. Government exchange program alumni and project partner, SELFINA. Most of the ...
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United States Launches Lishe Endelevu Activity to Boost Sustainable Nutrition in Tanzania

On May 30, 2019, the United States Government launched the Lishe Endelevu (“Sustainable Nutrition”) activity at Kizitwe in Sumbawanga Municipality, Rukwa region. This new program will reduce stunting in children, increase the proportion of children with a diet of regular and healthy meals, and improve nutrition for women of childbearing age. Lishe Endelevu, funded by ...
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United States Disburses Grants Worth $750,000 to Create Jobs for Rural Youth

Mbeya, Tanzania – On May 29, 2019, the United States Government disbursed grants worth a total of $750,000 to nine institutions that support job creation, entrepreneurship, leadership, and healthy living among youth. The grants are supported by the Feed the Future Tanzania Advancing Youth activity, funded by the United States Government through the United States ...
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Prohibition of Plastic Bags Effective June 1, 2019

The Government of Tanzania’s has placed a prohibition on plastic bags effective June 1, 2019. All plastic carrier bags, regardless of their thickness, will be prohibited from being imported, exported, manufactured, sold, stored, supplied, and used in Mainland Tanzania.  The only exceptions to the plastic bag ban will be for plastic or plastic packaging for ...
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2019 YALI Mandela Washington Fellowship Pre-Departure Orientation

On May 20, the U.S. Embassy in Dar es Salaam organized a pre-departure orientation for Tanzania’s 26 2019 Young African Leadership Initiative Mandela Washington Fellowship participants.  During her welcoming remarks the U.S. Chargé d’affaires, Dr. Inmi Patterson, encouraged the fellows to be proactive and creative participants in the program, noting that the United States Government ...
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