News and Events from the Embassy of Ireland, Tanzania
Saint Patrick’s Day 2023 Greetings
17 March 2023
Today is St Patrick’s Day, Ireland’s national holiday, a day when we celebrate all things Irish. When Mwalimu Nyerere spoke in Dublin in 1979, he remarked how much he felt at home. Though a small island off the north west of Europe and a large tropical African country might seem like unlikely friends, I believe that three cultural traits unite us: solidarity, humanity and optimism.
Women in Innovation: Embracing Gender Equality for Sustainable Livelihoods
07 March 2023
International Women’s Day is celebrated each year on 8 March to recognise the unique roles and achievements of women, and to promote and assess progress towards gender equality and women’s empowerment. This year, the commemoration theme focuses on innovation, technology and gender equality.
Ireland to provide €5 million to support primary health care facilities in Tanzania
02 November 2022
Dar es Salaam, October 27, 2022 – Today, the Government of Tanzania and the seven Development Partners who support the Health Basket Fund (HBF) – Canada, Denmark, Ireland, Korea, Switzerland, UNFPA and UNICEF have convened to sign the annual Side Agreement for the Fiscal Year 2022/23.
Spotlight: 2019 - 2020 Ireland-Africa Programme Tanzanian Fellows – 2
04 July 2022
In 2019- 2020, 8 Tanzanian fellows under the Ireland-Africa Fellows Programme (IAFP) went to Ireland to pursue to their Master’s degrees. Read about Zaynab and Kemilembe’s experiences studying in Ireland, discovering Irish culture, and how their courses adapted following the COVID-19 pandemic and its restrictions.
Visit of the Secretary General of Ireland’s Department of Foreign Affairs to Tanzania 3-5 June 2022
03 June 2022
The Secretary General of Ireland’s Department of Foreign Affairs, Joe Hackett, visits Tanzania from 3 to 5 June 2022, accompanied by incoming Director General of Irish Aid, Michael Gaffey.
Notable progress towards Gender Equality in Tanzania’s Parliament
07 March 2022
Summary: Ireland’s support to the Parliament of Tanzania successfully built Parliamentarians’ capacity to take gender equality into account when reviewing policies and budgets. Status and structural inequities continue to constrain the potential of special seats Parliamentarians.
Launching the Tanga-Pemba Seascape Programme to advance the Embassy’s Blue Economy efforts
19 November 2021
As part of scaling-up our climate work, the Embassy is supporting International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) with a €400,000 grant for a 12-month pilot project called, “Towards a blue future in Tanga-Pemba seascape”.
Blog - Empowering and Celebrating the Girl Child: International Day of a Girl Child
08 October 2021
The rights of women and girls are high on Ireland’s agenda, both in the work of the Irish Embassy here in Tanzania, and more broadly through Ireland’s foreign and international development policies.
Women & Girls at the Centre: Integrating Gender in Tanzanian Higher Learning Institutions with GATE
17 September 2021
As part of our commitment to putting Women and Girls at the centre, the Embassy of Ireland supports the development of gender expertise in research and higher learning institutions in Tanzania through the Gender Awareness and Transformation through Education (GATE) programme.
Spotlight: 2019 - 2020 Ireland-Africa Programme Tanzanian Fellows – 1
19 July 2021
In 2019- 2020, 8 Tanzanian fellows under the Ireland-Africa Fellows Programme (IAFP) went to Ireland to pursue to their Master’s degrees. Read about Deborah and Fredrick’s experiences studying in Ireland, discovering Irish culture, and how their courses adapted following the COVID-19 pandemic and its restrictions.
Promoting Transparency and Unlocking potential of Blue Economy: CELEBRATING WORLD OCEAN DAY 2021
08 June 2021
Our ocean provides countless benefits to the planet, livelihoods of people, and economies of countries across the globe. The ocean provides half of the world’s oxygen, absorbs 50 times more carbon dioxide than the atmosphere, and regulates climate.
Building Africa’s Capacity through the Ireland-Africa Fellows Programme
25 May 2021
Over the last 45 years, the Ireland Fellows Programme has supported more than 2,000 successful awardees with the opportunity to pursue their Master’s degrees at some of the top higher education institutions in Ireland.
Earth Day 2021: Climate Action and Supporting Efforts to Restore our Earth
22 April 2021
Recognising that developing countries often feel the consequences of climate change most acutely, Climate Action, including a focus on sustainability and blue economy, is one of Ireland’s four key priorities in our policy for international development, A Better World.
Fisheries Transparency Initiative: Promoting Sustainable Fisheries in Small Island Developing States
22 February 2021
Through our support to the Fisheries Transparency Initiative, Ireland is committed to supporting Small Island Developing States and the Blue Economy. The Association of the Fisheries Transparency Initiative works with multiple stakeholders to improve transparency and collaboration in sustainable fisheries management.
Improving primary healthcare through the Health Basket Fund
20 November 2020
Tanzania’s Health Basket Fund (HBF) is a pooled funding mechanism that contributes to government efforts to strengthen primary health care services. Ireland has contributed about 10% of the Health Basket Fund since its inception 21 years ago, and in the last 5 years, has contributed over €34.5 million, which was used to implement the Health Sector Strategic Plan IV.
Nutrition during the first 1000 Days
26 October 2020
reland supports COUNSENUTH for the implementation of Lishe Dodoma, a community-based nutrition programme, which integrates nutrition education and counselling on maternal, infant and young child feeding and at health facility and community levels in Chemba district.
Addressing GBV and Gender Inequality through the Tanzanian Criminal Justice system
07 October 2020
Gender-based violence (GBV) is widespread and common in Tanzania. Ireland supports Irish Rule of Law International (IRLI) for the implementation of a programme addressing GBV and Gender inequality through Institutional Capacity Building in the Tanzanian Criminal Justice System.
Promoting Climate Smart Agriculture in Dodoma with WFP
24 September 2020
In 2017, the World Bank declared Tanzania a water stressed country. Trends show an increase in temperatures, changes in precipitation levels, and more frequent extreme weather events having a large effect on of communities living in rural areas. This year, Ireland will provide €1.2 million, to support WFP in scaling-up the Sorghum Climate Smart Agriculture programme.
Facilitating Trade during COVID-19 with TMEA
09 September 2020
Trademark East Africa (TMEA) is an aid-for-trade organisation that was established with the aim of growing prosperity in East Africa through increased trade. This year, Ireland will contribute €1.4 Million to TMEA’s Tanzania Country Programme (TCP) budget, of which €400,000 will be for the implementation of the Safe Trade COVID-19 Specific Initiative.
Tackling COVID-19 through research with REPOA
24 August 2020
REPOA (Policy Research for Development) is regarded as the preeminent think tank in Tanzania. They undertake policy research and engage in dialogue with the Government of Tanzania and other stakeholders to support the development of socioeconomic policies for inclusive development.
Ireland-Africa Fellows Programme 2021-2022- Applications Now Open
18 August 2020
The Ireland-Africa Fellows Programme will this year offer a select number of future leaders and influencers from Tanzania the opportunity to study for a prestigious Master’s degree in Ireland. If successful, you will live and study at some of the top education and learning centres in the world.
“Greening” the Mission by converting to Solar Energy
06 August 2020
Recently the Embassy took a big step forward by completing the installation of a solar energy electricity system, with a view to reducing the Embassy’s impact on the environment. Installing a renewable energy source to cover the needs of the Mission complies with Ireland’s public sector energy efficiency plans
Supporting Women and Girls Wellbeing during the COVID-19 Pandemic
06 August 2020
With support from the Embassy, AMREF Health Africa has been implementing the Women and Girls Wellbeing Programme in Misungwi and Itilima districts, aimed at reducing maternal mortality through an integrated health and behaviour change approach. The programme is working to strengthen health and social welfare systems to respond to the needs of pregnant women and vulnerable children.
Continuing His Excellency President Mkapa’s legacy through the Mkapa Fellows Programme (MFP)
30 July 2020
On the week of H.E. Benjamin Mkapa’s death, Ireland joins the people of Tanzania in mourning a great leader and friend. Mkapa’s legacy is one which has pursued a healthcare system that will continue to change the lives of millions of Tanzanians long after his death. Ireland is proud to continue partnering with the Mkapa Foundation to achieve his vision.
Responding to COVID-19 and gender inequalities through Community Radio
21 July 2020
Embassy Partner UZIKWASA launches a classroom radio show for students during the COVID-19 pandemic, with a focus on ensuring continued access to education for girls during a time when domestic and caring responsibilities increase.
Ireland supports healthcare in Kigoma - the United Nations Kigoma Joint Programme
07 February 2020
Kigoma region struggles with high rates of poverty, stunting in children under five, maternal mortality due to teenage pregnancies and early marriage. Ireland supports healthcare in Kigoma through the UN Joint Kigoma Programme, strengthening essential services for local and refugee communities.
Ujana Wangu Nguvu Yangu My youth, My power: Leaving no young person behind in Kigoma
29 October 2019
Adolescents and young people in Kigoma face formidable challenges on a daily basis, such as staying healthy, getting an education and making their own decisions in life. For them, there is a real danger of being left out and left behind
Tanzania’s deaf community celebrates significant progress in harmonizing sign language.
27 September 2019
Institutions for Inclusive Development (I4ID), a development project co-funded by Irish Aid and DFID, joins other stakeholders across the country in marking the International Week of the Deaf.
Changes to Consular Fees payment Process
12 July 2019
From Monday, 15th July 2019 the Embassy of Ireland will no longer accept cash payments for consular services. All payments that are not made online must be lodged directly by the applicant in Euros in the Embassy’s bank account. A receipt of payment must be submitted with the application for the consular service you are seeking.
Bringing Women and Girls Closer to Dignified Menstrual Health Management
08 March 2019
In 2018 Tanzanian activists and development organisations united to call for the abolition of tax on sanitary pads. Their campaign succeeded, bringing millions of girls and women closer to clean, dignified menstrual management as products become more affordable.
International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation – 6th February 2019
06 February 2019
Today is the International Day of Zero Tolerance of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). Female Genital Mutilation is a practice that violates children’s and women’s rights and has the potential to cause serious medical, emotional, psychological and social complications.
Call for Applications for the Emigrant Support Programme 2019 is now OPEN
05 February 2019
Through the Emigrant Support Programme, the Government provides financial support to organisations engaged in the delivery of front line advisory services and community care to Irish emigrants, particularly to the more vulnerable and marginalised members of our community abroad, including the elderly.
Ireland Invests €1.3 (Tsh 3.4 bn) to Support Youth Empowerment in Tanzania
07 December 2018
This week, the Embassy of Ireland launched a new partnership with IYF (International Youth Foundation) as part of its investment this year of €1.3 million to support the empowerment of Tanzania’s young people.
Embassy supports dialogue forum on ending FGM, early marriage and teenage pregnancies
08 October 2018
The Embassy of Ireland today supported a dialogue forum on ending female genital mutilation (FGM), early marriage and teenage pregnancy, held at the Dar es Salam University College of Education (DUCE).
Exciting Job Opportunity
08 October 2018
Africa Day 2018
06 June 2018
Senior Governance and Gender Specialist
15 May 2018
Exciting Job Opportunities
08 May 2018
Job Opportunity - Head of Administration
24 January 2018
Fellowship Training Programme 2018
02 November 2017
Exciting Job Opportunities
20 June 2017
Embassy delighted to welcome internationally renowned Irish musician Moya Brennan
14 March 2017
The Embassy of Ireland is delighted to announce that internationally renowned Irish musician, and "First Lady of Celtic Music", Moya Brennan will be joining the St. Patrick's Day celebrations in Dar es Salaam this year.
Rural Livelihoods Programme Manager
23 January 2017