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Expression of Interest: Ireland’s new programme for grassroots action on gender equality in Tanzania

16 November 2023

The Embassy of Ireland is inviting expressions of interest from reputable and experienced organisations registered in Tanzania to design and implement Ireland’s new programme for grassroots action on gender equality, to be rolled out in 2024.

Ireland supports the transformation of food systems in Tanzania at 2023 Africa Food Systems Forum

18 September 2023

Ireland was proud to participate in the Africa Food Systems Forum hosted by Tanzania this September, as an active partner and stakeholder on food systems development in the country.

Spotlight: Meet Our 2022-2023 Ireland Fellows!

18 July 2023

The Ireland Fellows Programme is a fully-funded scholarship opportunity open to professionals from eligible developing countries to study at Master’s level in Ireland’s world-renowned Higher Education Institutions, offered by the Irish Government.

Request for Tender for Managing the selection process for Fellowships

28 April 2023

Request for Tender for Managing the selection process for the Ireland Africa Fellows Programme, SIDS Fellowship and Courtney Fellowship

Request for Tender for the Provision of Security services to the Embassy Dar es Salaam

27 April 2023

The Embassy of Ireland in Dar es Salaam wishes to invite suitably qualified and licensed security services provider to provide security services.

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.

Request for Tender for the Provision of a Health Policy Analyst for Embassy Dar es Salaam

08 March 2023

The Embassy wishes to invite qualified health policy analyst to support the Embassy in engaging a wide range of health policy matters during the chairing of the DPG-Health.

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.

Access to Birth Information in Ireland has changed

03 October 2022

The Birth Information and Tracing Act 2022 was signed into law in Ireland on 30 June 2022.

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”.

Tackling poverty for Tanzanian women and youth with PSSN II

11 October 2021

Ireland recognises the importance of productive economic activities in breaking the cycle of poverty and inequality, and is committed to delivering more sustainable livelihoods for poor women and youth in Tanzania.

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.

Mobilising a community movement to say NO to Sexual Corruption!

10 February 2021

Ireland’s partner, Women Fund Tanzania, is working to build the women’s movement from the grassroots up by providing grants to women rights’ organisations and by building national-level coalitions.

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.

Joint Statement by Heads of Missions ahead of 2020 General Election

02 September 2020

Joint Statement, General Eklec

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 contributes €500,000 to UNICEF to support Healthcare Workers responding to COVID-19

14 May 2020

Through UNICEF, Ireland provides essential PPE, equipment and supplies to support clinicians and Community Health Workers in the fight against COVID-19.

Embassy partner urges protection of rights as Tanzania responds to COVID-19

11 May 2020

Embassy partner, Legal and Human Rights Centre, supports the safeguarding of human rights during the COVID-19 crisis.

Protecting the most vulnerable during the COVID-19 crisis

07 May 2020

The Embassy of Ireland is working with UNAIDS to protect the vulnerable populations in Tanzania during the COVID-19 crisis, helping to ensure continued access to vital services and protecting their rights.

Ireland contributes €500,000 to the WHO's COVID-19 response in Tanzania

27 April 2020

Ireland contributes €500,000 to support the World Health Organisation's response to COVID-19 in Tanzania.

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.

Celebrating 40 years of diplomatic relations with Tanzania

03 December 2019

In my own words: 40 years of Irish Tanzanian relations celebrates the people-to-people links between our two countries, as told through the personal stories of friendship and cooperation.

Promoting positive behaviours and preventing domestic violence through couples' training

02 December 2019

Ireland is supporting Tanzanian NGO UZIKWASA to address the root causes of spousal violence in Pagani through couples' training and an interactive live radio program.

ICPD25 - Ireland's efforts to 'Accelerate the Promise' in Tanzania

21 November 2019

Women's reproductive health is a priority for the Government of Tanzania, and Ireland supports programmes to improve the health of women and girls across the country.

Universities partner to launch Gender Awareness through Education Programme

12 November 2019

Trinity College Dublin (TCD) and Dar es Salaam University College of Education (DUCE) partnered to launch the Gender Awareness and Transformation through Education (GATE) Programme on 12 November 2019.

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.

Support to Africa Code Week 2019

05 September 2019

The Embassy of Ireland is supporting this year’s Africa Code Week in Tanzania.

Ireland renews partnership with the Legal and Human Rights Centre

02 September 2019

Ireland signed a partnership with the Legal and Human Rights Centre (LHRC), Tanzania’s leading non-state human rights organisation.

Ireland-Africa Fellows Programme 2020-2021- Applications Now Open

15 August 2019

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.

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.

Ireland Signs New Agreement with REPOA

26 June 2019

Ireland Signs New Agreement with REPOA. Supporting Research and Evidence-Based Policy Advice for Economic Growth and Poverty Reduction.

Embassy supports Training workshop on gender-based Research and Education

24 May 2019

Promoting positive and transformative change for women and girls through higher learning institutions

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.

The Importance of Female Peacekeepers

07 March 2019

An article by Captain Carbery on the importance of female peacekeepers.

Government of Ireland – International Education Scholarship (GOI-IES) Call for Applications

15 February 2019

The 2019 Government of Ireland – International Education Scholarship funding call is open.

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.

Embassy supports Moot Court hearings on Gender Based Violence

20 December 2018

In Tanzania the Demographic and Health Survey found that 40% of women have experienced physical violence and 20% have experienced sexual violence.

Ireland launches a new partnership with TradeMark East Africa.

17 December 2018

Promoting trade and investment in Tanzania and building business linkages between Tanzania and Ireland.

Joint Op-ed by Ambassadors of Ireland, Norway and Sweden on International Human Rights Day

14 December 2018

Text of a joint Op-ed by the Ambassadors of Ireland, Norway and Sweden published on the 10th December 2018.

Irish community and Embassy partners celebrate the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in Ireland

14 December 2018

The Embassy celebrated this historic anniversary at an event with our partners and the Irish community, hosted at the residence of the Irish Ambassador.

New partnership promoting human rights in Tanzania launched

13 December 2018

This week, Ireland also launched a new partnership with the Tanzanian Legal and Human Rights Centre to support the promotion and protection of human rights in Tanzania.

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.

Applications for the Courtney Fellowship Programme in Burindi Now Open

27 November 2018

2019/20 Courtney Fellowship Programme Call for applications

Girl Power and better health care in Misungwi, Tanzania

09 November 2018

Girl Power and better health care in Misungwi, Tanzania

Applications for Irish Aid Scholarships Now Open

29 October 2018

Applications are now open for the 2019-2020 Irish Aid Scholarship Programme (Fellowship Training Programme).

Next call for AADP applications launched at Africa Ireland Economic Forum

15 October 2018

New call for proposals under the Africa Agri-food Development Programme, funded by the Irish Government.

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

Rural Livelihoods Programme Manager Job advertisement

Ireland launches new partnership with Women Fund Tanzania on Women’s Rights

21 September 2018

Today the Embassy of Ireland launched a new partnership with Women Fund Tanzania

Africa Ireland Economic Forum

18 September 2018

The sixth Africa Ireland Economic Forum will take place on 11 October 2018 in the Convention Centre, Dublin.

Ireland invests €2.76 million (Tsh 7.32 billion) to improve income opportunities in agriculture

18 September 2018

The Embassy announced yesterday a series of grants totalling TSH 7.3 billion which will support programmes to improve the incomes of people living in rural Tanzania.

Two new Fellows depart for study in Ireland

04 September 2018

The Embassy bid farewell this week to our two Irish Aid Fellows for 2018, Nora Nyamisi Kweba and Josephine Caroline Sepeku.

Launch of Amref CHW programme in Itilima

20 July 2018

On the 12th of July 2018 the Embassy of Ireland participated in the launch of Amref Health Africa’s Community Health Workers recruitment and deployment support programme (Tuwatumie).

Invitation to attend the screening of In the Name of Your Daughter

16 July 2018

Invitation to attend the screening of In the Name of Your Daughter

Job Opportunity – Governance and Human Rights Programme Manager

12 July 2018

The Embassy of Ireland is seeking to recruit a highly motivated and dynamic individual to join its team and support the implementation of its Mission Strategy.

Africa Day 2018

06 June 2018

Launch of Africa Day 2018 in Dublin, Ireland.

Senior Governance and Gender Specialist

15 May 2018

This competition has now closed.

Exciting Job Opportunities

08 May 2018

This competition has now closed.

Job Opportunity - Head of Administration

24 January 2018

This competition has now closed.

Leave No One Behind: End Violence against Women and Girls

27 November 2017

Leave No One Behind: End Violence against Women and Girls.

Fellowship Training Programme 2018

02 November 2017

Fellowship Training Programme 2018

Minister Cannon launches Gender Based Violence programme in Tanzania

01 November 2017

Minister Cannon launches Gender Based Violence programme in Tanzania

Exciting Job Opportunities

20 June 2017

This competition has now closed.

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

This competition has now closed

Latest case studies from the Embassy

Cash Plus

Cash Plus

A better chance in life for the most vulnerable adolescent girls and boys in Tanzania

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Kipunguni WFA

Kipunguni WFA

No more FGM here - 2018

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Dr Zabron Masatu

Dr Zabron Masatu

Interview with Dr Zabron Masatu, Irish Aid Fellow and District Medical Officer for Misungwi District

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