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Who we work with

Our partners in Tanzania include trusted governmental organisations, top educational institutes and leading corporations. They are as diverse as our global networks. We encourage you to consider joining this prestigious list of British Council partners.

Tanzanian Government Ministries

The British Council Tanzania enjoys strong and trusting partnerships with a wide range of government ministries, both on the mainland and in Zanzibar, built on more than 50 years of working together. We work in close partnership with the Ministry of Education and Vocational Training in our English, schools and sports programmes, as well as other key ministries:

  • Youth, Culture and Sport
  • Community Development
  • Gender and Children
  • Information, Science and Technology
  • the Prime Minister’s Office
  • Regional Administration
  • Local Government.

Department for International Development (DfID)

DfID is a department of the British government which works globally to address a number of different social problems. The British Council Tanzania and DFID share partnerships in two programmes:

  • EQUIP-T ELT (Education Quality Improvement Programme – Tanzania, English Language Training) – a national intervention improving English teaching skills in Tanzania between 2013-2017
  • Connecting Classrooms – a programme for promoting global education through school partnerships, school leadership training, professional development for teachers and policy dialogue.

UK Sport

UK Sport works with national governing bodies and other partner organisations to help them build positive working relationships with international federations and other international bodies. This helps ensure Britain has a voice on the world stage by assisting with the appointment of individuals into key roles at such organisations. In Tanzania, the British Council and UK Sport work together with national partners to implement International Inspiration, delivering on the promise made by the London 2012 Olympic bid team to ‘reach young people all around the world and connect them to the inspirational power of the Games so they are inspired to choose sport'.

VSO Tanzania

VSO work on both the mainland and the island of Zanzibar and focus on education, securing livelihoods and health. The British Council and VSO have partnered on a number of projects in recent years concentrating on the quality of teaching in Primary and Secondary schools in Zanzibar and Southern Tanzania. We are currently working together to deliver the EQUIP-T ELT programme across the country.

British High Commission Tanzania (BHC)

The British Council Tanzania regularly partners with the BHC to run events and training courses that support capacity building in government, education institutions, business, trade and investment in Tanzania.

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