The Britain Tanzania Society (BTS) was founded in 1975 by Bishop Trevor Huddleston, Amon Nsekela, Roger Carter and others in the UK and Tanzania. It is a non-political, non-governmental organisation. It aims to increase mutual knowledge, understanding and respect between the peoples of Britain and Tanzania.
Britain-Tanzania Society’s founders in 1975 and (below) their society still fulfilling their vision 40 years on…
BTS is organised in two ‘chapters’ or sections, one in Tanzania and one in the UK. The President of both sections is H.E. Ali Hassan Mwinyi, who was the second President of Tanzania.
Within the UK, there is also a Britain Tanzania Society Scottish Group, which aims to facilitate contacts between people living in Scotland who are from Tanzania or who have links with Tanzania.
Britain Tanzania Society seeks to achieve its goals by:
In addition, many members of BTS actively support their own Tanzania-based projects.
November 2, 2019
Report of a BTS Seminar on 2 September 2019 Tanzania has been slow to take up the challenges of changing climate. It did not ratify the 2016 Paris Agreement on climate change till 2018, and has not yet produced the detailed strategy required under the Agreement. However, resources are available from donors and the private sector for projects which can demonstrate that they can reduce emissions, or “capture”, carbon. Andrew Coulson introduced the topic with pictures of Mount Kilimanjaro showing the dramatic shrinking of the Continue reading →
November 2, 2019
Introducing a new book by Karim Hirji Hirji is a distinguished Tanzanian mathematician and statistician. But as an undergraduate at the University of Dar es Salaam in the 1970s, he edited the student magazines Cheche and Majimaji, which published Issa Shivji’s pioneering Tanzania: The Silent Class Struggle. He has continued writing on Tanzanian politics and education, and in the last 5 years published six books. This one brings together his writing on education from the 1970s to now. This event will launch this book. It Continue reading →
October 18, 2019
Aim: Exploring our responsibilities for the ONE WORLD, utilising the link between Redditch and Mtwara. We will be sharing recycling initiatives, raising awareness and responsibilities, investigating how the way in which we live impacts on other parts of the world, with reference to Mtwara and Redditch. For More Information, please click here and here
September 23, 2019
BTS Annual Report 2019
September 4, 2019
Britain-Tanzania Society held Summer Event On 27th July 2019. Over seventy people, i.e. BTS members, friends and families came together at St Mary-at-Hill Church in Billingsgate for a summer event. For details, please click the following link: BTS Newsletter September 2019