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Friday, November 13, 2020 - 1:15am

DAR ES SALAAM, TANZANIA, November 12, 2020 - The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Promoting Tanzania’s Environment, Conservation, and Tourism (PROTECT) project held a live webinar to celebrate five-years of safeguarding Tanzania’s biodiversity and tourism-driven economy.

The digital event, “Celebrating USAID PROTECT: Five Years of Conserving Tanzanian Wildlife,” highlighted successes of the project, including how it contributed to reducing poaching in the country by 80 percent, according to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism.

“Many of USAID PROTECT’s interventions will leave a lasting foundation for Tanzania’s conservation. The project has engaged national level membership bodies and locally based companies to leverage their influence and assets for conservation efforts. This has resulted in the preservation of more than 300,000 hectares of biologically significant areas and a considerable reduction in poaching and unregulated fishing,” said USAID Acting Mission Director, V. Kate Somvongsiri, who opened the webinar.

Community Health and Systems Strengthening Program
Friday, July 17, 2020 - 4:30am

Dar es Salaam: On July 16, representatives from the United States Government and the Government of Tanzania participated in a virtual conference where they discussed achievements and next steps for health systems strengthening in Tanzania, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Community Health and Social Welfare Systems Strengthening Program (CHSSP). CHSSP used a systems strengthening approach in line with the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief goals to assist the Government of Tanzania to control the HIV epidemic.

This support complements the $1 million recently announced by USAID in COVID-19 relief funds, for a total of $3.4 million in new resources for Tanzania.
Friday, May 22, 2020 - 8:30am

The United States has announced an additional $2.4 million (5.6 billion Tanzanian shillings), through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in health assistance funds for the strengthening of laboratory capacity for optimal diagnostics,  risk-communications, water and sanitation, the prevention and control of infections, public health messaging, and more. This support complements the $1 million recently announced COVID-19 relief funds, for a total of $3.4 million in new resources for Tanzania.  In addition, the U.S. government has directed existing $1.9 million to address COVID-19 for a total of $5.3 million (12.2 billion Tanzanian shillings).

The Rukwa Referral Hospital Art Group puts on a nutrition stage play at the launch of the Lishe Endevelu ("Sustainable Nutrition") activity.
Friday, May 31, 2019 - 3:00am


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.

Abella Bateyunga (right) from the Tanzania Bora Initiative receives Advancing Youth grant for 209,057,674 TZ shillings. Abella is accompanied, from left to right, by Mbeya Regional Commissioner, J. Chalamila; PO-RALG Minister, Selemani Jafo; USAID Mission Director, Andrew Karas; and USAID Private Sector and Youth Project Management Specialist Joyce Mndambi.
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 4:45am

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 Agency for International Development (USAID), and are expected to create 950 jobs for youth in 700 new or improved youth-led enterprises across the regions of Iringa, Mbeya, and Zanzibar.

Participants and instructors from the Landscape Climate-Smart Agriculture Pilot Course.
Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 9:45am

Key decision-makers and stakeholders from selected regions and districts in Tanzania are convening in Morogoro, March 25–29, for a U.S. Government-funded training on how to plan for and support smallholder farmers to cope with climate change and implement climate-smart agriculture. A similar training will be conducted in Ungunja, Zanzibar, April 1–5.

On March 21, 2019, Andrew Karas, Chargé d’Affaires, a.i., handed over to the Rufiji and Wami Ruvu Water Basin Boards equipment and assessment tools to monitor and sustainably manage water resources.
Friday, March 22, 2019 - 10:00am

On March 21, 2019, the U.S. Government handed over water monitoring equipment to the Rufiji and Wami/Ruvu Water Basin Boards. The equipment and additional services will help the boards’ collect and analyze data on the quality and quantity of water. Improved water monitoring will aid the districts in making informed decisions on water allocation to sustainably manage and protect water resources for future generations.

Chargé d'Affaires Inmi Patterson shakes hands with Community Health Volunteer Joyce Paulo
Monday, February 25, 2019 - 3:30am


Dar es Salaam - On February 22, 2019, the United States Government partnered with the Tanzanian Government and 12 civil society organizations to strengthen the delivery of health services in the regions of Iringa, Njombe, Morogoro, Lindi and Mtwara. The United States’ Government’s donation of 2,160 bicycles will increase community health volunteers’ ability to provide services to HIV-positive clients in remote areas to improve access to lifesaving HIV care and treatment services.

Monday, November 5, 2018 - 2:30am

On November 5, 2018, U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Inmi Patterson and Minister of State for Union Affairs and Environment January Makamba launched a five-year, $20 million USD activity to improve large-scale landscape management across western Tanzania. The Landscape Conservation in Western Tanzania activity, funded by the United States government through the U.S. Agency for International Development, is a collaboration with the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI).

The Feed the Future Tanzania Advancing Youth activity disbursed six grants worth $527,000 to small businesses and private organizations from Iringa, Mbeya and Zanzibar.
Wednesday, October 31, 2018 - 2:30am

Today, Terhi Majanen, Director of the United State Agency for International Development’s Economic Growth Office at the Embassy of the United States of America in Dar es Salaam, disbursed six grants worth $527,000 to small businesses and private organizations from Iringa, Mbeya and Zanzibar.  

The U.S. Embassy’s Advancing Youth program supports activities that empower young people, ages 15-35, in rural Tanzania to enhance their employability, business savvy, leadership skills, health life skills and participation in civic life.