Ireland in Tanzania

Message from the Ambassador

 

It has been a busy start to the year in the Embassy, the highlight being the annual St. Patrick’s Day celebrations. This is always a wonderful opportunity to share some Irish hospitality with Tanzania friends and colleagues and welcome members of the Irish community who travel from all over Tanzania to celebrate with us on the day.

We also welcomed colleagues from Enterprise Ireland, which is mandated to promote Irish business and trade interests globally, on their first visit to East Africa. The team was very impressed with trade and investment opportunities available in both Tanzania and Kenya. We look forward to seeing more Irish businesses active in Tanzania and the broader East Africa Community in the coming year. 

Business Ireland Kenya continues to provide a forum for Irish business men and women to network and engage since its foundation last year. On April 14, the Embassy and Business Ireland Kenya will host a meeting with a focus on immigration and labour issues. We will also launch a website that will share information on current Business Ireland Kenya activities, links to other Business Ireland groups in Southern Africa and provide current advice on the business environment in Kenya. 

This will be one of the last events that the Embassy in Tanzania hosts in Kenya as the Government of Ireland intends to appoint a full-time Ambassador and open an Embassy in Kenya by mid-year. 

At the end of March, all EU Ambassadors met with President of the United Republic of Tanzania, H.E. Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, for a political dialogue that covered topics such as the constitutional reform process, human rights and good governance, economic growth for all and regional political issues. We also paid a visit to Zanzibar where we met with President H.E. Shein and other government officials.

The Embassy staff have also been very busy this quarter as they engaged in a mid-term review of the country development programme. This assessment examines programme strategies and recorded results as well as checking that the programme is on track. The review found that much of what was planned initially remains relevant but that there is need for some redesign as a result of changes in the policy and operational context. The final report will be completed by the end of May and will be available on this website. 

The Embassy has just launched its first Twitter account and you can follow us on @IrlEmbTanzania. You can also follow me directly on @FGilsenanIRL. From these accounts, regular updates on Embassy activities and other events of interest will be tweeted. I look forward to staying in contact.

Fionnuala Gilsenan

Ambassador of Ireland
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania 

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Contact Details

Embassy of Ireland
Toure Drive
Plot No. 353
Masaki
P.O.Box 9612,
Dar es Salaam
Tel: +255 22 2602 355/2600 629
Fax: +255 22 2602 362/2602 367
Monday-Thursday
9.00-16.00
Friday
9.00-13.00