Ireland in Tanzania

Message from the Ambassador

 

 

Welcome to the website of the Embassy of Ireland in Tanzania.

The first six months of 2014 has been a busy and intense time for the Embassy. 

In June, I presented Credentials to His Excellency Pierre Nkurunziza, President of the Republic of Burundi, where the Embassy of Ireland in Tanzania is also accredited. I met with Kieran Holmes, outgoing head of the Burundi Tax Revenue Authority, as he completed a successful four year tenure and called to the staff in Concern, the only Irish NGO operating in the country. 

I also visited Dodoma when the parliament was in session where I met with the Speaker, Honorable Anna Makinda, the Head of the Budget Committee, Honorable Andew Chenge, and other government ministers and officials. Two members of the Budget Committee, Honorable Hamad Rashid and Festus Limbu, travelled to Ireland to meet Irish parliamentarians to discuss parliamentary scrutiny and accountability issues in July.

The Embassy team completed a mid-term review of the Development Programme. The review recorded much positive progress and recommended some redesign in the agriculture programme. A summary of the findings will be available on this website shortly. 

The Embassy had the pleasure to welcome colleagues from our programmes across Africa and from Vietnam for a regional Climate Change workshop in June. This workshop was focused on how to adapt strategy to tackle climate change and its impact. This work will inform Ireland’s policy position on climate change at the UN Conference later in 2014.

In April, the Embassy and Business Ireland Kenya hosted a meeting with a focus on immigration and labour issues. A website was launched to provide 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 is the last event that the Embassy in Tanzania will host in Kenya as the Government of Ireland has appointed Dr Vincent O’Neill as Ambassador-designate of Ireland to Kenya. Plans are well advanced to open an Embassy in Kenya by mid-October. We will continue to work closely with the new Embassy, and our counterparts in Kampala, to promote Irish trade in East Africa.

In the coming period, I am looking forward to engaging with the Embassy-sponsored Young Scientists Tanzania Competition. The new Secretary General of the Department, Niall Burgess, will visit in early September to see the Development Programme and meet key contacts in government. The Royal College of Surgeons has donated a Mobile Surgical Skills Unit, which will arrive in Dar es Salaam in late September.  A number of Ireland’s other universities active in Tanzania will also visit in the coming period, including, DIT, NUI Maynooth and UCD. 

On a lighter note, there are plans afoot to test both the GAAGo.rte.ie service and Tanzania’s internet capacity to view the football and hurling in August and September – so stay posted for further news. The Embassy continues to communicate daily happenings via our Twitter accounts.  Please 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