Tanzania – helpful links


The intent of this directory is to provide contact information and brief descriptions of the various Tanzanian governmental and non-governmental organizations related to mining and CSR activities within the country. Additionally, a media listing is provided for an overview of topics of significance to the Tanzanian community. The final section provides links to UN and international CSR resources and reports that offer general guidance and global best-practices insights, but may not be specific to Tanzania.

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Governmental and Regulatory Bodies

The Tanzania Chamber of Minerals and Energy: Established in 1994, the TCME represents the private participants in the Tanzanian minerals sector.The Southern and Eastern African Mineral Centre (SEAMIC) is an independent regional centre of knowledge and information for southern and eastern Africa established in 1977, under the umbrella of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA). 

The Tanzania Investment Centre (TIC)  is the primary agency of the Tanzanian government whose mandate is to coordinate, encourage, promote and facilitate investment in Tanzania and to advise the government on investment-related matters. "The TIC is the first point of call for potential investors."

Government of Tanzania

The Ministry of Energy and Minerals

Dr. Peter Kafumu, Commissioner of Minerals, Ministry of Energy and Minerals P.O. Box 2000, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania Tel. +255-22-2137142 email kafumu@yahoo.com

The Tanzania Ministry of Natural Resources

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Canadian Government Resources

Dept. of Foreign Affairs and International Trade

Trade Commissioner’s Office of Tanzania


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NGO Links

There are a significant number of NGOs and CSOs operating in the country. Frequently, these groups have little or no web presence, which makes producing a comprehensive listing a challenging proposal. A partial list is provided below.

The Africa-Canada Forum is an ad-hoc group under the umbrella of the Canadian Council for International Cooperation, made up of “more than 40 NGOs, churches, unions and solidarity groups from across Canada that have a specific interest in development issues and social justice in sub-Saharan Africa.”

The Policy Forum is a network of over 50 NGOs registered in Tanzania. Tel. +255 22 2772611

ACORD (Agency for Cooperation and Research in Development) is an Africa-led international alliance working to promote social justice. Tel. +255 28 2500965 

ActionAid is a non-profit group focused on the monitoring of poverty reduction strategies in a number of areas. No telephone number is available for the Dar es Salaam office. 

Amani ECCD advocates for and facilitates integrated, multi sectoral approaches to supporting women,families, care-givers, educators and communities, in their roles of nurturing Tanzania's socially and economically disadvantaged children. Tel. +255 22 2150322 

The Catholic Relief Services' mission "is to assist the poor and disadvantaged, leveraging the teachings of the Gospel of Jesus Christ to alleviate human suffering, promote development of all people, and to foster charity and justice throughout the world."

The Coastal Youth Vision Agency's mission is to provide strategic leadership for youth in all sectors of development. +255 755 805589 

Concern Worldwide's mission "is to help people living in extreme poverty achieve major improvements in their lives, which last and spread without ongoing support from Concern." 

Danish Association for International Cooperation promotes the political empowerment of the world's poor, via long-term work and education initiatives. +255 22 2117945

Envirocare is an NGO striving to contribute towards the ongoing initiatives of "wealth creation" in a sustainable manner, promotion and protection of human rights, gender equality and child friendly environment. +255 22 2775592/2701407

Family Health International (FHI) works to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted infections and care for those affected by them; Improve people's access to quality reproductive health services, especially safe, effective, and affordable family planning methods; Improve the health of women and children, especially those who live in resource-constrained settings. +255 22 2601866/7 

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News Outlets

Local media reports are both a reflection, and to some degree a shaper, of local opinion. Below is a listing of Tanzania media outlets, sorted by type and language.

Radio – Swahili

East Africa Radio

Radio 1

Radio Free Africa

Television – Swahili


Star TV

Internet Media – English

IPP Media (also Swahili)

East African Tribune (http://www.eatribune.com/ -- broken link)


Afrik (also French)


All Africa (also French)

Daily News

EIN News 

Equatorian (www.theequatorian.com -- broken link)

Index Mundi

Inside Africa


One World

Topix Tanzania

Magazines – French

Jeune Afrique 

Local Newspapers - Dar es Salaam – Swahili

Alasiri (via IPP Media)

Habari Leo

Lete Raha 

Majira  (via IPP Media)



Nipashe (via IPP Media

Tanzania Daima 

Uhuru (http://www.uhuru.info/ -- broken link)

Local Newspapers - Dar es Salaam – English

Business Times

The Citizen

Daily News


Guardian (via IPP Media)

Guardian on Sunday (via IPP Media)

This Day

Local Newspapers - Arusha – English

Arusha Times

Press Agencies

APA  (English, French)

Panapress (Arabic, English, French, Portuguese)


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UN and International Resources

International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM)

UN Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD)

The UN Global Compact

The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)

CERES Principles

The UN Intergovernmental Working Group of Experts on International Standards of Accounting and Reporting (ISAR)

The Chr. Michelsen Institute is a Norwegian centre for international development and policy research. Notably, the Institute published two papers focusing on mining in Tanzania

Land Tenure and Mining in Tanzania (2008)

Benefit streams from mining in Botswana, Namibia, Mali and Tanzania. Lessons from studies conducted in 2005 (2007)

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