Last Sunday, I met up with Elizabeth Mukwimba, a 62-year old lady from Magu district in north west Tanzania. This was Elizabeth’s first time to Dar es Salaam. We talked for about an hour and, as we said goodbye, she …
Vel Gnanendran, Head of #DFIDTanzania
I'm Head of the DFID Tanzania office, based in Dar es Salaam. It's an amazing time to be here. Everything is on the move: economics, environment, society and politics. Looking forward to sharing ideas on these, and many other, issues.
I’ve just passed a major milestone: my one year anniversary of arriving in Tanzania. Today also sees the launch of the amazing Project Everyone. If you’re a development person, you’ll know that the UN is about to agree a new set …
Last Saturday, I joined the Tanzanian Youth Summit, one of several such events happening across the world, that will culminate in London in a few days (check out the #YouthSummit site). It was a room full of young Tanzanians who …
Next month, world leaders will come together at the United Nations to adopt a set of Sustainable Development Goals for the post-2015 era. One of the targets under this framework may well be to double agricultural productivity and incomes for …
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