Karte Tansania

With a population of around 50 million, Tanzania is one of the most populous countries in sub-Saharan Africa. It has been largely politically stable since gaining independence in 1961, and its economy has grown steadily, but the country faces a number of development challenges. These include reducing poverty, increasing employment levels and improving the conditions under which the Tanzanian people live, for example by improving sanitation infrastructure and medical facilities.

Germany has been involved in international cooperation with Tanzania on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) since 1975. At present, 130 national personnel and 33 seconded staff, 16 integrated experts and 10 development workers are supporting sustainable development in the country.

Over the coming years, the main focus of Tanzanian-German cooperation will be on the priority areas of health, water and biodiversity. In the health sector, cooperation concentrates particularly on improving the quality of health services and ensuring access to them.

GIZ is also supporting the Government of Tanzania in creating the statutory framework for improved water services and is providing advice on climate-related aspects of water supply and wastewater management.

Tanzania is home to national parks that are unique in the world, but the species diversity within those parks is under threat. GIZ is cooperating with KfW and the Frankfurt Zoological Society to help boost the involvement of local communities in national park tourism. This is enhancing acceptance of the parks.

Beyond these priority areas, GIZ is also implementing programmes in Tanzania in the areas of renewable energy and good financial governance. From Arusha, meanwhile, it is implementing a regional programme to support integration within the East African Community (EAC). GIZ is involved in 10 current projects in Tanzania.

Projects and Programmes


Environment and climate change

Office contact

GIZ Office Tanzania
Country Director
Regine Qualmann
Email: giz-tanzania@giz.de

Office address
GIZ Office Tanzania
65, Ali Hassan Mwinyi Road
Dar es Salaam
Phone: +255-22-211-5901
Fax: +255-22-211-6504
Email: giz-tanzania@giz.de

Postal Address
P.O. Box 1519
Dar es Salaam

Project data