Karte Tansania

Germany has been engaged in international cooperation with Tanzania on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) since 1975. GIZ opened an office in Dar es Salaam in 1982. At present, there are 27 seconded members of staff, 14 development workers and 12 CIM experts, working with local partners to promote sustainable development in Tanzania. GIZ also has 101 national personnel there. Besides Dar es Salaam and Arusha (EAC), GIZ’s activities are concentrated in the Lindi, Mbeya, Mtwara and Tanga regions.

Although peaceful and politically stable, Tanzania is facing various social and economic development challenges. Despite the urgent need to improve the business and investment climate, progress is sluggish, partly due to the ongoing crisis in the country’s energy and transport sectors.

GIZ is working with KfW in the following priority areas:

  • health/HIV
  • water
  • energy.

Improved access to health services
A shortage of skilled health workers, underfunding and a lack of sexual and reproductive health services all contribute to the population’s poor health status. Through the Tanzanian- German Programme to Support Health (TGPSH), GIZ is assisting the Government of Tanzania to improve the quality of, and access to, health services.

Efficient and environmentally sound drinking water and sanitation services
There are various reasons for Tanzania’s poor water supply and inadequate sanitation systems, especially in rural and peri-urban areas: the country’s water and sanitation utilities are inefficient and the sector is not regulated to a satisfactory degree. GIZ is assisting the Ministry of Water to establish the legal and regulatory frameworks which are a prerequisite for improved water services. The advisory services provided to the Government address climate-related aspects of water supply and sanitation as well.

The newly established Energy Sector Support Programme began operations in 2013. GIZ’s contribution focuses on renewable energy and energy efficiency. Advisory services on energy sector regulation are intended to improve the framework for the future energy mix and increase private sector engagement. Advice is also being provided to Tanzania’s Ministry of Energy and Minerals on communication issues relating to the extensive natural gas fields recently discovered off the Tanzanian coast.

Support for the East African Community (EAC) integration process
This programme aims to build the capacities of the East African Community’s secretariat to support the development of the EAC common market. It focuses especially on organisational development, measures to improve the secretariat’s economic policy competencies, and monitoring the region’s progress towards integration.

Other joint programmes
In cooperation with KfW and the Frankfurt Zoological Society, GIZ is implementing a natural resource management project in Tanzania. By ensuring that local communities in two districts near the Serengeti National Park can share to a greater extent in the benefits and revenue derived from nature conservation and tourism, the project aims to increase their acceptance of the protected areas and thus contribute to the conservation of significant ecosystems. An advisory project in cooperation with Tanzania’s National Audit Office is helping to improve transparency and accountability.

Further information


Tanzanian German Programme to Support Health

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