Extractive Industries and Society

Tanzania is geared towards turning into a gas economy. With natural gas reserves now standing at 55.08 trillion cubic feet (tcf), many large multinational oil companies are managing offshore and onshore operations. Politicians at all levels of government are already planning with the prospective incomes from gas extraction and production in their budgets and the public is expecting a windfall and prosperity for all. Significantly, more legislation is being enacted to govern the sector in the area of transparency among others. This includes the recently signed law on Extractive Industries (Transparency and Accountability) Act, 2015.

Thus, the impending gas economy is a great opportunity and an enormous political challenge at the same time. How the country deals with extractive industries and the accompanying expectations of its populace will determine its future. Yet, without transparency, good governance and political participation, the country could be heading the Nigerian way, not the one Norway took in its beneficial exploitation of natural resources.

In order to enhance transparency and citizen participation in the gas sector, FES Tanzania supports efforts to build proper and publicly accessible information platforms and promotes an open, factual and unbiased policy debate which involves all kinds of stakeholders. We believe that by strengthening democracy in Tanzania, the country will be able to escape the "resource curse" and use its resource riches for an economic development which is inclusive and ecologically sustainable.



Youth Activist Workshop: Breaking the Chain

Trade Unions in Tanzania, as elsewhere on the continent and worldwide, suffer from the fact that unionism is not as appealing anymore to the majority of young people and workers.



Accountability and Monitoring of Public Resources in Songea

In a bid to promote youth engagement in accountability and monitoring of public resources, from 26th to 27th April 2019, FES Tanzania in collaboration with alumni of its Young Leaders Forum, organized a training with representatives from civil society organizations and political parties in Songea region. The meeting aimed to raise awareness on how youth can engage in the decision making process and track the public expenditure systems. They were enabled with the knowledge and skills on how to conduct Social Accountability Monitoring (SAM) and Public Expenditure Tracking Systems (PETs).




Pre Budget Youth Dialogue

In a spirit of inclusion and citizen participation in the budget process, FES Tanzania in collaboration with Wezesha Foundation organized a pre-budget dialogue where young men and women from different youth organizations based in Dar es Salaam participated.


Latest Publications


Intraparty Candidate Nomination - A Gender Analysis

The United Republic of Tanzania is approaching general elections on 28 October 2020. Currently, the political parties participating in these elections are undergoing the internal process of nominating their candidates for councilor, parliamentary and presidential posts. To which extent are women included in this process, and are the nomination processes of selected political parties in Tanzania gender responsive and inclusive?



The African Media Barometer Tanzania 2019

The African Media Barometer Tanzania 2019 is the sixth edition of the AMB in the East African country. The AMB gives an overview of developments in media legislation and practice in the country since the last edition in 2015 on the basis of the assessment of national experts from the sector. It makes several recommendations for reform to ensure a diverse, free and impartial media landscape.



What is a Global Framework Agreement?

The following animated video will explain what a Global Framework Agreement is, using the example of the GFA between UNI Global Union and the South African retailer Shoprite.


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