Can you help girls in Tanzania escape Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) without ever leaving the comfort of your home? Well, there’s a project that some friends of mine are supporting that claims to do exactly that.
If you’re in London next Monday (January 16), there will be a seminar at 5pm at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), where this and two related mapping projects in Tanzania will be the topic. But whether or not you can make it to the seminar, the beauty of this project is that you can contribute from almost anywhere. Continue reading →
I was lucky enough to be invited to speak last week in the Houses of Parliament, about Tanzania’s forthcoming elections. The meeting was organised by the UK parliament’s All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Tanzania and the Britain-Tanzania Society.
Also speaking was Aikande Kwayu, who has posted a summary of her excellent talk online. In the same spirit, my full set of slides is at the end of this post. But first, here are my notes:
Part 1 – Context – the big trends / issues that will affect the electionContinue reading →
The Britain-Tanzania Society and the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) are organising what promises to be a fascinating seminar on the proposed new constitution for Tanzania, in London. The text below is taken from the event flyer, and key details are as follows:
Saturday 28 February 2015 – 2.00-5.00pm
In the Khalili Lecture Theatre, SOAS, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
Co-organised by the Britain-Tanzania Society (BTS) and the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)