Swedish Minister for International Development Cooperation H.E. Peter Eriksson visits Tanzania 19-21 May
The current development cooperation strategy, which has been guiding Swedish collaboration with Tanzania since 2013 is coming to an end in December. The purpose of Minister Eriksson’s visit is to engage in dialogue regarding the next steps in the bilateral relations.
As part of this process, the Swedish Government has instructed the Swedish Development Cooperation Agency, Sida, to begin preparations for a new strategy with Tanzania.
While in Tanzania, H.E. Peter Eriksson will engage in talks with representatives of the Government, civil society and beneficiaries of the programs Sweden supports.
A renewed Swedish engagement brings an opportunity to realign the cooperation in accordance with changes that have occurred both in Tanzania and in Sweden over the past seven years.
Ahead of his visit, Minister Eriksson stated that: “We need to ensure that Swedish development cooperation contributes effectively to improved opportunities for better living conditions for people living in poverty in Tanzania. Environment and climate related issues are possible new areas of cooperation with particular focus on biodiversity and access to renewable energy. A guiding principle is continued focus on reducing poverty and leaving no one behind while being firmly anchored in universal values of equality, democracy and human rights.”
Sida will report back to the Government in September this year.