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High Commission in collaboration with Institute of Social and Cultural Studies (ISCS) Kolkata and National Museum of Tanzania organized a 2-day International Conference on “India-Tanzania Relations: An Overview” from 30th September to 1st October 2022 at the High Commission of India in Dar es Salaam. The conference was inaugurated on 30 September 2022 by H.E. Amb Liberata Mulamula, Minister of Foreign Affairs & East African Cooperation of Tanzania. In her inaugural speech, H.E. Minister referred to India Tanzania relations as a model for South South Cooperation.

The two day seminar saw participation from distinguished academicians, scholars, experts both from India and Tanzania, students of University of Dar es Salaam, St. Joseph University, Open University, TPDF, REPOA, National Maritime Institute, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Culture, National Museum of Tanzania, Tanzania-Mozambique Centre for Foreign Relations.

Session I- India's cultural and historical linkages with Tanzania: Indian and Tanzanian experts shared with the audience interesting historical and archaeological finds establishing India-Tanzania relations several centuries back. The session was chaired by Mr. Felix Wandwe, Director of Tanzania-Mozambique Centre of Foreign Relations.


Session II: Strengthening people to people connect through tourism, health and education. The session was chaired by Prof Elifas Tozo Bisanda, Vice Chancellor of Open University of Tanzania. Distinguished speakers from India and Tanzania threw light on India Tanzania cooperation on health, education and tourism sector and presented ideas on new and innovative way of furthering them.

Session III: Rebooting India-Tanzania partnership. The session was chaired by Director General of premier Indian think tank 'Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses' and former Ambassador of India to Japan and Mexico, Mr. Sujan Chinoy. The distinguished speakers from India and Tanzania presented their findings and observation on the topic.

Day 2, Session IV: Maritime cooperation and coastal security management. The session was chaired by Vice Admiral (Retd.) Shekhar Sinha, former Chief of Integrated Defence Staff & Commander in Chief, Western Naval Command, India

Session V: Moving through histories: Indian diasporas & East Africa. The session was chaired by Dr. Hezron Kangalawe, HoD, Dept. of History, University of Dar es Salaam