Extractive Industries and Society

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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.

Events

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...

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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...

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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...

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Latest Publications

What is a Global Framework Agreement (GFA)?

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Freedom of Expression and Criminal Law in Tanzania

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The African Media Barometer Tanzania 2015

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