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We would be happy if you would like to contribute something to our Habari magazine! We cordially invite you to submit your application topic- or project-related contributions.


The next issue (01/2023) will have the topic "Waste - Recycling - Upcycling".

Packaging and cheap consumer goods made of plastic, a lack of knowledge about waste separation and disposal and inadequate waste management, but also overtourism and overconsumption in the countries of the Global North make waste a massive problem in Tanzania. For example, electronic scrap is shipped from Europe to Tanzania, from which the precious metals contained are recovered using the simplest of techniques. This puts people's health and the local environment at serious risk. Old clothing exports are also often misused to dispose of European textile waste. As a current Greenpeace study shows, these are not only second-hand goods, but also unsold new goods - for example, slow-moving goods that were not sold in stores during the corona pandemic. What cannot be resold on the Tanzanian markets often ends up directly in nature. And the island archipelago of Zanzibar, the dream destination of more than half a million tourists every year, is in danger of suffocating in plastic waste, partly because only about ¼ of the hotels dispose of their waste properly. The rest dump it in the environment. In rain and storms, this plastic waste gets into the sea, with the well-known consequences. These examples make it clear that waste is not a local but a global problem. The Tanzanian government has long recognized the extent of the problem and is making efforts to defuse the waste problem through legislation. Since plastic bags were banned in 2019, the streets have become much cleaner. From July 2022, the East African Union will implement an import ban on e-waste. Numerous NGOs and social entrepreneurs are also working on solutions, for example through recycling and upcycling. In this HABARI we would like to deal with the question of where the waste comes from, how it can be avoided and which strategies and solutions already exist.

You get involved, do research or work in the field of waste. Recycling, e-waste, plastic, pollution, upcycling, ... in Tanzania etc.? Then please present your work and write an article for HABARI magazine!

partnerships and projects

Are you involved in a development policy project of North-South partnership work? The Tanzania Network also sees itself as an exchange platform. Please present your association / organization / project.


You can recommend a novel, a textbook, a film on the subject of Tanzania, development policy, (post-)colonialism, etc.? Feel free to write a review.

How do I submit a Habari entry?

Either you contact the Habari editorial team (redaktion (at) tanzania-network.de) with your idea and wait for feedback, or you write an article and email it to the Habari editorial team (redaktion (at) tanzania -network.de). Please heed the following information:

  • The deadline for the next issue (04/2022) is November 4th, 2022
  • Send article as a Word document without any formatting
  • Length of texts: partnership/projects and media briefings: 1000-2000 characters (without spaces); Topic posts: 1000-4000 characters (without spaces)
  • Formulate texts in a generally understandable way, in German, English or Swahili
  • Send the author's text (2-3 sentences about the person) as well as pictures (stating the picture rights).
  • Unfortunately we do not pay any compensation.
  • The decision to publish the text lies with the editors.

Here you will find all the authors' notes again - please take note of them in detail and take them to heart, the editors thank you!