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REGISTER NOW: Online Seminar "A good life for all - Work in Tanzania "

Work Seminar English

Dates: March 18th, 2024 / 8:00 to 10:00 p.m.; March 22nd 2024 / 8:00 to 10:00 p.m.; March 23rd, 2024 / 11:00 a.m. to  2:30 p.m.

Participation is free of charge. Please register HERE

All over the world, work makes up a large part of life. SDG 8 - "Decent work and economic growth" aims to ensure that work is organized in a humane way and that it is adequately paid. 

In this online seminar series, we would like to take a closer look at the Tanzanian context: What does "decent work" mean here? And is there a price to pay for economic growth? 

In addition to the economic side, historical, social and cultural aspects of labour will also be examined: Work and profession play important roles in shaping one's identity in Tanzania - as elsewhere. What role did work play in the past and what role does it play today in achieving a good life? And how do Tanzanians see the future of their work and their children's work? 

Apart from knowledge transfer, this series of lectures aims to foster an understanding of the role of work in Tanzania that goes beyond clichés.  


MONDAY, March 18th 2024 / 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. EAT / 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. CET 

8:00 p.m. Welcoming note 8:10 p.m. Karin Pallaver: The history of labour in Tanzania (English-German translation) 

9:00-10:00 p.m. (choice options) 

  • Reading circle/workshop on "Labour in Abdulrazak Gurnah's novels" with Constanze Menard (in German) 
  • Screening of the short film "Shoeshine" by Amil Shivji followed by a discussion with the director on working children and child labour in Tanzania (in English) 

FRIDAY, March 22nd 2024 / 8 p.m. to 9.30 p.m. EAT / 6 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. CET 

8:00 p.m. Panel discussion on "Working conditions in Tanzania" (English-German translation)

  • Care gap chain/Care work and domestic work (Angela Shirima, Light for Domestic Workers) 
  • Working conditions/trade unions/labour rights (Dr. Edwin Babeiya, senior lecturer University of Dar es Salaam)
  • Working in agriculture (Janet Maro, director Sustainable Agriculture Tanzania) 

Followed by discussions in small groups 

SATURDAY, March 23rd 2024 / 11 a.m. to 2.30 p.m. EAT / 9 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. CET 

11:00 a.m. Ndimbumi Msongole (Marketing Manager, Digital Opportunity Trust) "Digital and Click worker, Hybrid and New Work" English-German translation 

12:00 p.m. Interactive workshop with Aneth Lwakatare "Germany and Tanzania: Working to live or living to work?" (German) 

1:15 p.m. Human Library/Worldcafé "Meet Tanzanian representatives of different professions" (Kiswahili - German - English Translation) 

2:00 p.m. Wrap up and conclusion 

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