Seminar Friday 20 April: Democratic Developments in Tanzania
Three representatives from Tanzania Centre for Democracy will speak at the seminar arranged in collaboration with the Danish Institute for Internationale Studies.
Time and Place
Friday, 20 April 2012, 13.00-15.00
Danish Institute for International Studies
Strandgade 71, ground floor, 1401 Copenhagen K
Democracy in Tanzania may be at a historical juncture. The 2010 elections were described as the most competitive and legitimate in the history of Tanzania, and may be indicative of changing times after years of a one party dominance in the country. In 2011 Tanzania embarked on a long awaited constitutional reform, which could also have a massive impact on political life.
Friday 20 April DIPD and Danish Institute for International Studies host a seminar on the democratic developments in Tanzania. Through presentations on the state of political parties and multiparty dialogue, the constitutional process, and the role and composition of the political elite in Tanzania, the seminar seeks to give an insight into political life in the country.
Speakers include three representatives from DIPD’s new partner in Tanzania, Tanzania Centre for Democracy (TCD). Their visit to Denmark is a unique opportunity to hear Tanzanian perspectives on the political scene in the country.
Daniel Loya, Director, TCD
James Mbatia, Chair of TCD and the Tanzanian opposition party, National Convention for Construction and Reform – Mageuzi (NCCR-M).
Nape Nauye, Central Committee Member and Head of Department of Ideology and Publicity in ruling party, Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM).
Ole Therkildsen, Senior Researcher, DIIS
Bjørn Førde, Director, DIPD
Bjørn Førde, Director at DIPD
Daniel Loya, Director at TCD
|13.15-13.35||The Role of Multiparty Dialogue and Political Party Strengthening for Democracy in Tanzania
James Mbatia, Chair of TCD and NCCR-Maguezi.
|13.35-13.55||A New Constitution – Tool for Strengthening Democracy?
Nape Nauye, Central committee and Head of Department of Ideology and Publicity, CCM.
|13.55-14.15||Political Elites in Tanzania and Denmark – Similarities, Differences and Implications
Ole Therkildsen, Senior Researcher, DIIS.
|14.15-15.00||Comments and Discussion|
Chair: Bjørn Førde, Director at DIPD.
Participation is free of charge, but registration is required. Please use the online registration form no later than Thursday, 19 April 2012 at 12.00 noon.
Contact Senior Adviser at DIPD, Hanne Lund Madsen, at: hama [at] dipd [dot] dk
here you can visit Tanzania Centre for Democracy.