Bilateral collaboration with Tanzania

Logo of Tanzanian partners

ISP has been assigned by Sida as the coordinating entity for the Swedish activities in the bilateral program with four institutions in Tanzania: three universities (Ardhi University - ARU, Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences - MUHAS and University of Dar es Salaam - UDSM) and the Tanzania Commission for Science and Technology, COSTECH.

The agreement period between Sweden and Tanzania for this program is 2015-2023.

The program consists of 30 subprograms in a wide range of disciplines. The main focus during the agreement period lies on research capacity building and institutional capacity building. The postgraduate training will take place both at universities in Tanzania and in Sweden (sandwich students).

More information:
Scientific programs
Contact information


Dates for Annual Review Meetings (ARM): TBD

Nkrumah hall at UDSM


Handbook for Bilateral Research Cooperation 2022

Approved plans and budgets for 2020-2021:

ARU: Revised - Overall Annual Plan 2020-2021, Revised Budget-Annual Plan 2020-21

COSTECH: Annual budget 2020-2110 June Final, Annual Plan 2020_21

MUHAS: Revised MUHAS Annual Plan 2020-2021, Consolidated 2020-2021

UDSM: UDSM-Sida Research Programme Institutional  Annual Plan and Budget 2020-2021, Final aggregated summary of all subprograms June 2020, Approved Institutional Plan and  Budget for Extension from July 2020 to June 2021, Sustain Comprehensive implementation plan 2020

Tanzanian Coordinator & Supervisor Survey is commissioned by Sida and carried out by ISP: Report from the survey

Swedish Coordinator & Supervisor Survey is commissioned by Sida and carried out by ISP: Report from the survey 

The minutes of the meeting at Radisson Blu Airport Terminal Hotel, on 14 October 2019: 14 October minutes_Radisson Blu

The minutes of the meeting at Rosersberg Slott on 11-12 April 2019: 11-12 April 2019 minutes_Rosersberg

Enclosures to Agreements with Swedish collaborating partners:

The numbering below refers to enclosures to the sub-contracts signed with the Swedish collaborating partners. Attachment 1 has four different versions for each of the collaborating institutions in Tanzania. The ZIP-files contain the Agreement between Sida and the Tanzanian partners, and its enclosures as listed in this Agreement (including the overall budget for each cooperating partner), with the exception of enclosures 4 & 5.

1.1) Agreement between ARU and Sida, 2015-2020
       Agreement with enclosures:
1.2) Agreement between COSTECH and Sida, 2015-2020
       Agreement with enclosures:
1.3) Agreement between MUHAS and Sida, 2015-2020
       Agreement with enclosures:
1.4) Agreement between UDSM and Sida, 2015-2020
       Agreement with enclosures:

2) Sida Guidelines 2008: Support to National Research Development

3) Uppdragsbeskrivning för årlig granskning och rapportering (in Swedish)OBS! Direktiv för granskning av transaktioner.

4.1) Agreement between Sida and ISP, 2015-2020

4.2) Amendment of the agreement between Sida and ISP, 2015-2020

Insurance for students and other visitors - Terms and conditions

° Terms and conditions 2018 - Insurance for foreign visitors

Minutes and presentations

The minutes of the Tanzanian coordinators meeting held at the Embassy on 16 January 2018 (unsigned): 180116CoordinatorsMeeting.pdf

Presentations from administrators meeting in Uppsala, 22 August 2017

The minutes of the Tanzanian coordinators meeting held at the Embassy on 11 January 2017 (unsigned): 170111_Minutes.pdf

The minutes of the Annual Review Meetings for 2015-2016 held in Dar es Salaam, November 2016.

ARU: Agreed Minutes Sida-ARU ARM 2016
COSTECH: Agreed Minutes Sida-COSTECH ARM 2016
MUHAS: Agreed Minutes Sida-MUHAS ARM 2016
UDSM: Agreed Minutes Sida-UDSM ARM 2016

Scientific Programs

Below is a list of those subprograms in the bilateral collaboration that involve Swedish partners. For easy reference, UHR's internal numbering of the applications from Tanzania is included in the list.

Ardhi University (ARU)

2190. Quest for Alternative Urban Planning Model for Small Towns in Tanzania.
Coordinator: Ally Namangaya (
Swedish collaborator: Stephanie Leder, SLU (

2191. Governance of Land and Municipal Services in Urban Centers in Tanzania.
Coordinator: Alphonce Kyessi (
Swedish collaborator: Stephanie Leder, SLU (

2193. Real Estate Market Dynamics and Housing Finance.
: Felician Komu (
Swedish collaborator: Henry Muyingo, KTH (

2197. Informality and Habitation in the Context of Changing Urban Landscape.
Coordinator: Livin Mosha (
Swedish collaborator: Stephanie Leder, SLU (,  Erik Johansson, LU (

2201. Access to Land Resources Vulnerability and HIV/AIDS in Tanzania.
Coordinator: Moses Kusiluka (
Swedish collaborator: Jenny Paulsson, KTH (

2203. Developing Capacity to address Challenges of Commercial Pressure over Land for Large-scale Investment in Agriculture, Energy, and Minerals Exploitation.
Coordinator:  Lusugga Kironde (
Swedish collaborator: Eva Liedholm Johnson, KTH (

2273. Research Supporting Components and Community Outreach Programme.
Coordinator: Riziki Shemdoe (
Swedish collaborator: Stephanie Leder, SLU (
Tanzania Commission for Science and Technology (COSTECH)

2300. Research Communication.
Coordinator: Jim Yonazi (
Swedish collaborator: Edgar Napoleon Asiimwe, SU/Spider (

2301. Building Systems for high quality, relevant research in Tanzania.
Coordinator: Nicholas Nyange: (
Swedish collaborator: Lisa Westholm, VR (

2302. Fostering innovation for sustainable socio-economic development.
Coordinator: Dugushilu Mafunda (
Swedish collaborator: Lena Trojer, LTH (

Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS)

2249. Getting the Health system to deliver for mothers and babies in Tanzania.
Coordinator: Siriel N. Massewe (
Swedish collaborator: Caludia Hanson, KI ( and Mats Målqvist, UU (

2253. Strengthening Health System Research Capacity for Enhancing Innovations and Sustainable Socio-Economic Development.
Coordinator: A.D. Kiwara (
Swedish collaborator: Anna-Karin Hurtig, UMU (

2254. Building a stronger MUHAS in supporting Research and Innovations.
Coordinator: Tandi E. Lwoga (
Swedish collaborator: Caroline Wamala Larsson, SU/Spider (

2255. Strengthening Interventions for Control and Elimination of Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases as an Integral Part of Global Efforts for Poverty Reduction in Tanzania.
Coordinator: Omary M.S. Minzi  (
Swedish collaborators: Eleni Aklillu, KI ( and Andreas Mårtensson, UU

2262. Research Capacity Strengthening for the Control of HIV and Tuberculosis (TB) in Tanzania. Coordinator: Muhammad Bakari (
Swedish collaborator: Anna Mia Ekström, KI (

2266. Road Traffic Injury Prevention and Care in Tanzania.
Coordinator: Anne H. Outwater (
Swedish collaborators: Marie Hasselberg, KI ( and Susann Backteman Erlanson, UmU (

2269. Research Training Support Programme.
Coordinator: Mainen J. Moshi (
Swedish collaborator: Asli Kulane, KI (

University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM)

2212. Consolidating Research and Analytical Capacity in Fisheries and Aquaculture Technology for Food Security.
Coordinator: Yohanna W. Shaghude (
Swedish collaborator: Mats Björk, SU (

2213. Sustainable Agricultural Productivity, Processing, and Value Chain for Enhancing Food Security in Tanzania.
Coordinator: Agnes Mwakaje (
Swedish collaborator: Gert Nyberg, SLU (

2219. Strengthening Research Management at UDSM.
Coordinator: Dr Mussa Mgwatu (
Swedish collaborator: Caroline Wamala Larsson, SU/Spider (

2221. Capacity Building in Interdisciplinary Molecular Biosciences Program.
Coordinator: Anthony Manoni (
Swedish collaborators: Sanja Tibell Savic, UU (, Erik Bongcam Rudloff, SLU (, Joanna Said, SLU (, Rajni Hatti-Kaul, LU (

2224. iGRID: Smart Grid Capacity Development and Enhancement in Tanzania.
Coordinator: Nerey H. Mvungi (
Swedish collaborator: Mats Leksell, KTH (

2231. Agribusiness and Sustainable Development.
Coordinator: Lettice Rutashobya (
Swedish collaborator: Linley Chiwona Karltun, SLU (

2235. Development of Affordable Adsorbent Systems for Arsenic and Fluride Removal in the Drinking Water Sources in Tanzania (DAFWAT).
Coordinator: Felix Mtalo (
Swedish collaborator: Prosun Bhattacharya, KTH (

2239. Linking Public-Private Partnership for Secure Sustainable Water Resources Management in the Kilombero River Basin.
Coordinator: Joel Norbert (
Swedish collaborator: Steve Lyon, SU (

2240. Sustainable Sanitation in Theory and Action (SUSTAIN).
Coordinator: Richard J. Kimwaga (
Swedish collaborator: Sara Gabrielsson, LU (

2275. Capacity Buidling in Mathematics in Higher Education in Tanzania.
Coordinator: Sylvester Rugeihyamu (
Swedish collaborator: Martin Singull, LiU (

2280. Innovation and Sustainability in Tourism.
Coordinator: Wineaster Anderson (
Swedish collaborator: Lena Mossberg, GU (

Contact information

University of Dar es Salaam  (
Prof. Bernadeta Killian, Deputy Vice-Chancellor - Research
Dr. Latifa Mbelwa, Sida Programme Coordinator,

Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (
Prof. Bruno Sunguya, Director of Research and Publications, E-mail:

Ardhi University (
Prof. Hidaya Kayuza, Deputy Vice-Chancellor

Tanzania Commission of Science and Technology (
Mrs. Anna G. Ngoo, Deputy Vice-Chancellor

Dr Olle Terenius, Scientific coordinator

Ms Najat Tahboub, Administrator

Last modified: 2024-02-06