Improving monitoring, research and dialogue on Business & Human Rights in Tanzania

Since 2017, Business and Human Rights Tanzania (BRHT), the Commission for Human Rights and Good Governance (CHRAGG) and IPIS are collaborating to enhance national and local capacities for the protection of vulnerable groups from, the monitoring of, the reporting on, the prevention of, and ensuring accountability for corporate human rights harm in Tanzania. The project is funded by the European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR) and runs until the end of 2020.

Together with its partners, IPIS is organising multi-stakeholder dialogues, nationally and regionally in order to raise awareness, stimulate discussion, build capacity and a strong network of business and human rights advocates in Tanzania, including members from civil society, state agencies, workers’ organisations, industry. 

The project includes an update of Tanzania’s official human rights complaint mechanism that aims to give a stronger voice to local communities and make sure corporate human rights grievances are being reported to and monitored by Tanzania’s National Human Rights Institution (CHRAGG). Joint fact- finding missions (BHRT and CHRAGG) will independently collect information to ensure that reported complaints are acted upon through advice, legal aid, mediation and/or further investigation.

IPIS participates in the publication of a quarterly briefing on business and human rights news and provides editorial support for local civil society organisations to conduct field- based scoping studies into current issues of business and human rights in Tanzania. These activities are meant to build local capacity, raise awareness and promote access to information that often remains under-reported. In this way, the project contributes to feedind the conversation on how to push forward the agenda for business and human rights in Tanzania.

Project Coordinator

Mieke Thierens

Voices Tanzania

Voices from Tanzania

With «Voices from Tanzania» publications, IPIS offers a platform to local partners in order to bring their work on business and human rights to a larger audience.

Tanzania Briefin

Briefings on Business & Human Rights in Tanzania

This quarterly briefing series presents an overview of published news, articles and reports on business and human rights in four major economic sectors in Tanzania: resource extraction, agriculture, tourism and infrastructure.

Webmap B&HR Tanzania


This interactive map presents an overview of the main project activities and output that IPIS and its project partners CHRAGG and BHRT have delivered as part of their project to “Improve monitoring, research and dialogue on Business and Human Rights in Tanzania ”