The design of our SI programs focuses on higher education and institutional capacity building programmes, support for science based education (STEM) in secondary schools and for livelihood development in communities. Tanzania’s Natural Gas Policy and laws emphasise maximizing the benefits and participation of Tanzanians in developing the country’s natural gas resources.
To support Tanzania’s aspirations, BG Tanzania launched a higher education scholarship program for post graduate studies in geosciences and other energy related engineering disciplines. Between 2012 and 2016, a total of 68 national and international scholarships were awarded to Tanzanians. In addition to the higher education scholarship program, BG Tanzania also provided institutional capacity building to the University of Dar es Salaam. This program included funding two PhD students from the University of Dar es Salaam’s Geology Department to pursue doctoral studies at University of Aberdeen and the secondment of two professors from the University of Aberdeen to teach petroleum geology at the University of Dar es Salaam.
In order to track the impact of our programmes, we keep in touch with our scholarship beneficiaries. We have developed an annual engagement plan which allows sharing of ideas and experiences and learning of future career aspirations and opportunities.