Tanzania, Netherlands

Mining Industry, CSR and Local Development

when 18 August 2024 - 25 August 2024
language English
duration 1 week
fee EUR 650

The start:
Gypsum is used for road construction and cement production. The gypsum produced in Makanya Ward has been transported to a cement plant (Tanga Cement PLC) in the Tanga Region. The company is regarded as the main customer of gypsum extracted in this area. Tanga Cement PLC is a producer of Simba Cement brands in Tanzania and by 2010, the company was using about 160 Tons of gypsum every day.

By focusing on the local perspective (local development), corporate social responsibility (CSR) and economics, this summer school will raise key questions such as:

> Who is receiving revenues generated from the gypsum produced? Is there any appropriation?
> What does the added value look like in each of the steps of the (Global) value chain?
> In which way are governments involved with activities in the (Global) Value Chain?
> Are the local people communities benefiting from the revenue generated?

Field visit:
We will visit Same District Council and the mining site in Makanya Ward (Industry). Participants will be given the chance to ask formal and informal questions to officials of the Same District Council (Local Government) and to the local people (local communities) in Makanya Ward.

Challenge during the Summer school (Final assignment):
Summer school participants will give an advice to at least three parties; the Mining Industry, the local government (province and local level) and the local communities on how each of them gets
the most out of this. On the last day we will go on Safari to Mkomazi National Park!

Course leader

Dr. Bartjan Pennink, Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Groningen
Dr. Bernard Mnzave, Institute of Finance Management in Tanzania, Dar es Salaam

Target group

This summer school is designed for Bachelor and Master students interested in (extraction) industry like mining, visiting a company and doing field research in a local area with a focus on local communities.

It is expected that the participants have a sufficient command of the English language to actively participate in the discussions and to present their own work in English.

Course aim

After this course you will be able to:

- Critical reflect on the extraction industry in a country.
- Work in an inter cultural group Become aware of the culture of an African Country.
- Include the local perspective in economic development question.

Credits info


Fee info

EUR 650: (all-inclusive, excl. travel and visa costs)

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