Tanzania, Netherlands

Mining industry, CSR and Local Development

when 9 January 2022 - 15 January 2022
language English
duration 1 week
fee EUR 500

Preliminary findings show that the main use of gypsum in Tanzania is for the road construction and cement production. The gypsum produced in Makanya Ward has been transported to cement plant (Tanga Cement PLC) in Tanga Region. The company is regarded as the potential 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.

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 winter 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
The workload during the winter school will be a balance between hard and concentrated being at work but we also pay attention to the broader context of being in an African context and enjoying that as well

Credits info


Fee info

EUR 500: (all-inclusive, excl. travel and visa costs)



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