About Us

About DICOTA

DICOTA is dedicated to the virtuous cycle of improving livelihood, social, and economic development of Tanzania and America. Its main goal is to exchange ideas, best practices and debate issues with intergovernmental agencies and organizations, and strive to be a catalyst for the establishment of better economic, social and cultural cooperation between the United States of America and Tanzania. DICOTA will engage in economic, social and cultural projects and/ or activities that are of mutual benefit to both countries.

DICOTA is firmly grounded in the belief of a democratic, non-theocratic, culturally and economically inclusive Tanzania. DICOTA is an independent, non-partisan, non-sectarian organization dedicated to the promotion of knowledge about Tanzania and its economic growth. The organization hopes to be a credible, constructive and independent voice for Tanzania. Through its body of work, DICOTA will serve as a source of constructive dialogue and a catalyst for positive change in Tanzania, and will offer a diverse voice in public discourse in the United States of America on current issues concerning Tanzania.

The purpose of DICOTA is to unite and strengthen the Tanzanian American Diaspora and its supporters, in order to enhance the economic, health, and social well being of Tanzanians and Americans.

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Nonprofit Status

Diaspora Council of Tanzanians in America (DICOTA) is a Nonprofit Organization with 501 c (3) Tax Exemption Status.

Objectives

-To collaborate in educating, seeking, identifying and implementing philanthropic, and/or economic development opportunities with public and private organizations in Tanzania and United States that will improve people’s lives in Tanzania.

-To utilize the intellectual and financial capital of the Diaspora in engaging in significant, long-term and sustainable project initiatives, for the purpose of improving the livelihood of all Tanzanians and Americans.

-To promote the improvement of the infrastructure in Tanzania

-To build community among Diaspora, unite Tanzanians living in America, maintain connections to Tanzania and be a liaison to American friends and supporters of Tanzania.

-To educate people about Tanzania, its people and culture.

-To help in focusing the efforts of the Diaspora on relief initiatives and similar charitable projects in Tanzania.

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