DICOTA (Diaspora Council of Tanzanians in America) 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.

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



DICOTA Timeline

Inaugural Convention:

2009 - Inaugural Convention: October 1 – 4, 2009; Houston, Texas

Second Convention

Second Convention, July 1-4, 2010; Minneapolis, Minnesota

Third Convention

Third Convention, September 22-25, 2011; Dulles, Virginia

Power and Purpose

Power and Purpose – Minnesota and Tanzania Working Together, November 7th, 2011 Minneapolis, Minnesota

Fourth Convention

Fourth Convention, Aug 30 – Sept 2, 2012; Chicago, Illinois

Fifth Convention

Fifth Convention, October 2-5, 2014; Durham, North Carolina

Sixth Convention

Sixth Convention, Apr 28 - May 1, 2016; Dallas, Texas

Health Forum

Health Forum, Nov 11, 2017; Beltsville, Maryland

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