About GCNT

Welcome Message from The Chairman

Hello and welcome to the online platform for the United Nations Global Network in Tanzania. Our network aims to instil responsible business practices in Tanzania while keenly observing the ten best business practices related to human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption. It is important for us in the private sector work closely with the Government of Tanzania and other stakeholders to better the business environment by committing to doing business in the right manner while performing our corporate social responsibility. We are happy to work happy to be working closely with established and leading business associations in Tanzania, namely, Tanzania Private Sector Foundation (TPSF), CEO Roundtable Table (CEOrt), Tanzania Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture (TCCIA) and the Association of Tanzanian Employers (ATE) in order to reach our goals. We also work closely with University of Dar es salaam (UDSM), Tanzania’s leading university and the Legal and Human Rights Centre (LHRC).

Kindly use this platform to join and/or interact with us.

Please feel free to inquire with us at any time.

Name: Mr. Patrick E. Ngowi (www.patrickngowi.com )
Company: Chairman & CEO – Helvetic Group ( www.helvetic-group.com)
Email: chair@globalcompact.or.tz

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About GCNT

The Global Compact Network Tanzania (GCNT) is the local network chapter of the United Nations Global Compact, which supports Tanzanian signatories (both Tanzanian firms and subsidiaries of global signatories) in the implementation of the Ten Principles, while facilitating and creating opportunities for multi-sectoral and multi-stakeholder collaboration. The Global Compact Network Tanzania acts in accordance with the UN Global Compact’s principles and objectives. The GCNT holds a Memorandum of Understanding with the UN Global Compact and reports regularly on its objectives, activities and initiatives. The GCNT is incorporated as not-for-profit organization. It is self-governing with a Board of Directors, and a Steering Committee.

GC-Tanzania-LogoOne of the key elements of the GCNT initiatives is the existence of business led multi stakeholders platforms of local networks which provide an opportunity for members to share experiences, innovative practices and collaborates for furtherance of responsible business values within country specific contexts. Global compact Network (GCN-T) provides an extremely relevant vehicle for Tanzania Companies Large, SMEs, Academia Institutions and Civil society organizations to join hands towards strengthening responsible business initiatives in Tanzania and international.

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Vision:

A responsible and ethical society dedicated towards
the sustainable use of natural resources, improving livelihoods and equitable economic growth.

Mission:

Our mission is to champion a coordinated effort in supporting businesses and business associations instead of non-business

Why GCNT

Global Compact Local Network Tanzania will be supporting both local firms and subsidiaries of multinational corporations in implementing the UN Global Compact Ten Principles and meeting the annual reporting requirement. The networks help companies to identify sustainability challenges and opportunities; provide practical guidance for action; and promote action in support of broader UN goals. Local Network activities are based on local priorities and needs. They range from corporate sustainability seminars, reporting trainings, issue-specific workshops, country-based consultations and policy dialogue to collective action projects, partnerships, networking events, local newsletters and awards.

Benefits of joining a Global Compact Local Network are:

  • International and local recognition, branding and reputation, access to global markets
  • Leverage and voice, collective action, dialogue with government
  • Alignment and reinforcement of similar existing initiatives
  • Inspiration, motivation and sharing lessons on best practices
  • Support on reporting, and tracking progress on the compliance to the ten principles