Development Partnerships in Higher Education

Department for International Development (DfID) aim to:

Strengthen the capacity of Higher Education Institutions to contribute towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and promote science and technology related knowledge and skills in DFID's 25 priority (Public Service Agreement) countries.


The British Council administered the DfID Development Partners in Higher Education (DelPHE) project, facilitating cutting edge joint research projects between higher education institutions internationally.

Tanzania was a key player in this very successful project, with a total of 12 funded projects. The last project cycle, which yielded excellent results including those in health and education between Dar es Salaam’s Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences and Swansea University, Swansea, finished in 2013.

We had additional funds attracted from the government or international donors during or after completion, and new and revised courses were also been developed at graduate and post graduate levels.

'The DelPHE funding has been phenomenonal as it has provided the seed funding in things like case studies, visits and also extending relationships with other partners.' – Dr. Mussa Assad, Senior Lecturer at the University of Dar es Salaam Business School.

British Council DelPHE - Joint Workshop

Use of Natural Products (fungi, botanicals) for pest control

 Muhimbili University of Health and Applied Sciences (MUHAS), Tanzania

 24-26th July 2012

DelPHE Report  

The UK Parliament citied this project as an example of success - see written evidence on the Parliamentary website:

UK Parliamentary - Committee on Trade and Industry - Memorandum by the British Council

DelPHE Group/Team
DelPHE group work