British High Commissioner to Tanzania

Sarah Cooke


Sarah Cooke is the High Commissioner to Tanzania since September 2016.

Sarah Cooke has been country representative for DFID Bangladesh since October 2012 to 2016.

She joined DFID in 2003 and previously worked as a deputy director in the Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit. In this role she lead cross-government strategy projects including development of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, which the UK launched at the World Summit for Sustainable Development in 2002.

Sarah has a degree in economics.

British High Commissioner to Tanzania

The High Commissioner is the UK government’s representative in a Commonwealth nation. They are responsible for the direction and work of the High Commission and its Deputy High Commissions and/or Consulates, including political work, trade and investment, press and cultural relations, and visa and consular services.

Previous roles in government

  1. Head of DFID Bangladesh

    • 2012 to 2016


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  1. Speech by the British High Commissioner to Tanznaia on World Human Rights Day

    • Speech
  2. H.E Sarah Cooke's speech at Chevening/UKAT joint reception in Tanzania

    • Speech
  3. Launch of National Social Security Strategy in Bangladesh

    • Speech
  4. Launch of National Forum for Social Protection

    • Speech
  5. Launch of Business Finance for the Poor in Bangladesh (BFP-B) project

    • Speech
  6. Creating opportunities for poor and excluded in Bangladesh

    • Speech