H.E. Mr. Baraka Haran Luvanda assumed in May, 2017 the post of High Commissioner of the United Republic of Tanzania to India with multiple accreditation to the Republic of Singapore, the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, the People's Republic of Bangladesh and in the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal.
He joined the Tanzanian Foreign Service in January 1999, and has served at the Tanzanian Foreign Affairs Ministry in the Legal Division, Multilateral Cooperation and Protocol Division before being posted at the Permanent Mission of the United Republic of Tanzania to the United Nations Offices in Geneva, Switzerland in 2004 until end of 2009.
In January 2010, he rejoined the Legal Affairs Unit until 2012 when he was transferred to the President's office as Cabinet Assistant Secretary, the post he held until end of 2012 when he was promoted to the post of Coordinator in the office of Chief Secretary in the President's office.
Mr. Luvanda was appointed in September 2015 to the rank of Ambassador and became Director of Legal Affairs in the Foreign Affairs Ministry, the post he held until his appointment as High Commissioner to India.
Ambassador Luvanda has a Bachelor of Laws Degree (LL-B Hons.) from the University of Dar es Salaam. He also holds a Master Degree in International Relations and Diplomacy from the Geneva School of International Relations and Diplomacy. Ambassador Luvanda petitioned and appeared before the Tanzania Council for Legal Education and was admitted into the Bar (Roll NO. 5072) in July 2015.
He speaks fluently Swahili and English and has a good working understanding of French.
H.E Baraka H. Luvanda
High Commissioner of the United Republic of Tanzania to India
with concurrent accreditation to Singapore, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Nepal.