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Support to Foundation for Civil Society

Implementor

Foundation for Civil Society

Target Group

Civil Society Organisations

Project Value

US$ 577,000

Implementation Period

2012 - 2017

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Why this project?

In Tanzania, attempts by the CSOs to play a more active role in influencing state policy reforms is hampered by restricted participation and lack of appropriate information. Conversely, key potential CSO partners face daunting internal governance challenges. CSOs don’t engage effectively in the integration process and have limited formal institutional engagement with public sector agencies. Most significantly, Tanzanians have an inadequate understanding of the integration process and associated benefits. Successful attempts to influence the government must be anchored on comprehensive evidence and well-argued policy position papers. CSOs have expressed a strong need for support research and capacity development on trade-related issues.

What:

This project by FCS intends to improve the level of understanding of the EAC RI processes to the Tanzania CSOs of which it will further result in an improved level of engagement of the CSOs in these processes. These targets are consistent with the TMEA CSO objective of having the Tanzania CSOs greatly influencing regional integration processes and issues

How:

TMEA Tanzania country programme will provide support through a mix of grants for demand-driven research and advocacy proposals, technical assistance and financial assistance for institutional capacity development.

Contact:

Elibariki Shammy, Email: elibariki.shammy@trademarkea.com

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Desired Results

Increased representation of the views of civil society in EAC venues for national development. This will positively contribute to regional integration policies and practices for growth in trade in East Africa.

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info access for

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crops & over five breeds of livestock

Projects Highlights From A Glance

info access for

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crops & over five breeds of livestock

Key output include;

National EACSOF chapter established

An advocacy strategy on EAC RI and CSOs involvement developed

80 NGOs trained in M&E techniques and advocacy

Citizen Forums held in 20 districts

20 radio shows addressing issues related to EAC RI issues produced

5 features/articles on EAC RI produced in print media.

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