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Stakeholders Call for Implementation of Decentralization by Devolution (D by D) Principle.

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Stakeholders have called on the Central Government to honor and implement the Decentralization by Devolution (D by D) principle which empowers Local government Authorities (LGAs) to raise own sources and make allocations based on the prioritized needs of the society, to effectively implement the development plans. This call was made during the Policy Forum breakfast debate titled “Local Governance Oversight Challenges: Anecdotes from the ground” held on 28th October 2016.

Policy Forum’s Engagement with the President’s Office-Regional Administration and Local Government

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On November 8, 2016, Policy Forum (PF) and Officials from President’s Office-Regional Administration and Local Government (PO-RALG) agreed to have a long term partnership and work together to strengthen local governance in the country. The consensus was reached during the meeting organized by PF in Dodoma Region.

Notice of Policy Forum Secretariat Office Closure

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Kindly be informed that Policy Forum offices will be closed from Monday November 7th to Friday 11th November for our Policy Week Engagement in Dodoma.

The office will be opened and resume its regular activities and operations on Monday ,14th November 2016.

We apologize in advance for any inconvenience that this may cause.

Policy Forum's TV Spot on the Freedom of Information

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Members of the Policy Forum Local Government Working Group have produced a TV spot with a theme on the freedom of information, aiming at sensitizing citizens to demand information and the government to provide information. The spot is currently being broadcasted on ITV and TBC during the pre and mid news. To see the advert please click on the following link:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y3tSyOXY5xo&feature=youtu.be

CIVIL SOCIETY CONVENES NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON EXTRACTIVE INDUSTRY

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PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

CIVIL SOCIETY CONVENES NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON EXTRACTIVE INDUSTRY

Effectively and efficient use of natural resources for public benefit

Salvation of Tanzania: The role of Faith-based Communities in Tackling Corruption

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Stakeholders have called upon the government to work more closely with faith based organizations to tackle corruption.

Policy Forum Assesses Its Community Radio Programmes on Awareness, Understanding and Accountability in Lindi and Mtwara

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Policy Forum (PF) is conducting a study to probe its radio programmes on Social Accountability in Lindi and Mtwara regions from 18th to 22nd September, 2016. The programmes were aired since 2015 in three radio stations namely Info Radio FM (Mtwara), Mashujaa FM (Lindi) and Safari FM (Mtwara).

Five Year Development Plan II: How does it address gender issues?

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Pindi Chana

Picture: Dr. Pindi Chana of the Tanzania Women Lawyers Association (TAWLA) talking with the press after the debate

Addressing gender inequality at both local and national levels will require the effective intervention of stakeholders in all sectors, it has been stressed. The call was made by Prof. Marjorie, a member of TGNP Mtandao, during the monthly Policy Forum 'Breakfast Debate' held on 26th August 2016 at British Council Auditorium.

Audit institutions urged to collaborate with CSOs and citizens to make audit reports more meaningful

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Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs) have been urged to collaborate with other stakeholders including CSOs and the media and the general public so as to make their audit reports be more meaningful. The call was made recently at a meeting hosted by the National Audit Office of Tanzania (NAOT) and the International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (INTOSAI) in Arusha Tanzania.

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