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Policy Forum Members Pay Visit to the National Economic and Empowerment Council (NEEC)

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The government is determined to put in place robust strategies that will help promote community engagement in all sectors of the Tanzanian economy, the country's National Economic and Empowerment Council (NEEC) said last week.

Policy Forum's New Board Members 2016

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Policy Forum elected its new Board of Directors during its 2016 Annual General Meeting held in Dar es Salaam on the 18th of March. The outgoing board members are Nancy Kaizilege-United Nations Association Tanzania (UNA-Tanzania), Ibrahim Kabole/Mwaikinda -WaterAid Tanzania, Paul Daniels - Care International, Jimmy Luhende-Action for Democracy and Local Governance (ADLG) who retired during this AGM leaving behind Donati Senzia-PELUM, Charles Meshack-Tanzania Forest Conservation Group (TFCG) and Dr.

Call to embed science, technology and innovation strategies in industry and agriculture to achieve SDG targets

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Policy Forum Breakfast Debate

Tanzania has been urged to entrench and integrate science, technology and innovation strategies in education, industrial, agricultural, trade and investment policies to enable attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the eradication of extreme poverty for all people by the year 2030.

Stakeholders Urge Government to integrate SDGs in the National Planning Process

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The government of Tanzania has been advised by stakeholders to integrate the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the national planning process and the country’s Five-Year Development Plan II of which the draft is already in place to guide plans.

Civil Society Organization’s Statement:The Joint Annual Health Sector Review 2015: Policy Day Meeting on 11 February 2016

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Submission by the Tanzania Tax Justice Coalition as contribution to Tax Reform in Preparation for 2016/17 Budget

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Who are We? Tanzania Tax Justice Coalition is a loose coalition of NGOs interested in tax justice. The group was started in 2013 under Policy Forum. The group comprises of Policy Forum, Action Aid Tanzania, Kepa, Youth Partnership Countrywide (YPC), Tanzania Coalition on Debt and Development (TCDD), Tanzania Trade and Economic Justice Forum (TTEJF), Tanzania Youth Vision Association (TYVA), Governance and Economic Policy Centre, Tanzania Education Network (TenMet) and Norwegian Church Aid (NCA).

Visioning access to Health Insurance in Tanzania: Opportunities and Challenges

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Only 30 percent of Tanzanians are covered by health insurance while the rest have to find their own means of treatment whenever they fall sick. This situation is more dreadful for those who are retired without reliable sources of funding.

This was said by Mr. Okumu Salvatory, Compliance and Field Operations Officer at the National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF) during the Policy Forum breakfast debate held on 27th November, 2015 at the British Council Auditorium.

Office Closure for Holiday Season

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Kindly be informed that Policy Forum Secretariat office will be closed for Christmas and New Year Holiday from 21st  December 2015 to 13th January 2016.

The office will be opened and resume its regular activities and operations on Wednesday 13th January 2016.               

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

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