Introduction To Policy Forum

Policy Forum is a network of NGOs which was founded in 2003, incorporated as a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) under the Non Governamental Organizations Act, 2002 made under Section 11 (1) and 17 (2) of Act No.24 of 2002. Our growing membership currently includes over 70 non-governmental organizations registered in Tanzania. We are drawn together by our specific interest in influencing policy processes to enhance poverty reduction, equity and democratization.

We strive to increase informed civil society participation in decisions and actions that determine how policies affect ordinary Tanzanians, particularly the most disadvantaged. To enhance our effectiveness we have narrowed the focus of our work to 3 main activity clusters. These are Local Governance, Public Money and Active Citizens' Voice.

We are a member-led network and therefore our highest decision-making body is the General Assembly made up of all voting members of the network. Our activities are overseen by a Board of Directors, elected by Policy Forum members to serve for a 2-year term of office and mandated to lead on the implementation of our activities. The Board members manages a small Secretariat office set up to coordinate, facilitate, monitor and report on the activities of the network.


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