Civic Social Protection Foundation (CSP) is an individual membership organization drawn from different parts of Tanzania who has joined their efforts to fight for equity and equality among all citizens of Tanzania regardless of their social and economic status. The organization was established and adopted and being in fully operational in early 2007 as Manyara Region Civil Society Organizations (MACSNET) after which in 2019 amended the name to CSP to reflect amendments made to the NGO act in the same year 2019.
The amendments of the organization were recommended and adopted by members upon several challenges relating to confusion between the name MACSNET, an act in which it was registered as well as its mandate.
The amendments was supported by members after realising that there was also high demand from the community which was directed to regional network which by its mandate and coverage cannot address such challenges. Hence, network members decided and adopted a conversation approach where the name and statements of purpose for the organization will be amended to reflect NGO registration requirements, members requirements as well as facilitate speeding up of community demands.
Whereas members are convinced that the amendments to this organization would best serve the purposes, they are also convinced that CSP will have a very strong base for building a better future and facilitating a welfare and social-economic development of the marginalized communities and individuals in Tanzania.
Ending FGM in Manyara
FGM/C is a cultural practice which has been in existence for generations, and is carried out on girls between the ages of 0 to 15 years. The practice is linked to the belief that women’s sexual desire needs to be controlled and it also has a socio-cultural identity.
Mwanzo Bora Nutrition Program
The Mwanzo Bora Nutrition Program (MBNP) is a USAID-supported program through Feed the Future (FtF), Global Health Initiatives (GHI) and Africare Tanzania.
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