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Our Condolence message on the Passing on of Dr. John Pombe Magufuli

Submitted by Web Master on 25 March 2021

Policy Forum network has received with great sadness the news of the death of the former President John Pombe Magufuli, we offer our deepest condolences to President Samia Suluhu Hassan and Mama Janeth Magufuli. His steadfastness and determination to transform the country’s economy by increasing Domestic Resource Mobilization (DRM) and combating corruption to enhance accountability in the use of public resources will always be remembered.

The Ratification of the ILO Convention C-190 on Violence and Harassment in Tanzania

Submitted by Web Master on 16 March 2021

We are all victims of violence and harassment. Women in Legal profession, Media, Medical field, Religious Institutions and CSOs are all being harassed, and it is a deplorable phenomenon across the globe. Everyone who works deserves to be protected, irrespective of contractual status, including interns, volunteers, job applicants, and persons exercising the authority of an employer.

Global efforts against violence and harassment will only be effective and meaningful when we garner joint efforts from every member of the society.

Capitalizing on the War against Pediatric Tuberculosis in Tanzania

Submitted by Web Master on 23 February 2021

Tuberculosis is a chronic infectious disease caused bacillus Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Basically, there are two types of tuberculosis: Pulmonary tuberculosis affects the lungs and is the commonest and infectious form of the tuberculosis and Extra-pulmonary tuberculosis is the disease that affects organs other than the lungs such as pleura, lymph nodes, pericardium, spine, joints, abdomen or genito-urinary tract. TB is mainly airborne and spread to children by adults, older children and adolescents who have Pulmonary tuberculosis also known as TB of the Lung.

Improved O&OD is key to Empower Community ‘Self-Help Efforts’ and ‘Government – Community’ Collaboration

Submitted by Web Master on 24 September 2020

Improved Opportunities and Obstacles to Development (O&OD) is a methodology to build and sustain collaborative relationships between Local Government Authorities (LGAs) and community for better service delivery and local development by empowering communities and promoting Community Initiatives (CIs). It allows the people, LGA and other stakeholders to support one another to realise better service delivery and local development”. This was said by Dr. Mpamila M.

Operationalisation of the National Environment Trust Fund

Submitted by Web Master on 14 September 2020

As indicated in the National Environmental Policy of 1997, Tanzania faces several environmental challenges which include land degradation, lack of accessible good quality water for both rural and urban habitants; loss of biodiversity, deteriorations of aquatic systems, deforestation, environmental pollutions, climate change and a scant financial resource to address these challenges.

The impacts of environmental degradation affect vital sectors that have direct effects to agriculture, food systems and people’s livelihoods.

Policy Forum New Board of Directors 2020

Submitted by Web Master on 20 August 2020

Policy Forum is pleased to announce the newly elected board of directors for 2020/22. Elected by 44 members at the Annual General Meeting held in Dodoma , Tanzania. The incoming board has four (4) returning members and three (3) appointments. The returning board members include :

Social Accountability as an Approach to Accelerate the “Leaving no One Behind” Promise.

Submitted by Web Master on 7 August 2020

To reach those who are furthest behind in society, it is important to institute a system of just and fair social economic development. This is key especially during these tough times of the COVID-19 pandemic where global health and economic systems have been significantly disrupted. Through the years that I have been working with communities, I have observed how important it is to have groups of people who are empowered and have a voice and the capacity of being active players in raising concerns that affects their wellbeing.

Increasing Women’s Voice, Political Presentation Essential to Addressing Their Challenges

Submitted by Web Master on 20 July 2020

Findings have revealed that the need for promoting women leadership was as important as creating an enabling environment for women to hone their leadership qualities. Despite umpteen measures to empower women and see them in leadership positions, the representation of women in such positions across the globe is quite upsetting. Women make up just 4 percent of CEOs in the world’s 500 top companies, even a lesser percent of heads of government at national level belongs to women and the least percent of international leadership positions is occupied by women in the world today.

Budget Working Group 2020/21 Pre-Budget Position Statement: Adapting to New Realities in the Wake of COVID-19

Submitted by Web Master on 28 April 2020

This submission from the Policy Forum (PF), a network of 76 Tanzanian NGOs brought together by their interest in public money accountability, is a continuation of efforts to contribute to the budget process, discourse and performance. Compiled by its Budget Working Group, the submission focuses on key public sectors namely; education, health, agriculture, youth and water and presents crucial concerns related to resource mobilisation, allocation, and execution and makes recommendations worth consideration in the Parliamentary deliberations.

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