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Tanzania Seeks Policy Revamp to Unlock Startup Funding

Submitted by Web Master on 5 June 2024

Tanzania's innovation scene is calling for a policy overhaul to attract more funding for its burgeoning startup ecosystem. Stakeholders at a recent breakfast debate held during Tanzania Innovation Week 2024 highlighted the stark funding gap compared to regional peers. 

Addressing Illicit Financial Flows (IFFs) in Tanzania

Submitted by Web Master on 15 April 2024

Policy Forum held the March 2024 Breakfast Debate in collaboration with Stanbic Bank Biashara Incubator, which focused on shedding light on Illicit Financial Flows (IFFs) and identifying key loopholes that the government must address to effectively combat this issue. The discussions delved into various facets of IFFs, highlighting their detrimental impact on the economy and the urgent need for concerted efforts to curb them.

The Road to UN Tax Convention

Submitted by Web Master on 8 April 2024

Policy Forum conducted a two-day training session in Dodoma, Tanzania, which aimed at bolstering the understanding and capacity of civil society organizations, faith actors, academia, and parliamentarians on taxation issues.

This was done in collaboration with Norwegian Church Aid / Kirkens Nødhjelp and Tax Justice Network Africa (TJNA), with focus on building resilient tax systems capable of navigating economic fluctuations and adapting to shifts in government priorities.

Empowering Women in Tanzania's Extractive Industry

Submitted by Web Master on 4 March 2024

As International Women’s Day draws near, the spotlight turns to the pivotal role of women within Tanzania's extractive industry. In a recent dialogue, stakeholders came together to acknowledge and celebrate the diverse contributions of women in this sector, recognizing their resilience in overcoming significant challenges. The conversation aimed to promote inclusivity and drive positive change within the extractive industry landscape.

Revamp In The Tanzania Education Sector

Submitted by Web Master on 8 February 2024

In an increasingly interconnected world, education policies may emphasize the development of global competence, including intercultural understanding, language proficiency, and awareness of global issues. This could involve integrating global perspectives into the curriculum, promoting international exchange programs, and providing professional development for educators in the sector.

Office Closure For Holiday Season

Submitted by Web Master on 20 December 2023

Kindly be informed that the Policy Forum Secretariat Office will be closed for the Christmas and New Year Holidays from 20/12/2023 to 15/01/202

Temporary Office Closure Notice: Strategic retreat for 2024 annual plan

Submitted by Web Master on 11 December 2023

Dear Policy Forum Members and Stakeholders,

Kindly note that the Policy Forum secretariat team will be away on a retreat to plan for the year 2024. The office will be closed from 9th to 15th December 2023. For emergence matters please call us through 0782 317 434

The Last Breakfast Debate Spotlights Urgency in Combating Gender-Based Violence

Submitted by Web Master on 24 November 2023

During the Breakfast Debate orchestrated by Policy Forum on the final Friday of November 2023, Fundikila Wazambi, Senior Program Researcher at the Legal and Human Rights Centre, delivered a compelling presentation that brought to the fore disconcerting revelations regarding the profound economic and social repercussions of gender-based violence (GBV).

Insightful discussions on addressing Illicit Financial Flows through Xspaces

Submitted by Web Master on 20 October 2023

A thought-provoking dialogue on Illicit Financial Flows (IFFs) took place yesterday in an event organized by Policy Forum and JamiiForums through Xspaces. Renowned speakers, including Francis Kairu from Tax Justice Network Africa, Norah Kawiche, a PhD Candidate at the University of Dar es Salaam specializing in International Taxation, and Dr.

Illicit Financial Flows Threaten Africa's Resource-Rich Potential

Submitted by Web Master on 2 October 2023

Renowned for its vast mineral wealth, Africa remains a significant source of fiscal revenues and holds a crucial position in global mineral reserves. Nonetheless, the continent grapples with the challenge of translating its abundant resources into sustained prosperity for its citizens, with Illicit Financial Flows (IFFs) emerging as a formidable obstacle.

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