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2017 AMI Declaration- Declaration of the 8th Alternative Mining Indaba “Making Natural Resources Work for the People: Domestication of the Africa Mining Vision: From Vision to Reality’’

Submitted by Web Master on 9 February 2017

We, representatives of over 450 members of faith-based organisations, civil society organisations, community based organisations, Pan African networks and organisations, labour movements, women movements, human rights activists, media, students from African countries and our international partners met on February 6–8, 2017 in Cape Town to share experience, lessons and deliberate on the role and the impacts of extractives on communities, national economies, the environment and society at large.

Transfer Pricing in the Extractive Sector in Tanzania

Submitted by Web Master on 5 December 2016

Tax avoidance is one of the biggest economic issues of our time. According to International Monetary Fund (IMF), developing countries currently lose $ 100- $ 300 billion of tax revenue through tax avoidance. One among many reasons for such a problem is inefficient taxation of extractive activities and the inability to fight abuses of transfer pricing by multinational enterprises. This was said in Dar es Salaam in the last breakfast debate of Policy Forum (PF) slated for November 25, 2016.

Notice of Policy Forum Secretariat Office Closure

Submitted by Web Master on 2 December 2016

Kindly be informed that Policy Forum offices will be closed from Monday November 5th to Thursday  8th December for our Annual Retreat 2016.

The office will be opened and resume its regular activities and operations on Tuesday,13th December 2016.

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

We encourage you all to send us any pressing/urgent matters to the PF Secretariat Office via +255 782 317434. All other matters will be addressed when our offices re-open on 13 December, 2016

Actors have been called to work with the Government in addressing local authorities' challenges

Submitted by Web Master on 24 November 2016

Mafinga member of Parliament, Hon. Cosato Chumi, has called upon actors to collaborate in addressing challenges that are faced by Local Government Authorities (LGAs). Opening a training workshop on the roles and responsibilities of Councilors held on the 22nd to 26th November 2016, he said that the government cannot address all these challenges alone and it needs efforts from non-state actors such as civil society organisations (CSOs).

Stakeholders Call for Implementation of Decentralization by Devolution (D by D) Principle.

Submitted by Web Master on 16 November 2016

Stakeholders have called on the Central Government to honor and implement the Decentralization by Devolution (D by D) principle which empowers Local government Authorities (LGAs) to raise own sources and make allocations based on the prioritized needs of the society, to effectively implement the development plans. This call was made during the Policy Forum breakfast debate titled “Local Governance Oversight Challenges: Anecdotes from the ground” held on 28th October 2016.

CSOs Urged to Increase Efforts towards Public Awareness on the Constitution

Submitted by Web Master on 6 November 2016

Members of the Standing Committee on Constitution and Legal Affairs Committee have commended the work of Policy Forum’s Local Government Working Group members in preparing a booklet that will help sensitize citizens on the constitutional review process  entitled "Mwelekeo wa katiba Mpya Tanzania: Tulipotoka, Tulipo na Tuendako" The appreciation was expressed during the launch of the publication that took place on the 6th of November 2016 at the African Dreams Hotel in Dodoma.

Notice of Policy Forum Secretariat Office Closure

Submitted by Web Master on 4 November 2016

Kindly be informed that Policy Forum offices will be closed from Monday November 7th to Friday 11th November for our Policy Week Engagement in Dodoma.

The office will be opened and resume its regular activities and operations on Monday ,14th November 2016.

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

We encourage you all to send us any pressing/urgent matters to the PF Secretariat Office by end day today (Friday) by email (info@policyforum.or.tz), phone (2780200). All other matters will be addressed when our offices re-open on 14 November.

Civil Society Convenes National Conference on Extractive Industry

Submitted by Web Master on 25 October 2016

On October 26 and 27, 2016, HakiRasilimali Coalition in collaboration with its members: HakiMadini, Interfaith Standing Committee, Policy Forum, ONGEA and Governance Humbly Links will organize a national conference on extractive Industry to be held at Blue Pearl Ubungo Plaza Hotel, Dar es Salaam. A two day conference will commence at 8:00am.

The conference aims to broadening information sharing to build awareness and provide lessons on advocacy strategies in mining, oil and gas economies.

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