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Ambassador of the Kingdom of Netherlands in Tanzania Visits Policy Forum

Submitted by Web Master on 5 December 2017

H.E Jeroen Verheul , Ambassador of the Kingdom of Netherlands in Tanzania today paid a courtsey call on Policy Forum to familiarise with the work of the network and to learn more about Civil Society advocacy efforts in Tanzania.

On the right is PF Coordinator Semkae Kilonzo , H.E Jeroen Verheul (Middle) and on the left is Neema Matafu, Embassy of Netherlands Policy Officer for Public Administration and Economic Policies.

Policy Forum's Community Radio Programs on Extractives and Accountability

Submitted by Web Master on 20 April 2017

In 2017 Policy Forum intends to use community radio stations to inform and raise awareness of the targeted community on issues related to extractive industry, gender, social development goals, accountability and policies related to public resources.

Four community radio stations located in Lindi, Mtwara, Iringa and Kahama have been employed to broadcast PF’s agenda through their programmes. The stations are Mashujaa FM (Lindi), Safari FM (Mtwara), Ebony FM (Iringa) and Kahama FM (Kahama). The radio programmes will commence from the mid-April to November 2017.

Public Private Partnerships at the local level: a catalyst for development?

Submitted by Web Master on 8 June 2016

The government has been called upon to strongly support Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) at the local level so that local authorities and their staff can become more focused on their core mandate of providing essential services to the public as the private sector complements these efforts by helping to reduce the financial and technical resource gap needed for socio-economic development.

Policy Forum Members Pay Visit to the National Economic and Empowerment Council (NEEC)

Submitted by Web Master on 21 March 2016

The government is determined to put in place robust strategies that will help promote community engagement in all sectors of the Tanzanian economy, the country's National Economic and Empowerment Council (NEEC) said last week.

Speaking at a meeting with Policy Forum members, Neema Lugakingira, the Acting Director of Local Content and Investments at NEEC said that in order to promote efficiency, the government has moved its local content enhancement work to the Prime Minister's Office.

What can Civil Society Organizations Expect in the New Government?

Submitted by Web Master on 20 November 2015

Policy Forum decided to dedicate October’s breakfast debate to the issue of CSO engagement with the newly-elected administration. Titled “What Civil Society Organizations Expect in the New Government?,” the debate on Friday 30th October, 2015 focused on the manifeso that CSOs produced as part of their citizen sensitization programmes.

East Africa by the Numbers: Taking a Regional View with Tanzanian Parliamentarians

Submitted by Web Master on 19 June 2014

The Society for International Development (SID) recently shared with Tanzanian parliamentarians new information about East Africa in a bid to create awareness about the progress towards achieving harmonious growth and equity in the region.

Presenting a report entitled The State of East Africa 2013.  Mr. Aidan Eyakuze, the Associate Director of SID said that the concepts of inclusiveness and equity are fundamental to the integration process and economic development of the region.

Governance and the Post-2015 development framework: a civil society proposal

Submitted by Web Master on 14 February 2014

Policy Forum is supporting efforts to ensure that transparency, accountability and participation are at the heart of the United Nations’ Post-2015 framework. The network has joined groups such as Transparency International, the International Budget Partnership, CAFOD, Save the Children, Integrity Action, Development Initiatives, Publish What You Fund and Global Witness to formulate this framework that will succeed the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

Statement By Mr. John Ulanga, Executive Director, The Foundation For Civil Society, On Behalf Of Non-State Actors During The Opening Session Of The Poverty Policy Week, 25th November, 2013 At The Mwalimu Nyerere International Conference Centre

Submitted by Web Master on 25 November 2013

First of all, I would like to take this opportunity to convey our sincere appreciation as civil society organizations to be given an opportunity to give a short statement during this opening ceremony of the Poverty Policy Week for the year 2013.  This invitation is considered as yet another positive gesture by our Government in valuing the contribution and partnership of civil society organizations in the fight against poverty and attainment of the development goals of our country. 

Investments in Cashew nut Production can Open a Door to Poverty Reduction in Tanzania

Submitted by Web Master on 28 March 2013

Projections for demand  growth show the demand for cashew kernels will move up rapidly high before the end of the decade.The World needs an increase of 9% per year to meet demand and Africa, which produces 43% of Cashews, is the only region that can supply this. In terms of quality and value, research shows that Tanzania produces one of the best chashew nuts in the world which is exported to India.

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