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CEDESOTA Increasing Women Access to Land Ownership

Members of Women Land Forum (WLF) in Valeska village in Arumeru District in Arusha Region Community Economic Development and Social Transformation (CEDESOTA) has been able to conduct a Women’s Right to Own Land intervention in five wards in Arumeru District. The wards include; Leguruki, King'ori and Malula, Marori, Makiba and Mbugani in 26 villages. CEDESOTA conducted awareness campaigns and trainings for community members encouraging Meru women to own land to achieve economic development and financial freedom.  Even when the Tanzanian law provides that women can own land, customs and traditions require…

Child Marriages Still a challenge among the Maasai community

A students school club formed through CWCD interventions in Arusha2 Child Marriages, Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) are among the challenges that face many girls in Maasai communities in Arusha Region. A great number of Maasai girls are affected by these harmful traditional practices which hinder them from achieving their dreams of learning in advancing academically.  Different stakeholders in collaboration with the Government both at the National and local levels have been taking various steps to ensure that communities are aware of the oppressive harmful practices so that attitude towards the…

FCS introduced to New Leadership in SHIVYAWATA

Francis Kiwanga, Foundation for Civil Society Executive Director  introduced to new appointed leaders in SHIVYAWATA On 25 January 2021, Foundation for Civil Society (FCS) held a meeting with Shirikisho la Vyama vya Watu Wenye Ulemavu Tanzania (SHIVYAWATA) for an introduction meeting with the latter’s new leadership. Ernest Kimaya is the elected Chairperson of SHIVYAWATA. The meeting comprised of FCS members including its Executive Director Francis Kiwanga, its Programs Manager Francis Uhadi and its Program Officer Eveline Mchau with the SHIVYWATA new Leadership team. FCS has been supporting social inclusion interventions…

CSOs Play Vital role in Development Declares Deputy Minister

Deputy Minister of Health,Community Development,Gender,Elderly and Children Hon. Dr. Godwin Oloyce Mollel saying a word during a strategic meeting of NGOs and the Ministry. Dr. Godwin Mollel, the Deputy Minister responsible for Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children has called upon NGOs and the government to work together towards adopting a cross-cutting tracking system which will help monitor the important contributions of the civil society in the country. Dr. Mollel made this statement as the Guest of Honor during the closing ceremony of the two-day Stakeholders Meeting in Dar Es…

NGOs Make Whopping TZS 279 Billon Contribution to Development Sector

Aidan Eyakuze, Twaweza Executive Director presenting on the contribution of NGOs to National Development. Civil society organizations in the country have contributed a staggering 279 billion shillings, in just three years, hence playing a key role to the development sector and the overall Tanzanian economy.   Aidan Eyakuze, the Executive Director of Twaweza, quoted these figures as the main speaker during a session on ‘The contribution of NGOs in the development of the nation’ which took place at the two-day national stakeholders and engagement meeting between Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and the…

FCS launches the Rapid Response Clinic for CSOs

Foundation for Civil Society facilitated a Training of Trainers (TOTs) session on Legal Compliance Governing Civil Society Organizations in Tanzania to 25 participants from civil society organizations (CSOs) from 26th to 27th November 2020 in Dar es Salaam. The capacity building session is part of the Rapid Response Programmes’s remedial response to address the challenge faced by CSOs in compliance-related issues. The recently launched programme is regarded as on one of the feasible strategies of addressing, in optimal level, operational challenges which some of the non-governmental organizations (NGOs) are currently…

15 FCS Funded Organizations Implementing social Inclusion interventions Trained in Report writing 

Foundation for Civil Society (FCS) conducted a two-day learning session from 29th – 30th October 2020 to its 15 grantees implementing social inclusion interventions, particularly in the electoral circle to ensure the optimal participation of People with Disabilities in 2020 Tanzanian general elections. The FCS funded organizations are Disabled Peoples Organizations (DPO) and People with Disabilities Organizations (PDO). The learning session is part of a FCS's continued efforts to build the capacity of its grantees to equip them with skills to capture reports change stories verified and well documented along…

CSO Resource Center Launched

On 2nd October 2020, FCS launched the Civil Society Resource Center in Dodoma. The event was officiated by the registrar of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) Ms Vickness Mayao. The Centre is a one-stop centre for information and knowledge hub for different stakeholders; local communities Civil Society Organizations, policymakers, private sector, academic and research institutions, government officials, the international community, citizens, etc., to access, embrace, learn and support the work for the civil societies and philanthropy in Tanzania. FCS Board Chairperson Giving a remark The Centre is a hub for relevant information…

FCS Mitigation strategies of Covid-19

As countries continue to navigate the rapidly evolving outbreak of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), it is essential for Foundation for Civil Society (FCS) to take measures to support initiatives in fighting against the pandemic. FCS is currently working with over 150 grantees in Tanzania Mainland and Zanzibar at national and grassroots levels hence, our uttermost concern is for citizen especially the marginalized who are closely engaged during the implementation of interventions. FCS is working in various thematic areas. The outbreak of the virus has introduced new challenges globally, in East…

Giving Tuesday campaign to support healthcare workers protection launched

The Foundation for Civil Society (FCS) has launched the Giving Tuesday campaign to support the protection of healthcare workers in Tanzania. The focus of this year’s campaign is the acquisition of personal protective equipment (PPE) for healthcare workers in Tanzania as an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by Covid-19. The campaign invites stakeholders and the public to donate funds or PPE supplies (masks, gloves, goggles, overalls, hand sanitizer, and hand soap) to healthcare workers who are at the frontline of the war against the Covid-19 pandemic.   The…