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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…

CSOs Contribute TZS 79m to Govt for Covid-19 Fight

On 8th April 2020, Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) combined forces to support Government initiatives in the fight against the Covid-19 outbreak in Tanzania. Collectively the CSOs raised over TZS79 million. The funds were handed over to the National Relief Fund through the Prime Minister’s Office. The CSOs that contributed the funds are Foundation for Civil Society (FCS), Legal Services Facility, (LSF), Women Fund Tanzania Trust, Save the Children, African Philanthropy Network (APN), Wajibu Institute, Twaweza, Tanzania Women Lawyers Association (TAWLA) and Children’s Dignity Forum. This was a show of solidarity from…

FCS‘s Fight against FGM for a Better Future

Every year, 6th February is recognized globally as theInternational Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). The day aims to create awareness, amplify and direct the efforts on the elimination of this practice by various stakeholders. FGM is recognized internationally as a violation of the human rights of girls and women and is a form of gender discrimination. FGM also violates a person's rights to health, security and physical integrity, the right to be free from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, and the right to life when…

CSOs Call for Inclusion of Marginalised Communities in Upcoming Elections

Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) promote citizen participation and accountability in the electoral processes through engagement with electoral authorities and its stakeholders for the enhancement of democratic governance. This was said during the CSOs Directors Forum discussion entitled ‘The Role of Civil Society in Democratic Elections’.The event that was organized by the Foundation for Civil Society (FCS) brought together CSO directors from Dar es Salaam and neighboring regions for dialogue and capacity strengthening of CSOs on democratic elections. The event took place on 7th February 2020. The session aimed to enhance…

What is at the core of case verification? : Measuring the results and outcomes of program interventions

Foundation for Civil Society’s core niche is working with organizations implementing interventions at grass-root levels as the majority of citizens reside in these areas.  In ensuring that interventions achieve the desired results and outcomes in line with the strategic plan, results from programs are compiled using a case-based system. This system was piloted immediately after the revision of the theory of change and the Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, and Learning (MERL) framework and it includes the following levels of cases; Unverified changes from grantees reports or monitoring visits referred to as…

FCS Trains its 151 Grantees on Project Reporting

Foundation for Civil Society (FCS) grantees submit periodic reports on the progress of project interventions implemented in their various geographical and thematic areas. The reports ensure that the outcomes and results of inventions are well documented. The reports highlight the data collected and the narrative of the issues that arise during implementation. These reports inform FCS on the outcomes, results, cases (impact stories) from the ground. From 23 to 24 January 2020, FCS capacitated 151 of its grantees implementing various projects across Tanzania on project reporting. The training was organized…