How PETs has improved learning environment

With support from Foundation for Civil Society (FCS) Kijogoo facilitated the formation of a Public Expenditure Tracking Surveys (PETs) committee. The members of the committee were elected by people in the village community meeting. Also, they were later trained on PETs techniques and on best ways to obtain information on income and expenditure in schools.  The aim was to ensure citizenry in Mahenge are aware and enabled to monitor the expenditure of public fund and other resources available in schools to ensure the school-initiated projects keep accepted standard and value…

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Peace Building and Conflict Management

This strategic focus area aims at contributing to harmonious and peaceful coexistence amongst communities and various people groups in Tanzania. It puts emphasis on strengthening capacities for dialogue and conflict resolution among citizens to contribute to peaceful engagement and coexistence in all key social, political and economic areas. Under the current Strategic Plan 2016-2020, Foundation for Civil Society has incorporated this new sub-strategy in order to promote peace maintenance and conflict management under the broader outcome area of Good Governance. This strategic area adds a new focus on dialogue and…

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Volunteerism fuelling grassroots CSOs in Tanzania

There is one common modus operandi (Mode of Operation) in major national Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) that cuts across many CSOs operating in different areas in Tanzania. The mode of operation involves using volunteers to reach grassroots communities during the implementation of project interventions.  In due time, the volunteers become champions of a particular intervention or cause, educators and mobilizers within the communities. Despite differences in these CSOs, Volunteerism is the one thing that probably identifies many CSOs in the whole Sector. It doesn’t matter how remote a community is…

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Working Together for Peace

With the support of the Foundation for Civil Society (FCS), Tanzania Initiative for Social and Economic Relief(TISER) implemented an intervention on peace management and conflict resolution in Mvomero district in Morogoro region. The success of the intervention is a result of TISER working closely with members of the Police force in Mvomero district. Approaches such as formative capacity building, sensitization, and facilitation of sports events especially in mobilizing community members were used. How the Police Force was involved The Police force is responsible for keeping peace in the communities. During…

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We have Our Smiles Back

Introduction With support from the Foundation for Civil Society (FCS), Caritas Tabora designed an intervention to raise awareness and sensitize the community on the rights of People with Albinism in the Tabora Municipality. The project birthed pathways to address the plight of albinos and helped them navigate through challenges. Further, it aimed to offer not just makeshift but long-term solutions.  In that sense, a number of stakeholders were largely engaged in the project and a different intervention was used to deliver the message and achieve the intended goal. Among the…

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Resolving local tensions for sustainable peace

With the support of Foundation for Civil Society (FCS), Tanzania Initiative for Social and Economic Relief (TISER) implemented an intervention on peacebuilding and conflict resolutions through advancing inclusive management of land and land resources. The intervention was implemented in Mvomero District, 132 km from Morogoro Township in Morogoro region where more than often land was at the center of local tensions leading to conflicts mainly between pastoralists and farmers.     local leaders capacitated in handling conflicts It was observed that unchecked signs of tensions often lead to full-blown conflicts,…

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CSO and LGAs Collaboration improve monitoring in agriculture sector in Tunduru district.

It is the responsibility of citizen and stakeholders in the agriculture sector to track public resources for agriculture allocated to their communities through ensuring that resources are properly allocated, managed and monitored, this also includes monitoring the performance of cooperatives and agribusiness inputs supply mechanism set by the government.   In light of this, Tunduru Paralegal Centre (TUPACE), a grassroots Civil Society Organisation (CSO) has been working for two years to strengthen the citizens’ involvement and participation in Public Expenditure Tracking Systems (PETS) in the agriculture sector in Tunduru district,…

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How PETs has improved learning environment

Introduction With support from Foundation for Civil Society (FCS) Kijogoo facilitated the formation of a Public Expenditure Tracking Surveys (PETs) committee. The members of the committee were elected by people in the village community meeting. Also, they were later trained on PETs techniques and on best ways to obtain information on income and expenditure in schools.  The aim was to ensure citizenry in Mahenge are aware and enabled to monitor the expenditure of public fund and other resources available in schools to ensure the school-initiated projects keep accepted standard and…

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Mahenge Championing Openness in Chikuti Village

The project The Foundation for Civil Society (FCS) supported Kijogoo Group for Community Development to conduct a project on Public Expenditure Tracking System/Survey in Chikuti village, which is in Msogezi ward in Mahenge, Ulanga district about 230 kilometers from Morogoro Township in the Morogoro region. The project aimed at promoting and increasing accountability and transparency on the use of public resources. Amongst other activities, the project intended to build the capacity of communities and local leaders to effectively use village meetings to follow up on how public resources are used.…

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Improved inclusion, and social welfare for PWDs

With the support from Foundation for Civil Society, Tanzania League for the Blind (TLB) has been advocating for the rights of People with Disabilities (PWDs) to access important services. Unlike others, PWDs have special needs to help them live like other people without disabilities. This project on advocacy for the rights of PWDs has helped People with Disabilities live decent and improved lives and supports their inclusion. Before, PWDs were largely seen as non-productive or contributing members of the society thus relegated to the margins of community’s socio-economic spheres.  …

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