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 facing with regards to allegations of violating some statutory compliance requirements.

The training aims to build a team of facilitators from across the country with the ability to support CSOs fill critical gaps in the procedural requirements of compliance to serve NGOs (and other CSOs).

The objectives of the sessions were;

  1. To build the capacity of TOTs to support CSO addressing specific needs regarding statutory compliance of rules and regulations governing the CSOs sector, particularly NGOs and Societies.
  2. To support CSOs bridging knowledge gaps on legal frameworks governing the civil society sector in Tanzania – legal empowerment, self-assertive, sustainability and preventive approach.
  3. To build the capacity of TOTs to facilitate CSOs generate advocacy issues, especially on the applicability of laws to CSOs.

The programme is designed in such a way that, it will address both control and prevention measures that NGOs and other CSOs could adopt resilience and other possible measures to avoid or mitigate risks of being exposed to vulnerability of legal compliances.

The programme will be rolled out throughout the country in 2021.