Daraja expressed its dissapointment with the BAE for paying the Tanzanian government £29.5m for education as settlement to the fraud case that was launched two years ago. Read more
Daraja reported in its Kwanza Jamii newspaper, that residents of Magoda village (20kms from Njombe town) grew tired of waiting for a government funded water project and decided to take the matter in their own hands. They paid for the project and did all the work themselves. Read More
Uwazi in collaboration with AcT is working towards strengthening of Tanzania’s statistics through their joint project of Independent Statistics Review. A website is being developed that will feature in depth reports on various areas of statistics. Read more
The Open Budgets Blog is an interesting site to read on issues related to accountability and CSOs working on governance matters. AcT would like to encourage its partners to visit the blog in order to get more insight into areas that are related to your work. Click here to visit the blog.
The Outcome Mapping Community is an interesting site for organisations that use the Outcome Mapping Approach in their reporting. The provides a forum for debates/discussions on latest issues sorrounding outcome mapping, research papers, articles and upcoming events among others. Click here to read more.
Oxfam’s ‘Chukua Hatua’ project uses Model of Change (MoC) as one of the approaches to bring about active change for Tanzanian’s to claim their rights. Read More
The Documentary on Albinism titled “Hawa ni Wenzetu” which was founded by Ms. Sarita Bingeman under the AcT Programme was completed in mid 2010. The documentary was aired on TBC and a radio production of the same was aired on TBC Taifa and Radio Free Africa. In addition Mobile Video Units aired the documentary across rural areas in Tobora, Mwanza, Shinyanga, Kagera, Kigoma and Mara. On an average, 83,000 people have viewed the documentary in each region (it was aired in approximately 181 locations across the 6 regions).
The documentary helped viewers in rural areas to understand the cause of Albinism and stop the discrimination against Albinos. “Before, I didn’t know why someone is albino and I thought you should not get too close to them. Now I know that it is a medical condition which you cannot catch and that they are like us” said a viewer in Kishapu District, Shinyanga. Asked why people were albino before the screening of the documentary, a viewer in Muleba District, Kagera Region said it was because: “they (albinos) were coming from “wachwezi” (people who died a longtime ago). After seeing the documentary he had changed his opinion and said: “it’s an inheritance of genes from both parents.”
Copies of the documentary are available at our offices for viewing.
Actionaid Tanzania has set up the Tanzania Land Portal which aims to provide information on issues related to land and discuss current affairs in that area. To learn more and share your thoughts on land related discussions, click here
Oxfam Tanzania has produced an Outcome Mapping Manual aimed at introducing the tools of OM to organisations that want to achieve results. The manual provides useful information on monitoring and data collection in a user friendly format. Download manual
To read more on governance and public opinion on various issues around the world, follow the World Bank Blog
Read more about CSOs in Tanzania as well as those in our neighbouring countries by visiting the International Budget Partnership website