Tanzania 2021

Tanzania Bora Initative

Ajenda ya Vijana (Tanzania Youth Agenda)

$73,520

To facilitate youth participation in political and public life through awareness-raising and advocacy of a youth agenda. The organization will identify a diverse group of young leaders to train and build awareness of young people’s political and economic interests. Young leaders will help produce programming and advocacy campaigns in collaboration with the young journalists and artists; track the implementation of campaign promises against their priorities, and collaborate with community leaders to mobilize youth to take part in the online conversations and grassroots dialogues organized by local authorities. Participants will also discuss their advocacy experiences, identifying challenges, opportunities for support, and learnings at a national youth summit at the end of the program.

 

Kengele Media Limited

Domokaya Satire News

$55,000

To promote freedom of expression and provide insightful coverage of current events using humor and satire. The organization will establish a satirical website that will regularly produce articles, cartoons, and video and audio content to provide humorous commentary and faux analysis on current events in Tanzania. The site will seek to engage a broad cross-section of Tanzanians to encourage national reflection and conversation on various domestic developments. With supplemental funds, the organization will continue to release daily and weekly articles, multiple daily cartoons on various themes, and a bimonthly video on relevant national developments. It will also introduce a new monthly comic story to recap monthly domestic events, and make design improvements on its website.

 

Center for Strategic Litigation

Strengthening Advocacy and Litigation to Defend Rule of Law and Civic Space

$118,490

To strengthen rule of law and constitutionalism in Tanzania through data-driven advocacy and strategic litigation. The organization will conduct research, improve documentation of developments in Tanzania, conduct advocacy related to its work, and engage in public interest litigation. The organization will also conduct research and investigate matters for potential litigation.

 

The Foundation for Civil Society

Civil Society Resource Center

$81,514

To enhance the strength and capacity of Tanzanian civil society. The organization will establish a Dodoma- and Zanzibar-based Civil Society Resource Centers to help Tanzanian civil society groups understand the legislation and regulations that govern and assist them to ensure appropriate compliance. The organization will also liaise with government officials to answer their questions about civil society.

 

The Zanzibar Fighting Against Youth Challenges Organization

Engaging Youth to Expand Civic Space in Zanzibar

$143,500

To engage young people in the promotion and expansion of civic space in Zanzibar. The organization will organize two trainings, one in Unguja and one in Pemba, to introduce student leaders to the legal frameworks governing civic space in Tanzania, advocacy strategies to promote reform, and new media tools that can assist with their efforts. The organization will then connect project participants with civil society groups, media, and activists trained under previous programs to identify prospects for collaboration and joint advocacy.

 

The Chanzo Initiative Company Limited

Increasing Access to Information through Local Journalism

$50,100

To increase access to reliable information on political and social issues in Tanzania. The organization will contract and train journalists from Dar es Salaam, Dodoma, Mwanza, and Zanzibar to conduct investigations and original reporting on a range of political and social national developments and publish them on its outlet. The organization will also engage subject-matter experts, opinion leaders, civil society organizations, and independent writers to produce opinion pieces and provide analysis of important events.

 

WAJIBU INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC ACCOUNTABILITY

Amka Tuongee: Strengthening Accountability through the Media

$58,000

To enhance the capacity of editors and journalists to report on public financial accountability issues. To increase citizen engagement in the country’s accountability agenda. The organization will conduct media training sessions on how to report on and provide analysis of oversight institution reports, carry out quarterly televised engagement sessions on accountability issues, develop radio programs on public financial accountability, and conduct a social media campaign

 

Zaina Foundation

Enhancing Digital Security among Female Journalists in Tanzania

$33,150

To strengthen women journalists’ capacity to manage digital threats. The organization will train 15 women journalists each in Arusha, Dar es Salaam, Dodoma, Tanga, and Zanzibar on digital threats and how to manage their digital security. It will also work with civil society groups in each of the cities to develop a digital security and information and communications technology policy.

 

Change Africa Trust

Citizen Engagement

$50,000

To promote government accountability by educating and mobilizing citizens to support constitutional reform. The organization will carry out an online campaign promoting citizen participation, accountability, and transparency using social media, enabling citizens to engage with policymakers on constitutional reform, accountable governance, and freedom of expression.