Tanzania 2021

Change Africa Trust

Citizen Engagement


To promote government accountability by educating and mobilizing citizens to support human rights and constitutional reform. The organization will carry out an online campaign promoting citizen participation, human rights, and political reform using social media, enabling citizens to engage freely on major issues that are not often discussed in Tanzania.

Tanzania Bora Initative

Ajenda ya Vijana (Tanzania Youth Agenda)


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.

The Chanzo Initiative Company Limited

Increasing Access to Information through Local Journalism


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.

The Zanzibar Fighting Against Youth Challenges Organization

Engaging Youth to Expand Civic Space


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.

WAJIBU Institute of Public Accountability

Amka Tuongee: Strengthening Accountability through the Media


To enhance the capacity of editors and journalists to report on public financial accountability issues and increase citizen’s engagement in public accountability matters. The organization will conduct media training sessions on how to report on and provide analysis of oversight institution reports, carry out quarterly 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


To strengthen women journalists’ capacity to manage digital threats. The organization will train 75 women journalists in five regions of Tanzania on digital threats and how to manage their digital security. It will publish a handbook on digital security in Swahili for women journalists and program participants on key technology issues.