Why Hold the CSO Week?

This theme places greater emphasis on partnership. It proposes that, for Tanzania to achieve its development vision and attain a level of growth envisioned in the sustainable development goals, important pillars in delivering this growth must get better at working with each other.

Practically, this implies that the 2019 CSO Week will target its greatest efforts towards ensuring the optimum participation of actors from sectors as diverse as feasible. The agenda will also be directed towards ensuring that these multi-sectoral actors are made a critical part of new collectives geared towards delivering development.

2019 Theme:
Progress Through Partnership: Collaboration as a driver for development in Tanzania

This theme places greater emphasis on partnership. It proposes that, for Tanzania to achieve its development vision and attain a level of growth envisioned in the sustainable development goals, important pillars in delivering this growth must get better at working with each other.

Practically, this implies that the 2019 CSO Week will target its greatest efforts towards ensuring the optimum participation of actors from sectors as diverse as feasible. The agenda will also be directed towards ensuring that these multi-sectoral actors are made a critical part of new collectives geared towards delivering development.

Event History

"A key moment was when the Minister in the Prime Minister's Office responsible for Policy, Parliamentary Affairs, Labour, Employment, Youth and the Disabled, Hon. Jenista Mhagama, remarked as she made her opening speech at the commemoration of FCS’ 15th anniversary that previous engagements FCS made with parliamentarians were useful in strengthening the relationship between the two parties. Hon. Mhagama went ahead to propose that FCS should re-introduce the periodic parliamentary visits."

Jenista

In its present strategy period (2016 – 2020), FCS has continued to reflect on, among other things, ways and mechanisms to deepen the impact of civil society work, catalyze more effective partnerships with the private sector as a financial sustainability strategy and ensure the CSOs are effectively serving excluded, marginalized and vulnerable populations in the interest of inclusive development.

These efforts are well aligned with the primary motivation for holding the CSO Week 2018, which was to respond to tensions that were observed between government and the civil society sector.

A key moment in this process was when the Minister in the Prime Minister's Office responsible for Policy, Parliamentary Affairs, Labour, Employment, Youth and the Disabled, Hon. Jenista Mhagama, remarked as she made her opening speech at the commemoration of FCS’ 15th anniversary that previous engagements FCS made with parliamentarians were useful in strengthening the relationship between the two parties. Hon. Mhagama went ahead to propose that FCS should re-introduce the periodic parliamentary visits.