NEWS

POLICY FORUM’S COMMUNITY RADIO PROGRAMMES ON EXTRACTIVE AND ACCOUNTABILITY

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In 2017 Policy Forum intends to use community radio stations to inform and raise awareness of the targeted community on issues related to extractive industry, gender, social development goals, accountability and policies related to public resources.

Four community radio stations located in Lindi, Mtwara, Iringa and Kahama have been employed to broadcast PF’s agenda through their programmes. The stations are Mashujaa FM (Lindi), Safari FM (Mtwara), Ebony FM (Iringa) and Kahama FM (Kahama). The radio programmes will commence from the mid-April to November 2017.

Civic Actors Have Urged the Tanzanian Government to Uphold Freedom of Expression

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                                                                     Photo:Participants discussing at their round tables

Position Statement: Budget 2017/18

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Overview

The current financial year is soon ending and discussions on the 2017/18 budget to be concluded in June 2017 are already underway. As usual, we, the members of the Policy Forum (PF) Budget Working Group would like to take this opportunity to share our views regarding the performance of the 2016/17 fiscal year to inform the ongoing deliberations on the national budget, the second under the administration of President John Magufuli.

Non-State Actors Communiqué on Livestock Sector Development in Tanzania

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A Call to Action

In this communiqué, the undersigned Non-State Actors (civil society,pastoralist, research, private, farmers’ unions and other stakeholders) champion a call to action and outline recommendations on livestock policy advocacy strategies that take into consideration the unique conditions and opportunities of the livestock sector development in Tanzania. To read more click here.

Policy Forum's New Board Members 2017

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                                   Outgoing Board Members

2017 AMI Declaration- Declaration of the 8th Alternative Mining Indaba “Making Natural Resources Work for the People: Domestication of the Africa Mining Vision: From Vision to Reality’’

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We, representatives of over 450 members of faith-based organisations, civil society organisations, community based organisations, Pan African networks and organisations, labour movements, women movements, human rights activists, media, students from African countries and our international partners met on February 6–8, 2017 in Cape Town to share experience, lessons and deliberate on the role and the impacts of extractives on communities, national economies, the environment and society at large.

Agro-processing: a means of curbing revenue loss from the Tanzanian agricultural sector.

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Stakeholders have called upon the government to resort to the creation of agro-processing businesses and rural  agro -based  industries as a means of increasing revenues and reducing import bills through value addition. This call was made during the Policy Forum breakfast debate held on 27th January 2017, Dar es Salaam

Citizens Budget 2016/17 Issued by the Ministry of Finance in Collaboration with Policy Forum

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The 2016/2017 edition of the Citizens’ Budget intends to provide a simple and clear overview of 2016/17 Government Budget in a more transparent manner, as it was for the previous editions1. Essentially, Government Budget is the annual estimates of revenue and expenses prepared by Government. It is a fundamental tool that the Government uses to translate its policy decisions into actions politically, socially and economically.

Office Closure for Holiday Season

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Kindly be informed that Policy Forum Secretariat office will be closed for Christmas and New Year Holiday from 21st  December 2016 to 9th January 2017.

The office will be opened and resume its regular activities and operations on Monday 9th January 2016.               

We apologize in advance for any inconvenience that this may cause.                         

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