This section provides links to an assortment of materials to help build the capacity of Civil Society Organisations
The Tanzanian Advocacy Partnership Program
The Tanzanian Advocacy Partnership Program (TAPP) implemented by Pact-Tanzania from November 2001 to September 2005 was designed to strengthen the capacity of civil society organizations (CSOs) to articulate and represent public interests to the government of Tanzania on selected health, environment, and private-sector policy issues, while fostering an enabling environment for CSO-government partnerships. This video highlights the work of 4 TAPP partners: Jipeni Moyo Women and Community Organization (JIMOWACO), HakiKazi Catalyst, Youth Cultural and Information Centre (YCIC) and SHAVITA.
Note: Hakikazi Catalyst appears at the end of part 1 and the beginning of part 2
Part 1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=woNhD8a61h0
Part 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_ydhfxWiI8
Part 3 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d94idq4sIKA
part 4 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KqJkcVACUIo
Emmanuel Kallonga – DEMOCRATIC POLICY FORMULATION AND IMPLEMENTATION: Encouraging Participation Through Policy Dialogue/Discussion [Hakikazi Catalyst].
“If promoted properly, policy dialogue can become an enabling means that ensures CHOICE and VOICE, particularly for poor people, are included in policy making processes.”
Now available through docstoc and also from this website … more
The Science of Scientific Writing
A classic 1990 paper by George D. Gopen, and Judith A. Swan
If the reader is to grasp what the writer means, the writer must understand what the reader needs
Science is often hard to read. Most people assume that its difficulties are born out of necessity, out of the extreme complexity of scientific concepts, data and analysis. We argue here that complexity of thought need not lead to impenetrability of expression; we demonstrate a number of rhetorical principles that can produce clarity in communication without oversimplifying scientific issues. The results are substantive, not merely cosmetic: Improving the quality of writing actually improves the quality of thought.
See the video through the link
African Forum and Network on Debt and Development Afrodad is a civil society organisation born of a desire to secure lasting solutions to Africa’s mounting debt problem which has impacted negatively on the continent’s development process. Publications page – several papers on Tanzania