The week is to be held in the country’s capital, Dodoma between October 22 and 26, this year and is expected to bring on board more than 500 civil society organisations (CSOs) from across the country, according to the organisers.
The annual event is organised by the Foundation for Civil Society in collaboration with key partners and other stakeholders in the sector.
Speaking yesterday in Dar es Salaam at the Editor’s Forum, executive director of the Foundation for Civil Society, Francis Kiwanga said that week will provide a platform for the CSOs to showcase their activities and their roles in scaling up the industrialisation agenda.
“It will be a good avenue for CSOs to dialogue with key players including decision makers on how they can contribute to the industrialisation agenda,” Kiwanga said, citing effective engagements, improve relations and use of information, increased visibility, collaborations and partnerships as among other outcomes of the week-long event.
According to him, the Foundation for Civil Society has empowered more than 5,000 CSOs in Tanzania Mainland and Zanzibar for the past 15 years. During that time, the foundation has dished out more than 200bn/- grants to CSOs in terms of small, medium and strategic grants.