Policy Forum (Tanzania)
Policy Forum is a network of NGOs which was founded in 2003, incorporated as a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) under the Non Governamental Organizations Act, 2002 made under Section 11 (1) and 17 (2) of Act No.24 of 2002. Their growing membership currently includes over 70 non-governmental organizations registered in Tanzania. They are drawn together by their specific interest in influencing policy processes to enhance poverty reduction, equity and democratization.
They strive to increase informed civil society participation in decisions and actions that determine how policies affect ordinary Tanzanians, particularly the most disadvantaged. To enhance their effectiveness they have narrowed the focus of their work to 3 main activity clusters. These are Local Governance, Public Money and Active Citizens' Voice.
They are a member-led network and therefore their highest decision-making body is the General Assembly made up of all voting members of the network. Their activities are overseen by a Board of Directors, elected by Policy Forum members to serve for a 2-year term of office and mandated to lead on the implementation of their activities. The Board members manages a small Secretariat office set up to coordinate, facilitate, monitor and report on the activities of the network.See more