PISCCA Fund : Launch of the first batch of projects and organization of a capacity-building workshop for PISCCA grantees
Going beyond the funding of small-scale projects, the PISCCA Fund has the objective of strengthening the capacities of the Tanzanian civil society organizations.
It is in this framework that the French Embassy to Tanzania signed in December 2016 a subsidy agreement with the Foundation for Civil Society with the overall objective of offering a technical support to the PISCCA Fund grantees during the implementation of their projects.
It is in this context that he first project management training for the PISCCA grantees was took place form the 16th to the 18th of January 2017 in Dar es Salaam. Organized by the French Embassy in collaboration with the Foundation for Civil Society, the training aimed at strengthening the capacities of the grantees on 3 essential pillars of project implementation: “budget management”, “project cycle” and “monitoring and evaluation”.
The beneficiaries of this training are the 6 Tanzanian civil society organizations selected for the first batch of PISCCA grants, in 2016:
- Friends of Lake Tanganyika (FOLT) for a project aiming at training small community-based enterprises in producing sustainable charcoal and energy-efficient stoves in Kigoma region
- Medical Women Association of Tanzania (MEWATA) for a youth empowerment project on reproductive health in high schools and universities in Iringa Region
- Tanzania Support for Women Rights (TASUWORI) for a project aiming at strengthening CSO’s capacity in Morogoro region for a better participation in local public policy formulation
- Uigizaji na Ngoma za Asili (UNA) for a project empowering out of school youth on reproductive health in Dar es Salaam
- White orange youth (WOY) for a project empowering local communities to address gender-based violence in Kilimanjaro region
- Zanzibar Climate Change Alliance (ZACCA) for a project aiming at enhancing networking and training Zanzibar CSOs on climate change
The end of this training marked the official launch of The 6 PISCCA projects.
A second training will be organized for the second batch of PISCCA grantees, which will be selected in 2017.
For more information about the French Embassy to Tanzania’s PISCCA Fund: http://www.ambafrance-tz.org/PISCCA-Fund