Tanzania

Progress as more African nations move towards joining the Open Government Partnership

More than 1500 reformers from government and civil society descended on London recently for the annual summit of the Open Government Partnership (OGP). Established in 2011, OGP has more than 60 member countries where government and civil society develop commitments to make governments more open, accountable, and responsive to citizens. Ahead of the summit, ONE partnered with…

And the winner of the 2013 ONE Africa Award is… ANSAF of Tanzania!

And the winner of the 2013 ONE Africa Award is… ANSAF of Tanzania!

I am very excited to announce that the winner of the 2013 ONE Africa Award is Agricultural Non-State Actors Forum (ANSAF) of Tanzania.   This afternoon I was joined by ONE co-founder Bono, CEO Michael Elliott and Board Chairman Tom Freston to present the prize to Audax Rukonge, Executive Secretary of ANSAF.  The ceremony was…

Introducing ANSAF, Tanzania: 2013 ONE Africa Award Finalist

The ONE Africa Award is an annual $100,000 USD prize which celebrates the innovations and progress being made by African civil society towards achievement of the Millennium Development Goals.  We are excited to announce our six finalists for 2013, and this blog series looks at the remarkable work of each organisation. ANSAF’s vision is a society free of…

An Extractives Transparency Milestone for Tanzania

3.5 billion people live in resource-rich countries but many are not profiting from these resources. Weak governance is leaving countries “cursed” by conflict and corruption. The Extractives Industry Transparency Initiative (EITI) was created to help change this. The EITI’s globally developed standard promotes extractives revenue transparency by calling for the full publication and verification of…

Video: ONE in Tanzania

When ONE and ANSAF delivered a petition earlier this month on behalf of more 16,000 African citizens to Tanzania’s State House, our message was received with the urgency it deserved. President Jakaya Kikwete had invited several African Ambassadors and the donor community to witness this event and it was clear to us from the word…

ONE’s first petition in Africa delivered to President Kikwete in Tanzania

“Farming is the future.  Famines should be consigned to history.” A group of smallholder farmers and ordinary African citizens marched to the State House in Tanzania today, to deliver a petition signed by more than 16,000 African ONE members.  This was the first time Tanzanian President Kikwete had received a continent wide petition, and the…