Tanzania: Data Strategy and Capacity Building (2nd Report)

Mar 21, 2017
  • Description

This report presents key outcomes from the Tanzania Data Strategy and Capacity Building Workshop, held in Dar es Salaam on the 7th of December 2016 The workshop brought together local philanthropy stakeholders who participated in a "Data Scoping Meeting" held on the 27th of October 2016. This initial meeting identi ed the need to build capacity in data management and explore strategies for developing a collective philanthropy data system for Tanzania. The Data Strategy and Capacity Building Workshop was hosted by the Tanzania National Philanthropy Forum (TPF) in partnership with Foundation Center, East African Association of Grantmakers (EAAG) and The Foundation for Civil Society.

The ultimate goal of the Data Strategy and Capacity Building work in Tanzania is to lay the necessary groundwork for the local philanthropy sector to build and operate its own data collection system. The two workshops held to date provided opportunities for key stakeholders to develop a sense of common purpose around data collection and sharing. The result of the meetings was the creation of an Action Plan that identifies critical areas of work that need to be undertaken by TPF to build a sustainable data collection system and a community of practice committed to its achievement. The elements of that Action Plan are presented in this report, beginning on page 8.